Europe is going through major changes. Our aim is to look at the key issues in our continent from a biblical perspective.
Gone are the days when you had to enter a dingy betting shop to wager a fiver. Now you place a bet with just one tap or swipe on a smartphone.
The resignation of the Sports Minister has caused a controversy over the influence of the betting industry on the government.
As with any addiction, the brain always wants more, harder, more intense. Saying that one can actually change the likings of the enormous mass of consumers towards a kind of porn that is non-violent and non-sexist, is a lie.
The growth of football betting among youth is alarming. Psychologist José María Carayol: “Bets become an emotional analgesic”.
Counsellor and author Ed Welch: “Our goal as people who have known Christ is to love Jesus above all else, and in that, there is freedom to love other things well, and to know when to say no”.
Glynn Harrison explains how pornography draws us into addictive behaviours, and needs be tackled in the context of a more positive - truly biblical - vision for developing a healthy sexuality.
Nine top clubs in England are sponsored by gambling companies.
At least 5% of men between 18 and 24 years old have some form of gambling addiction. “Technology makes gambling easier”, Christian expert says.
“Some of the most traumatised people I have met are trafficked women whose customers have insisted –sometimes forcefully– on replicating acts from porn films”, explains lawyer expert on pornography Dr. Ann Olivarius.
Several studies show a “scandalous fall” of the age of those who pay for sex in Spain. “They see it as fun, and prefer not to know if the women are victims of trafficking.”
Emoke Tapolyai, Family and Marriage Counsellor, talks about how can the church help someone recovering from sex addiction.
What kind of reader is capable of keeping an industry afloat whilst everything else is sinking? The answer: those who are addicted to its product.
42% of practising Christians in the UK say they have a ‘porn addiction’ and over 50% admit viewing adult content online on a monthly basis.