Battling the Effects of Batman!

8 Aug

I’m David and Karen’s oldest daughter and I’m going to tell you guys a story that just happened very recently.

I was invited to go see Batman: The Black Knight by a friend of mine. Like I’m terribly bad at saying NO I went to see it. At first I was fine but later on I got scared. I got traumatized. (DO NOT TAKE YOUR KIDS AND TWEENS TO SEE IT! They might get mad, but it’s better not to see it than to scare the living daylights out of them. Trust me I learned from experience.)

Well back to the subject, I was so scared I couldn’t sleep. That was the moment I was scared and helpless. I knew clearly I could not get over it alone, so I asked God to help me because this was definitely my time of need. It was and is the strongest spiritual battle I’ve had in my life. As time has gone by I’ve certainly improved, but the process of improving has been very dificult. I’ve shed my buckets of tears but what has helped and what I’ve had to do is learn Bible verses like “In my anguish I cried to the Lord and he answered me by setting me free.”(Psalms 118:5) and “The Lord is with me I will not be afraid.”(Psalms 118:6)

But what was most difficult for me to do is TRUST God. I’m still in this spiritual battle. I know I am trusting in God but I need to trust more that he WILL SET ME FREE. In our lives we have all types of spiritual battles but what we have to learn is that we can NOT possibly overcome them alone. We need to trust in God because he is on our side and he has given us all the stuff to overcome anything. (I still need to get that stuck in my head:] ) Please pray for me because I’m not totally over it. It’s only been a week and a half.

May this blog be a warning to kids, tweens, teens, etc. because movies have incredible control over our minds. Parents please be careful what you let your kids watch. I totally regret what I watched. Like that song that Steve Green sings that goes: “Be careful little eyes what you see…” And believe me, God means it!

May God bless you.
A “Tween”


2 Responses to “Battling the Effects of Batman!”

  1. melanie August 20, 2008 at 2:28 am #

    Hey, GenevaI just wanted to apologize for not making a bigger deal about how scary the movie was when you and your mom asked about it. I just wasn’t thinking about it through the eyes of a “tween” and I wish I would have been more discerning. That said, know that Luke and I are praying for you and I will even share this with Leah so she can learn from it and pray for you. And just so you know, sharing your experience not only encourages other people to make wise choices, but it sheds light on darkness. Thank you Jesus! We miss and love you guys very much!=), melanie sunukjian

  2. David and Sunshine Okken September 2, 2008 at 7:09 pm #

    Wow! Little Geneva is so grown up to write this? You don’t remember me but I am a friend of your parents, though it’s been too long without communication. I checked out their blog for the first time and found your story. Thanks for sharing. It was a scary experience but it clearly served to strenthen what is evidently a deep faith. How wonderful to hear! God bless you all.

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