Prison Of Pornography, And What To Do About It?
Are you tempted or even trapped in pornography or are trying to free yourself from it? If so, there is hope for you to do just that. Pornography preys upon human being’s natural God-given desire to experience the pleasure of sex out of the boundaries of what God has intended the reason for sex.
As a result of sexual liberation the so-called “Sexual Freedom” which has gotten very liberated since the dawn of the Internet, and even before the Internet. Online pornography has made it very easy for anyone to view materials that are not meant their eyes.
Pornography Has Gotten Popular With Young Women Now Too!
Sexuality in our society has freed people to do what they please instead of what God requires of us to do. A recent study asked a group of kids how often their peers look at porn online. They responded that it was often.
The study also asked what parental controls were in place to their devices, and almost all said none — because their parents trusted them. These parents have no idea what their children are seeing.
Why Is Pornography Like A Barbed Fishing Hook?
Why are having controls so critical? First, the average age of a child’s first exposure to pornography is 11. So if that’s the average, some kids see it much earlier. And research is just beginning to give us the full, frightening picture of what porn does to a brain, and to life.
Much like substance abuse, it alters the mind, creating a need for a level of stimulation that healthy, marital sex life doesn’t always provide. It sets our children up to have a distorted view of sex and suffer from a desire that can’t be satisfied. Why are so many moms and dads turn a blind eye to this problem? Is it because they don’t think it’s a problem? Is it because of their porn use? Maybe they feel hypocritical setting up boundaries for their kids that they can’t respect.
If this is you, we want you to know that it’s not too late to protect your children, and there is hope for you too! Also, maybe parents are afraid to set boundaries and rather be their friends instead of their parents?
Insightful Story About Pornography Or Purity?
By Rachel Alexander
More than 50 percent of men now look at pornography regularly, thanks to easy access and the constant bombardment of images on the Internet. Men cannot go online without seeing air-brushed provocative women inviting them to click.
Twenty-five percent of Internet searches are related to pornography, and one-third of all who look at porn on the Internet are women.
Looking at pornography frequently is an addiction. Society looks the other way at pornography, dismissing it as harmless “men’s entertainment.” The pornography industry renamed itself the “adult entertainment industry” to create the perception that it’s just entertainment.
The reality is that porn is hugely addictive, and along with the addiction comes life-destroying side effects. It puts the addict into bondage that affects the lives of those around him or her. Also, it is not a victimless crime.
And it has become a chilling epidemic that is ruining the minds, families, and jobs of possibly half the men in the country.
Viewing pornography overstimulates a neurochemical in the body called dopamine. After repeatedly looking at porn, a tolerance is built up, and it becomes difficult for ordinary romance to provide pleasure.
Musician John Mayer has publicly admitted that his pornography habit is so strong he prefers to stay home with it instead of spending time with a real woman.
Some men end up forcing the pornographic acts they watch on their unwilling wives to try and become interested in them again. The rise in men’s erectile dysfunction aids is no doubt due in part to the increase in pornographic addictions.
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Are You Looking At Other With Wrong Eyes?
If you notice an attractive person, that’s okay. If you lust, that is not okay. Lusting equals adultery in God’s eyes. Remember the old saying, “If you look too long, you look wrong.” Matthew 5:27-28 You have heard it said; you shall not commit adultery. But I say to you, that whoever looks on a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
What are you trying to do to avoid allowing lustful thoughts? Pornography is more prevalent than you might think it is. “If you are struggling with pornography and need help,” you ask. “What is the first thing I should do?” Dr. Heath Lambert suggests two things you can do today.
There is help available to make the change. If you are a Christian, the same Spirit that helped to raise Jesus from the dead is the same Spirit at work in you. Watch the two videos below for more Biblical-based encouragement from Heath Lambert, if you’d like to learn more about how the grace of Jesus can help you become free from the addiction to porn.