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      Peeking at Porn While On the Clock

      Lynchburg, VA- Joel Hesch, founder of Proven Men Ministry, based in Lynchburg didn't believe the statistics on pornography use. So, he commissioned his own study and what he found-surprised even him.

      "We asked the question of at work, we didn't ask if it was the work computer, but it was still quite telling that two thirds of American men are looking at porn while at work. So that shows just how big of a problem it is," said Hesch.

      The survey, which was conducted by the Barna Group, among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults nationwide: who answered questions about sexual behavior in and out of the home. The survey found that almost two thirds of men admitted to viewing porn at least once a month at work. Some of the most frequent porn viewers at work consisted of men between ages 31 to 49 or men making over $75,000. 36% of women in the survey said they watched porn at work too.

      What Hesch said was a wake up call, was that the numbers for self identified Christian men and women virtually mirrored those of the national averages. He told ABC 13 that the problem of porn whether it be at work or in the home is a "big problem in the church." He said employers or companies that try to fire or put blocks on company computers aren't going to make the problem go away, "If a person is addicted to pornography they're going to look at it and a filtered block isn't going to take away that desire to look at it." Hesch should know, he says a sexual addiction nearly destroyed his own marriage. Now, Hesch who just celebrated his 26th wedding anniversary wants to help others break free. He's written a book, "ProvenMen-Be On Guard," and he runs a ministry outreach program for men with sexual addictions.

      To see the survey results and for more information on Proven Men Ministries click here.

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