Your Brain on Porn

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Watching just 5 hours of porn has been proven to significantly change people's sexual beliefs and attitudes. Find out 5 distinct ways that porn warps your brain, as well as 5 biblical ways to renew your mind and find freedom.

16 thoughts on “Enslaved to Porn: Why I Returned Again and Again to Porn

  1. It’s like The Shawshank Redemption. The character Brooks had been in prison for 50 years when we was released, the vast majority of his life. He had been institutionalized. He had become so dependant on his prison that he was afraid and unwilling to function on the outside.

    “These walls are funny. First you hate them, then you get used to them, enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized.”

  2. I m so blessed by this word brother: you have no Idea how refreshing this website has been to me personally!!!
    Just a humble comment about your “our enemy been powerful” statement.
    According to Our Master and Savior; satan has no power what so ever. The only power that our enemy, satan, the devil has; is the power that we the church give to him every time that we agree with his lies and deceptions.
    From the beginning of times satan didn’t have any power over adam and eve at the garden and all that he could do was to talk and talk and talk and talk to eve, questioning what God had said about eating the fruit, and questioning her Identity.
    Adam and Eve where perfect in a very perfect place and environment and satan had no entrance or any chance in their life, minds, hearts unless they agreed on every lie that the devil had said to them. Now; JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND THE HEAVENLY FATHER TOOK ALL POWER AND ALL AUTHORITY AND GAVE IT TO HIS SON JESUS AND HIS BRIDE THE CHURCH; US!!!!! that means some one(the devil, death, hell) has been left with no power what so ever; and all that he(the devil) can do still is: keep talking and talking and talking until we agree with his lies; then and only then he is empowered to kill our faith and believe, still our peace, purity, and destroy our future and our assignment to preach the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM!!!!
    He will try to convince us that he is the crocodile and we are the chicken when in reality he is and ant and we are the elephant. Satan remains the same; lier, deceiver, weak, disarmed, naked, defeated and without hope; how can an enemy like satan be powerful? Our position in Christ is way, way greater than any devil, spirit of dead and hell it self.

    • @Isaac – I agree that Satan is a toothless lion. All growl, no bite. Any sway he has in the world is based on his ability to accuse. We find him playing the roll of the prosecuting attorney in Scripture. Because Jesus has taken our condemnation, he can no longer rightly accuse us before God (Revelation 12:10). He will, however, try accuse us to our faces.

      I remember an excellent song by Shane and Shane called “Embracing Accusation.” The song is about how the devil likes to accuse us of our sin and tell us how unworthy we are of any grace. The devil is portrayed as one who sings this condemnation over the children of God: “The devil’s singing over me an age old song
      That I am cursed and gone astray. Singing the first verse so conveniently over me. He’s forgotten the refrain: Jesus saves!”

  3. hi
    in this time, the powerful evil is freemasonary that want to force and impose his wicked ideology to us but in an unconsciously way

    pornography, modern slavary and so on derive from their dirty’s mind

  4. This is a great post, Luke!
    My wife and I were just having this conversation today about how easily we go back to what we know and what is familiar, even if it means destruction. We are so accustomed to pain and misery, that the idea of freedom and true joy is almost intimidating to us. It is as if we will have no idea what to do with ourselves when there is no taskmaster controlling our hearts and minds. This is the beauty of the growth God works through our lives as we walk with Him and ask for His wisdom. He will teach us what it means to rely on Him and Him alone. We will no longer have that draw of being driven by our flesh, but will have a drive from deep within us to chase after the Eternal God.
    The further we look away from our own navels, the more hope we have in breaking the bondage we tie ourselves to.

  5. Wow. I could easily write myself into this dialog, but in the context of a marriage gone sour. I suppose that we can use any excuse to be bitter toward God when life is not going the way we desired. I am only slightly becoming aware of the fullness of the Promised Land, but somehow I know that it is enough. Though I hope beyond hope that He will heal my marriage, I am willing to submit myself to the unpredictability of His will as He leads me through the desert of my own sin.

    • Glad my story could encourage you, Jeremiah. The wilderness is the place where you learn to die to things you didn’t even consider idols before, but its also the place where you honeymoon with God himself (Jeremiah 2:2). Be encouraged. Yes, you are more sinful than you thought, but you are more loved than you ever dared hope.

  6. I really appreciated your article. Very insightful for so many areas of our lives. Also really appreciated the 40 day challenge. Keep up the good work!!

  7. Let me suggest that what stops us from longing for the Promised Land is feeling so at home and comfortable in this place. We have loyalty to the world and have an interest in maintaining it so leaving it is a shock when it should be a blessing.

  8. Powerful message indeed.i need God,s grace in my life right now.i was about to go back to my pornography vomit but to God be the Glory ,i ended up looking for ways to overcome falling into this pit again.Your message was medicine to me.i am a girl and i have been enslaved in pornography for 14 years now.sometimes i feel like i have total victory over this addiction but sometimes i feel too weak to fight against it but to just submit.its been over 40 days since i stopped and i dont want to give up .

    • Hi there, be of good courage ! Go and read 1 Corinthians 10 verse 13 and also read Hebrews 4 verses 14, 15 and 16. Main thing is this “Just be still and know that I am God ” He will never leave or forsake you !!!! The devil is going to hell forever and you are going to Heaven !! Be of good cheer and forgive yourself, because God does !! – through Jesus Christ who died on the cross to reconcile us back to God. Too many Christians never get the Peace and Joy, that really only God can give them, merely because they believe ( and listen ) to the lies of the devil. Rejoice in the Lord and praise Him even now for His victory over sin – ( and your sin ), and enjoy life. Come on, look up ! Your Redeemer lives !!!!!

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