Why Church Leaders Can't Ignore the Prevalence of Pornography

Watching porn is not only considered a sin in the Bible; the rest of the secular world is catching up to its harmful effects.

Watching porn has been found to decrease sexual satisfaction; disconnect us from real relationships as a precursor to marital sexual dissatisfaction and divorce; reduce our view of women and men to sexual objects; and more.

The myth that "church members are less likely to have a problem with porn" tends to keep the subject out of church circles.

Acknowledging that pornography is a problem — not just outside church walls but within — and creating a culture of hope where safety and transparency are available can help turn this "taboo topic" into a launchpad to healing.

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