A friend gave me an article to read. An article that I can see dozens of people cringing to as they fight the urge to tell me I need to just find the ‘happy’ in life and forget the tough stuff. Because this, is not happy, in and of itself. But then again, what I see before me isn’t where my hope lies. I see things from a conquerors perspective. And I’m just praying you might feel the same.

Before you read, let my gentle words wash those of you who might need to hear this: Life hands us some hard blows. And some of you are just physically and emotionally unprepared to read the article. I would applaud you to not read what your heart cannot handle. Speaking from experience in this area, pushing yourself will only bring more harm than good. Heal your wounds with the light and love of Christ… don’t feel pressured to read.

The following article talks about pornography and its’ effects on children {primarily on behalf of Britain, but come on, who are we kidding if we think North America is somehow better with this}. Yep. Porn and children. Hate that you can use those words in one sentence? Me too. But I believe wholeheartedly that through Christ, we can make a difference. One child educated, one parent more aware, one more story of hope and success. We can make a difference.

Prior to reading this article: I know who wins. I know who my Savior is. I know how He conquers. I know He wants so desperately to see us care about these issues so we too might be the ones that bring freedom to those too innocent to even truly understand what they’re up against. I’m praying you would know this too; we were meant to do all things through Him who gives us strength. Like the child says at the end of this article “Don’t bash the kids. We don’t sell porn, adults do. You fix it!” This is a big deal. Let’s begin to act as though it matters to us. I’m positive you can play a role in eradicating this issue. I don’t know what that looks like for you, but I’m just sure there is something. Cause if it’s not us, who then?

Children and the Culture of Pornography Article

Resources

I certainly don’t know all the answers. I do really trust the work of XXX Church however. A few of the other links shown below are also recommended by XXX. I hope they can be of use.

If you are struggling with pornography, or the effects of pornography in any way, please check out the following. If you are a parent, or family member of a child, and wish to speak with someone about what can be done, please check out the following.

http://www.xxxchurch.com/ , www.thinkuknow.com , www.internetsafety101.org

If you need help out of a relationship, or relationships which gain money by coercing or manipulating you to become sexually involved, please contact the following.

http://www.servantsanon.com/Contact.php , http://nextstepministries.ca/#/home

Stories of Hope: http://protectkids.com/effects/teentestimonials.htm