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scrounger
August 28th, 2009, 06:45 PM
I've just joined "setting captives free"
Please pray for me that for whatever I do .it is for the glory of God!

Thank you!

jumbo
August 30th, 2009, 07:10 PM
I've just joined "setting captives free"
Please pray for me that for whatever I do .it is for the glory of God!

Thank you!

hi, i just wanted to reply by saying i recently completed the purity course 60 days but it took me longer than 60 days because of time factors but its not really about completeing in 60days but more about completeing it.
i surely would encourage you to complete it ,in my case it helped me focus more upon the word and devotion times and more importantly upon the lord.
but a warning i would give is don't fall into the trap of this being a death blow to viewing pornography ,in your case the lord may in deed use it to slay this evil giant ,but on a whole it will be educating and help in the battle against sinful practices. but watchfulness is always our best option day and daily.
brother could i introduce you to another tool that may help you its a forum called bpm or battle plan ministries ,im part of it near 3yrs now you will find people just like yourself battleing this sin and the pastor writes a daily devotion for extra encouragement, mr bill berry, here is a link were you read about it and God bless you as you engage this enemy ,remember brother greater is he who dwells in you than he who is in the world.
http://www.battleplanministries.org/index.html
click the warrior piture and you will be taken to the forum were all you have to do is sign up to join the forum ,all you will be asked is to give a brief outline of why you would like to join and your request will go directly to bill berry who will aprove you.ok hope to see you soon.

jumbo
August 30th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Well said Paradigm!

It is more common than not that we develop our addiction to pornography at young ages. I was 12 with my first exposure and was in full out addiction by 17. Marriage did not cure me because porn was so deeply entrentched that i had become dependent on it for escape from stress and to get 'high'. Marriage however did slow me down and forced me to try to be satisfied in my wife.

It is better to marry if you are not a Eunuch. Are there modern day eunuchs? Some people probably are wired to be such. By choice- that would be real tough in this society.

Peace to you my brothers.
b

thankyou for the link ive bookmarked it and will be delving into very soon.

jumbo
August 30th, 2009, 07:32 PM
I tried many times to kick the addiction before I came to Christ. Never worked. It wasn't until I truly let Him in that I was able to even start battling. Jesus works in different ways for different people. What worked for me may not work for anyone else. All I know is when I spend time with Jesus I'm not even tempted to look at porn. If that can help someone else then it's worth typing here. There have been many other suggestions here that may work better for others.

I took many steps on my own including throwing out my porn collection, deleting it from my computer, using Covenant eyes, Not having any of the movie channels on my cable, reading books on the subject (some good, some not so much) and so much more. Spending time with Jesus is the topper.

I was very addicted to sex and porn. I'm still paying for my past sins. I understand what it is to be addicted to the stuff. I have never been happier than when I started to live my life the way Jesus wants me to. It isn't easy, but nobody said it would be easy. I've read Romans 7 many many times in my battle.

this is a painful and life shattering curse especially with the internet, the guilt and shame asosiated with it is destroying ,but if it causes us to turn and call upon the lord then theirs hope of being rescued from this sin.

m2pinggggggg
September 6th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Yeah. The days of the traditional feminist (who abhorred pornography) are almost over, replaced with feminists who think Playboy t-shirts are "empowering" or whatever.

What?

Bizarro1
September 7th, 2009, 02:18 AM
What?

Empowering? That's kind of confusing, to say the least, if not less.

silvershot
November 8th, 2009, 10:28 PM
I have or had been downloading all kinds of movies,mp3s,etc for years. I was a Napster junkie when that was around. I didn't look at as stealing because everyone around me was doing it. I started reading the Bible at the beginning of the year and it changed(even though I felt saved years earlier)me. I realized I had been stealing and began throwing it all out. I must have thrown out Terrabytes of just junk. I still have some that am struggling to get rid of. So I told Jesus I will throw one out a day(3-4Gb avg). My goal is to get to zero but I find it hard to part with some of this crap(movies,mp3s,apps).
Anyone struggle with this one?

OnTheHorizon
November 9th, 2009, 02:04 AM
I know it seems hard but you should get rid of it all at once. You will feel so good when your done, like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.
When I came back to the Lord I had to get rid of some occultic materials I had. I cleaned house and was so happy I did.

Battle Plan
November 20th, 2009, 07:07 AM
I agree with Horizon, you should just dump it all and be done. I did that with my stash of pornography (more than once - sad to say, due to relapses). Its obvious that you are being convicted to do this and should just obey. When you repress conviction of the Spirit, its not a good thing, you become less sensitive to it in the future.

4TheLight
November 20th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Yes I have the same struggle...