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Raising Kids in a Pornified Culture

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ZACH NIELSEN for The Gospel Coalition Blog, Feb 27, 2013 A recent article  in  The Telegraph  highlights the tragic symptoms of a disease that's infecting our worldwide culture. The piece focuses mainly on teenagers and the dysfunction that has become normative in their lifestyles as a result of consuming porn. In light of this, how can parents raise children in a pornified culture? Here are eight suggestions for this ever-increasing problem.  1. Aim to give our kids a huge view of God who is gloriously delightful. We can't simply tell our kids to stop doing certain behaviors; we must also teach them to delight in what God has made. I've been trying to make a discipline of pointing out all the good in God's creation. A few weeks ago it was a blessing to watch my two older kids spend hours picking the wild raspberries that grow in their grandma and grandpa's huge backyard. They need to be reminded of God's goodness in giving us such amazing creat