Porn 'Epidemic' Is Main Reason for Christian Divorces, Filmmakers Claim

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By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter
June 12, 2014|10:40 am

Christian filmmakers releasing a DVD on Internet pornography argue that the porn "epidemic" is the main problem contributing to Christian divorces.

The filmmakers have put together a DVD teaching curriculum on sexual purity called the "Conquer Series," partly in response to statistics that show that 50 percent of pastors and 68 percent of Christian men confess to viewing Internet porn on a weekly basis.

"The shocking statistics were the game-changer for me," said Director Jeremy Wiles on Wednesday. "So, we spent two years developing a 5-hour discipleship curriculum, interviewing top Christian leaders on this subject and shooting battle reenactments to illustrate the war that every man faces with sexual temptation. I wanted to give men proven principles on how to find freedom. We can be the generation that changes the statistic."

Christians have spoken out against the harmful effects of Internet porn. Heath Lambert, executive director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, has called pornography "the greatest moral crisis in the church today."

"With the onslaught of Internet pornography you can go in the bedroom, shut the door, open up your laptop or your iPhone and look at whatever you want to look at, delete the Internet history and move on with your life. And it seems like nobody knows, it seems like you were successful," he told CP earlier. "I think it's that sin festers in the darkness. And so I think that layer of darkness, where nobody has to know at first, is what is causing all the damage."

The "Conqueror Series" is being hosted by former pastor and head of Pure Desire Ministries Dr. Ted Roberts, who has counseled men for over 30 years on pornography issues.

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"Our goal with the Conquer Series is to give men a battle plan for purity. We've got a great tool here that will change lives, but we need pastors to partner with us to fight this battle," Roberts explained.

The series will feature interviews with brain scientists and church leaders, and says that it is not so much about behavior modification as it is about "heart transformation."

Wiles noted that "pornography is a really tough subject for a lot of pastors to openly confront." "This cinematic Series will give them confidence that they can restore men using proven Bible-based principles," he stated.

Paul Cole, president of Christian Men's Network, commented on the series, saying: "When the Conquer Series begins to be a part of who we are, it will begin to change what we do and who we are as a church."

 

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