///Porn…where do you send people for help?

Porn…where do you send people for help?

Traffic numbers for this week’s post have been high (see post 1, post 2, post 3). The word “porn” is obviously a “trigger search word” and it’s also a huge topic that so many people struggle with… and rarely talk about it. There is hope and help out there for those in need.

www.xxxchurch.com seems to be the go-to website/filter. If you don’t have one on your personal computer, I’d suggest highly that you don’t put yourself above temptation. Plus, by having one on your computer you can confess to teenagers that you’re not above temptation nor accountability. But, xxxchurch.com isn’t the only one out there trying to help in the world-of-porn.

Another resource is RemedyLive.com, which is a new ministry to me that I’m pretty excited about. The folks at RemedyLive have phone counselors set up all over the country who are on-call to talk to teenagers about issues (like pornography). If there are some issues that you don’t feel equipped to address, these trained counselors are a phone call away.

Here’s a short snippet from one of RemedyLive’s posts about porn:

According to the website xxxchurch.com the average age of the first exposure to pornography is 11 years old. 90% of kids 8-16 have viewed porn online, most them while doing homework. And this no longer a guy problem. Both teen males and females are being robbed of a moral centered perspective on sex due to pornography.

With porn having such a disastrous impact on the lives of teens – is there any hope for institutions like marriage? Can someone addicted to porn as a teen enter into a healthy relationship later in his or her life without thinking it’s all about sex? And what about people that are being fired from their jobs for being caught looking at porn on their workstation computers?

For the rest of the article and to watch a call in show about pornography go here and check it out.

I’ve known about the dangers of porn for a long time, but now that my small group of 10th grade boys talk about it all the time, I’m really hunting for practical resources that will help. A lot of youth workers say, “Have them read a book

[insert title here].” While I appreciate recommendations, most boys aren’t reading books. So, I’m looking for more resources like xxxchurch.com & RemedyLive.com.

Question: What are other resources that are out there that help teenagers (or anyone) in their temptation/battle/addiction to porn? Share your resource ideas here.

 

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