Paul bases his egalitarianism on Christ’s death and resurrection, the outpouring of the Spirit, and the nature of God. He understood the source of inequality as distinctions and solidarities that privilege and oppress.
Far too often, the church has preached a narrow view of sexual immorality, singling out things like homosexuality and pre-marital sex while ignoring or downplaying the everyday instances of lust that we all face.
We need to recognize the impact that male church leaders’ porn use has on women and their leadership opportunities within the church. Doing so requires extensive openness, curiosity, vulnerability, attention, and research.
The church all too often slants discussions of porn toward men’s struggles. But women also struggle. Ignoring this reality harms women—they are othered and do not have adequate resources to help them find freedom.