We are often asked the question, what is fueling the demand for child sex trafficking and will it ever end? For most people it is hard to imagine that grown men are having sex with, paying for, and raping children. Yet this is happening with such frequency that this crime, human trafficking, is the fastest growing crime in the world. (Harris K., 2012)
One explanation for this huge demand for children is the link between pornography and domestic minor sex trafficking. As more and more research takes place in this area it has been determined that the human brain demonstrates the same chemical response when taking drugs as it does when consuming pornography (Hilton, D.L. and Watts, C. 2011). This may not happen to a person the first time he or she views pornography, but can occur over a period of time.
Because of the similarities between drug use and pornography there is a reason for concern. A drug addict must consistently increase the dosage to get the same high; a person who consumes pornography often has the need to increase the dosage to get the same high. Consumption of pornography increases with this level of addiction and can lead to fetish pornography including child pornography. (Paul, P., 2007). This in turn can lead to violent acts against women and children.
Rivers of Justice is committed to preventing children from becoming victims of sex trafficking. As we work to accomplish our mission we are partnering with Jason Johnston an excellent communicator in the area of pornography addiction recovery. You may read Jason’s biography and a testimonial from Rev. Jeff Kersey, Senior Pastor, Mount Horeb UMC. We have outlined specific areas of training available and included Jason’s YouTube link.
If you would like more information or would like to request Jason as a resource for your church or organization you may contact him at his e-mail, phone or may contact Rivers of Justice directly.
Jason Johnston works to educate and equip parents, church staff, and members of the community with a gospel-centric perspective on how to combat pornography and reach those we love who are afflicted by such an insidious, pervasive evil with the cleansing, healing love of Jesus Christ.
“Jason Johnston works to educate and equip parents, church staff, and members of the community with a Gospel-centric perspective on how to combat pornography and reach those we love who are affected, addicted, and afflicted by such an insidious, pervasive evil with the cleansing, healing love of Jesus Christ.”Rev. Jeff Kersey, Senior Pastor Mount Horeb UMC
Specific Areas of Training Available
- The Current Reality of Porn in the church
- Porn, the Brain and the Nature of Addiction and why trying harder doesn’t work
- The Path to Healing: How to help those who are already struggling or addicted
- Education for Parents: Your children will see porn. They are learning about sex; the only question is who is teaching them?
- Training for parents: Prevention for youth and shepherding children through our digital, porn filled world.
- Resources for your church to continue to address this issue.
- Small group curriculum for ongoing ministry in the area of purity.
You may find out more about each of these sessions at Jason’s YouTube channel