Every One Loves a Wedding!

married coupleYesterday I had the privilege of attending my niece’s wedding. She is a gem of a young woman, full of life, fun to be around, and kind to the core. Her new husband loves and appreciates her, and hundreds of friends and family members came together to wish them well.

One of my niece’s uncles was able to perform the ceremony and he gave them some wise advice. He reminded them that one of the most common of human failings is selfishness, but that their marriage could only thrive as they became less worried about their own needs and more concerned with the happiness of the other.

What does that have to do with porn-proofing kids?

As it turns out, a lot!

As I mingled at the reception with guests, I happened to chat with a woman who knew a young couple whose marriage had been destroyed by the husband’s pornography addiction. Why? Not only because the wife was disgusted with the material he was viewing, but because porn became a third member of their marriage--and one that demanded more and more time and devotion.

After our conversation, I reflected upon all of the people I’d known whose marriages had been destroyed by pornography addiction. In fact, some estimate that fully 56% of divorces today are caused by an internet addiction.

Porn is a very selfish marriage partner.

Teaching children to be unselfish helps them to prepare for a happy marriage. And warning them about the complete selfish obsession that viewing porn can create may help them not only choose to avoid it themselves, but look for someone who has done the same.

Kristen Jenson
Kristen A. Jenson is the founder of Protect Young Minds and author of Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids. Kristen enjoys speaking, writing and anything else that will help empower kids to reject pornography. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, and a master’s degree in Organizational Communication. Kristen currently lives with her husband in Washington State, where she enjoys growing a vegetable garden, watching Masterpiece Theater, and taking long walks with friends who tolerate her incessant talking about you know what. Above all else, her husband and three children are her greatest treasures.
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