A pornography discussion we have to have.

Last week, the Catching Foxes podcast released its eighth episode: “Authentically Honest About Pornography.” If you listen to one podcast episode in your lifetime, I implore you to make it this one.

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I’m fairly certain that for two men to discuss this so honestly, so publicly, is unprecedented. What I like about the episode most is what hosts Gomer and Luke start, and what they model.

They start a caliber of conversation that a lot of people need to have and few ever do. They model the courage to have that kind of conversation and they model the result of having that kind of conversation — the hope, and healing, and joy that so many people don’t even know is within the realm of possibility for their lives.

Click here to listen to the episode (and click here to follow Catching Foxes on Twitter).

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  • pastordavidrn

    Arleen, interestingly, I got involved as a Protestant in Pope John Paul II’s THEOLOGY OF THE BODY (TOB) through the anti-porn website MCAG (www.mychainsaregone.org). A few months after launching it in 2009, a Byzantine Catholic contacted us, telling us that our teaching strategy to help free people from porn mirrored many principles expounded by the TOB.

    The Catching Foxes podcast does confess the problem honestly but is weak on offering transferable theological solutions. To get a more succinct version of such honesty, read “A Personal Testimony of Transformation” (http://mychainsaregone.org/a-personal-story-of-transformation/). It’s short and to the point (a 5-minute reading).

    MCAG has helped both men and women get free from porn addiction by using many of the same doctrinal concepts in JP2’s TOB. But if these principles must be heard from a strictly Catholic source, I suggest Fr Thomas J. Loya’s DVDs, “Beauty as an Antidote for a Pornified World,” and “The Interior Gaze: A Remedy for ‘Pornovision’ and Lust,” or his free BODY OF TRUTH internet radio talk, “At Her Breast” (http://www.catholicradiointernational.com/abodyoftruth/mp3/abot_072108.mp3).

    The TOB should put Catholics way ahead of Protestants in fighting porn. But I’ve had to educate many about their own pope’s fantastic theological message on the body and its sexuality. My own webpage “Rebuilding a Godly View of the Unclad Human Body–Why and How to Stop Thinking Dirty about God’s Image and Temple” (Google-able) has a whole section of links to Catholic resources for helping people discover this great pope’s THEOLOGY OF THE BODY.