Dealing with Porn 4

All this week we’re looking at how to talk to our kids about the issue of pornography. My friend Nicholas Black, who helps people deal with sexual brokenness through his ministry at Harvest USA, offers some suggestions on what to tell your kids about the dangers of pornography. Nicholas says that we need to emphasize to our kids that the use of pornography leads to sexual addiction. This is the visual equivalent of crystal meth, a powerful and destructive drug that creates an ever-present hunger for an even bigger high. With pornography, lust becomes a desperate, compelling force that overrides your sanity and takes control of your life. Jesus said, “Everyone who practices a sin is a slave to sin.” We need to tell our kids that Peter’s words in I Peter two-eleven are words to heed: “Abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.” Let them know that God will reward their faithful obedience, and their resolve to follow him away from pornography.