The office of Safe Church Ministry has produced this bulletin insert/ flyer called: "Shhhh… we don’t want to talk about it; but maybe it’s time that we should" to assist churches in identifying that internet pornography is huge and growing fast. Its impact on individuals, marriages & families, even in Christian communities, must not be minimized. Our churches can become safe places of hope and healing, but only if we break the silence.
The bulletin insert may be ordered through Faith Alive by clicking here.
Audio and Video Resources
The Elephant in the Church: Pornography: A 36-minute sermon about pornography addiction by Pastor Rob Peterson of Thornapple Covenant Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Sexuality Series: Jeff Chu speaks at Calvin College about the dangerous effects of pornography and the organization he founded, Fight the New Drug.
Slow Killers: A 36-minute sermon about pornography addiction by Glenn Robinson, Pastor at North City Church, a non-denominational church in Sacramento, CA
Cordelia Anderson, Sensibilities Prevention Services, Inc. This website offers numerous resources as we fight an uphill battle to promote healthy sexuality in what Cordelia Anderson refers to as a "toxic and pornified" society.
Covenant Eyes: Accountability and filtering to help protect your family online. Learn how the Internet is used in your home and how to protect, yourself, your family and your organization. In addition to their protective software, this website features a blog, and helpful educational materials.
Fight the New Drug: This website explores how pornography affects the brain, our relationships, and our communities and invites us to take a stand against it.
Protect Young Eyes: Defending your kids from online dangers.
XXX Church: This website is filled with resources to help those struggling with addiction to pornography and those who want to support them in the process.
Book & Sample Small Group Discussion Guide
Just One Click: Christians, Porn, and the Lure of Cybersex (2010 by Robert J. Baird and Ronald L. VanderBeck) Available for purchase from Faith Alive here. This book is filled with real life stories and examples. The authors, who are Christian psychologists, alert readers to the risks and consequences of cybersex, provide guidance from Scripture, and suggest strategies to overcome the problem. This sample chapter (PDF), with discussion questions, is a good place to begin to have a meaningful discussion about internet pornography.
How Many Porn Addicts are in Your Church? This article from Crosswalk.com, an organization dedicated to building up the church, discusses how extensive the problem of Internet porn might be in Christian communities
Internet Pornography and Shaping Youth Culture: This blog post from from Linda Crockett, the Director of Education and Consultation for Samaritan Counseling Center in Lancaster, PA discusses the way pornography is shaping our culture as a theological problem.
Internet Porn Stats: Should Parents Be Concerned? Do you know what your children are seeing on the internet? How vigilant should a parent be? This article may open your eyes to the risks faced by children on the internet.