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Teaching children about pornography is a daunting task for any parent, but a necessary one. As a parent, you have a sacred responsibility to care for the spiritual welfare of your child. Sister Linda S. Reeves said:
“We as parents and leaders need to counsel with our children and youth on an ongoing basis, listening with love and understanding. They need to know the dangers of pornography and how it overtakes lives, causing loss of the Spirit, distorted feelings, deceit, damaged relationships, loss of self-control, and nearly total consumption of time, thought, and energy.”
Understanding how to stop evil influences from affecting your family is a noble cause and we’re here to help. Here are a few ideas on how you can protect your children and your home from pornography.
Teach Children Body Safety
When you teach your children about their bodies, you empower them. Use age-appropriate wording to talk about their bodies and the parts of their bodies that are private and sacred. Discuss the types of touching that are safe and unsafe and how no one should touch them in an unsafe way.
Knowledge of their bodies will help children begin to understand the sacredness of the body and why pornography is bad for them.
Set Spiritually-Inspired Boundaries
As a parent, you can receive revelation on how best to protect your family. Pray about what boundaries you can set when it comes to technology, media, and what sort of experiences your children participate in. Here are a few questions to ponder:
- Where will computers be located in our home?
- What type of cell phones will we give our children?
- When will we give our children cell phones?
- What types of overnight activities can our children attend?
- How will we regulate media in our home?
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