Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Charlie N Davidson
Primary Subject Area
Psychology, General; Religion, General
Biblical Counseling, Christian males, Cognitive theropy, Pastoral counseling, Pornography addiction
Awad, Farid, "Pornography Addiction: a Cognitive Approach in Combating the Lies Christian Males Believe" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 403.
Pornography addiction has grown in epidemic numbers. Its bondage is evident within and outside the church walls. While sex and sexually explicit images saturate our daily lives, God continues to call His people to be holy as He is holy. Freedom from pornography addiction can be achieved only through intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and by accepting the atoning work of His cross for all believers. This thesis will redefine pornography through the lens of the Scripture and primarily focus on cognitive lies regarding oneself and others, which are crippling and ensnaring men into the trap of pornography. This study seeks to expose and correct such lies through God's Word. This inward/outward approach provides the premises for a lifelong genuine change.