Maybe you’ve heard the word: Sears sells pornography online.  For parents, this should be a huge wakeup call about the accessibility of pornography.

To be clear, I am not freaking out about swimsuits and lingerie.  This isn’t about scantily-clad women; these women are most certainly unclad.  I was alerted to this problem from a Family Foundation I follow.  I used to work for Sears so it peaked my interest.  I guess I thought they were overexaggerating (porn=swimsuits, lingerie, sex toys, etc) so I followed their link.  It was edited (blurred) but it still nearly made me throw up. 

It’s porn.  No doubt.  Hardcore, gut-wrenching pornography thrown right in there with the video games. 

((Need I remind you, the average age for first viewing pornography is 11))

 

We have to wrap our minds around the reality of this.  For people like me who work with sexual addicts and have been them, this doesn’t shock us.  In fact, for women, this is usually how pornography sneaks up on us.

This is the reality we deal with.  Open your eyes, now!

Sears isn’t the first.  Did you know?  Your child can type in the name of their favorite cartoon character and among those images will be pornographic ones? 

Do you get vitamin catalogs?  Have you ever looked through the whole catalog.  Odds are, somewhere in the middle, will be a spread on sex toys, porn videos, etc.  (Even that is softer than the porn on Sears website, by the way).  How often do you let your kids look through those harmless catalogs?!

Pornography is not chilling out passively on the seedy xxx side of cyberspace (in fact, there is no xxx side of cyberspace).  Pornography is everywhere.

See, we like to treat this like a petting zoo.  We read that Satan is a roaring lion roaming around seeking whom he can devour, and for some reason we picture a lion behind a cage with a trainer.  Not so much.  You aren’t at a petting zoo; you are on safari, and your child is about ready to be pulled out of the jeep.

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