We see many daily battles that good men and women need to fight lately, but none more important than the battle for our children’s minds. Sadly, that battle has only just begun.
Yes, the world and the devil have been after our children for as long as humans have existed on earth, but today, there are fewer safe places to hide from the perverted and evil ideologies that are foaming at the mouth to poison our children’s minds. The battle over sexual content in children’s books is the most shocking of these.
Sadly, those who oppose pushing these ideas and burdens on children at such young ages are labeled bigots and book banners, when, in reality, they are the only sane ones who realize exactly what this agenda is: grooming.
Children are not equipped to handle such information or able to make informed decisions about it. They are unable to consent to having this information presented to them, let alone able to decide how to feel about it or what to do with those feelings.
We used to understand this. Consider the following excerpt from “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom, a woman who bravely joined the Dutch Resistance in World War II. This scene happened to her as a little girl and perfectly describes why we ought to keep fighting this fight:
“So the line had stuck in my head. ‘Sex,’ I was pretty sure, meant whether you were a boy or girl, and “sin” made Tante Jans very angry, but what the two together meant I could not imagine. And so, seated next to Father in the train compartment, I suddenly asked, ‘Father, what is sexsin?’
He turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case from the rack over our heads, and set it on the floor.
‘Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?’ he said.
I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased that morning.
‘It’s too heavy,’ I said.
‘Yes,’ he said. ‘And it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It’s the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you.’"
Just as Corrie’s father recognized over a century ago, our children today are not ready to handle this knowledge about sex. This is exactly what evil people are counting on. They want to be the first to open the conversation about sex and sexuality so that they can make those decisions for our children. They want our children to go to them for answers instead of coming to their parents for guidance in these areas. It is an evil, wicked plan that we must awake to right now.
This fight is not disappearing any time soon, and my heart breaks to know that some children will not escape unscathed because evil is lurking at our doorsteps, in our schools, in our libraries and on our screens. Evil people would love nothing more than to steal away our children’s innocence and turn them against those who are called to protect them. They would love nothing more than to harm their precious little minds and souls with their warped ideas of what love is supposed to be.
Parents, keep fighting. Stay vigilant for your children and for the children around you. Make sure that the children in your life are safe from carrying a burden too heavy for them to bear. Protect their innocence and don’t allow their voice to be stolen or decisions made for them that they are unable to consent to yet.
When it comes to my family, this is a hill to die on, and I will not stop fighting. I hope you will join me.
Lauren is a wife, mother, and writer with a passion for boldly speaking truth. Writing and speaking for over a decade, Lauren has reached millions worldwide. She is known for her Biblical approach to controversial topics and humorous approach to counteracting the lies of the world. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @laurendemoss.
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