fighting for free hearts

Porn: A Lose-Lose Proposition

The Resurgence recently published this piece on porn’s havoc wreaking nature. The piece talks about the recent film Don Jon and it mentions the way pornography consistently fails to deliver on what it promises, while simultaneously ruining real relationships. i wrote about Don Jon and Hollywood’s treatment of porn addiction here.

In other words:  Porn is Lose-Lose proposition. Finally, the failure of pornography is being talked about by Hollywood, as well as the rest of us.

In the Resurgence piece, Mark Driscoll asks a very interesting question:

Has a porn backlash in mainstream culture finally begun?

That would be great. But it may be too early to tell.

In Driscoll’s piece he references an article which appeared in the UK newspaper The Telegraph which had this quote about the insanity of young boys using pornography to learn about sex:

[Porn star] Nina Hartley agrees. “Young people are going to find information wherever they can get it. . . But watching porn to learn to have sex is like watching Vin Diesel movies to learn how to drive. I’m paid to give this performance.”

Driscoll then includes these important reminders:

Don Jon doesn’t promote the whole truth of God’s design for sex, but it does point out that even those in the secular media and entertainment are aware of the dangers of porn. As porn use has rapidly become a social norm, even those without spiritual convictions are beginning to take notice at just how much damage porn can do.

For the Christian guys who are reading this and feeling awful and shameful, I need you to trust that you can put your sin to death because Jesus died for your sin. Jesus went to the cross and scorned your shame so that you can scorn your shame. There is an entire generation of Christian men who are standing on the sidelines feeling disqualified from serving Jesus because they are enslaved to porn. Fight for purity. When you get knocked down, get back up. The fruit of the Spirit includes “self-control” and is possible for you, my brother.

i totally agree: Fight for purity. Live in the power of the Holy Spirit, Who gives you self-control.

 

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