Parents today don’t have the privilege of avoiding a discussion about porn with their kids. We get it. The idea of bringing up the subject of porn with your kids, especially your little kids, might sound to you like the most uncomfortable thing you can think of. Many parents we know would outright protest the idea: telling kids about porn is tantamount to robbing a child of his or her innocence. But do you know what really robs a child of innocence? Porn. More specifically, what really robs a child of their youthful naivety is when they are exposed to porn but they … Continue reading →
Last week I got an e-mail from a concerned mom with a 15-year-old daughter. She was frustrated because of Internet related battles at home. Over the years there has been a lot of back and forth over Internet rules. Should she let her daughter own this device or that device? Should she filter the Internet? Monitor it? Both? How strict should the filtering be? Should she let her daughter get that app? Her daughter was overwhelmed by the constant changes and restrictions. Then last week she found out about some of the ways her daughter was using the Internet socially. The … Continue reading →
Covenant Eyes Radio – Episode 139 Last week we spoke with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of the show 19 Kids and Counting, about how they guide their children’s interactions with media, from television to the Internet. In part two of our interview we take the conversation deeper to talk about how they train their kids to walk in wisdom, how they really train the hearts of their kids to love God and shun evil—especially when it comes to lust. Show Notes: 1:33 – Jim Bob talks about how Duggars handle responsible cellphone use. When should kids be given smartphones? 4:42 … Continue reading →
Covenant Eyes Radio – Episode 138 This week on our podcast we have the honor of interviewing Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. The Duggars talked with us at length about how to they guide their children’s interactions with media, from television to the Internet. Show Notes: 1:39 – Jim Bob and Michelle talk about some of the big events that happened in their family in 2014. 5:33 – Jim Bob talks about how television negatively impacted their marriage early on and how this experience shaped the way they have raised their children. 9:32 – Michelle talks … Continue reading →
Statistics show that the use of pornography is on the rise, especially among young people. For some demographics, we can safely say that pornography use is not the exception anymore: it is the norm. This infographic was created by Sarah Thomas, who blogs at theoldtroddenlane.com. See more infographics on Flickr. Read more statistics about pornography at covenanteyes.com/pornstats. Learn more about porn’s impact on the brain in the free book, Your Brain on Porn.