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185: Is Life Better Without Porn?

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This week on the podcast:

03:16 – Why My Life Is Better Without Porn
08:03 – Creating a Sobriety Plan Pt.1 – Matt Fradd
17:07 – Questions or Comments? Leave Us a Voicemail!
18:31 – Thanks for listening this week!


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Pastors: Your Church Is Looking At Porn

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Chris Rock Joins Many Other Celebrities Speaking Out About the Negative Effects of Porn

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Comedian Chris Rock became one of the most recent celebrities to reveal a past addiction to pornography.

In recent comedy routines, Rock discussed his divorce to ex-wife Malaak Compton Rock to whom he was married for 16 years, but due to infidelity on Chris’s part, and other issues, couldn’t reconcile.

According to Inquisitr, “Rock joked about his porn addiction causing him to be 15 minutes late everywhere he went, and how the addiction to porn negatively affected him in other ways. . .. Rock spoke about porn causing him to not be able to look people in the eye and making him miss social cues. With therapy, however, Rock said he overcame his porn addiction.”

Another actor who also discussed their former addiction to pornography was Terry Crews, who made a series of videos talking about the issue, saying, “Pornography really, really messed up my life in a lot of ways.”

Actor Josh Radnor from HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER also spoke out stating, “There are those who say there’s no such thing as pornography addiction and that watching porn is harmless. History will not be kind to those people. They’ll be the doctors from the 50s in the cigarette ads.”

Former BAYWATCH and Playboy model Pamela Anderson shocked others last year when she co-wrote an op-ed with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, which states, that pornography has “corrosive effects on a man’s soul and on his ability to function as husband and, by extension, as father.” Anderson also called porn a “public hazard.”

Movieguide® commends these actors for their honesty and willingness to speak out on an issue that is either joked about, ignored or even encouraged in the entertainment industry.

Source: Movieguide

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181: Porn Turns People Into Objects

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This week on the podcast:

  • 00:44 – Featured Topic: Porn Turns People Into Objects
  • 05:29 – How Do You Treat the Opposite Sex?
  • 10:34 – Guest Feature: Nate Larkin on being a martyr in recovery.

If you and your spouse are struggling and would like help on your journey, please feel free to contact us! Or, if you’re a wife and need some extra help from another wife who’s walked through what you have, head on over to the “Support for Wives” section and shoot Tracey a a message by filling out the contact form. All communication is strictly confidential.

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Porn and Mental Health: 10 Facts from the Experts

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Is porn use associated with greater mental health or the opposite? Here are 10 facts from the experts.

1. Multiple studies have shown that frequently viewing porn is correlated with more casual sexual partners, sex with friends, and sex at an earlier age. 1 2 3 4

2. According to a study of college-age men, the more men watch pornography, the more likely they are to have lower self esteem. 5

3. According to a study among adolescents, porn use is frequently associated with cheating on one’s girlfriend. 6

4. According to a study of Dutch adolescents, exposure to sexually explicit movies online is significantly correlated with the belief that women are sex objects. 7

5. According to another study in the Journal of Sex Research, the more frequent someone’s porn use is, the less satisfied they tend to be with sex and human relationships. 8

6. According to a study at the University of Sydney of 800 regular porn users, 20% said they prefer porn over sex with a partner. 9

7. According to a study published in the Journal of Sex Research, just as it is with those who have substance dependencies, porn use was shown to interfere with someone’s working memory capacity. 10

8. According to a study published in the journal Human Brain Mapping, when men view porn the regions of the brain called the thalamus and hypothalamus are significantly activated. These are the regions responsible for some of our core drives like food, water, and sex. This means when men view porn, it doesn’t register to them as something they just desire. Their brain experiences it as a survival need. 11

9. According to a study of youth ages 10 to 17, there’s a significant correlation between watching porn and feelings of loneliness and major depression. 12

10. According to a study of adolescents from Israel, boys who viewed more porn were less likely to have pro-social attitudes, meaning they were less likely to desire or actually be involved in behaviors that benefited society as a whole. 13

The evidence is clear. Consuming porn is associated with all kinds of mental health concerns. We deserve better as a society. Our kids deserve better. The women in our lives deserve better.

As commonplace as porn use is today, if porn made us healthier, we would be healthy by now.

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