the truth

in the mornings, i usually turn on the Today Show and catch the segments
{which i honestly don’t know why… i’m really starting to resent that show. but i digress}

one segment they have [which is my opinion is the worst one] is called Today’s Professionals where they talk to a panel of “professionals” consisting of a lawyer, a businessman, and a doctor. Basically, they just ask them for their completely biased opinions and take it as fact since they are “professionals.”
{can you sense my disdain?}

anyways, in one particular segment, they talked about recent studies and research showing an increase is sex and pornography addiction among men especially but also women. the reporter then asked the question,
“do you think sex and pornography addiction is a real problem?”

the doctor adamantly said yes. the businessman said it was a scam.

he is absolutely wrong.
and pornography and sexual addictions are very, very REAL.

back in October, i told you about a new Stronger Marriage post i was working on about the harmful effects of pornography addiction and showed you this wonderful video.

well, i finished it. two posts actually.
and they will both be published this week.

the first one is here called
The Pornography Problem: Prevention
in this article, i explain how the actual physiology of the brain is changed and warped just as if a person was addicted to drugs. i also give tips on how to prevent and guard yourself and your family from the dangers of pornography.

the second one will be published on Thursday.

i want you to know that i worked hard {and prayed hard} on these articles. i did my best to present this information in a motivating & loving way.
it was honestly one of the hardest articles i had to write.
and i pray my message comes across well…

i hope you take the time to read them. and i hope in some way they are able to help you or someone you love.

read the first article here.


thatjordangirl said...

I first want to say that I think the peice you wrote was done brilliantly. I'm not very good at conveying details but I think you have said everything in an eloquant way without straying from the facts. I appreciate your opinion as well, and not just because I agree with it, but because of the way you presented it. I am looking forward to your second article!

The Pingrees said...

You are an inspiration to me, Megan! Pornography is absolutely a problem today, and I am glad that we have woman like you speaking out against it. :)

Gentri said...

I completely agree w hayley and Jordan. You did fantastic. I read it earlier when you posted on Facebook. I can't believe that business man thinks its a scam- basically saying it doesn't exist. Just shows you how big of a problem it really is.

Laurie said...

I've only read the first post. You did a great job. Your message came across well. Keep up the good work!

Emma Frances said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm heading over to the Stronger Marriage to read your post which I'm sure will be amazing! :] What a hard thing to write about that is so so important!

Ruthie Hart said...

This is such a great post today Megan and it really hit home for me. I dated a guy for 4.5 years before my husband and he had a pornography addiction. I found out about it about 2 years into the relationship and thought it stopped. It RUINED our relationship. Every single part of it. Looking back, I am glad I went through this because I would not have met my husband or been where I am today but I agree with you, it is real. Thank you girl!

MacGirl said...

I have bookmarked this post to read later but I just wanted to say how strong you are to write about things like this. I am a computing graduate and for an assessment I had to research the harmful effects of the internet on children and look into a lot of issues such as pornography so I really do take my hat off to you! Well done!

Alisha said...

I saw that segment on the today show too! Totally agree with you!!! It's an addiction just like drugs or alcohol. Off to read your article.

Alexis Kaye said...

I dated a guy (unknowingly) that had an addiction. I saw that change in him. It is definitely a serious thing. thanks for spreading thw word.