|Surveys Show Religious Men are Vulnerable to Pornography|
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|Written by Ginny Grimsley|
|Tuesday, 31 July 2012 10:41|
Several studies and surveys show that many men, regardless of religious piety, share a curiosity in internet pornography:
“Here is more evidence that too many of us – including ‘religious’ people – are looking for answers outside ourselves. We have a growing spiritual void in North America, and the ripple effect ranges from pornography to drug abuse to domestic violence as people struggle to fill the void,” says Dennis Bank, author of Sanctiprize (www.sanctiprize.com).
“Psychology, medications and these other pain relievers do nothing to get to the root of the problem, which is our need to get back to the inherent wholeness we were born with.”
If highly religious men have an advantage over those who are less religious, it’s not much, he says. Beyond pornography, there are pressures that may make pastors and other religious leaders especially vulnerable to sexual temptation, says Bank, a nondenominational minister. They include:
There are plenty of mixed messages in churches these days, Bank says.
“The problem is not that we Christians just haven’t found the right gimmick yet – gimmicks are part of the problem,” he says. “The problem is we have become distracted from the inherent goodness that God has given us all. What society needs is a spiritual enema!”
About Dennis Bank
Dennis Bank is a former officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and former businessman. He completed Calvary Chapel Bible School’s study program and attended the University of Saskatchewan, Acts Seminary (British Columbia) and the Royal Mounted Police Academy. He is currently an unaffiliated, non-denominational minister who offers seminars on reconciliation and healing.
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