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That’s what’s wrong with pornography. Intimacy. The damage it does to intimacy. How it prevents future intimacy. The human heart is wired for intimacy, and pornography inhibits your ability to have it.
We Program Ourselves
We program ourselves to respond the way we do to pornography. It is not “just how we are.” We teach ourselves over time to adopt habits and addictions, like those to pornography. Pornography is not inevitable or inescapable, despite what some may say.
We Can Reprogram Ourselves
The good news is that no matter how bad your addiction to pornography has been, you can reprogram yourself not to use it. The challenge is that it will take an equal amount of time and effort to reprogram yourself as it did to program yourself.
So think of it now: do you want to inhibit yourself from forming an intimate relationship or from growing in sexual intimacy in your marriage relationship? If the answer is “no,” choose today to stop looking at pornography. Admit to yourself that it is a problem and an addiction, not just a harmless pastime. Confess it to God and to a trusted Christian friend who will ask the tough questions and keep you accountable. Don’t let pornography sabotage your marital intimacy any longer.