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Your Brain On Porn

“It seems so obvious,” says regular Playboy writer Damon Brown. “If we invent a machine, the first thing we are going to do—after making a profit—is use it to watch porn.” In the last 150 years, pornography has ridden on the heels of new technology, from the photograph to the film projector, from VHS to DVDs, from the World Wide Web to smartphones. “You name it,” Brown says, “pornography planted its big flag there first, or at least shortly thereafter.”

We’d like to believe Christians are immune to the prevalence of pornography, but Paul Fishbein, founder of Adult Video News, is right when he says, “Porn doesn’t have a demographic—it goes across all demographics.” That includes the church. According to data taken from Internet users who took part in the General Social Survey, those who self-identify as “fundamentalists” are 91% more likely to look at pornography than the general public.

We are only beginning to see the effects of massproduced porn on our culture. The Internet generation—those who have grown up with online media in the home—have now entered young adulthood. Many saw pornography for the first time when they were very young, and today consuming Internet pornography is a weekly, or even daily affair for many college-age men and women.

This document shows 5 proven ways pornography warps your mind and 5 biblical ways to renew it. [Covenant Eyes]

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