October 14, 2013 by mattfradd
Many people have been writing to me and asking what I’m doing. They’ve apparently heard rumors of me leaving Catholic Answers. One guy heard I was moving to the UK?
Through much prayer and discernment I have come to the decision to leave my post at Catholic Answers.
Today’s my last day.
It has been an absolute honor working for them these past two years. I’ve gotten to grow as an apologist and writer (I just know somebody’s going to comment on a spelling mistake or grammatical error I’ve made in this blog).
I’ve gotten to speak to over 100,000 people across America, Canada, the UK, and even The Middle East. I will deeply miss my colleagues who are as awesome as they are intelligent.
Why? What Now?
Well, I feel lead (a cliche, I know, but I can’t think of another word to describe it) to focus on helping men, women, and married couples both learn about the destructive nature of pornography, and to help them find freedom and recovery from it.
My wife Cameron and I made this decision after spending 33 days in prayer, preparing for our annual total consecration to Mary Immaculate.
We feel very much at peace with our decision.
It’s hard to exaggerate the epidemic porn has now become. As my friend, Todd Aglialoro put it, “We’re entering a new and terrifying phase of Western civilization: one in which a majority of young adults are entering their marriage years, their employment years, their community-leadership years, having been submersed in porn culture their entire lives.
It seems that every other week I’m hearing about another beautiful, holy marriage taking place somewhere in the country; though I rejoice that these marriages happening—if our culture is to be rebuilt, or if a new one is to reemerge then it will begin one family at a time— a part of me thinks, how likely is it that these marriages will survive five years if one (or both) member is secretly struggling with a porn addiction?
I’m ranting. Point is, I’m passionate and ready to serve.
Please pray for my family and me. We’re going to need it.
The Porn Effect
What’s up with The Porn Effect I hear you ask?
We are completely rebuilding it. When it is done, it is going to be beautiful! And helpful! It will be the number one place Catholics turn to educate themselves about the dangers of porn, and to find help and healing. Among some of the features will be:
– Articles from men, women, and married couples
– An “ask an expert” section where you can get your questions answered by one our Catholic Psychotherapist friends.
– Free ebooks
– A weekly (maybe bi-weekly to start) podcast in which I interview experts, porn survivors, former porn stars/producers, etc.
And much more (I know that and much more is what people say when they usually mean, not much more, but there will be much more! We just can’t talk about it yet.)
I am now officially working for Covenant Eyes, an apostolate dedicated to helping to protect families from the dangers of internet pornography.
If you don’t know much about Covenant Eyes, you really should, click here to learn more.
In less than a month you’ll be able to get your hands on my new book, Delivered. The book, among other things, contains ten true stories of those who turned from porn to purity: men who struggled with porn; women who struggled with porn; stories of those who were in the industry; a story of a husband and wife who write paragraph by paragraph about the Hell they went through due to Mike’s (the husband) porn addiction.
These stories are, in some cases heart wrenching, incredibly honest, and ultimately hopeful, they prove that freedom and recovery from pornography is possible!
Here’s the good news . . .
We’re not looking to make money from this book, we simply desire to get it in to as many hands as possible, so while we will be selling them individually for $9.95, we will also be selling them in bulk for $2. For a box of 20 books, you only need to pay $40!
Whhhhaaaaa? Boo-yeah! (I’m sorry, I don’t know where that came from.)
From now on, if you’d like to book me to come and speak, please contact the folks at Chastity Project, a team of people I’m now very honored to be working with (except Stefanick…joke, joke). Click here for more info on how to book me.
TOTUS TUUS MARIA