After we read the story, the kids opened up and shared what they thought might be things that would be inappropriate and how they could know when they should walk away. I was so grateful, and a bit surprised, at how open they were with me. Here was the biggest shocker: finding out that my children have noticed all the terrible things you see in Blockbuster and recognized that it was bad. We take them in there on occasion to pick out a movie. Little did I know they were absorbing things I'd rather they didn't and that they were finding it hard to look away from inappropriate things. I was the one putting them in those situations. Little eyes and ears are so impressionable and we have to be on a constant vigil to help them.
What a blessing that we have a home where these things can be openly discussed. I am very aware that we can't keep them from temptation-even Blockbuster has it-but I am also very aware that we can teach them so that they will know when to look or walk away. And I'm so glad that the church produces a magazine that isn't afraid to address these issues and gives us a start to what can be very powerful and important discussions in our homes. I love this gospel!
Oh, and just for your info, my cat is going to have kittens any day now. I can't wait! I'll post pictures soon.