Survey: Vast Numbers of Christian Men Addicted to Porn and Having Affairs

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By Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS) — A national survey of Christian
men reveals that alarming numbers are using porn and engaging in sexual
The 2014 survey was commissioned by Proven Men Ministries
and conducted by Barna Group among adult men who identified themselves as
The statistics for Christian men between the ages of 18–30
are striking: Some 77% view pornography at least monthly; 36% view pornography
at least daily; and 32% admit their addiction to porn (another 12% think they
may be addicted).
The survey’s results for middle-aged Christian men (ages 31–49)
are no less disturbing: Some 64% view pornography at least monthly; and 18%
admit being addicted to pornography (another 8% think they may be).
Some 55% of married Christian men viewed porn at least
monthly, and 35% had a sexual affair while married, according to the Barna
“These statistics
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Mary DeMuth: Not Marked

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Happy birthday to my friend, Mary DeMuth! Today also marks the launch of her crowd-sourced book, Not Marked. Here’s what Mary has to say about it:

I’m humbled and grateful to be here today. A huge thank you
to Sandra for allowing me to share my heart.

A little background: I’ve shared
sexual abuse story
in the past few years, but I haven’t always been
so open. Initially I kept it silent for a decade, then over-shared, then went
silent another decade. The healing journey hasn’t been easy, but it has been

About a year ago, I sensed God wanted me to be bold in
sharing about sexual abuse. I wrote “The
Sexy Wife I Cannot Be
” on Deeper Story,
which went crazy (so many comments), followed by “I’m
Sick of Hearing About Your Smoking Hot Wife
” on Christianity
. The overwhelming
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More on Evangelicals and Sex

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But Behavior Does Not Always Match Attitudes
The majority (77 percent) of evangelical Millennials disagree with the statement “Having sex outside of marriage is morally acceptable for an unmarried person,” with 61 percent disagreeing strongly. Yet 44 percent of unmarried evangelicals ages 18-29 have had sex, including 25 percent who have had sex in the last three months, according to a new report by the National Association of Evangelicals.
The report, “Sex and Unexpected Pregnancies: What Evangelical Millennials Think and Practice,”* found that a majority (55 percent) who were unmarried but have been sexually active in the past three months still believed that sex outside marriage is not morally acceptable, including 29 percent who felt strongly about this. Just 19 percent felt strongly that their behavior was morally acceptable.
Sixty-seven percent of all evangelical Millennials consider abstinence to be a realistic option.
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