Purity

One of the components of the Male Spiritual Leadership project is to focus on developing and reclaiming male sexual purity. Pornography is so rampant that it is hard to identify it in the public arena; however, porn is a real problem and hurdle to sustainable male purity.

This resource page offers helpful reading, networks and ministries, and insight into pornography and its influence. The resources listed are not a wholesale statement of every doctrinal point, opinion, or religious affiliation, but an acknowledgement of their usefulness on this topic.

Websites, Accountability Software, Recovery, Training

Christian Care Network (Find a Counselor – AACC Referral Network)

CovenantEyes.com (fee-based accountability software)

XXXChurch.com (free-based accountability software)

The Social Cost of Pornography

Faithful & True (Dr. Mark Laaser)

Fight the New Drug

She’s Somebody’s Daughter

Recovery – Through Christ

International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (Dr. Patrick Carnes)

Academic Resources

Porn Studies (ISSN: 2326-8743 – Print; 2326-8751 – Online)

E-Book (Free)

Mark Driscoll, Porn Again Christian: A Frank Discussion on Pornography and Masturbation (Relit.org).

Covenant Eyes has a number of FREE E-Books.

General Articles

Jason Byassee, “Not Your Father’s Pornography,” First Things (2008).

John Coleman, “Porn in the USA: Examining Our National Addiction,” Salvo 2 (Spring 2007).

Joe Dallas, “Darkening Our Minds: The Problem of Pornography among Christians,” Christian Research Journal 27.3 (2004): 12-21.

Alain de Botton, “Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn,” Wall Street Journal (Dec 26, 2012).

Get the Facts.” Fight the New Drug.

Donald L. Hilton, Jr., “Slave Master: How Pornography Drugs & Changes Your Brain,” Salvo 13 (Summer 2010).

Joe Jablonski, “Sex on the Syllabus: Are Porn Studies the Latest Academic Fad?,” SalvoMag.com.

Dave Jenkins, “Overcoming an Addiction to Pornography and Embracing Purity, Part 1,” Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Dave Jenkins, “Overcoming an Addiction to Pornography and Embracing Purity, Part 2,” Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Wayne Jackson, “An Accessory to Adultery,” ChristianCourier.com.

Wayne Jackson, “Is Lust the Equivalent of Fornication?,” ChristianCourier.com.

Wayne Jackson, “Is Sexual Self-stimulation Wrong?,” ChristianCourier.com.

Bobby Maddex, “The Naked Truth: An Interview with Dr. Judith Reisman,” Salvo 2 (Spring 2007).

Keith Morrison, “Battling Sexual Addiction,” NBCNews.com (Feb. 24, 2004).

Regis Nicoll, “Porn Is Not Free: The High Social & Personal Costs of Pornography,” Salvo 16 (Spring 2011).

John Piper, “Does Porn Use Disqualify a Pastor?,” DesiringGod.org.

Judith Reisman, “Pink Cross: The Story of Shelley Lubben, Former Porn Star,” Salvo  12 (Spring 2010).

Judith Reisman, “The Porn Factor: The Path from Playboy to Sex Offender Is Well Traveled,” Salvo 26 (Fall 2013).

Richard Sauer and Linda Sauer, “Pornography: A Distortion of God’s Plan,” AnswersinGenesis.org.

Marcia Segelstein, “Blindsided Kids: Thanks to the Internet and the Supreme Court, Pornography Is Now Available In Every Home In America,” Salvo 35 (Winter 2015).

Marcia Segelstein, “Porn Blockers: A Primer for Parents,” Salvo 28 (Winter 2014).

William M. Struthers, “The Effects of Porn on the Male Brain,” Christian Research Journal 34.5 (2011).

True Story: How Porn Twisted My Sexuality.” Fight the New Drug (April 1 2015).

Carl R. Trueman, “The Purpose of Pornography,” First Things (Aug. 5, 2014).

Academic Articles

Maika Böhm, Philipp Franz, Arne Dekker & Silja Matthiesen, “Desire and Dilemma – Gender Differences in German Students’ Consumption of Pornography,” Porn Studies 2:1 (2015): 76-92.

Fagan, Patrick F., “The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community,” ShesSomebodysDaughter.org.

Joshua B. Grubbs, Fred Volk, Julie J. Exline, and Kenneth I. Pargament, “Internet Pornography Use: Perceived Addiction, Psychological Distress, and the Validation of a Brief Measure,” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 41:1 (2015): 83-106.

Alexandra Hambleton, “When Women Watch: The Subversive Potential of Female-Friendly Pornography in Japan,” Porn Studies (2015).

Kristina Pia Hofer, “Pornographic Domesticity: Amateur Couple Porn, Straight Subjectivities, and Sexual Labour,” Porn Studies 1:4 (2014): 334-45.

Taylor Kohut, Jodie L. Baer & Brendan Watts, “Is Pornography Really about ‘Making Hate to Women’? Pornography Users Hold More Gender Egalitarian Attitudes Than Nonusers in a Representative American Sample,” The Journal of Sex Research 53:1 (2016): 1-11.

Jill C. Manning, “The Impact of Internet Pornography on Marriage and the Family: A Review of the Research,” Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity 13:2-3 (2006): 131-65.

Antoine Mazières, Mathieu Trachman, Jean-Philippe Cointet, Baptiste Coulmont & Christophe Prieur, “Deep Tags: Toward a Quantitative Analysis of Online Pornography,” Porn Studies 1:1-2 (2014): 80-95.

Andrew David Naselli, “When You Indulge in Pornography, You Participate in Sex Slavery,” Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 20.2 (Fall 2015).

Katrina L. Pariera, “Perceived Effects of Instructional Pornography on the Self, Partner, and Others,” Sexual and Relationship Therapy 30:3 (2015): 385-400.

Cosimo Marco Scarcelli, “‘It is Disgusting, but … ’: Adolescent Girls’ Relationship to Internet Pornography as Gender Performance,” Porn Studies 2:2-3 (2015): 237-49.

Chyng Sun, Ekra Miezan, Na-Young Lee & Jae Woong Shim, “Korean Men’s Pornography use, Their Interest in Extreme Pornography, and Dyadic Sexual Relationships,” International Journal of Sexual Health 27:1 (2015): 16-35.

Paul J. Wright, “Pornography and the Sexual Socialization of Children: Current Knowledge and a Theoretical Future,” Journal of Children and Media 8:3 (2014): 305-12.

Paul J. Wright, Chyng Sun, Nicola J. Steffen, and Robert S. Tokunaga, “Pornography, Alcohol, and Male Sexual Dominance,” Communications Monographs 82.2 (June 2015): 252-70.