Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CAN-DO Protection from Pornography: Guest Post from Grammers VDG

Dear Family,

I have had quite a few of you ask me  the reference for the "CANDO" list that I used some time ago in FHE about combating pornography.  I finally found the reference online: Deseret News, "10 Ways to Immunize Kids Against Pornography"

In presenting this, we changed the "D" part of CANDO from "distract myself" to "Don't stay, walk away". Research has shown that any time we use our bodies physically (walk away, do push ups, jumping jacks, etc) it is easier to shun inappropriate material with physical movement.

I hope this information blesses you and your kiddos.  I use the "CANDO" list myself, it is simple and empowering.  Dad and I were walking past Victoria's Secret at Station Park and dad labeled the mostly naked women in the display windows by saying, "that's pornography". We were both disgusted and saddened by their misuse of the beautiful feminine body as objects of advertisement and enticement.  Don't get me wrong about beautiful lingerie and its appropriateness within the bonds of marriage - there is a time and a place for such things and can be special for a married couple.  However, when women's bodies are used as objects of lust and for monetary greed, it is pornography.

Be strong.  Take a stand for what is right. We are in a battle for that which is good and wholesome and builds strong families. We love you and want you to know that we are so proud of each of  you, and we feel so blessed with the pure and sweet and innocent grandchildren that are in each family.  Protect your own hearts and those of your children, like a "mother lioness" at the gate. (ref: Julie Becks talk- I'm sure she would call on Daddy to be the ferocious lion who protects his cubs). And remember, there is ALWAYS hope and help available for each of us through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and his love for each of us. For this I am so grateful.

Love you all forever,
Love, mommers

p.s. feedback on this would be do you feel about this? If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to me. I would love to talk to any of you and share what I have learned. 

Here is the link to the book that the ideas came from:  Good Pictures Bad Pictures

Thanks, Grammers!  I appreciate what you do and for the post!

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