Problem: Sexual Immorality
“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body” (I Corinthians 6:18).
The research studies, primarily by the Barna Group and Covenant Eyes, reveal that initial exposure to porn (a form of sexual immorality) begins in childhood and progresses. Access to porn is increasingly easy due to the wide variety of formats now available, such as printed materials, the internet, DVDs, television, and more.
Let’s look at some data to see the scope and effects of porn in society and the church:
Over 40 million Americans are regular visitors to porn sites. The average visit lasts 6 minutes and 29 seconds.
The porn industry’s annual revenue is more than the NFL, NBA, and MLB combined.
47% of families in the United States reported that pornography is a problem in their home.
Pornography use increases the marital infidelity rate by more than 300%.
56% of American divorces involve one party having an “obsessive interest” in pornographic websites.
68% of church-going men and over 50% of pastors view porn on a regular basis.
57% of pastors say porn addiction is the most damaging issue in their congregation. And 69% say porn has adversely impacted the church.
59% of pastors said that married men seek their help for porn use.
Only 7% of pastors say their church has a program to help people struggling with pornography.
Solution: Sexual Purity
“It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God” (I Thessalonians 4:3-5).
Men: If you are struggling from the consequences of pornography, but want to live in victory and freedom, it's yours for the taking. One confidential call, text, or email to Doug at Twelve Disciples Ministries is the first step. The Conquer Series is offered at the following location on:
Monday mornings from 9:00 - 11:00 Tuesdays nights from 6:30 - 8:30
Christ Church 15849-90th St. NE Otsego, MN 55330