We’re Here for Freedom, Not Just to Wipe Away Snot

If you spend much time around this blog, you will probably notice something which may seem a little odd to you. You may be thinking a blog focusing on finding freedom from pornography addiction should spend a lot of time telling you how to actually overcome pornography addiction. Seems logical, right? Perhaps I will give you a list of steps you can take to limit your exposure. Maybe I’ll try to sell you on your need for a good internet filter. You may have come here expecting an in-your-face character beat-down attempting to guilt you away from downloading another naughty video.

Here’s the deal though: Trying to get you to stop looking at porn won’t solve anything.

In fact, porn isn’t even the problem, it’s merely a symptom of something much deeper.

blow-your-noseDealing solely with the porn is the same as trying to overcome a case of pneumonia with a box of Kleenex and some cough drops. Sure, you may find relief from the dripping nose and the constant coughing, but is anything actually getting better? Nope. You’re just temporarily managing the symptoms. In order to get better, you would need to attack the pneumonia from the source with some potent antibiotics.

In the same way, if you want to find lasting freedom from pornography addiction, you will need to address the deeper issue inside you.

The good news, is the issue inside you is the same as the issue inside everyone else. It’s our hearts. We’re all born with hearts that are broken and full of sin. Sometimes this brokenness bubbles to the surface as anger. Sometimes it’s pride, alcoholism, or gluttony. For you and me, it tends to manifest as the lustful desire for porn.

We all have the same issue, we just medicate it in different ways.

Thankfully, there is a solution available that addresses the root cause of our hearts. And the solution for you, for me, the criminal, the Pope, or anyone else, is exactly the same.

The solution is Jesus.

It’s always Jesus.

Specifically, the work He did on the cross which has the power to give you a new heart. Instead of merely addressing the symptoms for the rest of your life, you can be given a brand new heart!

Once you learn how to live out of your redeemed heart, your pornography addiction will take care of itself.

This is the reason why you will see me posting about God’s grace, your identity in Christ, and the unconditional love of Jesus a lot more than posting specifically on pornography.

The truth is, every post, whether it mentions pornography or not, is about finding the freedom that is offered to you.

After all, Jesus didn’t die on the cross just so you could live a life of striving to manage and control your sin. He died to set you free!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free (Galatians 5:1).

This is why they call the Gospel the Good News!

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