Internet Porn = Crack Cocaine

I’m mad as (at) Hell and it’s time to fight back…

16 million porn addicts…thousands of families destroyed…shame so paralyzing than most are forced into living a double life. We are living an epidemic so devastating that the cry’s for help are getting louder each day. The sad reality is that we have only begun to see the harvest from the seeds of porn that have been readily planted into the teens and preteens of our generation.

Twenty years ago you had to sneak a peak at a porn magazine. Today, internet porn is but a click away. As Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gino Vaccaro was quoted in a recent interviewInternet porn is crack cocaine to the sex addict“. Hmm, “sex addict”. A misunderstood label. A box of sorts that most, steeped in the deception of the lies of porn, fail to recognize they are in. “Addict? I’m not an addict. I just struggle with this stuff a little”. As with any other additive behavior, coming to the realization of your issue is the first and sometimes most difficult step.

Perhaps it is time we began to look at this issue a bit differently. If you indulge in internet porn, you have already opened the door and invited devastation. You now stand atop a slippery slope. The downward fall is inevitable. No doubt you are stuck in the paralyzing cycle of sin-confess, sin-confess, sin-confess. The Bible is clear, our sins will find us out. Consider Beth Moore’s piercing quote “What we cover, God will uncover. But what we uncover, God will cover.” If you are still reading this, perhaps God is using this as your final warning before your fall.

There is hope! Grace abounds at the foot of the cross. Stop measuring your sin against the world’s definition of an addict. Admit your struggles to God, your Creator. Find some trusted friends and be completely open with them. Give them permission to ask you the hard questions. Purpose to be totally honest with them. Purchase computer software today that reports all sites visited to your spouse or accountability partner. Set it up so only they have the password. And pray. Pray that God puts to sleep all sinful desires and awakens a love and hunger for Him.

Check out a cutting edge approach to this battle. The guys at xxxchurch.com address the issue of internet porn in a very direct and relevant way. Their Porn and Pancakes ministry may be coming to a city near you.

Victory awaits.

*** My friend Donny over at Christian News Source has asked me to do some writing for him from time to time.  Check out the site and then click on the blog.  Some of the responses from around the world are interesting (don’t miss the exchange between Donny and the International President of the Pagans).

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3 responses to this post.

  1. You rock!!!

  2. Awesome post Hook! Love the passion, directness and the props given to xxxchurch.com. I had the
    privilege of hearing one fo the co-founders at
    a local church last year. Fortunately, I have had victory over this area and haven’t experienced a
    struggle, yet I know as a man how easy it could
    happen. Great reminder to be on guard!

  3. Posted by Hook on April 27, 2007 at 3:15 PM

    Peter — thanks for the encouragement, and thanks for stopping by. Praise God for His victory thru you. Other men need to hear the story of hope.

    Armor Up…

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