Many people feel imprisoned in the porn trap, but there is a way out. I know the pull porn can have, but I’ve personally escaped this hell.
(PRWEB) December 19, 2011
Think porn is no big deal? Think again. Science shows it actually changes how people think about casual sex, the attractiveness of a spouse, and even penalties for rape. And worse, watching porn rewires one's brain to crave more porn, according to a new e-book from Covenant Eyes.
Author Luke Gilkerson breaks down university studies and statistics to illustrate five ways that porn warps a person's mind and three biblical ways to renew one's thought life. Your Brain on Porn is a must read for every Christian who is increasingly bombarded with a sexualized and pornographic Internet culture.
"My goal was to set scientific findings in a biblical context," said Gilkerson, who is also the editor of the Covenant Eyes blog Breaking Free.
"Even in churches where porn and lust are discouraged, it is still helpful to understand that there is a wise Designer behind our sexual drive,” Gilkerson said. “He created us for intimacy, and these scientific findings only further illustrate what the Bible has said all along—that lust hijacks something beautiful and makes it something ugly."
In Your Brain on Porn readers will discover how watching porn actually decreases sexual satisfaction, disconnects people from relationships, and rewires neuro-circuitry to desire more porn. A study by researchers from the universities of Alabama and Indiana showed that watching porn lowers a person’s view of women and desensitizes them to cruelty towards women. In fact, when asked to set a sentence in a rape case, those who viewed porn recommended a sentence half that recommended by people who did not watch porn.
Gilkerson doesn’t leave his readers without hope. In three steps, he maps a biblical escape from the temptations of pornography.
"Porn use is quite common today," Gilkerson reports. "Among today's college students, for instance, about two-thirds of guys use the Internet for sexual purposes on a weekly basis. That's also true for nearly one out of five women."
This concerns Gilkerson because one survey among divorce lawyers tells us that pornography obsession is a contributing factor in over half of divorce cases. "Young men and women, even Christians, are setting themselves up for relational failure," Gilkerson says. "We need a biblical vision for what sexuality is meant to be."
Gilkerson is among the most knowledgeable writers today on the topics of pornography and how it affects individuals and their relationships.
“Many people feel imprisoned in the porn trap, but there is a way out,” Gilkerson said. “I know the pull porn can have, but I’ve personally escaped this hell.”
Over the past four years, Gilkerson has interviewed hundreds of sex addicts, Christian and secular counselors, pastors, and researchers. Through his continuing research he has served as a writer and editor for “Parenting the Internet Generation,” “Porn in the Pews,” “Protecting Kids on YouTube” and other educational resources for Covenant Eyes.
To learn more about these resources or to arrange an interview Luke Gilkerson, please call Sam Black at 989.720.8018 or send e-mail to sam.black(at)covenanteyes(dot)com.
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