Mar 2, 2012

The ABCs of Porn


26 Destructive Consequences Porn Viewing Has on a Man


The following destructive consequences are the result of a Christian man viewing pornography. The A to Z format covers the wide range of negative results that porn has on a man who is a follower of Jesus.

Alienates you from God.

You no longer feel close to God. You don’t experience the power of God. You no longer have the joy of your salvation.

Blinds You To The Consequences.

It temporarily turns off your walk with God, your relationships with your wife, your children, and others. It blinds you to what is going to happen to you spiritually, physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, vocationally, and relationally.

Creates Unrealistic Expectations.

Men begin to think this is what every woman should look like and that this is what your relationships with your wife is to be like.

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Distorts Your View Of Sex.

It makes you believe that sex is solely for the pleasure of a man and that women are simply objects to be used rather than God’s creations to be honoured and respected.

Enough Is Never Enough.

Pornography has an escalating effect. Like a drug you need more and more to satisfy the lust. It takes you further down a destructive path and further away from peace, joy, and healthy relationships.

Freedom Over What You Think And Do Is Lost.

You become enslaved to your sinful thoughts which lead to sinful actions.

Guilt Comes Upon You After You Look At Porn,

But The Guilt Is Not Enough To Prevent You From Doing It The Next Time.

Healthy Sexuality Is Numbed Through Porn.

 Healthy sex is married sex only that includes regular sex, unselfish sex, and loving sex.

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Isolates You And Makes You Feel You Are All Alone

And Are The Only One Who Struggles With Porn And Lust.

Jeopardizes Your Relationship With Your Wife
Or Future Wife (if you are single), Your Witness For Jesus Christ, And Everything In Your Life That Is Important To You.

You Put It All On The Line For Pornography.

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Keeps You In S Cycle Of Self Destructive Behaviour.

 It may appear to medicate the pain in your life, but it only adds to the pain with more pain. Porn leads you to do things you never thought you would do. Sin will take you further than you want to go.

It will keep you longer than you want to stay.

 And it will cost you more than you want to pay
(Unknown Author).

Lust—Sexual Sinful Lust—Leads To Sexual Sinful Actions.

Porn put in your mind is like putting fuel on the fire of wrong sexual desire resulting in destructive thoughts and actions.

Masks The Real Wound You Are Seeking To Heal And Makes Things Worse.

Never A Neutral Experience.

 You cannot look at porn and not be affected by it. That experience is always inconsistent with God’s Word.

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Objectifies Women.

 It makes them a sexual object.
 Porn hijacks a man’s ability to see an older woman as a mother figure, a same-aged woman as a sister figure, and a younger woman as a daughter figure.

Porn Initially Brings A Very Short-Lived Pleasure, Followed By Pain And More Pain

Quitting Becomes The Struggle Of A Lifetime.

Once you allow porn in, there is a raging battle with Satan and your old nature to keep looking. Once you have allowed porn into your life, there will always be a battle.
It is a winnable battle, but a daily battle.

Remains Imbedded In Your Mind Forever.

 Satan uses that image to replay in your mind to create a cycle of sinful lust again and to drive you back to looking at porn. You become bound to an image and a not a person.

Shame Enters Your Life. Guilt is feeling badly for something you have done, shame, however, is based on feeling badly about who you are.

Pornography brings shame. God never brings shame. Satan always brings shame.

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Trust Is Broken With The People You Love And Respect The Most.

Unlocks The Door To Every Sexual Sin.

 Porn is a portal, a gateway that leads to nothing good and everything painful such as compulsive masturbation, affairs, dangerous sexual practices, visiting adult-oriented businesses, paying for sex, perverted sexual practices and sexual abuse.

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Violates Women.

 How? You are putting your stamp of approval on an industry that degrades and dehumanizes women.

Wandering Eyes Toward Other Women are Invited .

Xtinguishes Truth.

 Pornography promotes lying. You lie to others, you lie to God, and you lie to yourself. You lie more to cover up past lies. You become a living lie.

Yokes You To An Image.

You become bound and attached to the image instead of your wife or future wife if you are single.

Zips Your Lips To Praising God,

 Speaking About Your Faith, And Telling Others How They Can Experience God.

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