May 6, 2008

Changes coming...

In upcoming weeks, I will be doing something new and radical on this blog. I have interviewed, written, and collected articles from a few people about a topic near and dear to my heart: Pornography in the LDS population. Not near and dear because I like pornography, of course. But because it is out there, it is something almost all of us have struggled with at one time or another (yes, this is true... whether the struggles involve ourselves, members of our close family, or just the day-to-day interactions with the internet necessary to our lives and careers.)

This will be a series of guest posts, by people with different areas of expertise in dealing with pornography and LDS people. I've read over most of it and I'm telling you, those of you who read this will be surprised, shocked, comforted, inspired, and informed by the end of it.

I have asked the women over and feministmormonhousewives.com to promote the series, and they have agreed. Once the series gets started I plan on asking a few of the other major LDS blogs and bloggernacles to do some promoting, too. My goal is to start conversations about pornography and its existence among LDS people, so that resources, solutions, and problem solving can be shared and spread in places where the most people will be helped.

This means I will be making some temporary changes to the blog, in order to facilitate the higher traffic (and hopefully commenting) that will occur. I will be changing my layout a bit, and enabling comment moderations and controls that will hopefully filter out any spam we might get, due to the subject matter we will be addressing.


The first post (introduction) will be next Monday, and I will be putting up an additional post in the series each Thursday and Monday following.

I'm excited about this... I hope all of you are, too.

8 comments:

Putz said...

oh dear, i am not smart enough to get involved with that upgrade of a topic

Putz said...

p,s. we have enough picture of thaat crap, don't we, do we need more??

NoSurfGirl said...

We definitely do not need more porn in this world, you're right, B. I'm doing this in an attempt to counter all the porn out there, or at least, all the silence there is about the problem of porn among LDS people. The silence kind of feeds the problem. It's a vicious cycle, KWIM?

marlajayne said...

Should be interesting and enlightening.

Lucy Stern said...

We know that Satan does his best to dull the mind to such things. We also know that there is a problem within the church because of some of the talks at General Conference....My daughter has a friend who got married and then found out that her husband had a secret life of watching porn. He did not want to change and she ended up getting out of the marriage. It was such a mess....This should be interesting!

Nate and Rebecca said...

Good luck with this...I know it is definitely a problem, and a very sad one at that. (p.s. if you get a chance, please read our most recent post on our blog)

Putz said...

happy mother's day to a mom

Amy said...

I think this is a really wonderful idea--thank you for doing it. One of the biggest problems with the stuff, I think, is people's reluctance to admit to a problem, whether in their own life or a family member's. It's way too common (and too big a deal) to pretend it's not happening. So, hooray for talking about the problem, how it arises, and how to avoid and deal with entrapment. You're wonderful. We'll watch with great interest.