What’s to lose from addiction to pornography?

A lot. You’ve heard the stories (or even lived through them) — of getting caught in front of the screen, destroying a spouse’s self-image, or breaking a family apart. Porn is a slippery slope to adultery and divorce and leaves millions incapable of having loving and intimate relationships. Whether you pay for it or not, the act of watching pornography enables an industry that abuses thousands of women for profit every single day.

But simply looking at the consequences (or fearing them) isn’t enough. It takes more than that to change our hearts. We must invite the Holy Spirit to take the lead in this fight for purity. We need a vision of life on the winning side of this battle. Another question must be asked:

What’s to gain from victory over pornography?

“Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8

We get to see God — to know him intimately and experience Him in amazing ways. All you may see right now is your struggle with sexual sin and trying to survive life and put food on the table. But as Dr. Dan Allender says, “You’ve been called to so much more of a beautiful and big story.”

If we constantly live under a cloud of shame and guilt because of our sexual sin, we’ll miss out on the best part of having a relationship with Jesus — seeing Him use us to transform people’s lives. But that starts with having a pure heart. Not a perfect one. We need to learn to walk intimately with Jesus into greater victory so we can begin to fulfill His purposes for our lives.

Our friend, Jeff, shared his story of facing addiction to pornography. It's very much worth reading.

If you are stuck battling pornography and feel defeated, know that you are not alone. We are here to pray with you and help you stand up again by the grace of God. (Just fill out the form in the "Connect" tab below the video).

God has not given up on you! Neither have we. As this video trailer so beautifully portrays, He is waiting for you to return to Him and draw strength from His unconditionally loving arms.

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