Tag: pornography

Changing Porn Culture Begins with Me

Assuming that you may be convicted by the mounting statistical evidence and stories of heartbreak involving pornography, then you now play a part in making a difference.  This is what is called “the burden of knowledge”—in knowing, I am now responsible to act. It’s easy to sit back and criticize governments and cell-phone providers and Internet service agents and say, “Why…

Of Brock Turner and Porn Use

  I wrote a blog for Matt Fradd’s ministry on how a “New ‘Brock Turner Rule’ Doesn’t Go Far Enough.”   Here’s a sampling of it:   Too much ink has already been spilt dissecting and analyzing the horrible night a Stanford athlete was caught raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. The statement of Turner’s victim has shaken a nation…

Freedom, Cleansed, and Restored: New Resources for Fighting Porn

A number of our friends in ministry have recently written books that address the issue of pornography and specifically how to fight against this force that is so rapidly wounding our generation.  Any (or all) of these books would be great to read for your own educational formation or perhaps to recommend to a friend in need:   Freedom: Battle Strategies for Fighting…

Why Marriage Won’t Cure Your Porn Problem

  I wrote an article recently for Covenant Eyes on the subject of “Why Marriage Won’t Cure Your Porn Problem.” In a nutshell, we need to have cultivated discipline and mastery of self before we take our marital vows, not after.  There’s no magical power in the wedding ring; it isn’t forged in the fires of Mt. Doom or Mt. Virtue.…

Pornography: Fighting the New Drug

My friend Sam fell into a bad crowd during high school and I sadly saw him transform from a bubbly, happy kid to a constantly doped-up “player,” and I thought the Sam I knew was gone forever. A few years later, after hitting rock bottom and experiencing a massive conversion, Sam was back with that old, familiar glow in his…

Is Pornography Cheating?

Yes. Oh, sorry…I guess I need to write more. Well, I guess I can explain it a little better. Girls can usually see this issue for what it is. We guys, on the other hand, rationalize, make excuses, or are just simply too addicted to our lust to admit what is staring at us from the computer screen. Pornography is…