A young person develops a golden singing voice in church, growing up with seemingly loving parents, and then gets the shot at stardom--finding that in the mix come pervasive opportunities for drug use, fornication, and the general destruction of a man.
We've seen it with Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Mickey Gilley, Aretha Frannklin, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, and now it's taken another life with Whitney Houston--whose mother sang backups for Elvis, for what it's worth.
Dad, when you see your little boy or girl getting the shot at the big time, remember these people, especially Whitney and Elvis, and make sure that your kids know what they're getting into. Don't let the dollar signs blind you to the fact that a man can gain the whole world and lose his soul.
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