Love Kills Porn: A Documentary about Overcoming Addictions

Celine Reese, a photographer and BYU-Idaho graduate with a degree in Communications, created a beautiful, inspiring video for her senior project encouraging fighters to keep standing up against pornography and show the positive side.

“In our society, there is so much shaming,” Celine said. “So many of us have this misconception that those who make these sins are bad people. We are so afraid to talk about it, and those who are fighting are terrified of opening up about it. It is such a hard topic, but I wanted to get people to see this horrible problem in a more positive light. There is hope.”

While talking about her inspiration to create this video, Celine said, “I knew so many people that went through it, and I wanted them to feel hope. I also felt like I had no idea how to support them. When someone loses a battle, sometimes you take it all on yourself. … I wanted to give fighters hope and help them, and I wanted to help supporters know that they’re not alone.”

logo-lineAccording to Celine, shaming does nothing to help, and neither does believing these people are bad. Both parties are afraid to open up and talk about it, and while it is a hard topic to discuss, Celine hopes her viewers recognize the importance and power of hope. “We can’t judge anyone. We need to have our arms open to them,” she said.

“We always focus on the problem,” Celine said. “So what’s the opposite of porn? Love. If porn kills love, then you can bet that LOVE kills PORN. Through relationships, the atonement, and family, pornography, with a lot of work from the fighter, can be overcome. But it can’t be overcome without love, without that communication, and without those positive bonds.”

Fighters should find someone to confide in and help keep them accountable and recognize that love and hope.

Supporters should remember that they’re not alone. “They can always talk to someone, even me, about what they’re feeling,” Celine said. It may be easy to feel responsible for lost battles, but that is not true. Supporters simply need to “listen, tell the fighter they are loved, and tell them to come to Christ. Then they remember that too.”

 

For more from Celine and her fighters, check out “Love Kills Porn: Q and A with Fighters and Producer” and “Love Kills Porn Q and A” (part two).

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