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    That does make sense and is very helpful. Before we had kids, my husband and I talked about wanting to create that kind of safe atmosphere at home, particularly in regard to temptations like the one being discussed here. But in reading your suggestion, it struck me that we are laying the foundation for that atmosphere right now. How we respond to their struggles, weaknesses, and failures now will inform them of what they can expect then, more so than any words or promises we might make at that time. I try to do it well, but I know I can be inconsistent in it, so I thank you for this reminder of my responsibility here.

    And thank you also for the suggestion regarding the example they see in us. I had thought about the impact of kids seeing their parents allow their eyes to wander, but I had not thought about it from the other perspective. It makes sense, though, that a respect and desire for healthy and godly love, including the physical and emotional expressions of it, would absolutely help guard against the draw of that which offers otherwise.

    I really appreciate your input! You have given me some things to think about and to start implementing even now as they are young. To me, that is invaluable.