An Open Letter To Miley Cyrus

Dear Miley Cyrus,

I first want to say how sorry I am for the way people are treating you and tweeting you for your performance at the VMA’s. While most of the world sits back and wonders “What the heck happened to Miley?” I personally wonder, “What’s going on in Miley’s heart?”

I cannot say I enjoyed your performance, but I can say I my heart breaks for you, your future, and your identity as a woman.

There are so many things I don’t know about you, but something tells me that you are going through more than you are willing to share with the people around you. I can’t imagine being surrounded by the paparazzi 24/7, living in the shadow of your dad, and constantly being asked, “What happened to that sweet girl from Hannah Montana?” 

I get it, you’re an adult now. You don’t want to be forever viewed as the Child-Star from Disney Channel. But I can promise you that this isn’t the way to break that mold.

A Few Things: 

1. You deserve to be respected. 

2. You deserve to be treated like a lady. 

3. You deserve a man who will treat you with honor. 

But the current lifestyle you are living will make it very hard for you to find any of these things. I say this because I care about you, even though I have never met you. You have a platform that is beyond grasp, and I believe your potential to use it for good is unmeasurable.

I’m not going throw any scripture at you. I’m not going to tell you how wrong you are. And I’m not going to tell you that you need Jesus.


Because frankly, I think you already know all of these things.

You’re a smart girl who has found herself caught up in the world of entertainment. I assume it’s rough. I can’t imagine being constantly surrounded by drugs, sex and alcohol. And I can’t imagine the peer pressure you must feel from labels, managers, and other artists around the world pressuring you to be something you’re not.

I’m here to tell you: YOU DON’T NEED TO LISTEN TO THEM. You are allowed to make your own decisions, and quite frankly this might be the first time anyone has ever told you that.

Regardless of what the tabloids say, my wife and I still believe in you, and will always show an open hand of grace and second chances.

Jarrid Wilson

Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

189 comments on “An Open Letter To Miley Cyrus”

  1. Genuinely the most refreshing thing I’ve read on this subject. Especially the more unusual Christian response of not preaching scripture for once. Keep up the good work, the world needs more Christians demonstrating love like this.

  2. Wow! This is so true! Even though I don’t agree with her choices and miss the person she was when I looked up to her, this is still spot on!

  3. I’m so glad you posted this. I’m still really shocked from seeing clips of the VMA’s (I never watch it and this is one of the reasons why).
    Thanks for sharing a radical perspective on things. It’s always hard to think this way and honestly it slapped me in the face and reminded me how we need to treat people.

    1. Spot on Jarrid. We love you Miley, and we hope this reaches you. We still all have your back, no matter your decisions. (:

    2. This is so much bigger than Miley..This is the music industry dominated by satan what do you expect. The fact that pastors cant or wont speak on that is betraying the gospel of Jesus Christ. Stop it with all the self help humanistic gospel.

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