The prevalence of people turning to pornography worldwide has been on the rise over the last several years and we have found many people use it as a destructive coping mechanism. Often, people utilize porn from a larger desire to hide or to escape, but what are the nuances that really factor into its ability to damage us and our relationships?
In an article shared for the RelateStrong | Leadership Series eBook, Jeff (a former pastor and marriage and family therapist) discusses his personal experiences with pornography and shame. From the book: “According to the Christian Newswire, I am not alone in the chronic struggle with shame. It is reported that 68% of Christian men and 50% of pastors confessed to viewing porn weekly."
Here we dive into three practicals from the pulpit and three programmatic practicals to help you address pornography with your congregation.
Diving into three myths of pornography use, and the universal truths that shed light on its true effects.
After years counseling individuals and couples struggling with pornography and its impacts, we shared in our eBook the 3 most common myths of using pornography — and the universal truths that debunk them
With pornography more accessible through its widespread availability online, a large number of Americans are affected by habitual use — many of whom are regular churchgoers.
Pornography can be a toxic addition to the way we think about ourselves. Yet, while we engage in this destructive behavior, we tend to want to justify that it is “no big deal” and bears little effect.
What’s the true cost of a no-cost addiction?
The myth that “church members are less likely to have a problem with porn” tends to keep the subject out of church circles.