Pornography and Masturbation

Ben:  Wow - you're really hooked, eh? But you can't just stay where you are. You're on a downward spiral. Charles Spurgeon said "Kill the habit, before it kills you!" Porn is such a powerful weapon - look what Satan is achieving with it:

- a man's wife becomes less attractive to him, and eventually he becomes impotent with her
- 80% of men become aggressive, demand their partner act out porn scenes
- women act out porn fantasies via promiscuity or affairs, more often than men. (It's a short step from husband+porn
to husband+lover.)

A man slides down through strip clubs to massage parlours to brothels, neglecting his friends and family, and ending up lonely and depressed. And loses his marriage!

- a married man with a porn habit is twice as likely to be unfaithful, or use prostitutes
- a married man with a porn habit is 40% more likely to end up divorced
- more than half of divorces involve a porn habit, or a lover acquired on-line
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vicki-larson/porn-and-divorce_b_861987.html)

You're right - our churches are not talking about it! A stunning, shameful silence. Maybe because we don't know what to say?

Adam:  So where can I go for help?

If you decided today to get help, where would you go?  Who would you call?