Oh Be careful little eyes

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No screens July is upon my family once again and I think I am the one that pays the biggest price. (has the biggest obstacle to overcome) My late night Netflix binges and Vudu account purchases as I work online is meant to be just a distraction, but often becomes a consummation of my eyes and soul.  We use Covenant Eyes as a check point for our children and each other.   The family plan is worth the $15 every month and sure pushes our family conversation to be more open about sex and violence we consume online.

I read the Game of Thrones when it came out and the books have way less sex than plot vs the modern HBO series.  Recently I found my thoughts drawn to Westeros again.  Funny it has invaded our culture so far that the auto correct for Westeros is already in my spell check.

Anyhow I was going to reread the books during this forced downtime.  I thought I could watch the TV series but have decided that I am better left to my imagination when I stumbled on this article from Covenant Eyes.  Figured I would share it with you just in case someone is facing similar musings ….

If you are watching “Game of Thrones,” you are watching porn.

The hit HBO series Game of Thrones has won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, and has 18.6 million people watching each episode, an HBO record.  That’s roughly the same population as America’s third most populated state, New York.  That’s a lot of people.  That’s a lot of cultural influence.

What draws people to Game of Thrones?  Certainly the artistry, the plot, the characters, the intrigue, the battles, the dragons, and, of course, the excessive and gratuitous nude sex scenes (including a graphic, lengthy rape scene that made news earlier this year).

Much like the Fifty Shades of Grey book and movie phenomenon, it brings up the age old question, “When it comes to sex and nudity, where is the line drawn between art and pornography?”

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