Statistics

The Unexpected Connection Between Our Questions and Our Beliefs About Porn

People who admitted to using pornography at least once a month were asked if they considered it “always wrong” to view sexual images when the sexual acts are forced or painful. Only about 50% said that would always be wrong!

Ask the question a little differently: Do you consider it “always wrong” to view sexual images when the sexual acts are not consensual? More than 75% believe that is always wrong.

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What Kids Really Believe About Pornography

Do kids talk about porn? Statistics show that they do – but they talk about it in different ways. A brand new national survey* of 860 teens and young adults (age 13-24) asked “When you and your friends talk about pornography, is it most often in a way that’s disagreeable, neutral, accepting, or encouraging?” One […]

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The Changing Pornography Landscape

There is a Biblical principle, from Romans 6:16 (NASB). “Do you not know that… you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?” The rest of chapter 6 explains that obedience to the laws of God, from the heart, leads to righteousness; righteousness leads to sanctification; and sanctification, eternal life. It starts with obedience from the heart.

Defining the practice of obedience for your family is the best path toward molding proper ideas and views toward pornography. And accountability is the only way, the only tool, to do that training effectively.

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Why do pastors leave the ministry?

A recent survey by LifeWay interviewed over 700 pastors from four major denominations as to why they left the church. One big reason? Neither they nor their church had the resources to deal with the counseling side of ministry. This is even scarier when you realize 93% of pastors (and 94% of youth pastors) say that porn is a bigger problem in their church than ever before, but only 7% of churches have a program in place to handle it.

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How Accountability Locks In Family Values

We really would like to transfer our family’s values and faith on to our kids. We want them to know the difference between right and wrong, and we like to think they will believe what we parents believe.

Now we have data that shows the connection between accountability and passing on the parents’ good values to their kids. The family that talks together walks together.

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Is pain in porn wrong? Only half of adults think so.

A brand new national survey of 1188 adults* asked what type of images are always wrong in porn. Among those who actually use porn, nearly half—46%—of adults said that images of “sexual acts that may be forced or painful” are not “wrong.”

Among teens and young adults (ages 13 – 25), only 50% say it’s wrong to view those painful images.

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Should a Pastor Be Fired if He’s Viewing Porn?

Over 40% of people believe porn-using pastors should resign…but if we did that, 57% of pastors would have to quit. What’s the solution, then?

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What are the most up-to-date stats on pornography?

At the Set Free Summit! Josh McDowell Ministries and Covenant Eyes have commissioned the Barna Group to do a major study on pornography, called The Porn Phenomenon. Based on a survey of 3,288 people, we now have up-to-date, accurate statistics on many aspects of pornography use, attitudes about pornography, and demographically sorted differences based on age, gender, and faith.

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Sex in the Media

The price our kids pay By Michael Leahy New evidence points to the media adolescents use frequently (television, music, movies, magazines, and the Internet) as important factors in the initiation of sexual intercourse. There is a major disconnect between what mainstream media portray—casual sex and sexuality with no consequences—and what children and teenagers need. – […]

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