November 28, 2011
I wanted to share that I recently received a call from a close friend who has a 12 year-old son.
She just found out her son was exposed to pornography at Boy Scout Camp. Another child brought along his iPad and accessed a porn site.
My friend only became aware of this incident last week. Her ex-husband knew of the event but didn’t inform her. Sadly, the 12 year-old asked his 3 ½ year-old step-sister to do oral sex – as a result of what he viewed.
Now there are counselors involved and upheaval in the family. The 12 year-old had enough stress with the divorce pain to this horrible event.
I sent my friend to the MIM article that will be in the Salvation Army magazine. It is just hear-wrenching that two children are scarred from this and a family that was not very stable to begin with has to deal with it.
This child’s father has sever anger management problems – so sever that family counselors refuse to work with him and attorney quit on him in the divorce proceedings. I can’t imagine how he will deal with this and I fear for the child and how he will be treated.
I don’t think I could sleep at night unless I felt that I have tried to raise awareness to prevent this kind of situation.
I am grateful to MIM for staying ever-present in the defense of innocence. God bless all your efforts and those who help in their communities. It does make a difference.