Address the demand for what the system of sexual exploitation offers. One way for congregations to address the demand stimulated by the sex industry is to provide safe settings for men, women, and youth to talk about their attitudes toward and struggles with prostitution, pornography, stripping, and appropriate uses of the Internet. In such settings they could explore together what makes them vulnerable to the lure of these activities, the false euphoria of a "sex high," and the significance of love and enduring relationships. Uncommon as such conversations may be in congregations, they are vital if the baptized are going to find support in the Church to resist our culture's ready acceptance of these practices. The Church Council urges congregations and men's, women's, and youth organizations to be pioneers in creating possibilities for this discussion to occur. (pg. 8)
Gender-based violence includes sex tourism, forced prostitution, and human trafficking for sex. (pg. 2)
"Because we are each loved by God, God grieves deeply when we inflict gender-based violence on someone. The violence we impose hurts someone God created, and this hurt spreads out through the community.” (pg. 3)
“Without self-control and giving priority to the needs of others to be safe and healthy, we are vulnerable to abusing our strength, thought and action by being violent.” (pg. 3)
"Bought and Sold: The New Fight Against Teen Sex Trafficking" radio documentary by American Radio Works, 2016. Starting at about minute 27:55, there is significant discussion of how to end the demand for trafficking.
"Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don't by Sex," research article written by Prostitution Research and Education and presented at the Psychologists for Social Responsibility Annual Conference on July 15, 2011.
"Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis: Structures, Functions, and Patterns" published by the University of Minnesota's Urban Research Outreach-Engagement Center and Othayonih Research in partnership with the Women's Foundation of Minnesota, 2014. Full Report. Executive Summary.
"A Reformed Buyer" by Amy Hartman, published as a Wednesday Prayer by Cherish All Children on March 2, 2016.