Face-to-Face with the Pornography Problem
“It’s not a question of if you’ll be exposed to pornography, it’s when.” ~ Jason Caroll, author of Generation XXX: Pornography Acceptance and Use Among Emerging Adults
So, I was trying to access a perfectly fine website.
But then I transposed a couple of letters--I realized my mistake as I was typing--and ended up at a website that was anything but fine.
With a few misplaced keystrokes, my monitor was deluged with pornography.
Not just one image.
I looked down at my keyboard, throwing my hand up over my eyes. I felt nauseated. Violated.
I shut down the website--and then did everything I could to make sure I never stumble onto it again.
Later, I called a friend and asked her to pray for me because I hated how the images continued to replay in my mind.
And I hadn't looked at my screen for more than a matter of seconds.
As we talked, I got angry.
"This is why I talk to moms about helping their sons choose purity instead of pornography," I said. I was so upset I wanted to scream. To cry. "Some unsuspecting boy--or girl for that matter--who isn't even looking for that trash, can do the same thing I did--type in the wrong web address--and get hit with all of those images!"
I warn moms about this type of accidental discovery of porn whenever I give my talk, "How To Help Your Son Choose Purity Instead of Pornography."
"Your sons don't have to go looking for pornography," I tell other moms. "It will come looking for them."
And now, I'm sad to say, I've experienced that unavoidable truth for myself.
Labels: Purity versus Pornography