Sensual Addictions

Sensual Addictions

Events, Hazards, Pornography, Resources
On Parent's Day, Rev. Witvoet spoke about Sensual Addictions:  Smoother than Oil, Bitter as Wormwood.  This is an informative topic for older children and adults to help us understand how addiction works and the dangers of pornography.  You can listen to the topic here.  If you are looking for help regarding addiction, resources can be found here.
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Modern Media Book Recommendations

Modern Media Book Recommendations

Guidelines, Hazards, Pornography, Resources
To read to your children: Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young KidsGood Pictures Bad Pictures is a comfortable, read-aloud story about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it's dangerous, and how to reject it. Using easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this ground-breaking book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.The 5-point CAN DO Plan teaches kids how to avoid the brain-warping images of pornography and minimize the troubling memories of accidental exposure that often tempt kids to look for more and lead them into a dark and destructive addiction. To stay safe in the digital age, kids must install an internal filter in their own brain. Good Pictures Bad Pictures shows them how.https://www.amazon.com/Good-Pictures-Bad-Porn-Proofing-Todays-dp-0997318732/dp/0997318732/ref=dp_ob_title_bkThe above book is age-appropriate for ages 6-8 and older. …
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Sexual Abuse after Viewing Porn

Sexual Abuse after Viewing Porn

Hazards, Pornography
The rate of children sexually abusing other children has sharply increased over the past few years and can be attributed to our society’s consumption of pornography.  We desperately need to deal with the pornography plague in our families, churches, schools, and communities.  “I have said this before, and I will say it again: If we as a culture do not address the pornography problem, it will destroy us. The violent sexual ideology it is teaching to an entire generation is transforming the way millions of people see sex, relationships, and even each other. Pornography is ruining marriages, ruining families, and ruining lives. It is long past time that we woke up and realized that we simply have no choice: We must deal with this, because it is everywhere.” Jonathon van…
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Porn Addiction Resources

Porn Addiction Resources

Pornography, Resources
We’ve compiled a few online and local resources as a starting point on your road to recovery as an individual or as a couple.  This by no means an exclusive list, there are many other excellent resources out there but hopefully this will put you in the right direction.  * Please note, that although we have found valuable information from the following sources, we do not endorse all information, religious views and opinions of these services or third-party websites.    There’s A Hole In My Sidewalk “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” by Portia Nelson  This poem has become widely known in many addiction recovery circles.  It is an incredibly powerful metaphor describing the change process that often occurs with addiction & recovery.  I walk down the street. 1. There is…
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The Other Pandemic has Exploded

The Other Pandemic has Exploded

Hazards
The Modern Media Committee of Lethbridge recently posted a disturbing article about the increase use of pornography in relation to the COVID-19 epidemic.  On March 13, a popular porn site announced they were giving users in Italy free access with subscriber privileges to their content. Then they did the same with France and Spain. Italy’s porn downloads shot up 57%, France’s 38%, and Spain’s 61%. Their traffic from Europe, Canada, and the US have steadily climbed this month.On March 17 this same site announced that worldwide porn downloads were up 26.4%. In just one month. To put this in perspective, their 2019 Year in Review revealed that the site was visited 42 billion times in 2019—that’s 115 million searches a day. Remember, this is from just one site; there are thousands…
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