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By John Stonestreet, Anne Morse, The Stream, July 13, 2021

John Stonestreet serves as president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He’s a sought-after author and speaker on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education and apologetics… Anne Morse is a freelance writer, a regular contributor to BreakPoint, and the co-author of several books with Chuck Colson.


A few years ago, a woman spotted her teenage son’s laptop on the kitchen counter. She opened the lid and what she saw horrified her — a series of pornographic pictures. She clicked on an image and a sexually explicit video began playing. She checked her son’s browser history which revealed this was not the first time her son had accessed pornography. This woman was shocked, but she should not have been. As Josh McDowell once told me, “The question is not if my kids will see pornography, but what will I do when it happens.”

In their new book titled Treading Boldly Through a Pornographic World, authors Daniel Weiss and Joshua Glaser note that today’s parents are the first in history to bring up children in such a digitally connected, pornography-saturated world. It’s not that we’ve ever had a world without sexual brokenness or pornography, but the access to it is unprecedented. Sexually explicit material is fully integrated into mainstream life, as they put it. And it’s also become culturally accepted and is far worse, more violent, and more degrading than it was just a few years ago. …

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