Posts by Matt Fradd

5 Lies in 50 Shades

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Hopefully, you’ve already decided that Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t worth your time. But since, as Christians, we’re called to engage the culture for Christ, it’ll be helpful for you to know a few things about it so that you can converse sensibly and convincingly with your friends and coworkers. Fifty Shades of Grey is a best-selling trilogy of novels and now a Read more…

He doesn’t need your sext: A response to Jennifer Lawrence

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Much can be said about the incident last month in which explicit pictures of multiple celebrities were hacked and leaked online. I don’t want to spend time talking about what a stupid idea it is to take and upload explicit photos of yourself (a.k.a. porn), nor do I want to talk about what an even stupider thing it is to Read more…

5 Things to Know and Share About Sex Trafficking

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1. WHAT IS SEX TRAFFICKING Sex trafficking is a subset of human trafficking  and has been defined by the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report as a “severe form” of trafficking in which “a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion.” 2. HOW BIG IS THE PROBLEM? Big! Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Read more…

6 Ways to Protect your Kids From Porn

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I’d like to begin this post with a warning from the U.S Justice Department: “Never before in the history of telecommunications media in the United States has so much indecent and obscene material been so easily accessible by so many minors in so many American homes with so few restrictions.” If that sounds about right, it will be sobering to Read more…

Why Struggling With Porn Is A Good Thing

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Whenever I’m interviewed on the topic of pornography, my interviewer usually begins by reminding the audience of what a ginormous problem pornography is. He then lists some (questionable) statistics on the size of the industry; recounts how this many men and that many women are addicted to it, and essentially, how the entire culture is going to hell in a hand basket. Now all Read more…

7 Spiritual Weapons to Battle Pornography

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In this post I would like to suggest seven spiritual weapons that have great effects in the battle against pornography. Here they are, not in any particular order: 1. THE EUCHARIST My bishop once told me of a conversation he had with a Protestant minister: “Do you really believe that the Eucharist is Jesus?” Asked the minister, “and not simply Read more…

Are You Finally Ready to be Free? (Part 2)

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In my last article we looked at two important approaches to heal from pornography: prayer and accountability. In this article we will look at three more. 3. Counseling Sometimes the struggle for purity needs professional help, and there are plenty of good Christian counselors out there who are willing and waiting to give it. Sometimes people—men especially—can think that admitting Read more…

Are You Finally Ready to be Free? (Part 1)

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If you or someone you love struggles with pornography, it’s my hope that the following two blogs will be of help to you as you seek to be free, and seek to be healed. In this blog I will suggest two approaches, and in my next one I will suggest three, that are proven to help those who want to Read more…