UVU hosts anti-pornography conference

By KSL.com | Posted - Jan. 16, 2011 at 9:45 p.m.

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OREM -- Young men and women gathered at Utah Valley University this weekend to discuss the dangers of pornography.

The seminar focused on how pornography can affect people who are single and looking for a relationship.

Jill Manning, a marriage and family therapist, says right now is a challenging time for people to form healthy relationships, and the addiction to porn can make it even more difficult. Others in attendance agree.

"Prevalence of pornography is interrupting those dating relationships and the opportunities that people have to commit themselves to a relationship," said Steven Croshaw, co-founder of S.A. Lifeline Foundation.

"I think it so important to become aware, and as we educate ourselves we know how hard we need to work," said UVU student Britney Landrum.

"I think discussing it openly is healthy for community," UVU student Andy Conlin said. "It's healthy for individuals to understand what they need."

A few months ago, Deseret Media Companies launched the initiative "Out in the Light." It's an effort to shine a light on pornography.

CLICK HERE to find out more on the initiative as well as a number of resources.

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