Lust and pornography are difficult subjects to address and often taboo in "polite" Christian cultures. Consequently, for too long this issue has been swept under the rug. The problem when you sweep things under the run, however, is they get even dirtier. It is hard to look at the following statistics and not realize that something has to be done now. We urge you to prayerfully consider what you can do and any ways you can help us in this cause.
90% of 500 Christian Men surveyed at a men's retreat, admitted that they were feeling disconnected from God because lust, porn, or fantasy had gained a foothold in their lives. (Pastors.com, reported by Kenny Luck)
70% of Christians admitted to struggling with porn in their daily lives. (poll taken by XXXChurch, as reported by CNN)
Pastors and Church Leaders
64% Christian Pastors and leaders confirm that they are struggling with sexual addiction or sexual compulsion including, but not limited to use of pornography, compulsive masturbation, or other secret sexual activity
(”Men’s Secret Wars” Patric Means Confidential Survey)
51% of pastors say cyber-porn is a temptation. 37% say it is a current struggle (Christianity Today, Leadership Survey, 12/2001)
90 percent of male and 70 percent of female youths reported accessing sexually explicit media (intentionally and unintentionally) content at least once in the past year. (University of Alberta Study, 5 March 2007)
According to a 2006 US Congressional report, 2 out of 10 children ages 8-17 will access sexual content online in any given week.
20% of teens and 33% of young adults have sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures or videos of themselves online. (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 2009)
11 years old: Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography: (internet-filter-review.com)
34% of females polled by Today's Christian Woman's online newsletter admitted to intentionally accessing Internet porn (Today’s Christian Woman, Fall 2003)
1 out of every 6 women including Christians, struggles with an addiction to pornography (Today’s Christian Woman, Fall 2003)
2 out of 3 divorces report internet Pornography was a significant factor (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2003)
47% percent of families said pornography is a problem in their home (Focus on the Family Poll, October 1, 2003).