Under the Juniper Tree 021: “How Pornography Causes Depression”

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Episode #021
“How Pornography Causes Depression”

HOST: Andrew Crowe

 

 

 

Show Notes:

  • In this episode, Andrew discusses the problem of pornography in the realm of depression. What is the connection? What can be done about it?

Outline of this episode:

  • Why this study?

    • Dr. Kevin Skinner conducted an online study in 2011 to see is there was a connection between depression and pornography.

    • In six months, 450 individuals (mostly men) responded to the study.

    • Almost 30% admitted to watching 3-5 times a week.

    • Over 25% admitted to watching it weekly.

  • What were the results of the test?

    • The general populous scored an average of 6 on the depression scale.

    • 3-5 times a week scored 18 – moderate depression.

    • Daily scored over 21 – severe depression.

    • The study showed a huge connection between pornography and depression.

  • This podcast is not just directed to males.

    • 1 in 3 users are female.

    • Estimated 40 million Americans are users (13 million females give or take).

  • What is the connection between depression and pornography?

    • It is caused by a chemical called “dopamine.”

  • Pornography is literally able to take the joy out of life (Prov. 27:7).

What Does One Who Is Addicted Need to Do?

  • Be Aware of the Biblical Teachings on the Subject
    • Parents Should Talk to Their Children (Eph. 6:4).

    • Preachers Should Be Willing to Preach.

  • Change Certain Habits

  • Pray Often (1 Thess. 5:15; Matt. 6:13a).

  • Kill the Addiction (Col. 3:5-6).

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