Fighting pornography through education about addiction and support for recovery.
|In Light of the prevalence of pornography addiction, a group of professionals, therapists, and concerned individuals have created this manual.
Its purpose is to provide ready access to important information concerning pornography so that parents and leaders can be prepared to address the topic effectively, as directed by the spirit.
This resource will be available via download for free in PDF format. You may also purchase the book via our website, or from your local LDS Bookstore for $19.95.
It includes Articles, Lessons, answers to over 70 questions from professionals on the topic of Pornography, seven personal stories of recovery, powerful articles, and much, much more.
We believethat this manual will change the way we handle and deal with the issue of Pornography.
SA Lifeline Foundation makes this book available with no motive of profit. Proceeds from the distribution of this manual will be used to support the work of the Foundation, delivering information and a message of hope that recovery from pornography addiction is possible. This document is also available online at no cost in printable PDF format. We ask that you share this resource manual as widely as possible. In doing so, you will assist in the work of bringing key knowledge and understanding about pornography and sexual addiction to those who now suffer silently and those who can best help them.
SA Lifeline Foundation is sponsoring an important event for Parents and Leaders.
Topics discussed will be :
Information will be presented by:
Steven and Rhyll Croshaw (SA Lifeline Founders) & Kathy Kinghorn LCSW & CSAT.
The meeting will be held from 8:00 – 9:00 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2011
Discussing Pornography with Your Future Son-in-Law
By Geoff Steurer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Director, LifeSTAR of St. George, UT
I clearly remember the lunch appointment with my future father-in-law to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage. I was a bundle of nerves, but I loved his daughter more than I was afraid to talk with him. I had no idea what questions he might have in store for me. As the lunch progressed, our small talk turned into serious talk as he asked me questions about my family, my thoughts on parenting, and how I planned to support my future family.
I had only met him one previous time when I ate dinner at their house. However, I felt his love and protection for his daughter and wanted to do everything I could to win his confidence and trust. Thankfully, he gave me his full blessing and asked me only one favor: “will you please stop by her mother’s house on your way home and show her the engagement ring?” I obliged his request and spent some time with her mother before going to propose to my wife. [Read more...]
Brad Wilcox, a professor at BYU provides a wonderful talk about Pornography. It is directed to Youth, Parent’s, and Leaders. This is a wonderful talk, and resource that will help you understand the nature of this “enemy of our souls”. No one is immune for the impact of Pornography. Every family will be impacted in some way or another.
Brad Wilcox grew up in Provo, Utah, except for childhood years spent in Ethiopia, Africa. As a young man, he served a mission for the Church in Chile. Brad earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming and is now an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education at BYU. Brad and his wife, Debi, lived at one time in New Zealand, where Brad directed a Study Abroad program for Brigham Young University. They recently lived in Santiago, Chile, where Brad served as president of the Chile Santiago East Mission from 2003-2006; he currently serves as a member of the Sunday School general board. Brad and Debi are the parents of four children and reside in Provo, Utah.
Visit SA Lifeline Foundation to find help, education, and resources for those suffereing from the effects of Pornography.
Aired on Studio 5 on Oct. 25, 2010
In the documentary “Out in the Light” Steve and Rhyll Crowshaw share their story of how Steve’s pornography addiction impacted their marriage for more than 30 years. Through it all, Rhyll has found personal peace and healing and shares what she has learned through her experience.
Rhyll’s tips for finding hope and healing:
Donald L. Hilton, Jr. MD, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
The human brain is programmed to incentivize behaviors that contribute to survival. The mesolimbic dopaminergic system rewards eating and sexuality with powerful pleasure incentives. Cocaine, opioids, alcohol, and other drugs subvert, or hijack, these pleasure systems, and cause the brain to think a drug high is necessary to survive. Evidence is now strong that natural rewards such as food and sex affect the reward systems in the same way drugs affect them, thus the current interest in ‘natural addiction.’ Addiction, whether to cocaine, food, or sex occurs when these activities cease to contribute to a state of homeostasis, and instead cause adverse consequences. For instance, when eating causes morbid obesity few will argue that the organism is in healthy balance. Similarly, pornography causes harm when it impairs or destroys a person’s ability to develop emotional intimacy. [Read more...]
How Pornography Drugs & Changes Your Brain
by Donald L. Hilton Jr., MD
While some have avoided using the term “addiction” in the context of natural compulsions such as uncontrolled sexuality, overeating, or gambling, let us consider current scientific evidence regarding the brain and addiction.
This article will seek to answer two questions: (1) Biologically, is the brain affected by pornography and other sexual addictions? (2) If so, and if such addictions are widespread, can they have a societal effect as well?
The Story of the Gypsy Moth
Let’s begin with a seeming digression. In 1869 the gypsy moth was brought to America to attempt to jumpstart a silk industry. Rarely have good intentions gone so wrong, as the unforeseen appetite of the moth for deciduous trees such as oaks, maples, and elms has devastated forests for 150 years. [Read more...]
Pornography use is at an all time high. Check out some of these troubling stats on Pornography Addiction!
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This article in its original format can be found at here. We have reposted it on our site, because we find it to be extremely valuable.
As the impressively depressing cover story “America the Obese” in the May issue of The Atlantic serves to remind us all, the weight-gain epidemic in the United States and the rest of the West is indeed widespread, deleterious, and unhealthy—which is why it is so frequently remarked on, and an object of such universal public concern. But while we’re on the subject of bad habits that can turn unwitting kids into unhappy adults, how about that other epidemic out there that is far more likely to make their future lives miserable than carrying those extra pounds ever will? That would be the emerging social phenomenon of what can appropriately be called “sexual obesity”: the widespread gorging on pornographic imagery that is also deleterious and unhealthy, though far less remarked on than that other epidemic—and nowhere near an object of universal public concern. That complacency may now be changing. [Read more...]