How Clergy Can Help
As a religious leader, you may feel overwhelmed by the rapidly growing numbers of individuals struggling with pornography use, masturbation, and other unwanted sexual behaviors. RECLAiM is a powerful online resource designed to help struggling individuals integrate faith and recovery.
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Clergy around the country have been aware for years of the pornography pandemic sweeping through their congregations. They encounter it in the confessional, in marriage and pre-marriage counseling, in youth, in adults, in women, and men. Some even struggle these unhealthy behaviors themselves.
RECLAiM desires to connect clergy with resources and tools that can assist them in helping the individuals in their congregations break free of these addictions. We ask all members of our Connected Clergy Network to commit to supporting the RECLAiM mission through prayer, fasting, advocacy, finances and/or offering knowledge and wisdom. We provide updates on the lastest research and resources and help connect you with other clergy around the country who are also committed to fighting the battle against pornography.
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The RECLAiM training demonstrates the beautiful harmony that exists between recent discoveries in brain science, psychology and addiction recovery, and what the Church has taught for centuries about sexuality and Theology of the Body. Science and faith come together to help RECLAiM students achieve long-term, lasting change.
We believe that the RECLAiM program coupled with your spiritual leadership, guidance, prayer, and the sacraments are an unbeatable combination.
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It can be difficult preaching about this topic, because it touches so many lives in such a personal way and because so many demographics are represented at Sunday liturgy which require certain senstivities when discussing. But it needs to be done because a) so many people have not heard the amazing and positive vision for marriage, sex and the family that the Chuch offers and b) the current dominant culture has everyone swimming in just the opposite! As a means of helping you approach this topic with your congregation, we offer the following links to sermons and other helpful messages and pray that you hear something that inspires you. (Please let us know here if one of the links below is broken/not working or if you are aware of a homily that could be included below.)
In Between Baptism and a 50th Wedding Anniversary
The Magic Box
Preaching About Pornography and Addiction
Year A - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Devotion to the Most Pure Heart of Joseph
Chastity and Pornography
A Father's Day Challenge