Thoughts on Porn: I Hate It

I hate porn. I really do. And I’ve got plenty of reasons to.

It’s not just because of its links to modern slavery across the world today.

It’s not just because its warping the sexual expectations of children contributing to the increase of the sexual abuse of teenage girls in relationships.

It’s not just because it reduces girls and women in the eyes of young men to objects to be acted upon.

All of these things are evils birthed from our interaction with porn (and the super-sexualised media) and all of them give me reasons to hate it but I hate porn mostly for a different, more personal reason.

In the last few years the issue of pornography has come to the surface a lot more both in the Church and in the world as we’re starting to see its long-term effects. As a young Christian struggling with porn addiction I’d previously believed that I was alone in my struggle but quickly found that the stats say pretty much the opposite.

As I learned that I was one of apparently a small percentage of Christian guys who’d fought a porn addiction and made it out of the other side, I decided to post my testimony online to encourage some folks.

And I did.

That was terrifying.

Seriously.

Since then I’ve felt the need to cut a bit deeper into this taboo topic and share some more practical thoughts and insights into the dangers and trappings of porn addiction and getting free while developing a closer relationship with God.

I’ve come to realise along with everyone else that porn addiction (and compulsive masturbation) is really not a male-specific problem but there are are plenty of ladies who struggle too.

So reader, whoever you are, my hope is to be helpful.

Everything you find in the posts that follow is to help you or anyone you know who may be struggling and to equip you to experience freedom from the grip of porn addiction and restore a passion for personal purity to your life in your mind and in your body.

If you’re not a Christian and you’re wondering why I’m making such a big deal out of this, feel free to read along with the posts and I think you’ll see!

Next up: Toxic Masculinity
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