Thursday, March 15, 2012

03/15/12 - The Porn Path

My heart is deeply burdened for young men who get trapped in the pull of porn. Over the last month or so I've studied more the effects of porn on men. It's mind blowing when you realize that viewing porn creates a chemical reaction in your brain that is very similar to drugs.

In The Porn Path, Mark Driscoll lays out the way the brain produces a pathway to desire porn. It becomes an addiction that one must see more or do more to get the same high. So it may start off very innocently, but grows overtime.

An addiction to porn will destroy marriages, if one stays on the path.

Even if a man breaks his addiction those images are there, burned in the brain. It is poison in a marriage. It breaks the oneness a man and woman are to experience.

There are groups, such as Celebrate Recovery, that are there to help Christian men break their sexual addiction.

Break the silence, reach out for help, and don't stop until you're walking in the light with your sin.

Confess to your wife, ask your husband...get painfully honest with this topic. An addiction to porn may be a "fox in your vineyard" of your marriage. It may be the tumor that is killing your marriage. It may be in stage one of cancer, but will grow to stage four!

Get radical to get sin out of your life! Get some strong accountability and walk in fellowship with others who will hold you up!

If you're a young man the internet is a big pool of temptation...get some accountability by installing some type of program that alerts another person when you've visited porn on your computer. Parents, put up some safeguards on your computers.

Parents also be aware that the newest fade in relationships is young women sending naked pictures to their boyfriends! I heard of a case where a good, Christian, 13 year old girl was just caught sending a naked picture of herself to a boy at school.

Please don't bury your head in the sand. We must take a stand against porn and save future marriages!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep. Porn is destructive. Unfortunately, I have to be somone who speaks from experience. True, it is everywhere. But, if we really value our Lord & Savior Jesus, and really value our future or current relationship with a spouse, we will do everything necessary to cut out all temptations to that sin w/in our power and ask God for help in those that are w/o (billboards, TV advertisements while watching a wholesome show on TV etc.). If we value our own lives, we will put this sin to death.

Anonymous said...

I've struggled with it for years on end, I know the harm it can and will do! It took drastic measures to bring to light the chaos and ruin it was bringing to my life, get rid of it all, no matter the cost! I agree if you value your Lord and life, and your future or current spouse, destroy this from your life entirely!!!!