When Nicole Weider fell in love with Christ, she surrendered everything to Him—including her status as one of the most popular models in the industry. Her experience as a Victoria’s Secret model and on Maxim magazine has given her the weapons she needs to fight the spiritual warfare in this hypersexualized culture. She says it’s time for the church to understand the depths of this demonic root.
“The devil and evil run rampant in the sexual exploitation industry because the devil knows it negatively affects everyone,” Weider says. “Sins from it have lasting emotional, mental and physical scars on people. Sexual exploitation of young women in today’s world is a real threat and is harming them without their even realizing it.”
Weider, who founded Project Inspired, says it is time for Christian leaders to take women’s best interests to heart.
“I believe more pastors or people in church leadership positions—if they feel called and equipped—need to handle and talk about this tough subject matter of the hypersexualized culture we live in today,” Weider says. “The effects of sin because of it are crippling to individuals, young people and relationships. Perhaps hold a private Bible study to pray and overcome the addiction together, or maybe youth leaders can create a support group.”