Everything is Porn

Stop PornIn our culture, there has been slow but constant progression to normalize and desensitize our culture to pornography.  Not only are we bombarded by it overtly (with media images at the checkout line of your local grocery store, billboards, internet, TV, movies, etc.), the word itself is being changed from what it really means.

The word porn comes from the Greek word pornia which is defined as sexual immorality or fornication. You can now find social media and websites using this word; however, they do not mean sexual pornography.  Their intended use is to describe other lusts of the flesh, such as food porn, tractor porn, house porn for your dream home, car porn, truck porn, or shoe porn, etc.

If everything is porn…then nothing is.  Words have power and meaning. However, if words are overly used and misused intentionally or unintentionally, they become diluted and meaningless. Perhaps that is the goal to make porn…normative.

In 2015, porn was labeled as the “number one public health crisis” for the United States.  Recently, states (such as Utah, Colorado and others) are picking up the slack and creating stricter laws to stop human and sex trafficking.  I am not in favor of more laws or government regulations to monitor morality.  History has shown it really does not work.  The fear of death penalties and public shaming has its limits.  However, I am in favor of people waking up to the problem of pornography and sexual immorality all around us.  Working with all kinds of addicts throughout my career and my own recovery, it has revealed to me that having a healthy fear of God is the best way to regulate morality.  Having an understanding of the fear of God begins to soften a hardened heart and mind.

The average age of a child’s first exposure to porn is getting younger.  My first exposure was at age 5.[Read the blog article How Pornography is Destroying our Children]  There are many reasons parents do not talk to their children about porn. Consider talking to your spouse and children about porn. Porn is also in our presence covertly in the sale of hygiene, fitness and athletic products, cars, clothing, jewelry, magazines, and novels, etc. Let’s not forget about 50 Shades of Grey which was a big attempt to normalize porn and sexual depravity.

This also creates a confusion between what love is as compared to lust.  Sex is not love – just ask any prostitute.  When a society confuses our human need and void for love to be superficially filled with sex and porn, we create a perfect storm for a porn culture.

Services, such as massage parlors and hair and nail salons can be covertly staffed by sex trafficked girls. It is overwhelming when you begin to think about how little you might notice or be aware of things such as this.  It’s easy to just accept it and believe we are powerless to change it.

7 Actions you can take to make a Stand against a Porn Culture

  1. Stay clean from porn yourself.

If you, your spouse, teenager or child is struggling with porn, get help and seek a recovery program today.   You are not alone, and there is hope.  Contact our office for a free assessment.

  1. Have accountability.

Be accountable to another person, group, religious leader or sponsor in your life.

  1. Educate yourself about porn.

Learn about pornography and sex trafficking as well as how they are connected.

  1. Educate yourself about sex trafficking.

Learn about the connection of sex trafficking related to sporting and political events in your area.

  1. Volunteer or provide financial support.

Help support your local women’s or children’s shelter for individuals who have been freed from sex trafficking.

  1. Be selective about your purchases.

Be intentional about the products and services you purchase.

  1. Pray for the restoration and revival of our nation.

Pray that our nation, communities, families and individuals will turn from our wicked ways and back to God.



Cory Schortzman, Executive Director

Cory Schortzman, Executive Director

Cory Schortzman is an author, speaker, teacher and licensed mental health professional. Since 2008, he has served as the Executive Director of Transformed Hearts Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, CO. He is the founder of SARA, the Sexual Addiction Recovery Association. Cory is passionate about helping couples and individuals overcome sex addiction. He is also passionate about bringing awareness to the public and supporting the elimination of sex and human trafficking. Cory has been married since 1998 to his beautiful wife, Kerry, and lives in Colorado with their four daughters. He and Kerry have been seen on the CBS Early Show, Inside Edition, and ABC Good Morning America, Fox 21 News, and TLC/Discovery discussing the harm of sex addiction and the joys of recovery. He has also been heard on numerous radio programs.

Cory’s books include: Out of the Darkness, Into the Light the Workbook, Into the Light the Steps, Ashes to Beauty the Steps, 301 Dating Ideas, 301 Conversational Ideas, 301 Ways to Say I Love You, 301 Ways to Love Your Children & 301 Recovery Tools & Tips.

Kerry’s books include: Ashes to Beauty the Book and Ashes to Beauty the Workbook

Co-authored books include: 101 Blogs to Transform your Life, Volume I and Offended Deceived Addicted

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