Monday, April 19, 2010

Crazy, Jacked up world

So I have been in Texas for almost two weeks now and have visited the church we attended when we lived here the past two Sundays. Pastor John Meador has been doing a sermon series called Forbidden. It has been a really good sermon series thus far. Talking about lust. That adultery doesn't start with the act, it starts with the eyes. Eyes wondering and in your mind putting yourself in a situation with a person of the opposite sex that is not your spouse. He talked about restaurants that have been popping up (Hooters, Bone Daddy's, Tilt a Kilt, Twin Peaks) that promote lust and put men(and some women) in situations to go down a path that is hard to return from. Our culture is all about sex and it is getting worse. This message has really made me fearful for my little girl. What kind of world is she going to grow up in? How do I shelter from all this mess, how do I keep her from being subjected to the evils of this world?

Here are some alarming statistics I found on the internet:


25% of total search engine requests are porn-related
8% of total emails are porn-related
12% of total websites are pornographic


100,000 websites offer illegal child pornography
Child pornography generates $3 billion annually
90% of 8-16 year olds have viewed porn online (most while doing homework)
Average age of first internet exposure to pornography is 11 years old
Largest consumer of internet pornography 12-17 age group
One in five children ages 10–17 has received a sexual solicitation over the Internet.

20% of men admit accessing pornography at work
13% of women admit accessing pornography at work
53% of Promise Keeper men viewed pornography the previous week in one study
22 percent of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives.
14 percent of married women have had affairs at least once during their married lives.
Younger people are more likely candidates; in fact, younger women are as likely as younger men to be unfaithful.
70 percent of married women and 54 percent of married men did not know of their spouses' extramarital activity.
22 percent of men and 14 percent of women admitted to having sexual relations outside their marriage sometime in their past.
90 percent of Americans believe adultery is morally wrong.
61 percent of Americans thought adultery should not be a crime in the United states; 35 percent thought it should; 4 percent had no opinion.
17 percent of divorces in the United States are caused by infidelity.
Only 46% of men believe that online affairs are adultery.
80% think it's Ok to talk with a stranger identified as the opposite sex. 75% thinks it's ok to visit an adult site.
About 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an affair at some point in some marriage

All I know is to trust my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that He is in control and ask for a hedge of protection for my child! To teach her to love, honor and obey Christ and for John and I be an example to her. And that privacy will not be a word allowed for my child (except for bathroom purposes). No computer or tv in her room and I will always monitor what she is watching and researching on the internet and if she has a diary, you bet I will be reading it! God did not give me the responsibility of raising a child to be her best friend. Although I want to be that best friend, it is my job to parent her. To teach her right from wrong and it instill morals in her. And most importantly to lead her to have a relationship with Jesus.

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