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Articles for Families

Articles for Families

The articles featured below are resources for families.

The Effects Of Pornography On Individuals, Marriage, Family And Community by Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D.

Executive Summary:  Pornography is a visual representation of sexuality which distorts an individual’s concept of the nature of conjugal relations. This, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior. It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children and to individual happiness. In undermining marriage it is one of the factors in undermining social stability .

Social scientists, clinical psychologists, and biologists have begun to clarify some of the social and psychological effects, and neurologists are beginning to delineate the biological mechanisms through which pornography produces its powerful negative effects. 

Download this PDF to explore the effects of pornography on individuals, marriages and families.

How Addiction Hijacks the Brain

Key Points

  • Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences.
  • Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation.
  • Although breaking an addiction is tough, it can be done.

To understand more about what causes addiction, the pleasure principle and how tolerance and compulsion play a role in addiction, read this article from Harvard Health Publications.


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