When I was in 5th grade, I went to a friend’s house. She pulled a hardback book off the shelf, showed me pictures I had never seen and said words I had never heard. She proceeded to take me out back to her dad’s shed and reveal more shocking photographs from magazines. Occurring somewhere around 28 years ago, I can still see some of those images and hear some of those words.
I don’t have to tell you WE ARE IN A BATTLE WITH AND FOR OUR CHILDREN!
In this battle, admittedly, we’ve been too lenient around our house. My kids are familiar with the above story. We have ongoing conversations about pornography in our home, safeguards on our equipment (that are still allowing pop-ups). But free time on the computer is, well, just a little too free.
So last week, we created a “tech table.”
You can about guess what that means. We keep all technical devices in one place: computers, iPods, IPad (even the Kindle is here, but I think it’s just for looks).
Do I expect my kids’ eyes and ears to be forever protected because technical devices are not allowed in their bedrooms? Nope.
Are we being overly protective? I sure hope so.
Two articles that may interest you:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:10-18
We are equipped for the battle (and not because of a tech table — but the table is giving me a little more sleep).