1. We as parents must bear the burden to shield the eyes and the ears of our children from the hurtful images and messages that are bombarding our children today.
a. Magazines: Jill challenges us to look at what your teens are looking at standing in the line at the grocery store.
i. The magazines reveal sexual images, sexual innuendoes and taunt you with soft porn images.
ii. She notes that soft porn is rampant in teen magazines like Como Girl, Elle Girl, Young Miss, Teen Vogue, to just name a few.
iii. Here are some of the titles of the articles in some of these magazines that 10 year olds are buying and reading (page 119):
1. “Sex Special”
2. “Hot tips, Toys and More”
3. “How to Score Like You’re on Vacation Every Day”
4. “Your Hot Summer Sex and Love”
5. “Sex Talk”
6. “Find His Dominant Sense and Send Him into Orbit”
7. “I Stole My Best Friend’s Boyfriend”
b. Watch they types of books they are reading;
b. Books: Jill says the series being read by many kids and young teens today are reading “Gossip Girl” the series promotes self-gratification: The books are send these messages (page 120-121):
1. “That lesbian sex is cool”
2. “That Value is in your status not your character”
3. “There are no boundaries”
4. “Promiscuity is acceptable”
5. “With enough money you can get away with anything, and if you don’t have enough money, you can pretend.”
a. Jill notes that these books are sold in the Children’s section of most book stores and are on the best seller lists.
c. Music: She challenges us to listen to some of the music that is being played into the ears of our kids and teens and she notes its twisting their perception of respect toward you as parents and to others.
i. The truth is society is not drawing a line anymore and neither is the music industry and the reality check is we as parents must draw the line for our kids and teens.
Lamentations 2:19 states, “Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children.”
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