Pornography impacts everyone in some way, but God has a plan to restore those living in the shadows.


The Heart of the Matter

1h 16min | Documentary | 1 October 2014 (USA)

Buy a digital copy of The Heart of the Matter or get it on DVD.


Screening requirements

No license required for any screenings.

About the Film

The Heart of the Matter is the first documentary to give viewers an honest, complete portrait of what it means to be a Christian addicted to pornography and sex. This one-of-a-kind film brings hope to a subject typically shrouded in shame and silence. From first exposure to healing, you will witness both personal accounts and expert commentary on the devastating effects of pornography on one’s self-worth, family, and faith – but you will also experience the hope and joy of recovery.

Your heart will be opened and your faith elevated as you watch and share this film with your family, church and community.

Recommended Resources

The Talk
A helpful guide to walk parents through appropriate conversations for each age and stage of development as it relates to healthy sexuality from Focus on the Family.

Learning About Sex Series
A whole-family sexual education series with helpful videos for parents from Concordia Publishing House.

The Heart of the Matter – Own the film today
Digital download and DVD versions available

Other Resources

Online bookstore – Browse our online store for more books and resources on pornography, addiction recovery, and healing in Christ.

Covenant Eyes – Internet protection for the whole family.

Focus on the Family Counseling Referral Line – Focus on the Family offers one-time complimentary consultation from a Christian perspective. We also offer referrals for licensed Christian counselors in your area.

Seeds of Fire Community Engagement is a missions project of The Brushfires Foundation, a Christ-centered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations further our mission to equip the Christian church to offer a compelling response to the sexual brokenness of the world.