Impact of Pornography On Our Society

Impact of Pornography on Our Society

  • Impact upon Marriage,
  • What the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about Pornography,
  • "We Need to Stop Pornography Now,"
  • Click to listen to a podcast of Deacon Ralph Poyo talk about his former addiction to pornography and how other men can avoid falling into the same trap.
  • to hear more testimonials from the Love Is Faithful website. 
Here is a survey for your family to take to see how safe your home is from the dangers of pornography:  Is Your Family Safe Survey

How Pornography Hurts You:

Some people say that there is nothing wrong with pornography. After all, they argue, it is just a little harmless adult fun. And nobody really gets hurt by it, right?

Wrong. Pornography hurts everybody.
  • It hurts individuals who spend time and money they can’t afford in pursuit of thrills that never really satisfy the heart;
  • It hurts marriages when spouses feel alienated from those they love the most;
  • It hurts children when their parents can’t set a good moral example for them;
  • It hurts the thousands of people, mostly women, involved in the sex industry, many of whom have been the victims of sexual exploitation and crime from a very young age
  • It hurts society when it erodes our standards of decency and respect for other human beings.
Pornography hurts you:
  • Spiritually because pornography perverts the God given desire for intimacy and union, and turns it into something that makes this intimacy and union impossible; it keeps you from the sacraments or leads you to receive them unworthily, thereby, neutering the graces you should be receiving.
  • Mentally because pornography teaches an exploitive view of sex that creates unrealistic expectations;
  • Emotionally because pornography desensitizes and isolates you;
  • Physically it can hurt you because it can lead to sexual addiction and other compulsive, destructive behaviors.
Images affect behavior; otherwise companies would not spend billions to advertise their brands. The brand of sex that pornography promotes is a behavioral attitude that is abusive and self destructive.

If you think you might have a problem with pornography, please utilize the spiritual and counseling resources available on this website.  CLICK HERE to go to Counseling and Support Group Page.
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