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The Church and Talking about the Problem of Porn

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
[by InterVarsity Press from Facebook]

53% of Christian men consume pornography.

57% of pastors call pornography the most sexually damaging issue for their congregations.

51% of pastors say porn is a temptation.

69% of pastors started looking at porn out of curiosity.

37% of pastors say it’s currently a struggle.

53% of pastors have visited porn sites in the past year.

18% percent of pastors look at porn a couple times a month.

35% of men have used pornography in the past month.

30% of pastors do not talk to anyone about your dirty little secret.

4 in 10 of pastors looked at porn today.

Sources: Christianity Today, Promise Keepers, Barna Research Group, World Magazine, www.xxxchurch.com

Pornography is everywhere. Far too many Christians regularly use and are addicted to it, warping their perception of sexuality and relationships, destroying marriages and ministries. But Christians who struggle with porn also long for change. When we realize the unfulfilling emptiness of porn, we come to yearn for freedom from it. But what do we do?

Tim Chester says that we can be captured by a better vision–a liberating confidence that God offers more than pornography does. Moving beyond pat answers or mere willpower, Chester offers spiritual, practical and corporate resources for living porn free. He exposes the false promises of porn and redirects us to the true promises of God.

With assurance of God’s grace and cleansing power, we can change our desires and escape the traps and temptations of pornography. However great the challenge, God’s grace is even greater. And we can come to a place where we no longer feel the need to use porn.

Close the window on porn. And open the door to freedom, integrity and new life.

Learn more about Closing the Window.

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  1. December 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Lisa — another book I like is Road Warriors. It’s written by a former pastor who fell to porn and consequently had an affair. It’s a wonderful book — he writes about the warning signs and things that can help prevent this downfall and how to pick back up. I heard him speak in 2009 and while his story was astounding what saddened me was his lack of eye contact — he kept looking at the floor — the shame is still there. Broke my heart.

  2. December 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Good job for mentioning porn on your blog. I started a series on porn about the same time as you wrote this, with two posts like you have. I haven’t continued my series against porn yet, but I certainly will in the new year. Check out my series if you’d like and if you’d like to guest write on it that would be awesome!

    http://ocapologist.blogspot.com/search/label/Against%20Porn

    Keep up the good work. BTW I found your site through the Lutheran Blog Directory.

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