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Abuse and Pornography Addiction

Growing up, Len experienced much emotional turmoil in his home.  It seemed like his parents were constantly yelling at him or at each other.  There was never any sense of peace in the house.  Everyone always seemed angry.  As a teen, Len discovered Internet porn, and it became his escape.  He would isolate himself in his room, log onto a porno...

04 06 2018

When a Priest Struggles: Obstacles to Getting Help

This article is for all the priests who regularly visit ThoseCatholicMen.com and for their family and friends.  Internet pornography addiction is an epidemic in America, and priests are not immune to it.  This article is designed to help priests overcome the obstacle to getting the help they need and deserve. As with all addictions, getting he...

03 07 2018

Addressing Pornography in Marriage Prep Programs

John and Christine are engaged to be married.  As part of their diocesan marriage prep program, they are meeting regularly with their pastor and an older married couple in their parish.  During one meeting their pastor asked them how they felt about pornography use in marriages.  Both John and Christine were taken off-guard with the question.  ...

02 24 2018

Will Society Be Bold Enough to Link Sexual Aggression With Pornography?

For many young men, viewing Internet pornography is a daily event, making it easier to accept and talk about.  No longer do men hide their pornography use.  In fact, it’s not uncommon for men to discuss their favorite porn websites and porn stars over coffee.  This, however, is changing the way they view sex and women.  They are left with a d...

02 06 2018

Media Consumption Affects Your Sexual Arousal, for Better or Worse

The media we consume does have an impact on us.  Advertisers influence us every day.  They determine what we wear, eat, drive, and even smell like.  Just look at the polyester leisure suits men wore in the 1970s (or take my word for it, they were bad) and you will see how strongly we can be influenced by advertisements and fashions. Pornograp...

01 09 2018

When A Little is Not Enough: How Porn Hijacks Your Brain

As with any addiction, a tolerance develops with pornography addiction.  More of the substance is needed to get the same effect.  Thus, soft porn becomes boring and no longer stimulating.  Here is where a man may move onto more hardcore forms of pornography, including pornography that depicts deviant and violent forms of sexuality.  He may also...

12 11 2017

The Sexual Utilitarian Philosophy Your Kids Learn

For many teenagers, pornography is their primary source of sex education.  This is because the sex education they are getting at home and/or in school is inadequate.  They may learn about puberty, conception and birth, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases, but they learn nothing about God’s plan for sexuality and healthy relationship...

12 06 2017

Recovery from Porn Addiction: Grateful Living

Often people who are enslaved by pornography addiction only see the problems with their lives.  They are trapped in a cycle of negativity and pessimism.  They live with bitterness, resentment, and feel unworthy of receiving anything good in their lives, especially love.  In Alcoholics Anonymous this is called “stinking thinking.”  Overcomin...

12 04 2017

How to Protect Your Kids from Porn

About six months ago, I was approached by a European publisher who wanted to publish my book, Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography, in Italian.  Naturally I was flattered and agreed to have the translated book published.  However, before moving forward with this project, I needed to update my book.  Ev...

11 07 2017

The Three Tiers of Addiction Recovery

People often ask me what the recovery process entails.  Especially when dealing with addiction to pornography, there is a desire to be able to recognize progress since it is such a difficult addiction.  I often describe recovery as a three-tiered process: sobriety, inner-healing, and transformation. Sobriety: Being sober means no longer usin...

10 03 2017

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