THE PROBLEM SexualAddiction could be the single biggest threat against the American family in 2018. As access to internet pornography continues to rise and a wildly shifting public opinion on sexual morality is in rapid free fall, it is becoming more of a challenge every day to lead a life of sexual purity. A very troubling survey taken recently shines more light on this issue. According to the Barna Group, they asked 432 Pastors and 338 Youth Pastors about pornography. 57% of Pastors and 64% of Youth Pastors said they have either struggled with Pornography in the past or currently struggle. 14% of Pastors and 21% of Youth Pastors said they struggle currently. 5% of Pastors and 12% of Youth Pastors categorize themselves as “Addicted”. As we go into the next section, you will find MANY more troubling statistics, but you don’t need to read numbers to know you have a serious problem do you? You may already be at a breaking point in your marriage, with your children, at your job, within your church or maybe even in your life. Something has brought you to read this ebook, and it may be that small voice inside telling you there is a better way. Do you understand the pain you bring upon your wife or girlfriend when you watch pornograpy or stare at another woman with lust? Do you understand how your children will be affected by your behavior? How your daughter will learn her self-value from YOU and how your son will emulate how you treat women? Do you understand that you could lose your job if your addiction is taken into the workplace? Do you understand you could LOSE EVERY- THING??? My friend, I am so glad you are here reading this right now. I am so glad you have made a conscious choice to CHANGE. To FIGHT for your marriage, your children and YOUR LIFE! The enemy is hard at work trying to destroy everything in your life. You have a very serious, life-changing decision to make right now. Continue on the path of destruction, or STAND and FIGHT. You are not in this alone, we are in this together, and I want to show you a better path.
HOW HARMFUL IS PORNOGRAPHY? We have all heard about the destructive power of drug addictions and even food addictions and obesity, but rarely do we hear or talk about the largest addiction problem the world faces: Pornography. The destructive force of pornography is something that seems to be a taboo subject in our culture. We can look at statistics and discover why the people profiting from it want to keep it under wraps… but why does society in general? Why is there this notion that there is nothing wrong with Pornography? Or that “everyone” is looking at it, so what’s the big deal? In this section, I want to explore the devastating effects you may have never considered about Pornography and Porn Addiction. Because ofthe rampant explosion and accessbility of online porn, there have not been many studies ofthe overall effects, but all ofthe studies that have been done show pornography to be highly addictive, in a very real and chemical way. According to WebMD: In November 2004, a panel of experts testified before a Senate subcommittee that a product which millions of Americans consume is dangerously addictive. They were talking about pornography.The effects of porn on the brain were called “toxic” and compared to cocaine. One psychologist claimed “prolonged exposure to pornography stimulates a preference for depictions of group sex, sadomasochistic practices, and sexual contact with animals.” And Psychology Today: In a 2004 testimony before the United States Senate, Dr. Jill Manning shared some interesting data regarding pornography and relationships. In her research she found that 56 percent of divorce cases involved one party having an obsessive interest in pornographic websites. Every year for the past decade there have been roughly 1 million divorces in the United States. If half ofthe people divorcing claim pornography as the culprit, that means there are 500,000 marriages annually that are failing due to pornography.