It’s one of the special characteristics children are born with, a trait expressed by their wide-eyed wonder and exhibited in their natural curiosity. Though their sin nature is intact, their young minds do not come filled with all of its vile expressions.
I treasure the innocence of my two daughters; I work fiercely to protect it. The world is so eager to rip it from them, to expose their eyes, ears, minds and hearts to vulgar words, violent images and sensual emotions. To block it at every turn often seems like a losing battle, but the importance of the struggle draws me on. I cannot be defeated in this challenge that carries such lifelong implications. From the books they read to the movies they watch, the computer games they play to the friends they make, I must never tire of standing guard. As I pray for the purity of their growing bodies and blossoming minds, I ask God for His wisdom and discernment for each step of the way.
The gift of innocence, once lost, can never be regained. May it live on in my girls, sheltered and cherished, for years to come.
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