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Protecting Your Kids from Porn

February 2, 2008 1 comment

Ben Arment has an absolutely MUST READ post for parents of young kids. I can resonate with everything written (because I’ve been there myself) and I know that I will be talking with Stephanie and following the parenting idea listed near the end of the post.

Take 1 minute and read it.

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Categories: Parenting, Sex

Monticello High School Custodian Charged w/ Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

August 18, 2007 Leave a comment

Possibly my biggest fear as a parent is that my kids would, in some major way, be affected by the pervasiveness of sexual sin in our culture; the scale and scope of which is almost beyond belief.*

This morning I was reading the local newspaper online and I came across a sickening story about a male high school custodian charged with sexual misconduct over a 3 year period with a teenage male. If I was more naive I would have thought something like this couldn’t happen in my town; nonetheless the story is sickening and shocking. I have to warn you that the details laid out in the article are quite disturbing and graphic. Read the article here.

As if the report wasn’t appalling enough, take a look at the response of our legal system.

Although the Sherburne County prosecuting attorney described Larson as a “danger to the community” and “a risk to flee” during the time period leading up to his Sept. 19 hearing, Yunker gave Larson the option of $100,000 unconditional bail or $5,000 bail with the following terms and conditions attached: that he have no contact with any individual mentioned in the official court complaint; that he have no contact with any individual under the age of 18; that he remain law abiding and make all future court appearances; and that he inform the court within 24 hours if there is a change in his address.

Reading that made me so freaking pissed. Please excuse the language, but when you read the report of the case, the judges ruling for conditional bail is absolutely ludicrous. This sicko should be jailed until trial and, if found guilty, he should spend the rest of his life there. The psychological damage done to the accusing teenage boy will be vast and long-lasting.

Lord Jesus please protect my kids from evil. Lord God please protect all our precious children from predators and those who would sin so horrifically against them.

– One last piece of interesting information…the following statement in the article would lead me to believe that ‘Dad’ was not in the picture of this poor kid’s life.

It is also documented that Larson discussed with the alleged victim’s mother the possibility of acting as a mentor to the child.

Our world needs DADS more than ever. We need strong men who will protect and nurture their kids, who will sacrificially and faithfully serve their spouses, and who will take responsibility for their homes.

Jesus make me one of these men, and raise up a generation of males who will manifest the Heavenly Father’s love on earth.

*Lest we get too worried that our times are worse than another, it could be argued that today’s sexual sins are not without historical, Biblical precedent, see Leviticus 18

Categories: Men, news, Parenting, Sex, Society

Forced Prostitution in Thailand

November 22, 2006 4 comments

Last night Stephanie and I watched a horrific documentary about Burmese girls and young women who are being forced into prostitution in Thailand. The stories of the women interviewed made me feel sick and heart broken. Hearing these young girls recount bearing beaten by drunks, used by men (including the rotten police), sold as sex slaves made me so upset.

One lady told how pleased she was that her 6 month old baby was aborted after she took pills to kill it. She was happy because she didn’t really consider the baby hers, and besides, her woman pimp had told her she would raise the child until it could serve men like its mother. How tragic!

At first I was very upset with God. Why in his sovereignty would he allow something like this? How could he sit back and watch atrocity like this as some part of a greater plan? But then I thought, “What should my response to this be?” It is easy to just be mad at God and then go on with my own life. To put the responsibility on God takes it off my conscience. To blame God and do nothing is convenient for me but it is wrong. So here is what I can do, and how you can join me.

We Need to Realize!

Many men (including Christians) think pornography is no big deal. They think they can just look once. They think what they view on the internet doesn’t hurt anyone. But I want to plead with you to consider something else.

One look, in many instances, leads to another and another. Along with this comes diminishing returns on the pleasure, so more and more sexual stimulation is needed. This leads to dirtier and dirtier images being viewed. Next comes more substantial experiences and more distorted and sinful thoughts. Eventually the sexual sin addict becomes so perverted that animals and children get involved. Sometimes violence is included.

This ultimately leads to little girls (along with women young and old alike) becoming nothing more than objects used for men’s pleasure. They are stripped off all their God given dignity and worth. Women become property to be sold and used and later discarded.

What I/You Can Do!

Next time you are tempted to view pornography or think about a woman sexually, please remember that you are contributing to the worldwide slavery, prostitution, and desecration of young girls and women.

  • Think about the wonder and beauty of your daughter, wife, niece, or grandchild.
  • Think about the girls in Thailand (and worldwide) who are forced to ‘service’ hundreds if not thousands of men each year.
  • Think about the pain and abuse and fear and hurt they endure daily.
  • Think about the thousands of girls being kidnapped from their homes, robbed of their childhoods, and exploited around the globe.

Then make a decision to stop feeding the sexual sin beast. Choose purity as your first step of contribution to the rescuing and saving of woman from sexual sin. This is a very serious issue and we all need to help change the tide.

What We Can Do!

  1. Please pray everyday for these girls.
  2. Next, if you read my blog and have a blog yourself, please link this post. Join me in spreading the word about the plight of young women and help start a movement to convict and motivate people towards purity. Little girls you will never know could be saved from a life of hell.
  3. If you don’t have a blog, please email the url of this post to everyone you know and ask them to read it and consider who they could pass the word on to.

Thank you.

Categories: culture, Sex