The Rushmore Report – John Piper on How to Keep Kids Off Porn


The use of pornography is at epidemic levels. More people view porn online than go to Netflix, Twitter, and Amazon combined. One site alone was visited 23 billion times last year. And porn use among Christians is nearly identical to that of nonbelievers. Most kids have been exposed to porn by the age of 11. The results are devastating. Porn users are three times more likely to have chronic affairs. What is the answer? Popular Christian author John Piper has a solution.

Piper suggests that in order to raise children to resist their porn-saturated digital culture, the Gospel must be a constant theme of conversation in the home.

In response to a question from a concerned mother last week, about how she and her husband can raise their sons to not fall into the various kinds of lust that so many godly men have, the Reformed theologian offered several bits of advice.

He began, “Seek to be utterly authentic in your own love for Christ, your own joy in him, and your own delight in his ways. You can’t force upon a child satisfaction in God when it does not look as if he’s satisfying Mom and Dad.”

Piper continued, “Saturate your family with Scripture. Talk about it morning, noon, and night. Talk of it when you get up, when you go to meals, when you’re riding in the car. Talk of the Word of God, and seek to help children understand it. Treat the Bible as the absolute authority in your life. Pray that your children will grow up believing that this book is the highest authority in the universe under God.”

Piper added that wise parents get protection on their kids’ electronic devices. But the ultimate solution, he said, is to tap into the supernatural power of God through prayer and fasting.


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