Porn and Your Soul

Odds are some you of stumbled on to this blog by accident. Perhaps the Google search went haywire, and in your haste for more porn, you accidentally (and perhaps providentially) ended up here.

Odds are, some of you are coming to this article after coming off a porn search or binging on porn, and you might be angry to come to a recovery site with articles and videos instead of glossy pictures. You can read all kinds of great stats on the porn report, such as:

  • By 2017, a quarter of a billion people are expected to be accessing mobile adult content from their phones or tablets, an increase of more than 30% from 2013. Mobile adult video-chat alone will have a compound annual growth rate of 25%. [1]
  • 24% of smartphone owners admit to having pornographic material on their mobile handset. [1]
  • 1 in 5 mobile searches are for pornography. [1]

However you got here, I’m going to assume something (and maybe you should assume it too), you are not here by accident. You’re reading these words because you need them.

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You need freedom, grace, healing, community and ultimately deliverance from the allure of another shiny promise of connection that will leave you flat, depressed and hopeless.

The real promise that porn always assumes but never advertises is this;

For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,
and her speech is smoother than oil;
4 but in the end she is bitter as gall,
sharp as a double-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death;
her steps lead straight to the grave.
6 She gives no thought to the way of life;
her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.

-Proverbs 5:3-6

Do you see the promise, the threat, the danger, and the carnage that the Proverbs promise those who engage in illicit sexual immorality? Porn will destroy your soul from the inside out.

It’s like a slow drip of toxins onto the central nervous system of your life (your heart), and without acknowledging its harmful effects, you will mistake the positive sensations as chemo, not as what they really are (deadly toxins).

I can tell you that in my pastoral career of working with men (and women) that there may be no single issue greater in its destructive power than the sin of porn. It’s ripping hearts and souls apart one by one.

Friends, take a deep look into your heart and ask yourself who you really want to be. When you see the evil, the bondage, and the ugly side of porn, I think you (like many others I’ve seen get free) can honestly say, “I don’t want to live with an internally poisoned soul”. I’m here to tell you that by God’s grace you no longer have to live in bondage.

Discussion Question!

Who would you go to reveal your secret, reaching out for help with your pornography addiction?  When are you going to take that first step?


Pastor Ryan Moffet family photoAbout the Author:

Ryan Moffat is the teaching pastor at Vast Church in Sisters, OR and is currently working on his Masters in Theology at Western Seminary in Portland, OR

Ryan received his BS in Bible and Theology and a minor in counseling from Multnomah University. He has pastored students, families and is passionate about Christ-centered recovery and healing. He’s been married to his beautiful wife Michelle for 13 years and they enjoy raising four crazy, unique and special kids together.


References:

[1]: http://www.covenanteyes.com/pornstats/


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Published on May 18, 2017.
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