Porn is probably the fastest growing problem in the church. When speaking at my Sex, Men and God conferences, I have found that more than fifty percent of the men attending will admit to being addicted, not struggling, but addicted to pornography. What about the church staff? Many church staff members were also raised sexually
The issue of “fantasy” came up recently during a conversation with a Christian man that I know well. To most men, I suppose this might seem like a peculiar thing to talk about, however in my case as a sex expert, this actually happens quite frequently. My friend talked about having the usual struggles that
Unfortunately, sexual addiction is growing rampantly across our nation. Men are viewing porn at greater rates than at any other time in history. The effect on our culture because of this growing epidemic of sexual addiction is immeasurable. The silent pain that partners of sex addicts experience day after day, because of their addiction has
Luke 15:20-24: 20 “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer
The role of pornography for some women sex addicts can be a major source of acting out, although this probably does not represent the majority of them. As one woman in a recovery meeting said “Who needs pornography? I can go to any bar, mall, or grocery store and pick someone up and have the
Porn is probably the fastest growing problem in the church. When speaking at conferences, I have found that more than fifty percent of the men attending will admit to being addicted, not struggling, but addicted to pornography. What about the church staff? Many church staff members were also raised sexually by Playboy, the Internet, and
It’s been more than 20 years ago now since I have treated my first sex addicted client. In the early years many paradigms of understanding and treating sex addicts were the best guess at the time. As a field we have grown considerably. As a clinician and now a psychologist, I have looked into
I n a book I wrote several years ago called 101 Freedom Exercises: A Christian Guide for Sexual Addiction Recovery, I outline several exercises to help men get and stay free from lust. The following is a summarization of some of these exercises, as well as a few more I have learned along the way.
I have worked with addicts, of various kinds, for almost thirty years. Addicts effect everyone they are in relationship with. The issue of it they are addicted will come up for the spouse, family members, friends, co workers, etc.. Those who struggle with addictions have some common features regardless of what they are addicted to.
The first part to quitting porn is you really have to want to quit. You need to be sick and tired of porn and the sickness that it causes you in order to quit. If you are not committed, you will only be quitting until the next time you look. Deep inside you have to