I saw this interesting graphic on PureHope’s blog originally posted by Covenent Eyes and found it amusing. The reason I found it so amusing is that I believe that the numbers shown on the graphic (50% for Men and 20% for Women) are lower than reality. It should read, within the Christian community, 50% of Men/20% of Women admit to watching pornography. There are many more within the Christian church that will not admit to viewing pornography and will not find help for their problem.
Even if the number is “only” 50% of men, that is still half of the men in church view pornography on a regular basis. Next time you are in church, look around and generally count the number of men, then realize that at least half of those men have been looking at pornography. Hopefully you are reading this and are not one of them, but if you are, there is help for you.
I recall during one of our Men’s Fraternity group meetings an anonymous survey was passed around where we all answered questions on our pornography use. From the 30 or so participants, 100% admitted to having used pornography with 75% or so using it regularly (weekly to monthly).
I will post a survey later to check on my own results from other Christian men on the issue of pornography usage within the Church.
Take what you like and leave the rest.