I Might Read This Every Day Until My Children Are Grown {Killing the Souls of Children} - Sarah Mae
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I Might Read This Every Day Until My Children Are Grown {Killing the Souls of Children}

This, from Sally Clarkson:

Research of every kind has suggested that media, constantly being indoors, over-entertainment, trying to manage children into little adults, too much exposure to sexual material and immoral values at an early age, is destroying the soul of children. They are being pushed and pulled and dragged from one place to another, endless activities, lessons that are supposedly “good” for them,  and forced to fit into the time boxes convenient to adults.  This stress is wreaking havoc and creating horrendous results on a generation of children who are growing up with emotional adult illnesses at early ages, lower vocabulary, more depression, vastly growing obesity as a childhood disease, and so much more. Premature addiction to sexual images and news stories and acting out adult values is damaging to their souls. Innocence and purity of mind is healthy to becoming healthy adults.

Children are starving for real life and drowning in the midst of an empty one.

May they not grow up to imitate addiction to the computer. May they not learn and display passivity from adults ignoring their needs while paying too much attention to facebook, twitter, blogs and cell phones. May they not copy the habit of observing parents dwelling hour after hour in front of impersonal machines, while neglecting to honor and invest in real time relationships.

Read the whole article, Killing the Souls of Children, HERE.

Love, SM

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  • http://twitter.com/Missindeedy Missindeedy

    This made me so incredibly sad. And it was one of those convicting messages that had me wondering what exactly, concretely, I can do to make sure my babes’ souls are as protected as possible (besides pray)! Thank you, thank you for sharing!

    • Tamara

      How about home schooling? 🙂 It truly is the main way that we choose to protect our children from dangerous, ill-influencing environments. Also, we keep everything in the home clean. Nothing in here that we couldn’t sit down and watch with the Lord present, know what I mean? 🙂

  • http://www.kmlogan.com/ KM Logan

    An incredibly humbling reminder, I’m hopping over to read the full post, thank you for sharing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mommajlee Jimmie Lee DiIanni

    Just having honest thoughts. When I read stuff like this I can’t help but think of the irony. I like to read blogs and they often times encourage me to be a better me. So when I read stuff about staying off the computer while i am on the computer I just have to chuckle a little.
    With that said, I think that having a balance is good. I only have the lap top, no smart phones or ipads, and I try to spend most of my computer time after the kids are in bed or when they are doing something else. Life is all a balancing act i guess 🙂

    • Siddhartha

      Balance is exactly right! There is a time and a place for it all. My kids DO see me on the computer; it’s a necessity for work, but they also see me close it up to head outside and play soccer or in the pool. Priorities come in all shapes and sizes and balance is the key.

    • http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com Sarah Mae

      Valid point! 🙂 Although (and you know this) it isn’t about not being on the computer, it’s about the addiction that so many of us have with our constant connection to devices – would you agree? I love blogging and working online, but it’s a constant tension for me because it’s important to me to live away from the screen and be in communion with in-the-flesh relationships. And like you, I have no iPad or iPhone, and that certainly helps! Thanks for your thoughts!

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