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Whips and chains are not God's view of healthy sexuality. I am sure we can all agree.

But when the new video portrayal of the massively popular Fifty Shades of Gray  hits the airwaves, that is exactly what will be sold to the younger generation.

Charisma News wrote about this here, and Melissa Jenna blogged on it here.

I don't even want the trailer... let alone the movie!

With all the "empowerment of women" that is emphasized in our supposedly sexually modern culture, it is shocking to me that this image could prevail.

But why should I be surprised? For truly sexual immorality victimizes the hearts of women and men.

So what do we do? Will this imagery seep close to our children? If so, we had better make a strong clarifying statement!

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My son Lucas was angry. He emailed me this article that had made him furious.

At first I was having trouble recognizing the problem until I looked deeper at what he was saying.

"Mom, this is deceptive, horrible journalism and people in my generation are not going to recognize the problem!"

And he was right. This article's title did not even agree with its content. There was no "gay gene" found, and yet the whole slant of the article implied a genetic discovery.

Parents, we cannot expect our kids to sort through this hotbed issue of homosexuality without our help. Never have I seen one issue shipwreck more people's faith.

What are you doing to assure that your kids are not confused by the indoctrination happening on a daily basis?

Here are 3 big reasons are kids are getting confused, and the tools you need to set the record straight in your home.

1. Born gay is taught as fact.

A genetic origin has never been proven. In fact, it has been disproved when looking at identical twin studies.

2.  Homosexual relationships are portrayed as beautiful.

The media is not portraying the whole story, but our kids will not know any better unless we tell them. Our kids deserve to know the whole story. And the story is not pretty!  Read Larry Tomczak’s article Why Homosexual Love Stories Don't Have Happy Endings. It lays it out straight. (It is graphic and clear. Let the Lord lead you as to how to share this data.)    Also read Bert M. Farias’s The Raw, Naked Truth About Homosexuality.

3. The church is now sending a mixed message.

The attempt at changing the "sexual rules" that have stood for all Christian history is really just the old idea of revisionism. Do your kids understand this concept that has been tried on many different issues since the foundation of the church? 

If you need more help talking about the issues that are shaping this generation's worldview, check out our resource Not Open: win the invisible spiritual culture war. We have videos, audios, and discussion guides to help open the conversation in your home.

Related external links:

Can You Be Gay and Christian? Here Comes the Hate

No, Matthew Vines, These 7 Bible Quotes Do Not Support Same-Sex Marriage

People Are Not Born Gay, Affirms Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Summer is the time for me to refresh myself and review my priorities. Planning is on my agenda and I’m diving right into it.

School is coming soon, so I am asking myself:  

Am I taking care of some of the most important things my children need to know?

Today I am reviewing my list of Ten Things I Teach My Sons about Girls

…and Doug’s list of The Top Ten Things I Want my Daughters to Know about Boys.

Hmmmm. I am glad I looked at these posts again!

Hope they help you also.

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Wholehearted Home Wednesday
Thriving Thursday

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I will take it when we get a piece of good news in the battle to protect our children.

After pressure from Morality in Media about their involvement in pornography, Google sent a notice out to its advertisers announcing its new policy to no longer accept ads that depict graphic sex acts, or link to sites that contain these.

Check out Dawn Hawkins’ article Victory: Google Makes Huge Move to Ban Pornography, and then take just a moment to click the link to thank Google.

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Related post:
Do I Need to Have the Porn Talk?

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I am so tired of having to write about this crazy stuff.

But once again, I realize I am going to have to explain another sick idea to my kids.

Not that they don't already know that the world is running amuck.

I agree with Jennifer LeClaire’s diagnosis in her article Can We Pray the Polyamory Away?   Our only real hope is to pray this stuff away.

“It's not only about setting the captives free,” she concludes, “it's about protecting the next generation of young minds the media is molding.”

But in the meantime, turn over to 1 Corinthians 7:2 and 1 Timothy 3:2.  Read them together and then go ahead and explain the word that the networks are throwing at us.

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