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June 2014

Tackling porn in the open

  • Written by  COCT
Dr. William Struthers will be speaking on the effects of pornography. Photo: Provided

It starts as something you do in secret. While part of you might think it’s wrong, another part likes it.

It becomes part of your routine of justified self-comfort and it becomes your identity. What was once an ‘innocent’ pleasure, eventually becomes a world of secrecy, lies, guilt, powerlessness, isolation and fear.

Pornography is an addiction that affects men and women in and out of church – a total of 35% of Internet users in Australia have viewed pornography, and this excessive use tends to cause severe social problems.

Neuroscientist Dr William Struthers, who’s a world leader in the area, will join Christian Outreach Centre Toowoomba (COCT) for a night to share an insight into the harmful effects of porn on the brain, and to bring light and hope to our generations.

“We can find healthy ways to train the brain to understand and act on its sexual nature,” Dr Struthers said. “By acknowledging porn’s poisonous impact on our brain, we have a better path forward.”

COCT Lead Pastor Ken Wootton believes it’s crucial for churches to tackle the topic of pornography openly.

“This is a current problem, and as Christians we need to be pragmatically addressing these challenging issues,” Mr Wootton said.

COCT will be hosting Dr Struthers to speak on June 7th at 7.00pm at 513 Hume St. Due to the nature of the topic discussed, the event is 13 plus recommended.

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