Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The problem of porn

Father Lou DelFra writing about pornography highlights some of its negative consequences for college students (and anyone for that matter). He makes a very interesting point:

"Perhaps the most pernicious consequence that students have struggled with is that, over time, repeated pornography use threatens to turn sexuality into an enemy. Students who struggle with pornography frequently talk about their sexuality primarily as something they need to overcome. In fact, it is the use of pornography they are so desperate to overcome, but often this slips into a general adversarial relationship with one's entire sexuality. This is squarely at odds with the life - including the sexual life - that God, who gifted us with our sexuality, intends for us. We are not created to be enemies of the gifts which God has planted deep within us."

Thanks Susie for the link


Knumb said...

It can get expensive, too.

Today, I billed a client $220 cleaning viruses off his 17 year old son's computer... due to the kid having gone to some free porn sites.

I'm glad the internet wasn't around when I was that age.

Brad Wright said...

Yikes! That's a lot of money. I feel the same way about the internet not being there during the teen years!