The Approaching Scourge of Virtual-Reality Porn

My latest for Think Christian:
Before the Internet, it was easy to think of pornography as a worldly problem far removed from the church. Videos and magazines could only be bought in stores, which required showing one's face at a public establishment--something most Christians probably avoided. But by the time I was 15, I had a computer in my room with a wire to the world. Suddenly, pornography could be accessed at the touch of a button and, more importantly, with complete anonymity.

This puts me in the unfortunate 97 percent of Christian men who've viewed pornography, according to a recent survey of 1,000 subjects (64 percent of Christian men view it at least once a month). It's not only a problem outside of the church; it's pervasive. And it's only going to get worse.

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