Friday, May 4, 2012

It's too early

Jonzy recently turned seven years old.  That means it's check-up time with the doctor.

After asking all my questions, Dr. C told me what's important for Jonz' health over the next year, physically and emotionally.

One of the things he mentioned shocked the heck outta me.

He said that boys ages 7-9 are at high risk for pornography addiction and we need to be sure to teach Jonz how to act if he ever finds himself in an uncomfortable situation.

That's all well and good.

It was definitely in our plans to make sure Jonz knew what to watch out for and give him a basic understand of why pornography is dangerous before we sent him off to school.

Prepare him for exposure- sure.

But addiction?  Already?

As I looked at my innocent seven year old flexing his muscles and making faces in the mirror with his brothers, my heart broke a bit.

I can't imagine such young boys being subjected to such filth.  And the lifetime of struggle they'll live with because of it.  Or the horrible men they'll grow up to be if they don't see it as a danger and/or an addiction to fight.

7-9.  It's so young!

Society is getting ever closer to needing a time-of-Noah-esque purge.  So many little ones are being raised in environments where there's no chance for them to learn the truth.

And this is the world my boys will grow up in.

But not here!  At the very least, our home is going to be a place where they can escape all the junk out there.  And any of their friends who want it.

It's my job and I take it seriously. 

But still.  I can't help but be sad that it's like this.

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