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Porn Addicted Pastor Shares His Story

Last Updated: July 27, 2021

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

David Erik Jones is a pastor, a recovering porn addict, and the author of My Struggle, Your Struggle.

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  • Comments on: Porn Addicted Pastor Shares His Story
    1. Larry Cates on

      This being a very private issue tends to place the porn addict very far undercover. So far under that normally forgiving Christians don’t want to discuss it. Once found out porn addicts are a social pariah akin to child molesters, prostitutes, homosexuals and various and other sundry sexual deviants. Though done in the privacy of ones home this stigma, porn addict, can
      denigrate the addict for life and force him to seek other individuals with the same affliction for relief and support. What the saddest part of porn addiction is one can’t reach out to others with the same problem as drug addicts and alcoholics do. One has to be very careful because of the stigma attibuted to the disease.

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      • Luke Gilkerson on

        I agree. The issue is not whether someone should come clean about their problem but how they should come clean. If someone has lived a secret life of sin for a long time, this habit needs to be dealt with in a way that will not cause further unnecessary damage.

    2. David Erik Jones on

      I agree with the comments that have been posted. We need to confess our sins and come clean if we hope to break free from any sinful habit. This includes pornography. A lie kept in the dark will only keep us enslaved and in fear. But we must be careful in how we do this. We need to find loving supporters who will help us and love us and hold us accountable. This is a challenge, and the church has not been very good in this area for the most part. I hope to increase awareness and get valuable ministry tools into the hands of Christians so that we can open up our doors and hearts to those dealing with pornography.

      David Erik Jones

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