PORN KILLS LOVE

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PORN KILLS LOVE

I have wanted to write a blog about this topic for a very very long time but always found myself hesitant to speak up on such a big platform like social media. But, the Lord keeps putting it on my heart to share no matter how uncomfortable this is.
In Middle School, I was exposed to inappropriate content for the first time and, to be honest, I didn’t think much of it. I swung back and forth on the pendulum between extreme apathy and extreme guilt, and then I realized the serious effects it was having on me. I am speaking out because I’m tired of this topic being swept under the rug. I’m tired of people talking about how boys struggle with pornography and lust, and girls simply struggle with gossip and insecurity.
If you are struggling with this-guy or girl-seek help. Don’t hide in shame. The Christian life was not meant to be walked alone. The more we hold each other accountable, the stronger we can stand together to help each other fight. The Lord ill not let you be tempted beyond what you can handle so do not let yourself think that this is an addiction you cannot conquer. Those are the lies of the devil and believe me when I say, when you ask for help and open up to people you trust and love, you will feel liberated in knowing that you are not alone.
I’m not saying all this to air my dirty laundry because, trust me, there’s plenty more to my testimony. I want to remind people that it is okay to be vulnerable and to struggle. But please don’t idolize the struggle. And don’t JUST struggle-FIGHT. FIGHT for holiness. FIGHT with everything you have. DON’T treat it like it's a part of who you are or give up because you're tempted. “Temptation is not a sin, it is a call to battle.” Every time I sin, I realize that God truly is the only one that satisfies. It confirms that sin HAS NEVER BEEN and WILL NEVER BE worth it. I’m not saying this from a “holier than thou place” I’m saying this from an “I’m right there with you” place.
I want you all to know:
-You are not alone
-You can fight this
-The Lord is with you
-He is not ashamed of you
-You are more than a conqueror