There are good reasons not to look at porn:
- Porn is addictive—it literally changes the brain so the brain wants more porn.
- Porn treats women (and men too) like objects to be used and then forgotten.
- And porn hides the truth about the damage it does to its actors and actresses.
None of these sets you up for healthy relationships, let alone a healthy marriage. None of these sets you up for healthy singleness.
But none of these “why not’s” is as powerful as our main “why.” The reason Regeneration’s team does what we do is this: You’re made for Love. Real love. Love that satisfies. Love that lasts. Love that gives. Love that creates.
God put desire in all of us—a restless discontent even—so we’d search for this kind of love. And this kind of Lover.
Porn hijacks this desire and steers it like an out of control car through a museum. As a society, we’ve given porn enough time to prove its value. We’ve given it enough of a shot to see if it could bring us the kind of sexual freedom it touts.
It hasn’t given us freedom. It’s made us its slaves. It hasn’t improved our relationships, it’s isolated us. It hasn’t made us feel better about ourselves, it’s poured on the shame. The way I see it, porn means to take everything from us.
So do whatever it takes to steer clear of porn, help your kids steer clear of porn. And if you’re already struggling with porn, do whatever it takes to gain and maintain freedom (like this or this or this).
Because you, you’re made for honor, for beauty, for joy, for freedom, for laughter, for life, for love.
Question: What else are you made for that porn promises to deliver but doesn’t?