Fall 2012 - Episode 6: Pornography and the Effect on Women
Episode Highlights

In this episode we interview : Dr. Peter Kleponis, Ph.D. , Catholic Psychotherapist, www.IntegrityRestored.com

Just The Facts:

• Pornography earns about 20 billion annually
• 75 percent of content on TV is sexual
• Reference to sex occurs eight times an hour on TV

1Corinthians 6:13-20 New International Version (NIV)

13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”[a] 17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.[b] 18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Humane Vitae

17. Upright men can even better convince themselves of the solid grounds on which the teaching of the Church in this field is based, if they care to reflect upon the consequences of methods of artificial birth control. Let them consider, first of all, how wide and easy a road would thus be opened up towards conjugal infidelity and the general lowering of morality. Not much experience is needed in order to know human weakness, and to understand that men -- especially the young, who are so vulnerable on this point -- have need of encouragement to be faithful to the moral law, so that they must not be offered some easy means of eluding its observance. It is also to be feared that the man, growing used to the employment of anti-conceptive practices, may finally lose respect for the woman and, no longer caring for her physical and psychological equilibrium, may come to the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer as his respected and beloved companion.

Reestablish media guidelines:

• Keep TV's, computers, other media devices in a central area of the home
• Keep TV's out of the bedroom
• Keep meal-time a media free zone.


Discussion Question

  • Are you aware that the media your family is consuming might lead them down the road to begin dabbling in porn?
  • Given that, how serious are you in monitoring the media your family consumes via TV, internet, chatroom, texting and IMing?

Janet's Homework Assignments

Read Extreme Makeover Chapter 2 and Noise by Teresa Tomeo

Visit these sites:

Morality in Media: www.moralityinmedia.org
Parents TV Council: www.parentstv.org
Sexaholics Anonymous: www.sa.org
The King's Men: www.thekingsmen.us
That Man is You: www.thatmanisyou.org

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