Protecting their purity

September 15, 2021 by Dr. Jack Graham

My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.

–Proverbs 1:10

If someone dumped a pile of smelly, dirty trash in your family room, you’d probably be incensed! Yet how many families allow the garbage of our culture into our homes every single day?

Did you know the average home today has three TVs and 7 internet connected devices? That’s a lot of the world getting into our family’s heads! And that’s a lot of the impurity and depravity of this world getting into our homes.

The best parental control isn’t the movie rating system or the television and video game rating system. The best parental control system is you, moms and dads!

Why? Because we’re called to protect our children’s purity.

The way we do this is by providing reasonable rules and boundaries regarding media consumption, computer use, dress, and your kids’ friends.

First Peter 5:8 says, “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” This includes your kids and mine!

So we must fight the good fight of faith, and that includes displeasing our kids at times in order to protect their purity.


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