When I get questions about fighting for “sexual purity,” I always check out your blog.
Usually the blog is full of half-naked women, toned up hairless dudes, almost-but-not-quite-but-could-be-porn, and some suggestive-raunchy-provocative imagery. Always a slew of oily tanned celebrities. Plus plenty of dirty jokes, anti-parent slurs, and all kinds of entitled, angry, spoiled, insufferable memes.
In other words, I would never ever in a billion years let you near my future kids.
If you’re seriously asking about how to fight for holiness — well, hey, like: shouldn’t you actually get serious about that?
I understand this is not easy. You deal with a culture that bombards you with sex and hormones and the ghetto of emotional Hollywood romance. But you are not making it any easier.
If you had major heart disease but your fridge was filled with oozing high fructose corn syrup, hot dogs wearing thongs, celebrity ice cream, and chocolate bars dancing on stripper poles: you’re not really doing much to protect your heart’s well-being. Your doctor would call that counter-intuitive. It’s the same with your soul.
Fill your head with the eternal, not temporal. Come on, bro. Don’t blame this culture or this world or even yourself for your sexual addiction. Just look to the cross of Christ. He bled out for you, for every defiled ounce of your brain.
P.S. — I immediately unfollow blogs like the ones I described. Call me prude but I’m a recovered porn addict, and by the grace of God I prefer to stay that way.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 — Abstain from every form of evil.
Psalm 119:37 — Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
Psalm 101:3 — I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me.
1 Peter 1:13-16 — 13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
James 1:21 — Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
James 1:27 — Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.