Pornography: The Enemy of Intimacy

Pornography is the enemy of intimacy, it’s true. It is also a counterfeit of intimacy. Porn can never satisfy, but anyone who has experienced intimacy knows how deeply rewarding the genuine article is.

We were made for intimacy.  When Jesus described the “greatest command” he said it was to: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”(Matt. 22:37-40)  The command has to do with the fact that whether or not we want to or not we live in relationship with both the God who created us and others who that same God created.  But there’s a choice we have to make.  God doesn’t force us to love Him nor does he force us to love those around us.  So we are left to choose whether to love or to ignore the command altogether.

But, to love, demands intimacy or another way to describe intimacy is to say, “in-to-me-see”! When it comes to truly…

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