Four Things Porn Makes You Believe

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I actually have to tell men (and occasionally women) that seeing others, besides their spouses, in erotic scenarios isn’t good for them. That they shouldn’t sit around and watch others have sex. It seems obvious to me how bad this would be for you, and the statistical evidence against it is significant, but I still actually have to tell men, smart men: “This is bad for your marriage!” “This subconsciously changes how you view women.” “What momma doesn’t know does hurt her! So stop dad!”

Pornography has gone viral. Literally. It’s what’s for dinner. And there’s no stopping it. When anything gains the four “A’s” it’s only just a matter of time until it expands beyond control: (1) It’s readily Available; (2) It’s very Affordable; (3) It’s totally Anonymous; (4) Yet it’s increasingly Acceptable. And so the monster grows.

Can this just be a really honest blog? Like, just gut-wrenchingly clear? Because I don’t want the grave seriousness of this message to be distorted by anything. In fact, let me cut right to the chase and say what I need to say: You cannot love your wife (present or future), like Jesus loved the church, if you look at porn. Nor can you love your female neighbors, like Jesus loved you, if you look at porn.

Porn is self-love, but the cross is self-sacrifice. So cross-shaped people pass on porn.

You see, every time you sit down and entertain yourself with erotic fantasy, you burn into your heart and head four vile lessons that you might rather forget after it’s all said and done:

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The Logic of Addiction

I think it’s kind of ironic that the cycle of addiction is actually quite logical.  No matter what the addiction, there becomes a growing need for more and more and more of the substance, only to manifest itself in less and less and less of the desired high.  Basically, the addict constantly needs more only to receive less. Th

Reflecting on this recently, I thought to myself, “Isn’t that how evil works though? Isn’t this how sin works?”  It seems so obvious that such a cruel cycle of desolating desire and insatiable appetite should have the finger prints of the evil one all over it.  He offers you immediate gratification, only to steal more and more of your false-joy each time you turn to him.  Before you know it, you’ve become numb to the feeble satisfaction your sin once offered, and you’re acting more out of habit than anything else.  A habit whose chains are near impossible to break without immense pain and continued relapse.

Q: Does addiction have something to do with spiritual warfare?

Q: Does all sin manifest itself in similar ways as addiction?

Q: What are some of the best methods to conquer addiction? Practically and spiritually?

On the contrary though, isn’t that the exact opposite of the way faith works?  As you consume more and more of the substance, God, you become more and more fulfilled.  Right?