The thing that makes our brand so intriguing and dynamic is the fact that we love talking to men about real, hard issues. We like picking their brain to see what really makes them tick.
Yea, sports talk is cool, and we can go with the best of them. But... let's be real, that's just small talk for finding common ground. Nothing about sports talk with your buddies brings prosperity.
So when we find things that seem to captivate the minds of men, we become intrigued to learn more about it. Dissect it. Peel back the lens on it.
Pornography has been the latest of our endeavors.
We started doing research on the porn industry after our Founder, Marq Neasman Sr., was asked to be the opening speaker at a Men's God Encounter at Faith Assembly, in Orlando, FL. "It blew me away to see the amount of males that came forward to receive prayer for porn. I don't know if I was more shocked because these were men in the church, or because I was just out of the loop! I had to remember I was once there too!", says Neasman.
Neasman continued, "I won't fake the funk. I had my struggle with porn. It became apparent to me when I noticed that I was looking at all women sexually. I would see a woman and automatically go from her hair to her backside, then her toes. I would envision having sex with her. This got to be sickening! I couldn't even look at a woman without thinking about sex."
"I think my breaking point came when I was 24 and I found myself looking at a young lady, and I asked a friend about her. He gave me a dumbfounded look. When I asked him why he looked at me that way he said, 'Bro, she's like 16 or 17.' I was so embarrassed! I thought to myself, 'if I'm eyeing a 17 year old with that kind of body, then I would I do the same to a 16 year old?' I was sure that I would...
So if there is a 16 year old with a body like that...is it possible to find a 15 year old!? I thought back to high school...there were definitely 15 year old girls with bodies like adult women!"
"It got scary at this point, because if I could find a 15 year old I'm sure there was a few younger females walking around with the same matured body. The thought of me looking at little girls was depressing! THAT WAS A POINT OF TRANSFORMATION!"
"I broke through when I allowed God to show me the way that He designed women to be. He had to show me their nature. That's when it became clear that pornography was placing seeds of deceit in my mind. I was getting a false impression of the purpose of a woman. It was too much for me to know that I could be caught up looking at a 14 year old girl. I felt like a pervert!"
"I believe this was the greatest shifting point for me watching porn. It was the fact that I felt weak...I felt lame...I felt like a peeping tom. There is no doubt in my mind that if I had not broken that train of thought I would not be in a successful marriage today!"
Man lie, women lie, numbers don't lie!
The Barna Group, completed a study on viewers in the pornography industry. Here is what they found: