Pornography and Sexting

Pornography is like fog. It settles in and blocks our view. Pornography is sexually explicit material designed specifically to cause arousal and today it permeates our surroundings.

Pornography (hard-core porn, soft porn, child pornography) can be found here: books, magazines, Internet, photos, film, video, video games, TV, sound recordings, drawings, advertisements, animation, mobile phones, sex-oriented businesses, and more. Exposure at any level can lead to the next level and the next. Soon addiction sets in and the consumption won’t stop.

What is sexting and why the connection to pornography? Sexting is the use of a cell phone for sending sexual words and pictures, especially among teens. It has some characteristics of pornography.

Who are the victims? Anyone of any age in your community, your schools, your neighborhood, colleges and universities, and even your church— all are exposed to pornography at some level.

“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Cor. 6:18–19 NIV). 

Steps to address this issue.

Overview of Project HELP: Human Exploitation.

Articles, Blogs, and Resources:
Release and Restore CD (product)
Human Exploitation: A Difficult Issue (blog)
Shh . . . Don't Say Human Exploitation in My Church (blog)

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Missions Leader Team Blog

Two years ago while on a missions trip to South Africa, I had the opportunity to participate in food distribution in the local community. The missionaries with whom I was working informed my team that the food had been purchased with Global Hunger Relief funds. It was a thrill for me to have a firsthand opportunity to hand out the bags of food and share with those receiving them.

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