64% of self-identified Christian men and 15% of self-identified Christian women view pornography at least once a month (compared to 65% of non-Christian men and 30% of non-Christian women). (Barna, 2014)
1 in 5 youth pastors and 1 in 7 senior pastors use porn on a regular basis and are currently struggling. That’s more than 50,000 U.S. church leaders. (Barna, 2016)
Only 7% of pastors report their church has a ministry program for those struggling with porn. (Barna, 2016)
I serve as a Church Consultant on Pornography & Sexual Purity for Covenant Eyes. Contact me if you’re interested in making a game plan together for your church. I also have a free 60-second survey you can send to your congregation to gauge porn usage within your church body.
I’d love to hear from you on what’s already working and help fill in the gaps. Let’s get those first two stats to drop and that last one to rise!
(If you yourself are struggling with pornography, please join one of my 7-week online small groups.)
Visit www.coveyes.com/beyond if you want 60 days of Covenant Eyes Accountability Software for free.
15 years of pastoral experience
Author of Beyond the Battle: A Man’s Guide to his Identity in Christ in an Oversexualized World
(You can download a comprehensive Porn Stats packet (2018 edition) via Covenant Eyes here)