Saturday, April 6, 2013

Ministry - XXXChurch

Porn Addiction Recovery

“Porn addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome, but is your resource online to fight porn addiction. We prevail through awareness, prevention, and recovery. Pornography addiction is threatening lives, families, and children. XXXchurch offers addiction recovery resources for men, women, parents, and couples. We have weekly articles on how to conquer difficult issues, as well as porn accountability and filtering software. If you are here because you think you have a problem or someone you know, take a minute to take the sexual addiction test.”

XXXchurch recently came to our church to speak at one of our monthly Men’s Ministry Breakfasts to do a morning seminar they called Porn and Pancakes.  It was for single men, married men, dads and their sons.  My husband took our 13 year old son because he wanted to make sure our son understood the dangers of pornography and the powerful hold it can have on someone’s life.  The earlier you talk to your teens about the dangers of porn the better, just like with anything else in this world that is destructive and dangerous.  It’s when you don’t talk about it, is when you give Satan the biggest foothold in your family!  Don’t let that happen to you!  I am so thankful to be going to a church that doesn’t mind talking about uncomfortable or “faux pas” subjects!  What surprised me about getting to know this ministry is how many women are now becoming addicted to porn!      
Granted I love technology and the convenience of today’s world, but with it, we have paid a heavy price.  Easily accessed and free pornography has lead to skyrocketing addiction problems.  Safeguard your children today!  Some of the things we do as a family to help fight this is:
1.      Knowing all ID’s, passwords and security levels for any iThings, smartphones, laptops, email or social networks our teen uses.
2.      Our 13 year old’s iThings are on MY iTunes account – Therefore he cannot download anything without coming to me first, because he doesn’t know my password.
3.      Be aware of what apps are on your kid’s iThings.  Delete whatever apps you feel necessary that could lead to viewing something questionable, like YouTube* or the Google app, for instance. 
      *Just because YouTube or anyone else “says” they monitor their website doesn’t mean we can assume it’s safe for our kids.  For instance, PG13 movies don’t always mean that it’s okay for our 13 year olds, so we should presume the same for websites.         
4.      Mobicip safe browser apps** or something else equivalent on ALL iThings that our kids touch. 
**Please note that this doesn’t control YouTube, Google or different, separate apps, it only replaces the Safari app for internet browsing.  Hence, refer back to #3. 
5.      SafeEyes or something equivalent on ALL laptops and computers.
6.     There is no privacy in our home….ever. It’s ok to require all electronics to charge overnight in mom and dad’s room.

Educate yourself and be aware at all times! Satan is prowling around your family like a lion! You must be the quiet hunter dressed in camo, with the large rifle looking for him through the scope of awareness!

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