Why an Abused Addict is Now Cultivating Innocence

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Recovery is a long and often difficult road. But I as the victim of childhood sexual abuse and a pornography addict for more than twenty years, I am now cultivating innocence in the lives of my children.

Keep reading to find out more.

When I was 12, I discovered porn. What started as teenage curiosity turned to fascination, and eventually a powerful addiction to pornography. For nearly ten years of my addiction, I was a youth pastor in the Bible Belt.

I lived in constant fear of my perfect image being shattered.

In my ultra-conservative upbringing, there’s room for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, but there’s little to no room reserved for recovering porn addicts. There’s no freedom for any Christian–much less a pastor–to say, “my drug of choice is porn.”

 

To read the rest of my story on Covenant Eyes, please click here.

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The latest study from the Barna Group, shows that 64% of churchgoing men are addicted to the vicious cycle of pornography. I would greatly appreciate you sharing this story with your friends and family.