Terry Crews’ Porn Addiction

Terry CrewsActor Terry Crews took a bold step this month, going public about his past addiction to porn.

Many know Crews from his acting in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine or even his voice work in the Veggie Tales Celery Night Fever video. He’s an ex-NFL player and a role model to many.

In his vulnerable Facebook post he talks about his addiction and then he encourages people to share their “dirty little secret” with someone. Terry stresses: “By not telling people, it becomes more powerful.”

This video is such an effective discussion starter, we wrote one of our YouTube Discussion Starters with scripture and small group questions so you could use it to engage young people in meaningful conversation about this issue. Take a peek at that HERE.

Porn’s reach has been growing logarithmicly, and many young people don’t even see it as wrong (more on that in our recent Youth Culture article, The Damage of Porn). So Crews’ vulnerability and candid confession on the subject is a refreshing glimpse of truth in a world growing so comfortable with lies.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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One Response to Terry Crews’ Porn Addiction

  1. dan manns says:

    Great article, great video and great small group discussion guide to accompany it all! Thanks Jon!