Has your church EVER addressed pornography?

I can honestly say I've NEVER been in a church service that directly dealt with pornography addiction or sexual addiction. The nearest reference to it are the slides before each service reading, "Struggling with addiction? Celebrate meets Wednesday nights." It's like they're telling you up front... "If you're struggling, we have a place for you, but this aint it." Am I glad there's a place? Sure.

I'm not trying to say all churches are like this. It's just been my experience that it seems like there's a mindset of, "There's a place to talk about addictions, but church isn't it."

How about you? Has your church talked about porn addiction?




5 Comments

Brent

March 18, 2013

No, I have never been a part of a full presentation on this issue. I have heard references and comments that we should not view pornography but no one is addresses what are the solutions. It is confusing that churches want to help people but we never really address the true needs of our culture.

Rick

March 18, 2013

I have never personally been in a church service where pornography got more than 2 sentences mentioned. Ever!
And even then it was just to say that it’s bad. No help. No solutions. No hope. Just bad!

Bryson

March 18, 2013

Same here. I’ve heard it mentioned in a church service, but that’s about it.

Tyler

March 18, 2013

This weekend I attended a Iron Sharpens Iron men’s conference and two people in our class (30 men) stated that their church did address the issue. One was a young man and it happened while he was in his youth group at church.

The biggest concern we heard was that church is not a safe place to discuss this topic. Many felt that if they communicated their struggle with pornography in church that they would be judged and removed from any involvement in church.

The church needs to become a hospital to heal the broken people. We then can restore them to health.

Jameson

March 18, 2013

I’ve been in youth settings where it has been addressed. Never a public church gathering of any sort, though.

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