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Christians and Sex Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate
Our society's Biblical standards have broken down. A sea of pornography and sexual promiscuity has swept its way around the world. It has actually come to be accessible anywhere. It troubles both youth and old, male and female, while damaging family relationships as well as individuals.
In the middle of this deluge, numerous Christians are sinking. Sexual addiction in Mesa Arizona has taken grip, and its influence can be felt within the Christian populace. It is estimated that 50 % of all guys within the church could be battling with uncontrolled sexual issues. Also more troubling is the trend that most pornography individuals are boys between the ages of twelve and seventeen.[1]   It is likewise estimated that 93 % of all children and 62 % of all women are exposed to pornography sometime before the age of eighteen.[2]  These fads are dangerous to healthy development and marital relationships.
Christians who have developed a sexual addiction report spiritual and emotional consequences that are personally devastating.  Some marital relationships end in divorce, financial resources are exhausted, spiritual pursuits are averted, and they struggle to feel the Spirit of God. In reality, the sexual addiction community and pornography industry is filled with drugs, slavery, rape and abuse; it often leads to physical violence, and frequently confuses healthy sexuality.[3]  Youth are often encouraged to view pornographic images which induct thoughts as well as habits they would never ever have previously conceived.
Leaving isolation will be a significant challenge for many of the Christians who are battling sexual addiction.  However, it is the initial and most vital action for healing. Additionally, those who are most successful in recovery will look for spiritual assistance, professional treatment, and a solid support group. It's a difficult journey, yet the true blessings far outweigh the momentary battle and the energy that recovery requires.
If you are a Christian having a hard time with sexual addiction in Mesa Arizona, call us for a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with a counselor who specializes in sexual addiction. We may be able to offer some brief guidance to help you get started: (480) 668-8301.

[1] Presentation by Clay Olson, 2013, Arizona Coalition Against Pornography, “Fight the New Drug."

[2] “Teens and Porn: Ten Stats You Need to Know,” by L August 19, 2010, Covenant Eyes.

[3] “Get the Facts – Porn Harms in Three Ways,” by Clay Olson, Fight the New Drug.