Men are the only reason sex trafficking exists.
You’ve elected to make a difference, to change this reality and to stand up to the evil in this world. You’re a modern-day abolitionist!
Together we will:
- Wear our 22 bracelets* made by young women like Toha. We’ll share her story.
- Fight pornography.
Below, we’ve provided some resources to help you better understand how porn fuels sex trafficking and the abuse of children and women. We’ve divided this information into categories to help your application of the material. We’ve also included links to several articles; to access these, simply click on the links throughout this page.
Refrain – Accountability & Overcoming Sexual Addiction
Fight – The Truth about Porn
* Order more bracelets to share with your friends and family HERE
Raise Awareness – Share your Knowledge
- Fellowship with other Christian men.
“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:1-5
- Build accountability and intimacy with your spouse. Start by asking for prayer.
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24
- Join a support group.
- Check out the groups, counseling services, resources & events available at Pure Desire.
- Check out the groups, events & resources available through Pure Life Ministries.
- Use internet accountability resources.
Overcoming Sexual Addiction
Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start on the journey of overcoming one’s sexual addiction. In an effort to help, we’ve provided a few book recommendations below to get you started.
- Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time by Fred Stoeker
- Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction by Dr. Mark Laaser
- Pure Desire by Ted Roberts
Pornography Fuels Sex Trafficking
In a culture inundated with sexualized advertisements, movies, television and music, the temptations of pornography can seem to be a world away from the darkness and depravity of human sex trafficking. Yet, a deeper understanding of both the inner workings of the pornography industry and the interplay of sexual abuse and addiction reveals a connection that must be recognized and addressed by those in the fight against sex trafficking. Below are some articles and testimonies that will help you connect the dots.
- Pornography, Prostitution, & Trafficking: Making the Connections by Prostitution Research and Education
- When You Indulge in Pornography, You Participate in Sex Slavery by The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood
- What is the Influence of Pornography on Rape? by California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- The Harmful Effects of Pornography to the Brain, Heart & World by Fight the New Drug
- A Thorn in the Heart; Cambodian Men who Buy Sex by Prostitution Research and Education
- Elizabeth Smart Speaks For The First Time About Pornography’s Role In Her Abduction by Fight the New Drug
In 2014, Proven Men Ministries conducted a nationwide study regarding pornography use and its impact on a person’s life in various areas. Below are some highlights from their findings, as well as a link to the complete survey and study.
- Approximately two-thirds (64%) of U.S. men view pornography at least monthly.
- The number of Christian men viewing pornography virtually mirrors the national average.
- Broken down by age:
- Eight in ten (79%) men between the ages of 18 and 30 view pornography monthly.
- Two-thirds (67%) of men between the ages of 31 and 49 view pornography monthly.
- One-half (49%) of men between the ages of 50 and 68 view pornography monthly.
- Christian men are watching pornography at work at the same rate as the national average.
- One-third (33%) of men between the ages of 18 and 30 either think that they are addicted or are unsure if they are addicted to pornography.
- Combined, 18% of all men either think that they are addicted or are unsure if they are addicted to pornography, which equates to 21 million men.
The complete results for this study are available HERE.
In 2015, Covenant Eyes, producer of accountability software, published an in-depth Annual Report on pornography statistics.
- In 2002, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported that 56% of divorce proceedings involved one party with “an obsessive interest in pornographic websites.”
- A 2010 scholarly analysis concluded that 88% of pornographic scenes contain physical aggression.
- A 2014 study conducted by the Barna Group revealed that 64% of men have looked at pornography while at work at least once in the last three months.
Download the full annual report HERE.
Ways to Fight Pornography
Click on the action steps below to download PDFs with action steps and resources.
Toha is a beautiful girl from Svay Pak, Cambodia. When Toha was 12 years old, her mother sold her virginity to a man. Soon afterwards, her mother trafficked her to a brothel. Agape International Missions (AIM) was able to rescue her after just 22 days – far sooner than most girls are rescued.
However, in those 22 days she was raped by 198 men.
Toha entered AIM Restoration Home where she experienced healing through the love of Jesus in AIM”s staff. Today, Toha is more than a survivor; she is a modern-day abolitionist bravely working to protect other girls.
Toha cannot be left alone to stand up to evil men. It is the mandate on righteous men to stand beside her, to represent the man, Christ Jesus, and to stand up to the evil in the world. Thank you for joining her today!
You can order more bracelets to share with your friends, family and community HERE.
For more information to help you in the fight against sex trafficking, check out AIM’s Resource Page HERE.
Be a Voice of Change
As we said before, you’ve elected to make a difference, to change this reality and to stand up to the evil in this world. You’re a modern-day abolitionist!
Now go and share with others what you’ve learned about fighting pornography and sex trafficking.
- Wear your bracelet and engage others in conversation about its meaning.
- Share this page and these resources with other men in your life so that we can continue to build the army fighting pornography and its effects on sex trafficking.
- Purchase extra bracelets to spread the word and increase visibility of the 22 initiative.
We now have several different designs and even have one for women!
Thank you for joining the fight, for being a modern-day abolitionist and for being a voice of change!