This week I am probably going to get raked over the coals for what I am about to write by some of you. Before I begin let me say this, I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I know the pain and suffering it can cause a child all the way up to adulthood. May people still struggle with the effects of abuse. I am very sensitive to your feelings and healing. But those who invest their time in child pornography and abuse need to hear what I have to say.

Today I am writing to the men who struggle with and make child pornography. If you fall into this category listen up. I am sure you never expected to reach the place you are in right now. It is an extremely dark place filled with gut wrenching guilt and shame. You are not the stereotyped child abuser, you could be a judge, lawyer, banker, or even a college professor.You already know what you are doing is wrong and that you could be caught at any minute. The FBI and local law enforcement are all over this issue. They are online 24/7 attempting to stop the abuse of children. Here is another one for you. If you are indulging in child porn the thought of not getting caught is not enough to stop you then maybe this will. A recent study showed that over 35% of those who look at child pornography will eventually sexually assault a child. As I said starting out I was sexually abused as a child. This guy would show us pornographic photos, perform sexual acts with us and he even made some of the other boys perform with each other. My life for years was driven sexually. I would go hang out with the girl next door and introduce her to things that at the time I should have not even known. Here is where I am going with all this and where I am going to catch some grief. If you are involved in child pornography….GET HELP and GET OUT!. You are either going to stop now or eventually end up in prison. You think your life is bad now just imagine having your face posted on the online sex offender registry FOR LIFE! Once you are caught your life is pretty much over. You are limited to the places you can go. There is no time like the present to start dragging yourself out of this hole you have been sitting at the bottom of. But here is the best news of all, JESUS LOVES YOU and if you come to him with a truly repentant heart he will forgive you. Hebrews 8:12 says “for I will forgive their wickedness and remember their sins no more”. Psalms 103 says it this way “Praise the Lord, my soul and forget not all his benefits who forgives all your sins and heals your diseases and who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.” How can God forgive even when we have committed the worst kind of sin? (sin is sin) The reason is simple God forgives because he LOVES US, despite of our sin. He sent his perfect son Jesus to die on the cross for all our sins. Let Christ FORGIVE you and cleanse you of your sin and guilt today by turning to him in repentance and faith.

If you struggle with child pornography please seek professional and spiritual help today!!This is not something that can be delayed, seek help immediately. It is out there.

Steve Oh