How To Protect Your Children From Pornography – Parenting # 7


heart-check In our first six blogs we look at the gift of sex in marriage.  In order for us to effectively speak to our children about pornography we have to have a healthy view of the gift of sex in marriage and the over all goals of marriage.  By having this understand we will be able to speak to our children and drive everything back to the confines of marriage God has given to us.  Most churches are not openly talking about these issues. As parents it is our responsibility to be training our children. Deuteronomy 6: 6-9 says, “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.” Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.”  As parents we have to be training and teaching our children.

So where do we start at? We have to first examine our own hearts.  We are called to purity.  Colossians 3 tells us we are to live holy lives and verse 5 says, “Put to death, therefore , whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” Also 1 Thessalonians 4: 3 says, “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.” and then verse 7 of chapter 4, “For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.”  As parents, we must first be walking in purity.  If there is a struggle we need to reach out for help.  We need to seek God’s grace for ourself’s. As parents we must be modeling purity to our children.  We cannot be modeling purity to our children if we are struggling.

After we have examined our hearts we can move onto the next step and that is taking the initiative of preparing our self’s and getting educated. As parents we have to be the primary provider of information to our children about relationships, love and sex.  In our next blog we will talk about how we go about getting prepared.



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