A Mom Tribe

Why the name MomTribe?  Do you know what mamas of Indian Tribes did to protect their children from an invader when the men were out hunting?  They put the offspring in the middle and formed a circle around them with their bodies facing out toward the intruder.  Zebras do the same procedure.  They corral the babies in the middle of the herd and run wildly around them in order to protect them.  That’s us.  We are a band of ferocious moms corralling our kids from the ugliness of pornography.  Together.

The BARNA group published a report in 2016 called The Porn Phenomenon.  This 160 page book contains staggering statistics on the topic.   According to the report, one out three Americans seek out porn at least once a month.  The BARNA group discovered that age, gender, and faith practice are the three biggest factors in the frequency of porn use.

  • 72% of non practicing male Christians ages 13-24 regularly seek out porn.
  • 41% of male practicing Christians ages 13-24 seek out porn.
  • 36% of females,  ages 13-24 non practicing Christians, seek out porn
  • 13% of females ages 13-24 practicing Christians seek out porn.

Regardless of gender or religious preference  the age category for pornography interest is 13-24 years old!

My family wears ski helmets when we ski. We don’t plan on crashing into any trees but we wear them for prevention and you never know when a wild skier might collide into you.    That’s what a filtering system provides.  Protection.  It’s your first line of defense much like a ski helmet.   I recommend Covenant Eyes.  You can find them at www.covenanteyes.com . I was privileged to hear Ron DeHass, founder and CEO of Covenant Eyes speak recently.   Accountability within your family is huge and you can never underestimate the power of a trustworthy protection system.

Teach your kids while they are young.  Frederick Douglass says, “…It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

TIP- Download an accountability/filtering system.

By Amy in Category Pornography, Sex Education, Resources, Abstinence

The Elephant in the Room…Pornography

Elephant+in+the+Room+(1)YUP!!! We are going to dive right in with the BIG ONE!  Why?   Because let’s just start the conversation and get over being uncomfortable. Sit down while you read this otherwise you might faint….There are 26,000,000 pornography websites.  Yes, millions. Wanna know how many porn videos get watched per year?   6,311,390,4000,000. Did you catch that?? Over 6 trillion porn videos are watched per year and that’s just the videos and doesn’t include the still pages available. This does not include sexting, a new trend among kids 13 and up. One site transfers more than 4,000 pages of porn per second!  (These stats are from conference I recently attended and can be found at www.setfreesummit.org) .

Your child will be exposed to porn.  It isn’t a matter of “IF” anymore; it is a matter of “when”.  Thankfully, their first glimpse is usually soft porn and it’s accidental.  My son was three years old when he was first exposed. He was sitting on my lap while I was reading email and pop up came up of a girl nearly topless.  It was for a dating site.  I watched his sweet little innocent eyes as they flittered across my computer screen and locked on the image. I asked him, “Are you looking at the picture?” He nodded his nearly perfect little blond head.  I responded with, “Mommy will show you how to get rid of that picture by clicking on the X”.  And so I clicked it away and prayed over his mind.  Just like that, in a matter of seconds, he had his first glimpse of what experts call “soft porn”.    That is the first lesson:  LEARN HOW TO GET RID OF IT!   Teach your kids how to click off pop-ups.  I recently  attended a conference and heard 27 different lectures on this topic from Neuroscientists, Neurosurgeons, Psychologists, Sex Addict Counselors, Pastors, Professors, PhD experts in the field, Wives of Addicts,  and the National Center for Sexual Exploitation, just to name a few.   I was commissioned to share my knowledge with you and that’s how this blog was birthed.  Each post will be short and informative and end with a TIP.  Tune in tomorrow for more info! You won’t be disappointed. Come on AMomTribe, it’s time to get educated!!

TIP #1:  Teach your kids how to turn off any pop ups.

  • By Amy in category Pornography and Resources