This was originally posted on 05/02/2018.
Pro-life filmmaker Michael Sajabel, who previously directed legendary actor Peter O’Toole in One Night With the King based on the Biblical story of Esther, wrote and directed WRAITH to “….incorporate a very important message about valuing all life no matter how complicated it can get.”
WRAITH is a supernatural thriller that explores the story of a family who invites evil into their home after they decide they may not go forward with an unplanned pregnancy. The film reminds us that God always protects and provides and that protecting life is always the right choice.
Protecting life is an important topic to everyone, whether you or pro-life or not, it’s still a topic people have strong feelings about. I am no different. I do believe that every life is precious, even the unborn ones, but that doesn’t mean I’m pro-life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not actually for abortion, but I am pro-choice. I know this may anger many of you, so I ask you to please listen:
I don’t like the idea of aborting a baby, but I truly believe that if you take away the women’s right to choose, then it will only make the problem worse. The first problem has to do with self-induced abortions.
The second is just because it’s illegal, doesn’t mean that doctors won’t keep doing it. Again, this makes the issue much worse. For more information, you, should click here and watch the video about how women got abortions before they became legalized. (A trigger warning should be in place before viewing.)
Now, for those of you who decide to not have an abortion and raise your baby, good for you. I mean that in all sincerity. Every women’s right should be respected. No women should be shamed for either having an abortion or choosing to keep her baby even though she may not have enough money and be living on welfare. The right to have or not have an abortion is an agonizing decision and can affect the women for the rest of her life, rather or not she chooses to have the baby. So please, don’t judge. Pray instead.
When it came to my decision as to whether or not to have sex, I decided to wait until I was married. I had two serious boyfriends before I got together with my husband. I was faced with the decision with both of them as to whether or not I would keep my promise and save myself for marriage. Even though I was pressured at times, I held my ground. It was difficult. Sex is a God-given gift, so it’s hard to not want to give in, especially when your partner is pressuring you. But, I’m glad I waited.
Now, for those of you that have had sex before marriage, don’t be ashamed or feel guilty. You or not a bad person. This is between you and God. If (and only if) you felt like you made a mistake, you can ask God for forgiveness and He will do just that. Afterall, that’s why Jesus died for us. I’ve made many, many mistakes, ones I can’t get into in just this blog alone. But let me tell you, just like every human, I can have a wicked heart and act foolishly, but God always forgives. Amen!
If anyone is a parent, I advise you to take the time to get to know your child or children and their personalities. What makes them special? What makes them laugh? What are they interested in? Take these years to get to know them and get involved, letting them know that you’ll always be there an have a genuine interest in their lives. Also, if they make a mistake, let them know they can come to you and you won’t judge. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t discipline, it means that they know that they can trust your judgment, even if they won’t always agree with it. They’ll thank you in the long run.
If you are thinking about having a baby, first know that you will feel lots of joy and happiness, but that doesn’t mean it will always be that way. Parenthood is rough, messy and sometimes, heartbreaking. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Even if you need to say to your kid(s) “I’ve never been a parent before and I know I’m making mistakes.” (I was read in People Magazine that Hugh Jackman said something almost exactly like this to his kids when they were growing up.)
WRAITH releases across multiple VOD platforms and Blu-Ray/DVD on May 8. Here are some production stills for you!