Anti-Pornography Resources

Read
Youth:

Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids
by Kristen A Jenson & Debbie Fox

Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a comfortable, read-aloud story about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it. Using easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this ground-breaking book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains. Geared for ages 7 to 11.

Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds
by Kristen A Jenson & Debbie Fox

The junior version of Good Pictures Bad Pictures is designed for young children ages 3-6. The book highlights the Turn, Run & Tell plan, making young kids more prepared for when they encounter something inappropriate online.

Touchy Subjects: Talking To Kids About Sex, Tech and Social Media In A Touchscreen World
by David Dean & Craig Gross

It’s a touchscreen world. And it’s full of touchy subjects. As parents, we must have a strategy to guide our kids safely into adulthood, teaching them how to interact with sex, technology, and social media. How to maintain healthy perspectives on all these touchy subjects, without getting distracted by their peers or our culture.

God’s Design for Sex
by Stan & Brenda Jones

God’s Design for Sex series helps parents establish a biblical view of sexuality in the home. The parent’s guide, and four age-appropriate books, enable families to develop a healthy dialogue about sexuality from age 3 through 16. These books provide children with the foundation of truth and knowledge they need for when they are inevitably bombarded with confusing and potentially harmful messages about sex.

Adult:

Restored: A Women’s Guide to Overcoming Pornography
by Alice Taylor

Porn: Not just a guy’s issue. Have you ever felt as though you are the only woman to struggle with porn addiction? Have you ever felt as though you’re too far gone to ever be helped? Alice Taylor knows firsthand the loneliness, shame and desperation of being a woman hooked on pornography. She also knows just what it takes to overcome addiction and live a full life of freedom. Restored offers hope in the form of a guide for any woman struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours. With compassion, vulnerability, a touch of humour, and a uniquely feminine voice, this book outlines ten steps to break free from pornography and shame, and experience the joy of restoration.

The Heart of Man
Participant’s Guide by WM P. Young, J.H. Perry, D.B. Allender, J. Stringer, J. & S. Eldredge

Serving as a companion to The Heart of Man film, this interactive guide takes you through the timeless tale of a father’s relentless pursuit of his son. Uncover your own prodigal narrative by exploring the six scenes examined in the film—the table, the sea, the cliff, the lagoon, the cave, and the feast. This guide is designed for both groups and individuals; it is intended to initiate discussions on topics like brokenness, identity, and shame. The Heart of Man challenges you to deepen your understanding of what it means to be both human and a child of God.

10 Lies Men believe about Porn
by Steven Kuhn

Have you had thoughts like I’m the only one struggling like this, God must be so ashamed of me, or I’ve got to get stronger to overcome this? These thoughts are common. But they are also lies. What if using pornography is just a symptom of something deeper going on inside of you?  10 Lies Men Believe About Porn holds lies up against the truth of Scripture. You’ll learn how they deceive us into missing out on the freedom Christ offers us. Ultimately, you’ll discover that the message of the gospel isn’t about learning to fight better-it’s about no longer needing to fight at all. That is the type of freedom Jesus came to offer you. 

Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle
By Michael John Cusick

Backed by scripture, Cusick uses examples from his own life and from his twenty years of counseling experience to show us how the pursuit of empty pleasure is really a search for our heart’s deepest desire―and the real key to to resistance is discovering and embracing the joy we truly want. Cusick’s insights help readers understand how porn struggles begin, what to do to prevent them, and most importantly, how to overcome the compulsion once it begins. In the end, this powerful book shows us all how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.

Watch
Sermons/Messages:

Touchy Subjects

It’s a touchscreen world. And it’s full of touchy subjects. In this sermon from XXXchurch.com, Craig Gross  offers parents practical advice and instructions about engaging with their kids on the topics of tech, sex and social media. This message works well on its own on a Sunday sermon or part of a larger series designed for parents and marriages.

 

Porn and Pancakes

Porn and Pancakes is a straight-to-the-point talk to men and boys about the issues of sexual sin and pornography. This 45 minute message is designed for a men’s event or men’s breakfast for ages 11 and older. A resource from XXXchurch.com.

Porn Sunday

Porn Sunday is a 35 minute message created to be shown on a Sunday service to your whole congregation. Craig Gross shares from his personal journey of 16 years with XXXchurch.com and offers hope for those struggling with the elephant in the pew…pornography. This message is a perfect fit for any sermon series on sex, addictions or technology.

The Lies I Believed About Porn

Pastor Carl Kuhl of Mosaic Christian Church speaks out about the lies he’s believed about pornography and combats them with the truth of scripture. Kuhl offers the practical steps he’s taken to pursue purity and accountability, while sharing the hope of the gospel.

Documentaries:

Brain, Heart, World

This 3-part docuseries explains porn’s harmful impact on individuals, relationships, and society. Worksheet and guide included

Over 18

An examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars. In addition to interviews with porn producers, ex-porn stars, and academics, the story of a young boy named Joseph is highlighted – a 13-year old boy recovering from a porn addiction that he fell into when he was nine years old.

Movies:

The Heart of the Matter: Finding Light in the Darkness of Pornography Addiction

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/75322992

The Heart of the Matter is a documentary that gives an honest, powerful portrait of what it means to be a Christian addicted to pornography. This one-of-a-kind film brings hope to a subject typically shrouded in shame and silence. From first exposure to complete healing, you will witness both personal accounts and expert commentary on the devastating effects of pornography on one’s self-worth, family, and faith – and you will experience the hope and joy that is found in recovery.

The Heart of Man

The Heart of Man is a timeless tale of a father’s relentless pursuit of his son — interwoven with interviews of top thought-leaders on brokenness, identity, and shame. Uncover your own prodigal narrative by exploring the six scenes examined in the film — the table, the sea, the cliff, the lagoon, the cave, and the feast. The Heart of Man challenges you to deepen your understanding of what it means to be both human and a child of God.

Videos:

Unleash Your Inner Hero

Covenant Eyes screen accountability software video for youth 

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Craig Gross gives advice to parents on how to talk to children about sex 

The Science of Pornography Addiction 

Animated drawing video explaining pornography addiction

Live Speaker Presentation:

Fight the New Drug: Youth Presentation 

Host an engaging youth speaker to present unashamedly about a typically uncomfortable topic and inspire students to join the movement to avoid pornography

 

Explore
Websites:

Fight the New Drug
Research, videos, podcasts, and articles on the effects of porn on the brain, relationships, and society 

TruthAboutPorn.org
Expert interviews and articles in an ever-growing database dedicated to the research on the harmful effects of pornography

XXXChurch.com |  XXXChurch Parent Page
Online resources for small groups, men, women, parents, and teens

PureHope.net
Free downloadable books and other online resources for men, women, and parents

Protect Young Minds
A website that empowers parents, professionals, and community leaders to protect young kids from pornography, and promote healing from any sexual exploitation

Beggar’s Daughter
Resources and hope for women struggling with pornography

Enough is Enough
Research and resources for making the internet safer for children and families

How to Address Pornography
Videos and articles for individuals, spouses, and parents

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
How to talk to children about pornography and internet safety

Parental Controls and Safeguard Technology:

Kids Wifi
Filters, monitors, and controls online devices, from tablets to computers to game consoles – even devices brought by visiting friends. KidsWifi can filter adult and mature content, social networks, gambling, ads, identity trackers, Google searches, YouTube videos, and more.

Bark
Reading every text message, post, and email just isn’t realistic for most parents. Instead, Bark, was created by parents, for parents to offer a better, easier, and more effective way to keep children safe online. 

NetNanny
Parental Control Screen Monitoring Software

Screen Monitoring and Accountability Apps:

Covenant Eyes 
Screen Accountability for youth and adults
Kid-Friendly promo video: 
Unleash Your Inner Hero

Fortify
Fortify was designed to equip individuals struggling with compulsive pornography use – young and old – with tools, education and community to assist them in reaching lasting freedom. 

x3watch.com
Internet Accountability website

 

Local Services
Counseling Services:

Rogue River Counseling

Rogue River Counseling offers individual and couples therapy on a variety of topics including: Sexual Addiction, Love and Relationship Addiction, Sex Addiction Partner Trauma Recovery, Betrayal Trauma Recovery, Relationship Reconciliation, Anxiety & Depression, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Life Transitions, General Trauman, and Food, Gambling & Other Process Addictions.

Support Groups:

Sex Addicts Anonymous

SAA meetings offer an accepting, non-threatening environment where people can share common struggles, strengths, and hope with each other to find freedom from addictive sexual behavior and help each other recover from sex addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior. There are no fees or dues. Type in your zip code to find meetings near you.