|Most pastors (57%) and youth pastors (64%) admit they|
|have struggled with porn, either currently or in the past.|
87% of pastors who use porn feel a great sense of shame about it.
55% of pastors who use porn say they live in constant fear of being discovered.
There is a big difference of opinion between faith leaders and congregants when it comes to the consequences for pastors who struggle with porn.
Only 8% of pastors think that a pastor should resign his/her position if he/she is struggling with porn
In contrast, 41% of adult Christians think that pastors should be fired or asked to resign if they are found to be using porn.
The vast majority of the faith community, including leaders and laity, believe pornography is a bigger problem in the Church than it was two decades ago. But many do not know what to do about it.
93% of pastors and 94% of youth pastors say it is a much bigger or somewhat bigger problem than it was in the past.
The majority of pastors say they are approached frequently by teens and adults of both genders regarding issues with pornography addiction. But despite the awareness of the problem, most churches still do not have programs specifically designed to assist those struggling with porn use.
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“Feels like Redemption is a field guide to walking the terrain of addiction. Seth invites us to face how much of our pack is filled with extraneous paraphernalia from not facing our story and not reading the Bible well. This disruptive book demands a new reading of the illusions related to how we find life and offers the immense promise that facing our heartache also offers the mystery of joy.”
Professor of Counseling Psychology at and founding President of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and Author of God Loves Sex: An Honest Conversation about Sexual Desire and Holiness and Intimate Allies: Rediscovering God’s Design for Marriage and Becoming Soul Mates for Life
“I have enormous respect for Seth Taylor. He lives the integrity that we need for the way forward today.”
Author of Echo of the Soul: The Sacredness of the Human Body, A New Harmony, and The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings
“Seth proves himself a trustworthy conversation partner for a difficult journey. Feels Like Redemption isn’t just about pornography or addiction, its a story of coming alive again to the good desires God has given us, and how the road to wholeness is more complicated, beautiful, and honest than any self-help book or theology of instant fixes. If you’re looking for life, not just guilt-driven self-control, then I dare you to walk this pilgrimage with Seth.”
Youth Pastor & Author of Woo: Awakening Teenagers’ Desire to Follow in the Way of Jesus
“In Feels Like Redemption, Seth Taylor offers us the gift of his own untidy, yet glorious journey toward real freedom, vitality, and life. If you’ve ever wondered whether Christian- ity has more to offer your soul than what you’ve known so far, this book will rock your world.”
Author of Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle
“Seth takes the wisdom of the practice of pilgrimage and uses it as a redemptive lens for an often taboo topic in the Church, reminding readers that healing is not a quick fix, but a journey, and that faith is not about perfection, but ongoing transformation.”
Spiritual Director and Author of Pilgrim Principles: Journeying with Intention in Everyday Life
“I am a pastor and admittedly, I came into it feeling arrogant. "I don't struggle with this stuff. But let's see if *other guys* might find it useful." As you might guess, the Lord has been moving in me, in powerful ways. Layers and triggers that I never knew existed. This morning I found myself weeping uncontrollably (I don't cry a lot) after doing the exercise in the "Triggers” section. I've felt weird all day. Not bad. Just... different. Like I saw a part of me that's been there for 25 years, but I didn't know it was there. Thanks for your ministry. Awesome stuff. God is wrecking me, in the best way possible!”