Luke Gibbons grew up in a Christian home. But, he says, "I grew up and found pornography online, and it just got deeper and deeper for me. It really took me into a spiraling addiction that lasted 10 years, from right from when I was in high school through to university and then to working full-time. Sometimes I'd be up all night viewing and then going to work on an hour sleep. ... I knew God didn't want me in that space."
Gibbons also knew he had to get help. He had tried to overcome his porn addiction on his own, but until he opened up to men who had the same struggles, he would stay trapped in the bondage that had gripped him for so many years.
Through his transparency, Gibbons discovered The Conquer Series, a video series that has helped more than 1 million men—including Gibbons—in 80 countries around the world, to walk in freedom from this destructive force. This fulfills the words of James 5:16 a, which tells us to "confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed."
Conquer Series research reveals that a staggering 68 percent of churchgoing men view pornography on a regular basis. And many churchgoing women, teens and even children also struggle with viewing pornography. The fact that this occurs in secret exacerbates the problem.
"If we have pain in our life, we can medicate it through pornography without anybody knowing it," said Gibbons, head of marketing and church relations for Kingdom Works, the producers of the Conquer Series. "But at the core, we know about it, and God knows about it, and that eats us away ... Until we get help, it's going to continue to do that."
For more on Gibbons' story and how you or someone you love can break free from pornography's evil grasp, listen to the podcast below.
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