the danger within

>> June 30, 2010

I’ve been reading a thread on one of my homeschool forums about googling people, and how easy it is to find out all about someone. Cyber stalkers are real and prevelant today, and the internet makes it easy for real stalkers to locate just about anyone. I love Facebook, and being able to keep in touch with old friends; but I’ve heard how employers and potential employers are using it against people. I even heard a story about a woman’s insurance claim being denied because of photos she had posted on her FB site. I also have a friend whose husband reconnected with an old girlfriend via Facebook, and now he has left his wife and their children for this old flame.

The world is so much smaller now than it used to be. And that’s a good thing. Technology allows us to spread the gospel in new and different ways, and to reach people that could never be reached before. Does your church have an active website? It should—not only for the benefit of communicating with your own church members—but for communicating your church and its mission to the world.

However, technology can be a powerful weapon in the hands of Satan. As with every good thing in this sinful world, it has it drawbacks. We must guard ourselves and our families from its dangers. We don’t often think about the dangers and perils that are lurking within our own living rooms. We use BSAFE in our home as a internet filter to protect ALL of us from dangerous websites. Internet pornography use and addiction is rampant, ESPECIALLY among pastors! Ladies, talk to your husbands today about it, and continue to pray for them daily to withstand these evil temptations. Discuss and pray together also, about how you can guard your children, and teach them how to protect themselves.

What are some measures that you have taken to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of internet?

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Rachael. June 30, 2010 at 10:26 AM  

It makes my heart so sad that we have to be so guarded. THe bible does talk though about guarding your heart, and the internet can cause so many things in your heart to go pitter patter out of God's beat.

We use Safe Eyes on all the computers @ the church, and home and we have someone that is not affiliated with our church that doesn't even live in our community have the password and admin profile.

All computers face the door, so at any given moment we can see at a glance what is on the screen.

My husband and I share passwords to all our email facebook etc...

I make sure our Sex life is priority and then my husband is not tempted.

My husband will not get an iphone or gadget that can have internet until the proper safety is put on them.

As far as facebook goes if a female ask to be my hubby's friend , I go ask to be her friend with a note saying Oh it's so nice to "meet" you I am sure you have so many great memories with my husband." Look forward to getting to know you! If she denies me my hubby does not approve her. Same goes for me and guys. Some say this is silly but you just never know :)

Ann June 30, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

I'm new to your blog and I cannot agree more. We use Safe Eyes as well. I am so thankful for resources like that which protect the eyes and minds of my family.

Julie Kaye June 30, 2010 at 3:20 PM  

Rachel, your FB policy isn't silly at all! That's great. I'm going to suggest those to my hubby right away.

Someone else suggested that your profile photo should always be of you AND your hubby together, not just you alone. That might help too.

Eleana June 30, 2010 at 3:25 PM  

This is a great post! Thanks for sharing!

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