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Porn: The Vile Invisible Elephant in the Church

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no_porn_zoneThe blog post I’ve reblogged below post is from a male blogger, Bryan Daniels, at Chief of the least,” who has stated the problem much better than I can. Tim Challies at Challies.com has another excellent article on the subject. Porn is a huge problem inside and outside of the Church and both of these authors come from a Christian perspective. Naomi Wolf has written an excellent article from a secular point of view titled The Porn Myth and states, “In the end, porn doesn’t whet men’s appetites—it turns them off the real thing.” They can tell the story much better than I can.

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[For the sake of time, sanity and honestly laziness, I have some previously used material I’d like to share from time to time: let’s call them “regurgitations.” I have a few saved posts I wrote that were previously shared on the late great blog “Enabled by God” (shout out to Kyle if you’re reading). These were mainly devotional in type, and I believe they may be beneficial to someone somewhere in the E-World. Enjoy.] 

There is a giant elephant in our church sanctuaries. He sits in the back. Vile and unassuming. The deacons, choir, congregation, and even the pastor knows he’s there, yet they all try to ignore him. Meanwhile, he discreetly wreaks havoc on the soul of the church.

This lurking elephant’s name is porn.

It’s estimated a solid majority of young men (18-30) in the church view sexually pornographic images at least once a month.  Even a disturbing amount of young women are becoming more…

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  1. chiefofleast says:

    Thanks for sharing Sara! Peace and grace!

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    • You’re welcome! It brings the huge problem with porn home, and it’s also a topic I know I can’t adequately address being female and also because of my own feelings on the subject. Since it is primarily a male problem (although females are affected by it in a variety of ways–usually in an effort to understand men and their compulsions or trying to conform to the culture, etc.), I think there is more understanding for men embroiled in this problem if other men write about it. I do think, from a secular standpoint, that Naomi Wolf’s article is good at understanding what it does to relationships and women as well as men, even though the article is rather graphic. Still, it’s a topic for others to address and not me. You did a great job. Thanks! ~Sara

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