XXXchurch is designed to bring awareness, openness and accountability to those affected by pornography. We are an online community that tours the world speaking at colleges, churches and community centers. XXXchurch.com exists to help those who are in over their heads with pornography, both consumers and those in the industry.
Craig Gross is the founder and leader of XXXchurch.com. Working alongside Craig is an amazing group of people. XXXchurch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that sits under the umbrella of Fireproof Ministries. There is a board of directors overseeing this ministry. XXXchurch is provocative, memorable, and it combines the seedy and the sacred. XXXchurch is here to make you think, react, and to decide where you stand on the issues of porn. We're not here to sling mud, but to shove the envelope and try and do some good. It's hip, relevant, irreverent, honest, fun, and designed for people just like you.
Any Christian man or woman who is engaging in sexual immorality of any kind is a person in conflict. Often it starts by viewing pseudo-pornography-things like modeling sites, chat sites, personal homepages, and other sites that often contain seductive images, but may not be classified as pornography.
Very quickly this kind of online behavior can spiral down to a place where these images don't cut it anymore. At this point the viewer begins to "need" more intense images to be stimulated. Often you will hear someone who has gotten addicted say, "I have no idea how I got here; it started so innocently." Pornography is both very alluring and very addictive. Sexual addiction along with pornography addiction are issues that face many people these days. The websites that are distributing the material are designed to draw in the viewer, dangle free content and easy sign-ups-in an attempt to capture a new user.
There are great "sex addiction" tests all over the web that can help you determine if you are addicted to sex in some form. We are not going to attempt to reproduce those here, but will offer this simple definition and challenge:
If your life is being controlled by your sexual desires and activities, instead of YOU being in control of them, then you have a sexual addiction. Studies have shown that ninety-nine percent of all masturbation involves lust and mental fantasy, which disconnects you from real relationships with real people.
If you sent a bottle of vodka to every home in America every week for a year, you would no doubt have a whole wave of alcoholics. The Internet has created a wave of pornography addicts with its pervasive porn delivery mechanism.