Porn and Technology

Love this simple yet sufficiently impactful and practical talk by Jefferson Bethke about the prevalent/detrimental issue of pornography in society today….

Porn is damaging to relationships, souls, jobs, lives… Porn isn’t just affecting us, it’s literally changing us. The biggest hit is the death with true, life-giving intimacy and vulnerability/nakedness – seeing the depth of another person, seeing all that they are and still choosing them; being fully known and fully loved.

Porn, by nature, cannot give intimacy. 

We don’t know what it means to be known anymore, we might even be terrified of being known, not realising that joy is hiding right on the other side.

2 things that have to happen to see progress:

  1. Continue a complete & utter assault on the objectification of women.

    “A woman isn’t valued because she is someone’s daughter, a woman is valued because she is someone.”

    “Success in fighting porn happens when a guy looks away from porn, not because of shame, but when they have such a high view of a woman that it’s impossible to get arousal from her exploitation.”

  2. Replace the “No” with a better “Yes.
    Give a superior pleasure to create lasting behavioural change.

    Progress won’t be made until people understand the fact that porn cannot deliver what we’re truly created for: giving is better than taking, vulnerability is better than hiding & covenant is better than contract.

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