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I Caught My Kid Viewing Porn. What Am I Supposed to Do Now?

  • Mike Genung Founder, Blazing Grace
I Caught My Kid Viewing Porn. What Am I Supposed to Do Now?

A while ago, a Christian couple we know caught their 14 year old son viewing porn on the family computer. Their response: to spank him, adding humiliation to shame.

Recently, a father who discovered his son viewing porn wrote a letter that has been widely circulated on the internet. This dad took the “tolerant approach”, going so far as to offer his son some “safe” porn sites.

The responses above are extreme; both are damaging. The first will drive a boy into isolation and toward a secret addiction, while the other opens the door wide to sexual sin.

How should parents respond when they catch their children viewing porn?

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