A couple years ago I wrote a post titled, “Can Innocence, Purity, and God Prevail in a Highly Sexualized Era?” Even now, that post brings in the most traffic. Unfortunately, it not for good reason. I’m confident that the word “sexualized” is the attracting factor. You don’t want to know the search words that bring people to this post. It’s quite disturbing. I can’t even bring myself to write them down.
I just wrote a post on Project Inspired about pornography. It’s titled, “7 Truths About pornography.” What concerned me was some of the comments received. Brave young girls opening up and sharing their struggles with and addictions to pornography, and when they were introduced to it, some as young as 1st grade. If you haven’t read the post, I urge you to do so, and then take a look at the comments below it.
“Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
As a homeschooling parent of young children, I do feel blessed that I am in a position in which I can have a lot of control over what they do throughout the day and who they hang out with. I’m very particular about electronics. My children don’t have cell phones, don’t have access to computers, don’t play video games, and don’t watch television. I allow limited movies and shows on Netflix which I approve first. My children love to read and listen to music. But they read and listen to what I deem classic and Godly.
Am I too strict? I know in the eyes of some of my friends, I am. But in a culture that is highly sexualized, extremely violent, and way too secular, I’m confident that I’m doing the right thing. I feel I need to step it up to protect my children. Psalm 101:3 reads, “I will not set before my eyes anything that is base.” And if I’m going to be held accountable when I stand before Christ, I’d better be speaking truth when I tell Jesus that I did my best to protect my children.
“Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” (James 4:4)
Are you aware that more and more children are accessing pornography?
(p.s. I’m afraid to press publish. Who knows what search words this post will prompt…oh well…here goes…)
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