News & Notes This Week

Effectively Parenting Teens: Leading by Example (Huffington Post)
Shamed – A Documentary (Jessica Mockett)
How YOU can help prevent child trafficking (Washington Times)
More churches offer counseling for sex addiction (KEPRTV.com)
Arkansas woman admits guilt in sex trafficking ring (kait8.com)
Good parenting ‘matters more than a good school’ (The Telegraph)
Japan’s child porn addiction (The Independent)
Does your child know he or she has an enemy? (Laura Gallier)
Thoughtful Parenting: The importance of the family dinner (Steamboat Today)
Anti-Cosmo Mission (Nicole Weider)

Stating the Obvious

 

by Noel Bouché

I’m having one of those days.  You know, one of those days when, for whatever reason, your tolerance for pretense, apathy, insincerity, superficiality, ignorance, and indifference is particularly low.  One of those days when you just want to, well, call a pole a pole.

So here goes.

Porn is evil.  It is prostitution, it is sex trafficking, and it exploits, it demeans, it corrodes, it poisons, and it is everywhere.  Including in your home.  Do something about it.

Sex is sacred.  God created it, blessed it, and speaks about it with a holy frankness and candor throughout Scripture.  You should too, and so should your pastor.

Marriage is beautiful.  Honor it, celebrate it, protect it, enjoy it, and fight for it.  Today.  The opportunity to do so will be there if you look for it.

Children and teens are being assaulted.  Pimps and traffickers have access to them 24/7. Especially the pimps and traffickers who moonlight as media executives.  Wake up and lead these beautiful young people to Jesus, who gave everything for them.

There.  Just had to unload that.  No footnotes, no citations, no references.  Thanks for listening.  Peace out.

Noel Bouché serves as Vice President of pureHOPE.  If you would like more straight-forward, no-poles-barred talk in 140 characters or less, you can follow him on Twitter @noelbouche.  

 

Rapper Shares Testimony on Overcoming Porn Addiction

Gospel hip hop artist Jahaziel stumbled upon the perverse world of porn at age six, and was addicted throughout most of his teen years.  This story is one we unfortunately hear all too often, but thanks be to God in Christ Jesus who is an all-powerful Chain-Breaker!  Jahaziel found freedom in the grace of God and through working with United Kingdom’s Safetynet to tell his story, he hopes many more men and women will find that same redemption.  Check out his testimony and the music video below:

News & Notes This Week

Sexting Now Targets Kids as Young as 10 (news.com.au)
Study Finds Teen Sexting Still Common (kypost.com)
High School Teacher Accused of Statutory Rape, Sexting (CBS Boston)
Houston Strip Clubs Hit by New ‘Pole Tax’ (Wall Street Journal)
Help Me Save My Marriage! My Husband Watches Porn (Covenant Eyes)
For Victims of Human Trafficking, a ‘Life of Freedom’ (Miami Herald)
Seven Pimps Arrested in Calif. Makes 104 Total Arrests in Nationwide Prostitution Sting, Authorities Say (CBS News)
State Dept.: US Needs to Better Track Human Trafficking Trends (US News & World Report)
‘Rented Silence’ Deepens Understanding, Awareness of Human Trafficking (MarketWatch)

News & Notes This Week

 
Porn and Sexualization of Children (Peace FM Online)
Sex Trafficking Ring from Mexico to New York Discovered (HuffPost)
The Seduction of Porn and the Integrity of Christian Marriage (AlbertMohler.com)
‘Teacher of the Year’ Accused of Sexting Student (SFGate)
The Real World of Porn (Wentzville Patch)
Report Exposes ‘Sexting’ Between Coach, Student (Fox5Vegas.com)
How Big is the Pornography Industry in the United States? (Covenant Eyes)
Addiction: Crazy For It (The Economist)
Screwtape’s Formula: Boys, Video Games & Porn (LifeSiteNews.com)