2
Mar
2016

Pornography & Sexual Addiction, even in the Church | Podcast Ep. 27

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Far too often in today’s world and sexualized culture, especially in the age of the ease of access to the internet, many struggle with sexual addictions and pornography.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know the difference, look around. Sex is everywhere. Find it on cable channels, social media, buy porn on Amazon — or better yet, the American Library Association PREVENTS content filters so people of all age have “freedom of access” to it all. Even in the checkouts in Grocery Stores, Cozmo Magazine front and center glamorizes public, group and violent sex acts in the majority of their issues. Only recently has Verizon TV removed Child-themed and sex-slavery themed movie titles.

It’s no wonder why men & women today are struggling with through the over-sexualization of our culture. The fifty shades of deterioration is unfortunately leading more and more to the destruction and changing face of the American family, to where sexual acts and blending of relationships in un-holy ways have not only spun out of control, but a new norm of mores have taken over, and a slanted view of our culture has emerged.

The struggle is real. The heart of the issue start with — well, the heart,…  of the individual, working on getting ourselves right first with our creator.

Porn in the Church

Looking at the individuals, even in the church, living in this culture, we are no different.  Today, we talk with Rob, a husband and father of 4, lifelong church goer, and he says he’s struggled with a porn addiction for more than 30 years.

Not only as guys, and leaders of our homes, we should be having an honest discussion about lust issues that others are dealing with — especially amongst other believers in the church.  It’s the hidden sin no one wants to talk about, but is honestly destroying our families from the inside out, passing it on from generation to generation.

If you struggle with a sexual addiction, we encourage you to listen to the podcast and know you have options; there is a way out. Pornography or worse, if you are struggling with some form of sexual addiction, find someone to talk to. Pastor, friend, counselor, spouse — someone.

“If it feels good, do it?”

Despite what the world tells you about “what feels good” or “natural” is NOT always healthy. In some parts of our world, Sexual addiction moved to Child molestation — and that got so bad that the legalization of child pornography has become normal and people are acting out in worse ways physically. “One third of girls in the developing world are married before the age of 18 and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15” (icrw.org). In a 2013 article it stated that “the world read with horror about the death of a Yemeni 8-year-old child bride who died of internal bleeding and uterine rupture on her wedding night to a man five times her age. According to UN and other reports, nearly 14% of Yemeni girls are married before age 15 and more than half before the age of 18.”

“But, Josh, why are you bringing this up? I thought we were just talking about pornography?”

I don’t say this to be disparaging, but to remind you that one sin that is “small” in our lives move on to big and bigger sins as time moves on, to where people want to legalize marrying multiple partners because it feels right. James 1:15 tells us that desires conceived in our hearts lead to sin, and sin as it grows, it only leads to death. Death of our hearts, convictions, norms in society are no longer what they used to be.

Not that there is anything new under the sun in regards human indecency, but the truth is that more and more violent, unholy sexual acts are becoming normal. God created sex for our good — but when perverted & skewed, made all about self, outside of the boundaries God set up, it ultimately leads to spiritual death. If you take issue with the last statement, please contact us and we can have a deeper discussion about one personal spiritual health.

So, we encourage you to find someone, talk to them, get help and know that when we submit our misgivings to the Lord, be open about our struggles as Rob has done here, there is hope. Be open with and allow God to help change your heart, grow in your relationship with him, and let Him make you into who He has called you to be.

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About our guest

Learn more about Rob Haughton on his blog (RobHaughton.com/blog) — and especially about Rob’s birthday beats (“jingles” as I called them in the show) where he will write and produce a birthday beat for you or a loved one for a nominal fee. See his page for some example of former clients.

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Music in this episode was contributed by Kevin Macleod.
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