Hold the Line: Fighting Pornography for the Glory of God

 In Notes, Pornography

This page contains the resources used/quoted by Kenneth Ortiz in the presentation “Hold the Line: Fighting Pornography for the Glory of God” given at the “Parenting through the Problem of Pornography” event hosted by Living Oaks Church in Thousand Oaks, CA on Sunday, February 19, 2023.


Presentation Slides:

PDF of Slides


Books Cited:

“The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science” (by Norman Doidge)

“The Demise of Guys” (by Phillip Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan)

“Things of Earth” (by Joe Rigney)


Resources Mentioned:

Covenant Eyes

The Bark App

Fortify: Quit Porn for Good

Instagram Parental Supervision Feature


Links for articles/links cited:

Watching pornography rewires the brain to a more juvenile state

How Porn Can Become an Escalating Behavior

How Porn Can Change the Brain

What Does Porn Do to Your Brain? 3 Effects of Porn on the Mind

TED Talk: Demise of Guys (Phillip Zimbardo)

Tendencies toward Internet-pornography-use disorder: Differences in men and women regarding attentional biases to pornographic stimuli

Addiction: Decreased reward sensitivity and increased expectation sensitivity conspire to overwhelm the brain’s control circuit

Online sexual activities: An exploratory study of problematic and non-problematic usage patterns in a sample of men

A Key to Orgasm: Some Brain Areas Have to Go Quiet

12 things that happen in your brain when you have an orgasm

Common Sense Media survey finds average age kids were exposed to pornography was 12 years old

You Can Say No to Porn: A Pleasure Greater Than Lust

Excessive screen time during infancy may be linked to lower cognitive skills later in childhood

Trauma-Informed Care