The Christian Post website reports today (August 3, 2011) that 30 percent of women, and 65 percent of men are addicted to pornography.
These statistics -- provided by the Transparent Ministries and Morality in Media -- reveal how pornography is an epidemic within the church community.
Dawn Hawkins -- Morality in Media's executive director -- says the kind of video the porn industry produces has grown more violent in recent years. This has often resulted in the husband -- after viewing violent porn -- living out the pornographic scenes in his marriage, Hawkins said.
Patrick Trueman -- president of Morality in Media -- said that when men view violent porn, there is not only an increase in violent behavior toward women, but in sex-trafficking as well. He added that men who view pornography see sex as "hiring prostitutes."