Here’s a recent article that John, the marketing director at Catholic Answers, wrote about trying to sell some of my products!
We all know that pornography consumption around the world is at an epidemic level, and it’s no secret that it’s having disastrous effects on relationships, marriages, and society at large.
The problem is only exacerbated by the availability of pornography online.
According to the websitecovenanteyes.com, more than 1 in 8 Internet searches are for erotic content. 67% of children admit to clearing their Internet history to hide their online activity, while 79% of accidental exposures to Internet porn among kids take place in the home.
Equally disturbing is the fact that 56% of divorce cases involve one party having an obsession with online porn.
These statistics are not lost on us here at Catholic Answers. With the addition of Matt Fradd to the apostolate, we have released several great products over the last two years on the dangers of pornography and what the Church teaches about authentic human sexuality. As the director of marketing for Catholic Answers, however, I have encountered a level of difficulty in actually getting these products into the hands of the people they could help the most.
Think about this for just a minute: How likely would you be to purchase a product on the dangers of pornography at a conference or from a Christian bookstore? It is likely that people shy away from this, not because they don’t recognize that they might have a problem with pornography but because they are not willing to publicly indict themselves. This is true also for people who know someone with a problem, yet they may hesitate to pick it up for fear that others will get the wrong idea.