Some Stats on Sexual Health Issues For Pastors

by | Jul 3, 2015 | News, Research | 0 comments

According to a study by Fuller Theological Study published in Leadership in 2001, of 1000 pastors surveyed, about 12% have committed adultery.

In a 2001 article, Tangled in the Worst of the Web, Christine Gardner found of those pastors surveyed, 30% of pastors have visited a porn site and 18% have problems with porn 1.Christine Gardner, “Tangled in the Worst of the Web,” Christianity Today, March 2001, 42-48.

A survey by Len McMillen 2.Leonard McMillen, “Adventist Ministry and Sexuality,” Ministry, November 1994, 18-19, in a Ministry Magazine article in 1994, of 584 respondents in 8 Conferences and at Andrews University found:

  • 12% have committed adultery
  • 37% have had an inappropriate relationship with someone other than their spouse
  • 65% they struggle with sexual attraction to someone other than their spouse

Of those pastors surveyd by Ben Witherington3.Ben Witherington, “Pastors and Pornography — A Dirty Little Secret”, he found,

  • 51% visit a porn site occasionally
  • 37% admit having a significant problem with porn

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References   [ + ]

1. Christine Gardner, “Tangled in the Worst of the Web,” Christianity Today, March 2001, 42-48
2. Leonard McMillen, “Adventist Ministry and Sexuality,” Ministry, November 1994, 18-19
3. Ben Witherington, “Pastors and Pornography — A Dirty Little Secret”