About the author, John Fort

John Fort, MST, serves with Be Broken Ministries as the Director of Pure Community, an online directory for sexual purity, and the Pacific Northwest Regional Director of Gateway to Freedom, 3-day intensives for men overcoming compulsive pornography use and sexual behavior. He is also the author of Father-Son Accountability: Integrity Through Relationship and speaks regular on parenting for purity.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Why live with it?

  1. Excellent article John…..Wow, I can think of so many traumas, I need smelling salts as after shave (smile). I forgave those that have wronged me and have gotten away from others that remind me (if that makes sense). I have had a pretty much see-saw battle for several years since I really started trying to combat this problem. After reading what an addict is, I would not say I am a full blown addict, but when I give in to the temptation to lust it does become a formidable force. I am combating this different this time by giving up many things like smartphones, internet availability by blocking my access during days of the week I am alone in the house and job opportunities that would put me in areas I don’t feel I would be strong around. Yeah, I guess it’s like cleaning that wound, sometimes the treatment hurts but hopefully the pain will subside as the healing takes place. I am glad I have done this and I have thought about cutting the internet all together, we’ll see(?)

    I have been two months solid (porn & masturbation free). I want a year to even begin to start bragging, but each day is an accomplishment and The Lord’s grace to give me strength is an answered prayer. To go without both porn and masturbation for this long encourages me and I feel a sense of real strength I never felt before. When you spoke about those times of the year where we tend to struggle a little more, that really spoke to me. I was like “yes, I have them too!” The longest I have ever went was about 90 days, but that was only without porn. What I have accomplished so far is the longest I have ever gone without both and I don’t feel as tempted as when I first started, yet I fear those times of the year that may come back to check the walls of my defense.

    Again, nice article and I think I will get my vitamin B checked too (smile).

  2. Hello John

    This is a wonderful article. Just wanted to tell you that I have used EMDR too, and it has helped

    Thanks for all you do

    Joanne

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