Focus on the Family’s Thriving Values Team hopes this resource will help you
deal with this challenging cultural issue.
"Nothing erodes a person's faith faster than Internet pornography."
– Josh McDowell, author, evangelist and apologist
“Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.” Psalm 119:37 (ESV)
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:28 (ESV)
Did you know the Bible* mentions the word “eyes” more than 500 times? And “sight” close to 300 times?
Throughout Scripture, it seems the eyes – one’s vision or sight, both literally and figuratively – are indispensably tied to the heart and the trajectory of one’s life. They filter, interpret, direct and communicate; yet, they can just as easily tempt, distort and lead astray.
So important are the eyes that Jesus, speaking metaphorically, said in the Gospel of Mark, “…if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell.” In essence, He was warning: “Don’t let your eyes lead you astray.” (Mark 9:47, ESV)
Fast-forward to modern culture where digital pornography addiction ― especially among children and teens ― is now at epidemic levels. In mere seconds, they can stumble across graphic and violent pornography just by clicking a button or opening an email or text.
Sadly, there’s been little media coverage on this mind-altering and devastating trend. But that doesn’t mean the problem doesn’t exist, or that it’s hopeless for those who are affected.
Case in point: Every week, Focus on the Family is contacted by hurting individuals seeking help from our licensed, Christian counselors for themselves or someone they know who has a pornography addiction.
Focus on the Family’s mission is for families to thrive, even in today’s challenging cultural environment. That’s why your Thriving Values™ team has prepared this brief, yet information-packed guide to help:
- Educate you on Internet pornography addiction and its profound impact;
- Share warning signs, if you are concerned a friend or loved one is struggling with this type of addiction; and
- Offer practical ways to get help, to protect yourself and loved ones, and to overcome this addiction.
Don’t wait! Download this FREE, practical and engaging guide by completing the fields below. You will then receive an email with the downloadable file!
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We are so encouraged by your commitment to redeem the culture — one relationship at a time!
If you have any questions, please call Focus on the Family at (800) A-FAMILY (232-6459) or email us.