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Overcoming pornography addiction begins with being totally honest about your addiction and exposing the lies. Addicts will often lie to themselves and others and hide their behaviors. This is done to maintain their addiction and to hide their shame. One of my clients, Josh, would downplay the seriousness of his addiction by telling him self […]
It can be incredibly overwhelming to realize just how many men, women, and young people in our parishes are struggling with pornography use, and as indicated by the question, sometimes we aren’t really sure where to start. I’ve always found it best to break down the problem into parts. There are three main areas to […]
The largest single population of Internet pornography users is teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17. It’s no wonder that more and more boys are becoming addicted to it. However, the good news is, you can have a tremendous influence in their lives that will help them reject porn and avoid becoming addicted. As […]
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How do I as a priest address porn from the pulpit? I don’t want to scandalize the young and innocent.
Addressing pornography, and all sexual sin, from the pulpit is definitely a daunting task. As priests, we stand in the tension between proclaiming the truth about the danger to souls posed by pornography and the fear of scandalizing those who are innocent. Sometimes we can even fail to teach the truth because we fear teaching people to sin. However, we also must acknowledge the fact that we live in a pornified culture, and our young people are often not as…