Freedom From Pornographic Material….Can It Be True?

In todays society I have come to realize that freedom from pornographic material is impossible. No matter where you go there are advertisements that could make you mind wonder.

I mean I used to work in a mall for crying out loud. Catherines’ clothing store catacorner from the Game Stop and a Victoria Secrets lingerie store on the side. Every morning I would see pictures of a woman in purple panties and bra set in the windows of both stores. It wasn’t fair since purple is one of my favorite colors.

But do I lust after that woman? Nope!

When I go to the mall with my kids there are plenty of scantily clad men and women advertisements for Hollister’s, Victoria Secrets and even American Eagle. Women came into the store I work at wearing clothes that were very revealing.

Even on the social network Facebook there can be issues at times. You pick your friends. I have a lot from high school, church friends and friends I have gotten to know through different pages and groups. But at times one or more will post a picture, especially on “hump” day that makes me go dang she looks good. But I don’t lust after her. I don’t lust after the guy wearing nothing but the towel he is holding, that a lonely woman friend recently divorced posted with the caption “Do you want me to drop the towel?”.

With a click of a button on my phone I can go to just about any porn site on the web and watch a video. But when that urge takes hold I put the phone down, write a post, call or text a friend or pray.

You see freedom from pornographic material is impossible unless you live under a rock somewhere in the desert where there are no people.

True freedom is how you react when presented with the images.

If you see an advertisement for Victoria Secrets and you can say she is beautiful and not wonder whether she is shaven or not then you are getting there.

If you can see an advertisement by the Hollister hunks and not envision what he would look like with out his clothes on then you getting there.

If a lady with a low cut blouse bends over in front of you and you can overt your stare then you are heading to freedom.

If you see your wife or husband walk in front of you naked and get weak in the knees, earnestly desiring him or her and not compare their body to someone else you are heading to freedom.

True Freedom is a matter of the heart first and foremost. Your mind will follow where your heart leads. Men and women, we need to set our hearts on sexual integrity.

Matthew 15:19 (KJV) “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:”

We need to do this:

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14 thoughts on “Freedom From Pornographic Material….Can It Be True?”

  1. Excellent post. I would use the word “inundated.” And at least in my perception it’s getting worse all the time. Your words are a true encouragement. Many thanks!

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    1. Thank you Jim. And I will agree that we are flooded with imagery. I honestly believe that pornography and all it’s little subcategories are one of the most not talked about issues in the church. And the enemy is using it as a major stronghold in destroying lives and marriages.

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      1. It’s all around for a reason! To make us notice! I remember a man I went to church with who thought it was impossible to be spiritually clean in today’s world. But then he was reminded of Enoch. There’s a way, we just have to want it. And I certainly know how easy it is to not want it.

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