Chapter 4: Go Fight the Demand

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

So far, we have learned about the problem of human trafficking and we have discussed how to spread awareness and pray about it. Over time, anti-trafficking organizations and law enforcement have been getting better and better at capturing traffickers and rescuing and restoring victims. We need to support this good work and continue to pray over it.  But unless we get to the root of the issue, more traffickers will continue to take their place and more people will be sold into slavery. To end slavery, we have to address the issue at its core and get to its roots: the demand for sex trafficking.

To read more about the connection between pornography and trafficking, visit these links:

Fight The New Drug: The Porn Industry’s Dark Secrets

Huffington Post: Want to Stop Sex Trafficking? Look to America’s Porn Addiction

Take the Next Step

Speak the "Defender's Declaration" over your life

Print out and sign the Defender’s Declaration.  Consider which of the areas in “take it further” you will commit to fighting for: write it on the back of your card and send us an email at becomeadefender@freedomchurchalliance.org to let us know. We would love to encourage and support you.

Take it Further

For a better understanding of the sex trafficking market in Texas, we recommend reading The Sex Trafficking Marketplace: Addressing Demand Through Legislation and Tactics, a publication by Children At Risk. The book provides an in-depth look at the components of demand: suppliers, the victim supply, and the purchasers of victims. Included in an overview of federal and state anti-trafficking laws and how these laws address demand within their texts.

Arrange to have coffee or lunch with your pastor or men’s group leader and share what you have learned in this chapter.  Encourage them to preach or share on this issue and direct them to the resources.

Overcoming sexual addictions takes perseverance and intentionality.

If you've found yourself looking for help in this area, please consider contacting one of the organizations below:

XXXchurch is an online resource for pornography addiction help where you have the freedom to remain anonymous.

Houston’s First Baptist Church provides a safe confidential environment to break free from the hurts, habits, and hang ups that hinder us from experiencing the True Joy found in Christ. Those who currently find themselves in the battle or have been there and want to support others can benefit from the experience. Also, if you have been in other 12-step programs and have had a desire to give back this could be the place to serve.

Celebrate Recovery runs support groups at a number of our FCA partner churches. It is a biblical and balanced recovery program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. The ministry is based on the words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.

Sexual Addicts Anonymous provides fellowship for recovering addicts and offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from sex addiction.

Love People Not Pixels provides coaching and support of individuals, couples and families that want to break free from the bondage of pornography and have their relationships restored.  Contact info@lpnp.org for confidential support.

Castimonia is a Christ-centered 12-Step Support and Recovery program for sexual impurity or sexual addiction with the goal to achieve a Biblically-based sexual purity. We share our experience, strength, and hope with each other so that we may achieve sexual purity and help others overcome sexual impurity or compulsive sexual behaviors.

Other organizations you may consider contacting are:

  • Fight The New Drug is group of passionate and innovative problem-solvers who want to make a difference in the world. Their mission is to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography through creative mediums.
  • Epik Project 
  • Unearthed is a group who wants to see the hearts of men changed – and they want that change to result in a systemic shift in the landscape of sexual exploitation. Join the groundswell of men and women who are committed to having their hearts transformed by the love of God.
  • Demand Abolition is committed to eradicating the illegal commercial sex industry in the US—and, by extension, the world—by combating the demand for purchased sex.
  • Be Broken Ministries serves anyone affected by porn and other sexual struggles and strongholds. Our desire is to help people experience the fullness of life as God created it.
  • Sermon Central, one of the largest sermon preparation sites in the world, provides sermon guidelines on preaching on pornography.
  • Pure Community is an online resource that connects individuals with counselors, coaches, support groups and workshops geared towards healthy sex education.
  • Pastor Drew Knowles gives a sermon on Human Trafficking at the Sojourn Heights Church in Houston, Texas.

Lastly, take a moment to read this article, speaking on the culture of our society.

To learn more about our strategies to battle the demand for human trafficking, click here!