Inoculating Kids

Pornography addiction and other immoral behavior are like a disease.

“In our day the dreadful influence of pornography is like unto a plague sweeping across the world, infecting one here and one there, relentlessly trying to invade every home,…The effect of this plague can be, unfortunately often is, spiritually fatal.”  Boyd K. Packer (Cleansing the Inner VesselOctober 2010)

 Or how about this quote:

“Pornography, with its sleazy filth, sweeps over the earth like a horrible, engulfing tide. It is poison. … It will destroy you if you do….Stay away from it. Shun it as you would a foul diseasefor it is just as deadly.” Gordon B. Hinckley, (Some Thoughts on Temples, Retention of Converts, and Missionary Service, Ensign, Nov. 1997)

 A disease can be prevented.

Historically, we inoculated against smallpox. We would prevent the child from “catching smallpox” by deliberate introduction into the child’s skin of material from smallpox pustules. This process generally produced a less severe infection than naturally-acquired smallpox, but still induced immunity to it. The child’s body learned to “fight off” the more dangerous natural acquired smallpox by his/her exposure to the less severe material.

In order to effectively “inoculate against pornography addiction” and other immoral behavior, children must receive regular “boosters” of specific material at a certain developmental stage in their lives.

Inoculation against pornography addiction and other immoral behavior: Is the act of introducing a specific booster of “skills and knowledge” into a kid to produce immunity to pornography addiction and other immoral behavior.

After all:

“Train up a child in
the way he should go
and when 
he is old, he will
not depart from it.”

A Booster: Is the material “skills and knowledge” used in the inoculation process. Multiple boosters are necessary to successfully inoculate against pornography addiction.

And finally let’s not forget who is responsible for teaching children.

No other work transcends that of righteous, intentional parenting! (The Sabbath Is a Delight, Russell M. Nelson Conference April 2015)

Intentional Parenting is essential, if you want your children and grandchildren to be successfully inoculated against Satan’s sexual messaging.

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