The Boy Who Struggled With Porlogarly

Last summer I was the evening chapel speaker at a camp for middle school students. One evening during my talk I listed off specific issues that can weigh down middle school students. I talked about things like gossip, lying, swearing, and pornography.

It’s always a little odd talking about pornography in front of middle schoolers because I know some students are struggling mightily with it, while others have no idea what it is. Just to make sure students knew what I was talking about, I explained that pornography is looking at partially or fully nude pictures or videos of people doing sexual things.

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At the end of that talk I challenged students to share about the things that were weighing them down. A camp setting is a good place to encourage students to do this because being away from friends, parents, and other adults who know them helps them feel more free to be transparent. I went so far as to encourage campers to talk with a counselor or some other camp staff member before the night was done, as humbling and painful as that may be.

Repost: 10 Things to Do When You Discover A Boy Is Looking At Porn

Since it’s the Christmas season and we’re all busy, I decided to take some time off from posting new content. Over Christmas and New Year’s I’ll repost my 4 most popular articles from 2014. I’ll return with new posts on January 6. Merry Christmas!

Parents and youth workers should assume and hope for the best regarding the middle school boys they serve. However, I have seen enough young men stumble into a pornography addiction to know that even the best-behaved boys from the best homes can get caught up in it.

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There is much to be said about teenage boys and pornography. However, in this post I would like to focus on the following 10 ways to help when you find out a middle school boy under your care is struggling with pornography: