Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Shocking: 2014 Pornography Survey of Christian Men
Pornography Survey of Christian Men: Shocking New National Survey
Reveals High Levels of Pornography Use and Rampant Extramarital Affairs
Among Christian Men
LYNCHBURG, Va., Oct. 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire/
-- A new national survey of Christian men reveals shocking statistics
pertaining to high rates of pornography use and addiction, plus rampant
sexual infidelity amongst married Christian men. The 2014 survey was
commissioned by Proven Men Ministries (www.ProvenMen.org),
which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping men break free
from pornography, and conducted by Barna Group among a nationally
representative sample of 388 self-identified Christian adult men.
The statistics for Christian men between 18-30 years old are particularly striking:
77% look at pornography at least monthly;
36% view pornography at least daily;
32% admit being addicted to pornography (and another 12% think they may be).
The statistics for middle-aged Christian men (ages 31-49) are no less disturbing:
77% looked at pornography while at work in the past 3 months;
64% view pornography at least monthly; and
18% admit being addicted to pornography (and another 8% think they may be).
Even married Christian men are falling prey to pornography and extra-marital sexual affairs at alarming rates:
55% look at pornography at least monthly; and
35% had an extra-marital sexual affair while married.
statistics knock the wind right out of you. They also confirm what we
already know; that there definitely is a problem with pornography and
affairs among Christian men and that they are starving for the church
to step forward with solutions," according to Joel Hesch, who sponsored
the survey and is the founder of a non-profit biblically-based
organization named Proven Men Ministries. Hesch adds, "The purpose of
the survey was not to point fingers, but to get a better grasp on the
scope of the problem in light of ready access to pornography in this
Hesch continues: "It's abundantly clear that
pornography is one of the biggest unaddressed problems in the church."
In fact, these alarming statistics are not limited to those who
nominally consider themselves Christian.
Those who identify themselves as born-again Christians have similar struggles with pornography and affairs:
95% admit that they have viewed pornography;
54% look at pornography at least once a month;
44% viewed pornography at work in the last 90 days;
31% had a sexual affair while married;
25% erase Internet browsing history to conceal pornography use; and
18% admit being addicted to pornography (and another 9% think they may be).
What's the solution?
Men has put together a powerful resource for churches to help
Christian men regain their dignity and sexual integrity. After breaking
free from his own 20-year sexual addiction, Joel Hesch formed Proven
Men Ministries and has devoted the past 15 years to helping men around
the world find freedom from pornography or sexual addiction through a
biblically-based system he created, known as the Proven Path for Sexual
Integrity, including a 12-week course of study, a leadership guide and a book on sexual integrity-all available on Amazon. Our website also has free resources.
adds, "We are now taking the Proven Path directly to churches with the
goal of helping 1 million Christian men experience freedom and victory
from pornography and sexual addiction."
Hesch puts out this call for action to pastors and all Christian men:
these statistics break your heart like they break mine, then it's time
to join with me and other Proven Men around the nation in taking a
stand to reverse the tide and reclaim sexual integrity for yourself and
for each man in your church or community. Together we can change the
world one man, one family, and one church at a time."
To find out more about how you can be a part of the solution, visit our website at www.ProvenMen.org.
The full survey results are located at www.ProvenMen.org/2014PornStudy/Christian-Porn-Stats.
*The media and church community may cite to these statistics or
findings by using the following citation: 2014 ProvenMen.org Christian
Porn Survey (conducted by Barna Group).