Let’s talk about PORN

Over the years, I have ministered to many people who were struggling with online porn Shibuya Kaho. I’ve received phone calls from young women who found porn on their husband’s computers. I’ve heard from older men by eMail who found themselves out of control because of porn. Men in the church have tearfully asked for help regarding this bondage as well. In marital counseling these days, because of its prevalence, I spend one session discussing this issue. In some cases, online porn became offline porn. Magazines, sex shops, strip clubs and prostitution.

In Charisma Magazine, I read about a minister who found an adult romance novel in his church parking lot along with beer bottles and other party paraphernalia. A few choice words on a page got his attention. He was hooked, One level of porn led to another including visiting prostitutes and, ultimately, the destruction of his ministry. His wife’s testimony of restoration was even more inspiring than the level of courage he displayed in coming forth with his addiction problem. God is restoring his ministry and marriage.

Many of the people I’ve ministered to were addicts. They were as addicted to porn as any heroine addict or alcoholic gets addicted. Like the drunk who says he can stop at any time but won’t, they didn’t have an addiction; the addiction had THEM!

Before you envision some guy will a 3-day growth of beard sitting at his computer in his underwear, I’ve spoken to teen and college girls – sweet Christian ladies – who tearfully asked for prayer because they, too, started looking at online porn and couldn’t stop. I’ll never forget the series Dawson McAllister did on his radio show. It was all about porn. One of his callers was the sweetest sounding Christian school girl. She said all her friends were passing around a website. She looked it up and found herself getting sucked deeper and deeper into porn.

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