Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Free Porn? There's No Shuch Thing

by: Pastor Mark Driscoll on Jan 10, 2012 
How’d you find this blog post? 

Statistically, there’s a 25% chance you were looking for porn. And even if you weren’t searching for porn now, there’s a 40% chance you looked for and viewed porn at some point this week. If you’re a man between the ages of 18 and 34, the biggest demographic I speak to, that jumps to 70%. Pastors, you’re not off the hook either: 33% of you admit to visiting pornographic websites. 

And the problem isn’t just one for the guys either. According to a 2009 poll by Christianity Today, a full third of women admitted to intentionally accessing internet porn and one in six women admit to “struggling with an addiction to pornography.” 

These numbers are only growing for women, as many more are falling prey to pornography and sexual addiction. In a recent article entitled “Sexual Addiction Among Women Real and Growing,” psychologist and sex-addiction researcher, Dr. Patrick Carnes states, “We’re seeing women getting into pornography in a way we’ve never seen before...we are seeing the biggest change in human sexuality maybe in the history of our species.”

For the whole article click here.   Click through to learn more on the problem, as well as to see an invitation from Mark Driscoll to an event they are calling "Porn Again" that can be viewed streaming online.

1 comment:

Stack said...

Hi,

Landed on your website by clicking the "next blog" link on the navbar at the top of the screen.

I have been curious why pornography, or any other vice, is chosen over better, healthier choices.

I believe society has been very good at making joy and pleasure synonymous, but they are not.

Pleasure is immediate. Pleasure feels good. Pleasure is easy to get and requires very little effort. However, it's temporary... it fades. Pleasure doesn't hang around. There is nothing left when it's gone. Pleasure is not of God.

To contrast, joy takes time. Joy requires effort. Joy requires discipline. It endures. It hangs around for a mighty long time and produces good fruit. Joy builds character. Joy is of God. Joy is Jesus.

The link to the entire Joy_vs_Pleasure piece.

Have a good and godly day.