As your child transitions into adulthood, it’s healthy for him to know that you are going to ask him these types of questions.
The pornography temptation will take on new meaning as the child develops sexually and has the opportunity to be more independent.
But in our sex-saturated culture, pornography is becoming a problem for females as well.
Family Life received a message from a man who had been married for many years before he found out that his wife was addicted to suggestive literature and a harmful, compulsive sexual behavior.
Looking through the novels, I discovered that the plot was centered around a romantic relationship.
I finally had to talk to Ashley about reading some of these books.
All of these actions and more can shape your child’s convictions and keep him out of the traps.
Of course this type of Christian literature would not be considered pornography.
” “When you’re on the computer, are you surfing where you ought not to be surfing? Are you steering clear of feeding your sexual thoughts?
” As your child grows up and enters puberty, you will need to discuss this trap on a number of occasions—if for no other reason than accountability.
For example, in Proverbs we read this description of a woman to avoid: “For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and smoother than oil is her speech” (5:3).
That is not an explicit description of a prostitute propositioning someone, but it gets the point across.