Having just read Dr. Miriam Grossman's new book, You're Teaching My Child What? A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child, I am sobered (again) by the state of the world. Among many things, Dr. Grossman discusses the profound effect Dr. Alfred Kinsey had on modern sex education. Thanks to the work of Dr. Judith Reisman, Kinsey's "research" on sex has been exposed as fraudulent, and Kinsey himself has been exposed as deeply disturbed. Nonetheless, his role in helping to bring about the sexual revolution and the role his work continues to play in the lives of schoolchildren is sadly undeniable. My children are growing up in a world turned upside down, where "exploring their sexuality" is often viewed as a more valued commodity than their health, both moral and physical. It brings to mind the words of Isaiah 5:20:
"Woe to those who call what is bad, good, and what is good bad, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."
So I pray "A Parent's Prayer" from Saint Augustine's Prayer Book:
O Heavenly Father, I commend the souls of my children to thee. Be thou their God and Father; and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me through frailty or negligence. Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world, to resist all solicitations to evil, whether from within or without; and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy. Pour thy grace into their hearts, and confirm and multiply in them the gifts of thy Holy Spirit, that they may daily grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; and so faithfully serving thee here, may come to rejoice in thy presence hereafter. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.