Protection for our families from pornography, by Jewel Anita Hendrix, Tauranga, New Zealand

But God shows hostility to the wicked 

Psalm 18:25-26 To the faithful you [God] show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity. To the pure you show yourself pure. But to the wicked you show yourself hostile.

Psalm 101:2-4 I will be careful to live a blameless life—when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home. I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. … I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil.

Tuesday night we hosted Rory Birkbank from Safesurfer for our Justice Night on the topic of pornography. A couple good quotes:

“Porn is sex trafficking with a camera rolling.”

“Disrespecting women—that is what porn is, obviously.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t “obvious” to everyone. Rory gave us an excellent presentation of what is happening online, why and how to protect our own families from it, and how to pray against it.

If you have not looked into Safesurfer before, please do. They help with more than porn: social media, gambling, malware, etc.

Honestly, I have been taken aback a bit by Safesurfer. I knew that it was one of the leading internet protection services in the world. … Then I stumbled on their offices, upstairs in the back of one of the local churches here in Tauranga. I thought it must be a different organization with the same name. After all there is a lot of surfing in Tauranga. This group must be about safety while surfing in the ocean, right?

Nope. They are one of the leading global protection services – in this back office of a random church in Tauranga. They’re a small group of genius Christians with such a heart for families. They have set up their systems so none of their staff have to view the objectionable materials. They automatically report child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to global law enforcement. They provide a free service to remove all nudity – from all devices.

Don’t think you need it for your family? One in four kids have seen porn by age 14. Almost 50% of them have seen it by accident, not looking for it at all. They don’t have to be searching with obvious words. It comes up in so many unexpected places.

Let’s join David in Psalm 101, committing ourselves and our families to living with integrity.

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