Skip to comments.The Serpent of Porn
Posted on 04/20/2006 5:26:26 PM PDT by wagglebee
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"The Serpent of Porn"
There is no doubt in my mind that the libertarians will probably show up on this thread to explain how they watch pornography all the time and how wonderful it is.
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There was no doubt that someone would be out there judging others.
Solomon didn't need porn, with all those wives he had.
Who's judging who?
Thanks for telling everyone what to do or what not to do, I can tell you where you can stick this article.
You forgot to post this classic from Pure Life Ministries.
> Q: How does masturbation affect a marriage? How can I know if my husband is still involved?
> A: Masturbation is very damaging to a marriage because it is self-centered in nature. Marriage, in all aspects, is a joint venture. When one partner goes in a direction that excludes his/her spouse, (especially with regard to sexual things) it causes a deep rift that ripples through all areas of the relationship. Masturbation is corrupting. Sex was never intended to be solo. I wrote the following in my book:
Men in sexual sin can be extremely smooth and very cunning. Most have perfected the art of deception and have led a double life for many years. Only the Lord knows the complete truth about what a man is really doing in private. Therefore, the wife must really turn to Him for help, but sometimes it's hard to know the truth about what's going on
Does he give vague answers, or does he seem sincere? Has he been angry, defensive or combative like he may have been in the past? How does he treat you and the kids?
What about his walk with God? Does he seem hungry for the Lord? Does he look forward to going to church, or does he look for ways to get out of going? Does he spend time with the Lord each day? Is he reading his Bible? Does he spend hours sitting in front of the television?...
"If he is truly walking in the light, there should be some signs of real growth. A man in sexual sin, regardless of his personality type, always acts different than one who has a genuine heart after God
I encourage you to use the questions listed above as tools to help you honestly evaluate your suspicions. If, after answering these questions, you still have nothing concrete to go on except a nagging sense that something is not right, get down on your knees before God. Deliberately put your husband in His hands. Then, ask Him to expose any secret sin that your husband might be involved in. Finally, pray that He sets you free from any life-dominating fear. Trust Him to answer your prayers.
The 3rd tablet that was dropped by Moses had "Thou Shalt Not Watch Porn", don't remember the other 4 but I'm sure we will see them under this post shortly.
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done
and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;
nothing was gained under the sun.
Is anyone here going to say that pornography is a good thing, a positive development of the past 40 years? Apparrently it causes a lot of damage to people. It's one thing to say you have a "right" to it, but another thing if it takes over your life and ruins your life or marriage.
Nah. Citing Ecclesiastes is tricky; it's not an argument for permissiveness but rather an assertion that everything is meaningless outside the context of God. That book in particular has got to be taken as a whole, not piecemeal.
Stick around and you'll see.
Welcome to FR.
But, the dude done did it.
Wisest man ever...
intrusive and judgmental scold PING
Find a child molestor who does not have a stack of kiddie porn, driving his fantasies to do evil. The only difference between adult and kiddie porn is the legality.
I've did a lot of things in my time that I would gladly have passed on if given the chance to do it again. Much of Scripture (especially the OT) is about the lessons we can learn from the mistakes of others.
Hence, the NT!
Paste this up on your computer screen and all thoughts of porn will instantly vanish.
Wow...that sounds like some seriously good porn. I sure haven't ever seen the like. Where can I get some?
Something about that title...
"Wow...that sounds like some seriously good porn. I sure haven't ever seen the like. Where can I get some?"
No doubt Jenna is in that one... : )
Another wonderful quote. Jesus to the prostitute who avoided stoning, IIRC.
We should all abide by such advice.
LOL! Helen makes a good scarecrow ;o)
My wife and I have all our porn. It can be banned anytime.
It's not porn when you're married.
Turn the camera off, please.
Without prejudice to the overall message of the article, Solomon is the exemplar of, "Do as I say, not as I do."
All is forgiven but sometimes scars are left.
"All is forgiven but sometimes scars are left."
But God can heal the scars if we let him. Jesus Christ makes all things new, and will do so to us if we follow Him. I know this.
sweet. i got to remember that one when i need an excuse
Thanks for your service.
"Who's judging who?"
did you read post 2?
"Is anyone here going to say that pornography is a good thing, a positive development of the past 40 years? Apparrently it causes a lot of damage to people. It's one thing to say you have a "right" to it, but another thing if it takes over your life and ruins your life or marriage."
Only the people that make a lot of money from it. It not only damages relationships on those that watch it. It destroys the lives of the actors and actresses.
"Solomon didn't need porn, with all those wives he had."
Gore hadn't invented the internet yet.
The solution to his loneliness and unhappiness is God. But, with sex literally HARD-WIRED into both genders, especially in young men, it's a hard road to follow. Contentment and peace usually come with time, but meanwhile, pornography temporarily, though inadequately, fills a gap.
The worst danger of pornography is that satiation occurs rather quickly, so worse and worse pornography is viewed and becomes mundane. Therein lies the trap. Where and when does it ever stop?
The men and women who step in front of the camera are basically narcissistic exhibitionists, with rather large holes in their souls...no self respect. If one can't respect oneself, then one cannot love oneself. When one can't love self, then one can't love anyone else in the world.
Therein lies a lifetime of loneliness and unhappiness.
Looks like excellent advice to me, no kidding at all. Masturbation is profoundly immature sexuality -- the epitome of childish selfishness. Grown-up men ought to have mastery over themselves and be able to resist that temptation. A healthy marriage makes it much easier to resist, also.
You missed the memo, again! Because chastity is difficult and requires self-denial, we're supposed to ridicule anyone who suggests that we even attempt it.
Feeling a little guilty???
You can tell that the ship is taking on water when virtue is viewed as slavery, not as the necessary prerequisite to authentic freedom.
Has anyone ever been able to?
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