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November 23rd, 2009, 05:52 AM
I agree, dump it all at once. I felt convicted about a year or so ago to dump all the comic books I had downloaded (most of which I hadn't read yet) and felt cleaner after they were all gone. Just delete it and don't look back.
November 25th, 2009, 07:25 PM
I just had to post about my experience with this...
I only realized today, that something Jesus did for me about 1 1/2 months ago, he did so that he might be glorified, and our Heavenly Father through him.
Before I was born again, I was addicted to pornography.
After being born again, it was easier to resist. But one night, I gave in, and then after that it was so difficult. I denied that I wanted to do it again, and struggled with it for about a month or so. I didn't give in again, but it was very difficult to resist.
Then, one day about 1 1/2 months ago, I found myself confessing to Jesus in prayer that I did actually want to do it again - not denying it anymore.
Ever since, I haven't had any trouble at all. The desire, which I shamefully denied, and even more shamefully admitted I still had, was completely gone. Even the temptations are easier to deal with now (I'm really not tempted at all anymore...).
I just had to tell someone, he didn't do this so that I would keep it to myself, after all. He delivered me for his glory. Amen.
November 26th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Thanks for sharing Paper Phantom - That's a great testimony and proof that sin looses its power once it is exposed. That is why scripture tells us to confess our sins to one another. Confession to the Lord is another powerfull tool as well.
Its great when the Lord can expose pornography for what it really is and then starts to make it repulsive to you. For the most part, I can say that porn doesn't excite me like it once did. The lure or draw is not nearly as strong as it once was. There are times when I am extremely tempted to dive back in.
Be carefull of the times when: 1) The Lord seems distant 2) You have not been in the Word & prayer 3) You are not fellowshiping with other believers 4) Or you experience any of those weak moments or what I call 'triggers' that lead you so easily back into the rut on sin. (Triggers are things like boredom, unaccountable free time, Your wife cutting you off from sex - stuff that happens and we like sheep are led back to be slaughtered by Pornography)
December 10th, 2009, 08:54 PM
I know what you mean, I've downloaded lots of things over the years. Had about 700gb of crap at one point, inc about 150gb of porn. It's pretty much gone. I did keep some music though. Can't remember what I downloaded and what I ripped off CDs I bought. Suppose I need to reconcile things.
I still do from time to time, much less than before. Just the occasional overseas TV show that I can't get in my location. I do try and get round to buying the DVD boxsets when they come out though.
December 20th, 2009, 12:45 AM
I got a program called Safe Eyes and just installed it on my computer. If you have a problem with viewing internet pornography(like me) I highly recommend this program. I have it set up so that I physically cannot download porn from any internet source. It will also email my girlfriend if I try to access porn. Tomorrow I will have my girlfriend become the administrator with her own password so I will not be able to turn it off myself. :yeah
December 20th, 2009, 04:52 PM
:thumb good for you bro!
December 20th, 2009, 09:38 PM
December 21st, 2009, 12:19 AM
I had to uninstall Safe Eyes because I couldn't play Everquest. I found another program called Covenant Eyes which is just as good and Everquest works. It's kind of expensive at $5 a month but worth it if I can stay porn free.
In His Service
December 21st, 2009, 01:32 AM
If you use Firefox only, there is an extension that is continuously updates that works really well.
December 21st, 2009, 01:15 PM
I use an accountability service that keeps me clean.
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