I recently engaged in an hour long radio debate on the topic of pornography with Charlotte Rose, a sexual freedom campaigner, and Adam Scarborough of the Campaign Against Censorship. There are so many things I wish I had said and a few things I wish I had not. Such is the nature of live debate. Nevertheless, […]
Giving up sin is something we should be doing anyway, right? That said, setting yourself a goal you know you can reach is usually far more effective than merely saying “I’ll never do this again” So, here’s an interesting way you and a friend might decide to give up porn for Lent (and beyond). It’s […]
Thanks to Catholic Answers, my wife and I are able to sell our new book for wives for as low as $2 a book. Read on and you’ll learn why you or someone you love needs it. There are resources for men who struggle with porn; resources for women who struggle with porn. There are […]
There’s a lot of debate out there right now about what “addiction” means, if we should apply it to those who use pornography compulsively, and whether it helps or hinders people when we do apply it to them. Recenlty Dr. Greg Popcak published a blog entitled, “New Research Suggests Porn is NOT an Addiction. It […]
To the degree in which we recognize the reality behind the fantasy of pornography will be the degree to which we wish to renounce it. This is because pornography isn’t simply poor taste or unsophisticated, but depraved. Wicked. There is a very interesting moment in Canto XIX of Dante’s Purgatorio which sheds light on this […]
Last week Cosmopolitan magazine published an article called 8 Reasons Watching Porn Doesn’t Make Him a Cheater (you didn’t really think I’d link you to it, did you?). Today, I released a video response to it. Check it out: If you’re interested in seeing the facts I referenced see the full article here. I was happy to […]
My wife and I just released a new book for wives and partners of those who use porn. Restored: True Stories of Love and Lust After Porn. Learn more here.
Several months back I decided to part ways with Covenant Eyes in order to dedicate my time solely to The Porn Effect (a website for teens and young adults) and Integrity Restored (a site for families and clergy). I’m happy with the move since I feel the work cut out for us in the Church in the battle […]
When I was about thirteen years old, I came home from a trip to Adelaide (the big city three hours from where I lived) with my friend and his Mum. What did I buy in the big city? A huge block mounted picture of a completely naked Pamela Anderson.
1. What is sex trafficking Sex trafficking is a subset of human trafficking and has been defined by the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report as a “severe form” of trafficking in which “a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion.” 2. How Big is the problem? Big! Ernie Allen, president of the National […]