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Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas is the Founder and President of The Counseling Solutions Group, Inc. in upstate South Carolina. Rick has a BA in Theology, a BS in Education, and an MA in Counseling from The Master's Seminary. In 2006 he became a Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, for whom he now supervises potential counselor candidates. Along with his counselor training he is a Professional Counselor and Personal Coach. Rick primarily blogs at RickThomas.net.

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8 thoughts on “Looking For Porn

  1. I would love it if articles such as this also addressed areas such as same sex attraction and issues of homosexual pornography. While the type of poison is not and should not be the purpose of this message, it is important to some. Ultimately, the answer is the same and rooted in the Gospel of Christ. I agree with that. Though I can apply the heterosexual examples to my different experiences, not all can. Some may be turned away or feel ashamed that they face same sex attractions/homosexual tendencies along with the stronghold of pornography. Just a note for the future. Thanks for the wisdom and clearly said message.

  2. Thank you Rick. Could you help me understand what “There most certainly is a physical attraction to men of the opposite sex” means? Is this a reference to homosexual attraction?

  3. The article was informative, but did not address how to change your heart. If the root of porn is the heart and you stop the behavior, I believe the behavior will return unless you confront the matter of your heart. Do you how to change a mans heart?
    Judy

    • Judy, great question. As the article states, the wicked heart is the source of the problem. Only God changes a heart, so our first task is to pray for the gift of repentance. God has given us the gift of His Word and His people to help us dive deeper into our hearts and see the root of the problem. My recent post talks about this quite a bit. The root of porn addiction in the heart is a form of self-worship. Chopping away at pornography will only attack the symptoms of the real issue, it will only eliminate opportunities to sin (which is, of course, a good step to take). To get at the heart someone needs to be convicted about the sins “underneath” the obvious sins, the worship of self and pleasure. Then that person needs to be confronted with the greatness of Christ, shifting the focus of his worship to Jesus.

  4. Our hearts are changed through the cleansing power of JESUS’ blood, and by being washed daily by HIS word. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word. Read it, memorize it, meditate on always.

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