Moms Talk Porn…

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Maybe the idea of talking about pornography frightens the heebie jeebies right out of you!  Perhaps pornography hits too close to home.  Before I spend some time talking about how to teach your kids the dangers of pornography, I want to help moms work through some possible porn issues.  Tragically, porn affects women too.  Some struggle personally with the temptation of porn while others have been horrifically betrayed by a husband’s or loved one’s addiction to porn.  There are loads of resources out there to help.  On this blog, go to the resource tab and hover over resource websites or print websites for more options.  I had the privilege of meeting Jessica Harris, a woman who has been redeemed from her struggle with pornography.  You can find her at beggarsdaughter.com.  She has a ministry dedicated to women who have an addiction to pornography.  Her testimony is one of grace and mercy and I saw firsthand those qualities overflow from her in a conversation we had.  The female struggle is real.  Here are some stats:

  • 36% of females non practicing Christians struggle with porn age 13-24
  • 17% of females non practicing Christians struggle with porn age 25+
  • 13% of females practicing Christians struggle with porn age 13-24
  • 5% of females practicing Christians struggle with porn age 25+

Jessica has a book called Beggars Daughter, definitely worth the read especially if you have struggles with pornography.  Her fantastic sense of humor shows through its pages.

It’s time to get real.  What are the last two letters in the word SHAME??  M-E.  It’s time to take “me” out of shame.  The most common verse we know in the Bible is John 3:16, but I just love the verse that comes after it. ”For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”  Get some help if you have a porn problem.  Be brave. You can do it.  I believe in you. In fact, I will cheer you on from the sideline and pray over you and with you.  There is no shame with God. None.  No condemnation either.  Just grace, forgiveness, and mercy and all you have to do is ask for it. Jessica says that there are no statistics with God. “Simply: All, None, Anyone.”

I love that.  We are ALL messed up. None can do it alone and Anyone can be healed. Be sure to visit beggarsdaughter.com.

TIP: If you have a porn addiction, there is hope and healing waiting for you.  Take the first step and ask for help.

Posted by Amy in Pornography

**Stats are from The Porn Phenomenon,  A Barna Report Produced in Partnership with Josh McDowell Ministry (a Cru Ministry)

 

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