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Addiction to pornography has exploded to epidemic proportions infiltrating churches and holding our pastors friends and family members prisoner But no one not even the church is talking about this dangerous and destructive addiction The Dirty Little Secret follows Pastor Craig Gross as he breaks the silence and begins his mi. Each year I try to read at least one book from the perspective of the enemy I got this one for free so I figured I would give it a shot One of the featured statements in a lot of the reviews of this book is how it is non judgmental This is a rather funny claim since the very basis of this book is judgement Yeah the author talks the usual line of rubbish that Christians love essentially a variation of love the sinner hate the sin but behind it all is a veritable ark load of judgmental assumptions Sex is bad except where sanctioned by the church within a proper marriage masturbation is bad fornication is bad non vanilla sex is bad fetishes are bad homosexuality is bad etc etc Of course the denial of these underlying assumption come fast and furious but let's pull a few points straight from the bookFrom the very beginning of the story comes this revealing bit 'At first however we only had two words on our website Porn Sucks' Put aside how unintentionally humorous the phrasing is and it should be clear there is a fundamental unuestioning assumption nay judgement revealed that underlays the entire endeavor From this point on everything about Gross and his ministry is cherry picking and confirmation bias Next up I love people and see pornography as a deadly threat to the individual which again shows the foundational judgement going on These are pretty strong words that might come as a surprise to the millions of people who enjoy porn and continue to have completely normal lives without dying from it Odd that Another gem is this one Can you be a pornaholic We knew the answer was an overwhelming yes which again reveals the nature of his unuestioning assumptions There is no actual search for truth in this book It is a grab bag of unualified unsupported claims confirmation bias and anecdote The book contains extensive claims about porn and pre marital sex and masturbation and sexual thoughts being an addiction but absolutely none of these claims are backed up by any kind of serious evidence scholarly or otherwise It's a balls out assertion which will of course be accepted immediately by most readers of this book but there is no proof Normal human behavior is defined as deviant and harmful and then when people behave in completely normal ways out comes the judgement stick with the word addiction stamped onA substantial message of this book is guilt Over and over people express guilt about their interest in porn Never is there the slightest thought that maybe it would be good to get rid of the guilt instead Women are marginalized as weak foul temptresses and of course there is a fundamental buy in into the sexist idea of female purity Single people are marginalized because sex is only supposed to be for the married people with the intent to have childrenThere are so many problems with this book that I could probably write a book in response but I'm going to cut this short maybe to return with additional comments laterBut one last thing I'm used to reading non fiction books that feature extensive references and bibliographies This book has exactly 7 references including an anonymous posting on craigslist which is laughably bad Five of the references are clearly biased including one sub titled How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future The final reference is to an article from LA Times which in fact does not provide a scrap of evidence for Gross's claims and in fact has this to say about porn If it's corrupting them the data don't yet show it

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S the pain and brokenness it causes and challenges us as individuals and as the church to talk about and openly fight pornography Don’t be tempted to keep this secret any longer If this book won't make you roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty then you need to check your pulse Skip Mathews president Integrity Onlin. My feelings on this book are a little conflicted I enjoyed it but am not sure if I agree with all of its content and conclusions I am very much in appreciation of the sincere love and concern Mr Gross and his colleagues reach out and show people in the porn industry as well as ordinary citizens struggling with an addiction to pornThe XXX church doesn't approve of the lifestyle and activities of those it attempts to reach out to but it also doesn't look down on them or judge them as people tell them they are evil bad going to Hell and all the other things most Christians seem to feel justified in doing They just reach out to them with offers of caring and assistance if its wanted and to me that is real ChristianityI believe true Christianity is rare in the world todayAnd while I agree from extensive reading that many actors in the porn industry have been abused and damaged and that is a big part of what leads them to sex work that can't be said for every single person involvedThere is a number of people in the industry although it may be a small number overall that seem to sincerely enjoy the industry and are not exploited or damaged by what they doI'd name Nina Hartley and Ron Jeremy as two examples of thisOf course the authors would likely argue that maybe even the seemingly stable as named above have damaged psyches that they don't show or other hidden negative reasons for the way they have flourished in the industry and that could be trueNobody would know but them but there has to be at least a small number of people who would naturally be suited for such workFrom a purely secular perspective although the author makes a loot of good points and I agree that porn addiction has become a huge problem that ruins many lives and relationships and this needs to be constantly highlighted but I can't agree that even occasional porn viewing can lead to addiction and ruin and that porn can never ever assist couples with their sex lives Anything at all can become an addiction and if you absolutely need porn to function sexually or you are using it as as a crutch then yes there is a problem But like anything else if its used in moderation I don't think it has to be an automatic negative thing Some people argue that porn degrades women and causes men to devalue women and have unrealistic expectations of them but that's went on for centuries Pornography has long existed in one form or another Just look to ancient Roman towns with their explicit murals on many buildings and brothels operating openly and casually in the middle of the city to see this is true In conclusion though the author does important work and I hope his ministry will keep on doing it for those who need itOne thing that is true to my knowledge and might be shocking enough to stick with some readers is the revealing of how little lesser known porn stars actually makeA female porn star profiled in the book whom ultimately let the business for good with the help of this organization made 900 for two porn movies and 450 for a week of prostitution at a legal brothelTo me that a shockingly small amount for such workbut unless you are one of the big names in the business such a pay rate is not usual Pokémon Soleil et Lune 01 - Aventures à Alola ! you roll up Jubelientje wil winnen your sleeves and get Essays in Anthropology your hands dirty then Beat That Kid in Chess you need to check Tough as Steel Pittsburgh Steelers your pulse Skip Mathews president Integrity Onlin. My feelings on this book are a little conflicted I enjoyed it but am not sure if I agree with all of its content and conclusions I am very much in appreciation of the sincere love and concern Mr Gross and his colleagues reach out and show people in the porn industry as well as ordinary citizens struggling with an addiction to pornThe XXX church doesn't approve of the lifestyle and activities of those it attempts to reach out to but it also doesn't look down on them or judge them as people tell them they are evil bad going to Hell and all the other things most Christians seem to feel justified in doing They just reach out to them with offers of caring and assistance if its wanted and to me that is real ChristianityI believe true Christianity is rare in the world todayAnd while I agree from extensive reading that many actors in the porn industry have been abused and damaged and that is a big part of what leads them to sex work that can't be said for every single person involvedThere is a number of people in the industry although it may be a small number overall that seem to sincerely enjoy the industry and are not exploited or damaged by what they doI'd name Nina Hartley and Ron Jeremy as two examples of thisOf course the authors would likely argue that maybe even the seemingly stable as named above have damaged psyches that they don't show or other hidden negative reasons for the way they have flourished in the industry and that could be trueNobody would know but them but there has to be at least a small number of people who would naturally be suited for such workFrom a purely secular perspective although the author makes a loot of good points and I agree that porn addiction has become a huge problem that ruins many lives and relationships and this needs to be constantly highlighted but I can't agree that even occasional porn viewing can lead to addiction and ruin and that porn can never ever assist couples with their sex lives Anything at all can become an addiction and if Young Mozart you absolutely need porn to function sexually or Love Your Patients! -- Improving Patient Satisfaction with Essential Behaviorsthat Enrich the Lives of Patients and Professionals you are using it as as a crutch then Le guide intergalactique des prénoms geek yes there is a problem But like anything else if its used in moderation I don't think it has to be an automatic negative thing Some people argue that porn degrades women and causes men to devalue women and have unrealistic expectations of them but that's went on for centuries Pornography has long existed in one form or another Just look to ancient Roman towns with their explicit murals on many buildings and brothels operating openly and casually in the middle of the city to see this is true In conclusion though the author does important work and I hope his ministry will keep on doing it for those who need itOne thing that is true to my knowledge and might be shocking enough to stick with some readers is the revealing of how little lesser known porn stars actually makeA female porn star profiled in the book whom ultimately let the business for good with the help of this organization made 900 for two porn movies and 450 for a week of prostitution at a legal brothelTo me that a shockingly small amount for such workbut unless The Last Ditch (Jonathan Meredith, you are one of the big names in the business such a pay rate is not usual

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Nistry XXXchurchcom a website devoted to fighting pornography As he meets people in the industry and those addicted to porn Craig exposes the very real human face of pornography and the destructive physical emotional and spiritual toll it takes The Dirty Little Secret plainly reveals the addictive lure of pornography explore. Brilliantly open and non judgmental I had no idea how destructive porn can be or how desperate some of the people in the business really are Nice one

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