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What Christian leaders, other Americans are doing to observe Lent

What Christian leaders, other Americans are doing to observe Lent

Counselor: Give up lust

For the fifth year in a row, a campaign urging men to break free from pornography is utilizing the Lenten season to put them on a path toward taking action to kick their addictions.

"Each year, the response to this campaign has been extremely positive with men taking the leap to rid themselves of this decaying habit that wears upon their integrity and shakes their position as spiritual leaders of their home," said Eddie Capparucci, the administrator of the MenAgainstPorn.org, in a CP Voices piece Sunday.

"People are often shocked to learn this addiction is not about sex but instead is an intimacy disorder. Men abuse sex to distract themselves from emotional distress that often is subconscious. In dealing with an addiction, understanding the root cause of why it developed is a significant factor in recovery," he observed.

Capparucci is a licensed counselor in private practice in Marietta, Georgia. Men Against Porn works to serve as a network for men, while working with coalition partners to bring awareness of the harms of pornography, their website notes.

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