Alright here goes… This is a subject that I have studied a lot recently and looked to understand the dangers more and more. What could happen if I allow myself the pleasure of a moments glance?
What starts out as something so very small can very quickly spiral out of control.I have read multiple articles on people who have failed in this area. One in particular of a pastor who got so wrapped up in the area of pornography that he eventually went outside of his happy marriage multiple times.
I look at situations like this and think to myself probably the same thing he and all the rest of us think…
That could never happen to me!
That in itself is the most dangerous statement I can imagine…
It captures the heart of innocence, ignorance, and denial all wrapped together. You can throw in a little pride in there as well, after-all I am certainly not as messed up as those that have failed. My relationship with my wife and God is solid.
Okay fair, so… ask her!
Not when your in a hurry, not when the radios blaring and kids are being kids. Sit down ask her and then shutup and listen!
I read an post recently and it had ideas like this:
How can I serve you better? How can I love you better? What do I do that makes you think I don’t love you?
If your brave, go for it, and get ready for some zings! Grab a notebook and start writing!
I did it! It was a good conversation. Just don’t get defensive or start to qualify a thought process.
Remember your supposed to be listening.The truth is I have much to learn still,
I read a quote recently “the grass is greener on the other side but underneath is piles of manure.”
I brought this subject up hoping to get us, just as Ron did (Here is the original post) to think about the ways we guard ourselves from things that can slowly pull our attention away from God. And the area of pornography is a great place to look at.
Here are a few things I do! (to keep from battling an addiction to pornography)
I had a friend who was a worship leader that was locked out of his computer unless someone was home with him. It’s extreme but what would you do to guard your holiness and your wife’s or (future-wife).
Jesus said even to look lustfully is to act on adultery.
Lets be Men who act instead on, showing the world what a man who Loves Christ really acts like, When people are watching… and when they are not!