Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 5

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. Many leading experts in addiction attest that pornography is one of the most difficult habits to break. Sometimes even harder than crack cocaine! You see, when you take a drug, it feels good the fist time. But, to get the same high in the ensuing times you take the drug, you have to take more of it or a harder drug. The same is true for pornography. The same images or videos don’t offer the same high as when you fi … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 4

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Imagine a path that no one walks through. Without the clearing caused by traffic, all places are equal. But, as one person, then another, then several hundred more walk along the path, then they become worked into the forest itself and eventually become a fixed place where traffic moves through.The same can be said about our beliefs, habits and experiences. These patterns become like paths in our brains that we naturally “walk down” and naturally behave accordingly.Another example: many p … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 3

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.One “script” of pornography is that “All women want sex from men”. Ask any woman… well, maybe not ANY woman… make sure it’s someone you have a safe relationship with. But almost any woman would tell you that this simply isn’t true.Yet, one of the messages that porn sends is that women are simply on standby, simply waiting for any man to ask them to have sex.Another “script” of porn is “Women like all sexual … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 2

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. One of the greatest myths circulating around our culture today that involves pornography is this: “It doesn’t affect me.” I teach at a Christian school, and in my class, we have many frank and open discussions. One discussion originated with the internet at large and it shifted into internet porn. There was one student – a great kid from a great family – who I could tell was getting very bothered by the conversati … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 1

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What’s the big deal with pornography?The truth is that it is a huge subject that we need to deal with honestly and frankly. So, starting with the root of it all, the word “pornography” comes from the Greek word pornographos, which means “writing about prostitutes”. Yet, according to our culture, and as quoted by actor Seth Rogen’s character in the film Zack and Miri Make a Porno, “It’s all mainstream now.” And, according to recent polls, 42.7% of all internet users view porn. Every second, … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Sex Addiction with T.C. Ryan

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[display_podcast] Joining our show this week is someone whom I have admired from afar for quite some time now. Author of “Ashamed No More: A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction” – an extremely powerful book that I have read three times - Thomas “TC” Ryan and I worked at a conference together recently and I couldn’t be more excited to talk about life with him! TC had been a pastor at a sizeable church for 19 years, prior to “voluntarily” stepping down. According to TC, while the moving on was … [Read more...]


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