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Video Game Encouraging Rape Goes Viral

I just found a video report that presents a situation I didn’t believe was possible. Online video games that encourage the player to rape innocent women are becoming popular. You need to watch this report from CNN. Being forewarned is being forearmed. This video is not too graphic, but it is very informative. Watch it at this link: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/03/30/japan.video.game.rape/
The following article is about young people in the United Kingdom, but the situation is similar to the pressures our children experience daily. Please pass it on to your friends and use it as a reminder to pray for your children. Reprinted from the: National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families eBrief, Vol. 1 Issue 93, 3/11/2010 The absurd notion that pornography is just “harmless fun” has suffered a couple of setbacks in the past few weeks. According to press reports in the United Kingdom, the complete rejection of that belief cannot happen soon enough. The British newspaper Daily Mail, in its digital Mail Online, reported in their recent article “Teen boys watching hours of internet pornography every week are treating their girlfriends like sex objects”* (3/8/10) that teenage girls in London have themselves revived the concept of a chaperone for protection from the sexual demands of boyfriends who are growing up on porn. According to teens and experts, the p

Parents are losing ground with kids technology

Technology use up in kids, parents losing ground Study: Kids consume more than 7 hours of media a day By LEANNE ITALIE - Associated Press | Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010 12:00 am Like many working parents, Beverly Flaxington armed her daughter with a cell phone in fifth grade, when the time came for her to venture out alone. At first, it was a great way to stay in touch. That was then. Now 13, Samantha's grades have slipped drastically and she's obsessed with texting, Facebook and her laptop, sometimes falling asleep in her clothes clutching her phone. When her texting exceeded 2,000 messages a day, her parents shut off the function from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on school nights, and Sam "just went nuts." "She slammed doors. She accused us of being overly conservative when all of her friends are able to do things at night," said the mom in Walpole, Mass. "She didn't speak to me for three days. She broke things. You're left with the choi
The following is my response to a concerned mother of adult aged children, one of which is 21 and living an immoral lifestyle while away at college. This mother was concerned her husband, whom she is in the process of divorcing, continues to pay to support their son's tuition and living expenses even though he is not doing well in college. This mother believes his negative attitude and lifestyle are because he "plays World of Warcraft every waking moment." There were many other issues and I felt completely inadequate to counsel her. I am posting my response to her because some of what I said to her may be helpful in your situation. Let me know. In His, Al MY RESPONSE IS BELOW: Dear (name withheld), I am so sorry to hear about your family situation with your husband and middle child. Before I respond to your questions, I would like to encourage you and your husband to do everything possible to reconcile. Don't allow your son to destroy your marriage. Decide t
This article from USATODAY.com will help you understand how technology is affecting our children. It's worth reading. http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-02-10-igeneration10_CV_N.htm
You've heard of sexting, the youthful fad with kids sending nude pictures to each other, but you need to read this article posted on MTV to really understand the consequences of this behavior. After you read the attached article, ask your kids to read it. It could lead to meaningful conversations. Let me know what you think. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1631891/20100212/story.jhtml
What Should We Do When We Don't Agree About Guidelines? After a recent parenting seminar, a young mother asked me a question I am asked at nearly every seminar. It is always a mother asking the question and never the father. (I’m not being sexist, but no father has ever asked me this question). She asked, “I really appreciate what you taught and that’s what I have been trying to do in my home, but my husband won’t support me in setting entertainment guidelines for our home. What should I do?” I asked, “Does your husband know exactly how you feel about this issue?” “Yes he does!” Looking at me like she found an ally in her battle to get her husband to straighten up and fly right. “Then if you say it again, he will see it as nagging.” I responded. You could see her shoulders sag as she realized I was right. How about you? What should you do if your spouse doesn’t agree with you about your family’s entertainment choices? Here are a couple of basics to re