At Christian Counseling Associates, we seek to help those caught in the cycle of pornography use and addiction.

Addiction to pornography can be one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. With point and click availability on the internet, many people have fallen into the habit of viewing pornography on a frequent basis. Christian Counseling Associates provides resources to help end pornography use and restore the person to victorious living. In Matthew 5:27 – 28, Jesus says, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” 1 Corinthians 6:18 tells us, “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”

Pornography is sexually explicit material that dehumanizes, objectifies, and degrades men and women for the purpose of sexual arousal. Usually it is photos or videos; sometimes it takes the form of stories or comic book drawings.

Pornography Use Statistics:

  • The adult-film industry makes some 6,000 movies a year and grosses more than $4 billion, roughly as much as the National Football League.

  • Average age for first time contact with pornography is approximately 9 years of age. Average age of seeking help is 30–35 years of age.

  • There are 68 million porn search engine requests daily.

  • 67% of men use at least once per month.

  • 50% of pastors visit online at least once per week.

SOURCE: Statistics derived respectively from New York Post, 2003, Estherministries.org, 2002, FreedomBeginsHere.com, 2013, and stg.focusonthefamily.com, 2013

Pornography use has a significant negative effect on the user and his/her loved ones. Research shows that its use is destructive and can cause pain for both the individual and family members. Some effects of pornography use may include:

  • Lack of intimacy between spouses

  • Increased violence & aggression

  • Loss of family through separation or divorce

  • Loss of conscience regarding sexual sin

  • Increased use of pornography over time

67%

OF MEN USE AT LEAST
ONCE PER MONTH

50%

OF PASTORS VISIT ONLINE
AT LEAST ONCE PER WEEK

Although pornography can seem like “sex without consequences,” the impact on a person’s relationships and their spiritual well-being is severe. Eventually, pornography use will end in guilt, shame, and brokenness. At Christian Counseling Associates, we seek to help those caught in the cycle of pornography use and addiction. Let us help you today!

If you or someone you know is struggling with pornography use, please contact us at 724-396-1510 to set up an appointment with a Christian Counselor at one of our locations nearest you.

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