Church silence over porn is ‘increasing problem’

Dave HallByDave Hall

Church silence over porn is ‘increasing problem’

Two thirds of Christian men are viewing pornography in the US and in the UK the figure could be higher still.

So says Mike Genung (pictured), founder of Blazing Grace, first-time exhibitors at CRE National 2019.

‘In 2016, the Barna Group, leading researchers of faith and culture, teamed up with Josh McDowell Ministry to survey porn use in the US church,’ said Mike. ‘They discovered two-thirds of Christian men view pornography. I’ve seen surveys suggesting the figure is as high as 70 per cent in the UK.’

Mike believes some churches shy away from discussing sex or pornography, with resulting isolation and silence exacerbating the problem.

Blazing Grace is a ministry that offers help and resources to those struggling with pornography or other forms of sexual sin.

‘Unfortunately, hurting wives are often forgotten,’ said Mike. ‘We put as much emphasis on the wife’s healing as we do their husband’s recovery. Most men don’t seek help for years, putting their marriage and family at risk. Surveys show that more than half of divorces now include one spouse addicted to pornography.’

Mike Genung has written six books on freedom and healing for porn addiction and adultery, for both men and women. He will speak on the subject at CRE National 2019 (2pm, Wed 16 Oct).

• Blazing Grace are on stand S60 at CRE National 2019

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