Pornography

September 15, 2020 12:33 PM MDT
What does COVID-19 have in common with pornography? According to Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, the similarities are striking.
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August 07, 2020 01:42 PM MDT
Editor's Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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By  Jacob Hess
March 27, 2020 12:30 PM MDT
As long as you’re talking with someone else speaking a common language, it’s easy to assume that the words you’re both using mean the same thing. But in the polarized atmosphere of America today, that has become less and less true about more and more words.
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January 31, 2020 05:05 PM MST
A recent letter from the First Presidency reiterates that parents have the primary responsibility to teach their children, including protecting children from the effects of pornography.
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October 31, 2019 05:55 PM MDT
As scary as talking (or asking) about problems with pornography may be, not talking about it can lead to devastating problems later. Each individual pornography problem is unique and challenging, and you may not even know if it’s an issue or how to bring it up with the person you’re dating, so it’s important that you seek guidance from the Spirit. There’s no single solution for every situation, but in this article, we offer some suggestions for those of you who might be wondering:
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October 16, 2019 05:40 PM MDT
Editors’ note: Pornography affects the dating relationships of many young adults in a variety of ways. The experiences we share represent circumstances and decisions unique to each author. They are offered for perspective as you seek personal revelation for your own individual circumstances.
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October 03, 2019 03:20 PM MDT
Indeed, as the popular catchphrase says, “porn kills love,” but let’s also remember that love kills porn. That doesn’t mean that our love for someone else can change their addiction or even their behavior. But love can motivate us—how we prepare, how we respond, how we listen—particularly with our children. If we are going to have any hope of eradicating this plague from the world, love must be both at the forefront and the foundation of all our efforts.
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September 13, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Note: While the following article uses the example of a husband who struggles with pornography and a wife who is seeking healing, it is important to note many wives also struggle with pornography and the following principles can be applied to husbands seeking to heal after discovering their spouse uses pornography. It is also important to note that each relationship and situation is unique and should be handled with individual consideration. Find further resources for those who use pornography and their loved ones at ChurchofJesusChrist.org/addressing-pornography.
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August 13, 2019 09:25 AM MDT
For more resources to help individuals and loved ones impacted by pornography use, visit ChurchofJesusChrist.org/addressing-pornography.
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For more resources, videos, and tools to help you speak to your children about pornography, visit the Church's website ChurchofJesusChrist.org/addressing-pornography.
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While the following excerpt addresses understanding children and their motivations for pornography use, many of these principles apply to other loved ones. For more resources, videos, and tools for individuals, spouses, and families, visit the Church's website ChurchofJesusChrist.org/addressing-pornography.
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By  LDS Living
July 06, 2019 11:00 AM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
July 04, 2019 11:55 AM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
July 02, 2019 01:55 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
July 01, 2019 02:30 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
June 29, 2019 12:18 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
June 28, 2019 02:19 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
June 27, 2019 01:09 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
June 26, 2019 03:08 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
June 25, 2019 01:03 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
June 24, 2019 03:40 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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May 17, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
Thanks to Meridan Magazine for making us aware of this podcast episode.
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By  LDS Living
April 29, 2019 07:59 PM MDT
After a lifelong addiction to pornography and multiple affairs, Steve knew his life had to change. He felt hopeless. "I was just convinced my life was over. There was nowhere to go. There was nothing that I could do. I was not sure that I wanted to go on," Steve says in a new "His Grace" Church video. But then Steve found grace, forgiveness, and a long road of recovery and repentance through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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March 21, 2019 09:58 AM MDT
The end of the Book of Mormon contains one of the most gruesome scenes in all of recorded scripture. If you think I’m talking about the events at Cumorah where about a quarter-million Nephites are massacred, think again.
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March 19, 2019 04:00 AM MDT
From the outside looking in, Crishelle Simons says she grew up in the ideal Latter-day Saint family.
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January 24, 2019 06:11 PM MST
Editor's note: It is important to note there is an important distinction between pornography addiction and pornography use, even habitual pornography use. The following applies to those who experience pornography addiction, though the principles and ideas discussed can be enlightening for a variety of addictions, circumstances, or situations.
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By  LDS Living
January 07, 2019 04:24 PM MST
Editor's note: This is one account of how a Latter-day Saint couple navigates sexual addiction and recovery. The road to recovery and healing from any form of addiction is different for each individual and their spouse. We do not advise that this is the way all couples should heal from sexual addiction. Please seek outside resources for healing including addictionrecovery.lds.org and LDS Family Services.
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By  Kari Monet
November 05, 2018 10:09 PM MST
To truly understand Tara and Jared Madsen’s story, you have to start in the present. Skip past the first five years of their marriage, when she felt lonely, confused, and disconnected from her husband. Get past the excruciating discovery of Jared’s pornography addiction and the infidelity to which it led. Skim the subsequent five years of recovery work they slogged through to get to this place. Because this place is a really good place.
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By  LDS Living
November 05, 2018 02:57 PM MST
Twenty-two-year-old BYU-I student Josh Peters was 11-years-old the first time he viewed pornography—and that experience led to seven years of pornography use, shame, broken relationships, addiction, and secrecy. But Peters also found healing, recovery, and a renewed faith in Heavenly Father and the Savior's Atonement. Thinking about his journey of recovery, Peters told Nate Eaton from East Idaho News, "It's helped me understand myself and understand my faith in God."
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November 02, 2018 03:02 PM MDT
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September 26, 2018 05:46 PM MDT
An updated website from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers a more helpful and hopeful approach for Latter-day Saints seeking protection, help and healing from pornography use. The web address has also changed. Addressingpornography.lds.org has replaced overcomingpornography.org.
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September 01, 2018 02:44 PM MDT
As a single sister in the Church, I’ve gone on my fair share of dates (more than I can remember in my 10 years of dating). Going out with someone who has a problem with pornography was never my goal in life. In fact, I had tried to avoid it at all costs. But as I got older, I realized that finding someone who had never been mixed up in pornography was going to be trickier than I thought.
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August 28, 2018 09:15 AM MDT
It’s a Sunday morning, and I’ve just finished breakfast. I decide to go for a walk while listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on my MP3 player. Afterward, I shower and dress in clothes I ironed the day before. Anxious not to be late for church, I gather my scriptures and lesson materials because today is my turn to teach Sunday School. I feel prepared, but I run through a mental checklist to make sure I have everything I need. Ready at last, I set out for the chapel, greet some friends before the service begins, find my usual seat, and pick up a hymnbook.
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By  LDS Living
June 11, 2018 06:16 PM MDT
It's a common misconception: Women don't struggle with pornography; that's a guy issue.
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April 22, 2018 10:01 PM MDT
“I have daughters, so I’m not worried.” I’ve heard this rationale over and over again as I’ve talked to parents about protecting children from pornography. I only wish it were true that 50% of our children were completely immune to pornography’s pull. But in fact, studies show that up to one-third of porn viewers are female, so girls may be more vulnerable than we once thought.
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March 13, 2018 12:03 PM MDT
“My remarks today will target the need for parents, families, teachers, leaders — all of us — to really see, value and protect our children and youth,” said Sister Joy D. Jones. “Love, I believe, is also our greatest weapon in fighting against pornography."
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March 12, 2018 01:01 PM MDT
“If we are going to have any hope of eradicating this plague from the world, love must be both at the forefront and the foundation of all our efforts,” stressed Sister Jones.
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March 09, 2018 01:41 PM MST
"This is no longer someone else’s problem. It affects our playgrounds, our politics, even our pulpits."
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By  Kari Monet
January 19, 2018 10:15 PM MST
Ironically, the very methods we use to encourage purity in our children sometimes drive them into pornography addiction instead of helping them navigate inevitable exposure and missteps.
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January 01, 2018 08:44 AM MST
A few weeks ago, my wife and I took our two young kids to a neighborhood party. When we arrived, we scouted the food, grabbed something tasty, and made our way over to a couple of neighbors we recognized from the ward.
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November 22, 2017 02:00 PM MST
Does your 3-year-old ever play with your phone, iPad or computer? Does your 5-year-old have access to the internet when they’re at the home of a friend or family member? If you answered yes, the time has come to warn your preschoolers about pornography.
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November 08, 2017 05:47 PM MST
"The way you choose to respond to someone who looks at pornography will have a huge impact on your relationship with them, and their relationship with themselves."
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August 21, 2017 08:17 PM MDT
When someone you know is struggling with a pornography addiction, it can be difficult to know what you can do to help them. Here are six things you can do to show you love them and support them through their recovery process.
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August 18, 2017 02:19 PM MDT
What a powerful story of one woman's experience overcoming addiction with the help of family members, Church leaders, gospel principles, and the Savior.
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July 20, 2017 08:43 AM MDT
While it's important for your child to know how to act if they see pornography, it's just as important for you to know how to react when you find out they did.
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June 29, 2017 12:59 PM MDT
Last year, Utah declared pornography a public health crisis. Now, LDS and other Senators continue to fight againstthis institution they've declared "evil, degrading, addictive, and harmful."
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May 03, 2017 08:10 PM MDT
For a powerful podcast on this topic, click the link below.
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April 22, 2017 12:51 PM MDT
*Note: There are many ways and programs to heal from addiction; this is just what worked for us, and we honor all paths to healing and ask for the same respect for our path.
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April 02, 2017 07:00 PM MDT
Deseret Book released an exciting product: Router Limits “LDS Edition.”
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March 23, 2017 05:38 PM MDT
With society choosing to view pornography as a harmless pastime, it's important to inform ourselves and our family about the truths behind pornography.
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By  LDS Living
March 15, 2017 04:26 PM MDT
Mormon Channel released a video today as a part of their series "Gospel Solutions for Families" on how to talk to children about pornography. In the video, Sister Linda S. Reeves, second counselor in Relief Society general presidency, and Angie Cella, a marriage and family therapist who focuses on sex addiction and therapy, along with host Amy Iverson, talk about faith-based approaches to this difficult topic.
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February 21, 2017 06:51 PM MST
The heartbreak that comes after finding a spouse is using pornography is intense. To help members heal after this heartbreak, the Church released an article listing seven vital behaviors that can bring hope and comfort.
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February 10, 2017 01:17 PM MST
At a recent conference hosted by the European Parliament, the Church shared the resources they've created for helping those addicted to pornography and preventing children from being exposed to pornography, including this powerful video:
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January 03, 2017 03:18 PM MST
After Utah became the first state to declare pornography as a public health crisis last year, Sen. Todd Weiler is looking to change Utah state law to allow pornography lawsuits, focusing on cases involving children and teens who become addicted to pornography.
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November 22, 2016 04:45 PM MST
Former Miss Provo Malissa Richardson recently reached more than 10,000 signatures in her petition to end featured stories on Snapchat that contain sexually explicit content.
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By  LDS Living
November 17, 2016 01:53 PM MST
Pornography has become entirely normalized in our society.
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September 27, 2016 04:50 PM MDT
“This whole thing with pornography twisted my mind up. I needed to find a right way to talk to my wife,” Terry Crews admitted, speaking out against pornography in the hopes to help others. He's only one of many celebrities who are joining the fight against pornography.
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September 05, 2016 06:13 PM MDT
As Utah Governor Gary Herbert declared pornography a public health crisis and signed a resolution that calls for increased education, prevention, and research to combat pornography—The Counterfeit.org has responded with an online webinar that teaches why a simple music download can lead to pornography and why kids do not need money or credit cards to acquire pornography. Vital information and solutions will be presented from a forensic expert that is a court appointed witness in the fight against this plague. You will learn how to detect, stop, and prevent pornography. This will be never-before-seen information, from the front lines of computer forensics, data recovery, and court cases involving pornography.
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August 29, 2016 02:59 PM MDT
Neon Trees drummer, Elaine Bradley, left no room for doubt that she thinks pornography is harmful when she took a black Sharpie to one of her white pregnancy t-shirts before her performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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