Pornography is a topic I wish would get out there more and quit being such a taboo word/concept.
I wish parents with older kids would talk more openly about their struggles with their teens and young adult children in this area. Maybe if some adults would talk more openly about their own problems with it we could begin to help the youth in America.
Why are we so quiet? Why do we pretend its not out there? We haven't had many open discussions about it with our kids because they're still super young and don't use the Internet, but we've had "dumbed" down versions of the talk with them. We've explained why we don't allow them to be on the Internet and why we are always careful what our eyes see when we're out and about... and what to do when we do see something we ought not give any attention to.
I've had people tell me to be careful because my kids will be so sheltered they'll just stumble into something and not know. I have to laugh every time because its such a lie. Keeping your kids' young minds and eyes away from this filth will not somehow come back to bite you in the bum and actually create a bigger monster in them.
Maybe hiding the fact that it exist will. If you know your child has a propensity toward these things, then be ready. Start talking now. Pray with them. Educate yourself on how you will deal with these issues when they come of age.
I was thankfully never introduced to or stumbled upon any type of porn, outside of Victoria's Secret (and I want to say "lol" here, but sadly that's pretty much what that store has become) and like I said, I've give thanks to God for that because its becoming nearly impossible to never be exposed. And yet I still knew it existed. You have to be a dummy to not know. Every time I heard someone's testimony I felt like that word popped up. With regret, shame, guilt, hatred, sickness, disdain and their story often ended with the addiction tearing a huge hole in their life and changing it in a bad way forever.
That was enough proof for me.
This video was excellent and not from a source I would've imagined would have such great insight :)
Its not something you'd need to hide from your kids (other than him being in a bathrobe lol) and there is NO bad language or explicit talk. He does say the word "porn" though *gasp*
Waking up with Reed
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