There are so many emotions that float around when I think of purity for my son. Our boys (and men) are assaulted with visual images all day long that do nothing to help them with purity. Nick is about to enter 4th grade and I have seen not only on tv but in his school little girls who do not dress in away that is edifying to boys. I have been young girls flirting with my child in ways that for the life of me I will never know how they learned it. In the world boys are made to feel like they are not a man unless they have had sex. Having been a middle school teacher I have seen 11 and 12 year olds that are sexually active. Did you know that the average age of porn exposure is age 11??!!! Seriously!
Purity is another area that we need to pray about and arm ourselves with information on how to equip our boys in this area. We have to be open and honest with them, shaping their view of what is appropriate and what is not. "Putting it all in to the context of God's gift for marriage alone!"
So today not only do we talk to our boys and guide them we pray hard for them to know, understand and stray strong until they meet the young woman God has picked out for them and they get married! Come to think of it I am also going to be praying for Nick's future wife in this area!
I am also hoping that my friend and fellow Mom of boys Tammy will jump in here and give us some comments and guidance in this area since she teaches abstinence in our school system!
"And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as He is pure." 1 John 3:3