Monday, July 5, 2010

Dangers of Pornography

Laura Petherbridge says, "Pornography can appear to be a good alternative to having a sexual relationship with a person, but it does the opposite. It totally distorts what the human sexual relationship should be. It destroys the need for human connection, the God-given intimacy between a husband and a wife.

"God gave us sex as a wonderful thing in a marriage. When we twist that into something that is self-serving and self-focused and definitely not God-focused, it strips away all of the beauty and the romance.

"In the future when you remarry, your mind will have been twisted into thinking that sex is something totally opposite to what God created it to be. When you use pornography in place of a relationship, you are setting yourself up for failure in marriage. You're destroying the future marriage. Pornography sets a standard that no human being can ever live up to, and this destroys the marriage. It is much more treacherous than most people think."

Jesus explains in Matthew 5 that thinking about sex outside of marriage is just as wrong as doing it. This is a radical idea for many people who think that as long as they are not actually having sex, they have done nothing wrong.

"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matthew 5:27-28).

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