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  • I've just joined "setting captives free"
    Please pray for me that for whatever I do .it is for the glory of God!

    Thank you!

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    • setting captives free

      Originally posted by scrounger View Post
      I've just joined "setting captives free"
      Please pray for me that for whatever I do .it is for the glory of God!

      Thank you!
      hi, i just wanted to reply by saying i recently completed the purity course 60 days but it took me longer than 60 days because of time factors but its not really about completeing in 60days but more about completeing it.
      i surely would encourage you to complete it ,in my case it helped me focus more upon the word and devotion times and more importantly upon the lord.
      but a warning i would give is don't fall into the trap of this being a death blow to viewing pornography ,in your case the lord may in deed use it to slay this evil giant ,but on a whole it will be educating and help in the battle against sinful practices. but watchfulness is always our best option day and daily.
      brother could i introduce you to another tool that may help you its a forum called bpm or battle plan ministries ,im part of it near 3yrs now you will find people just like yourself battleing this sin and the pastor writes a daily devotion for extra encouragement, mr bill berry, here is a link were you read about it and God bless you as you engage this enemy ,remember brother greater is he who dwells in you than he who is in the world.
      http://www.battleplanministries.org/index.html
      click the warrior piture and you will be taken to the forum were all you have to do is sign up to join the forum ,all you will be asked is to give a brief outline of why you would like to join and your request will go directly to bill berry who will aprove you.ok hope to see you soon.

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      • battle plan living

        Originally posted by Battle Plan View Post
        Well said Paradigm!

        It is more common than not that we develop our addiction to pornography at young ages. I was 12 with my first exposure and was in full out addiction by 17. Marriage did not cure me because porn was so deeply entrentched that i had become dependent on it for escape from stress and to get 'high'. Marriage however did slow me down and forced me to try to be satisfied in my wife.

        It is better to marry if you are not a Eunuch. Are there modern day eunuchs? Some people probably are wired to be such. By choice- that would be real tough in this society.

        Peace to you my brothers.
        b
        thankyou for the link ive bookmarked it and will be delving into very soon.

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        • sexual sin

          Originally posted by djdaffy1227 View Post
          I tried many times to kick the addiction before I came to Christ. Never worked. It wasn't until I truly let Him in that I was able to even start battling. Jesus works in different ways for different people. What worked for me may not work for anyone else. All I know is when I spend time with Jesus I'm not even tempted to look at porn. If that can help someone else then it's worth typing here. There have been many other suggestions here that may work better for others.

          I took many steps on my own including throwing out my porn collection, deleting it from my computer, using Covenant eyes, Not having any of the movie channels on my cable, reading books on the subject (some good, some not so much) and so much more. Spending time with Jesus is the topper.

          I was very addicted to sex and porn. I'm still paying for my past sins. I understand what it is to be addicted to the stuff. I have never been happier than when I started to live my life the way Jesus wants me to. It isn't easy, but nobody said it would be easy. I've read Romans 7 many many times in my battle.
          this is a painful and life shattering curse especially with the internet, the guilt and shame asosiated with it is destroying ,but if it causes us to turn and call upon the lord then theirs hope of being rescued from this sin.

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          • Originally posted by jinxmchue View Post
            Yeah. The days of the traditional feminist (who abhorred pornography) are almost over, replaced with feminists who think Playboy t-shirts are "empowering" or whatever.
            What?
            Last edited by m2pinggggggg; September 6th, 2009, 10:55 PM. Reason: Old post

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            • Originally posted by m2pinggggggg View Post
              What?
              Empowering? That's kind of confusing, to say the least, if not less.

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              • DL"ng Junkie!

                I have or had been downloading all kinds of movies,mp3s,etc for years. I was a Napster junkie when that was around. I didn't look at as stealing because everyone around me was doing it. I started reading the Bible at the beginning of the year and it changed(even though I felt saved years earlier)me. I realized I had been stealing and began throwing it all out. I must have thrown out Terrabytes of just junk. I still have some that am struggling to get rid of. So I told Jesus I will throw one out a day(3-4Gb avg). My goal is to get to zero but I find it hard to part with some of this crap(movies,mp3s,apps).
                Anyone struggle with this one?

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                • I know it seems hard but you should get rid of it all at once. You will feel so good when your done, like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.
                  When I came back to the Lord I had to get rid of some occultic materials I had. I cleaned house and was so happy I did.

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                  • I agree with Horizon, you should just dump it all and be done. I did that with my stash of pornography (more than once - sad to say, due to relapses). Its obvious that you are being convicted to do this and should just obey. When you repress conviction of the Spirit, its not a good thing, you become less sensitive to it in the future.

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                    • Yes I have the same struggle...

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                      • I agree, dump it all at once. I felt convicted about a year or so ago to dump all the comic books I had downloaded (most of which I hadn't read yet) and felt cleaner after they were all gone. Just delete it and don't look back.

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                        • I just had to post about my experience with this...


                          I only realized today, that something Jesus did for me about 1 1/2 months ago, he did so that he might be glorified, and our Heavenly Father through him.


                          Before I was born again, I was addicted to pornography.

                          After being born again, it was easier to resist. But one night, I gave in, and then after that it was so difficult. I denied that I wanted to do it again, and struggled with it for about a month or so. I didn't give in again, but it was very difficult to resist.

                          Then, one day about 1 1/2 months ago, I found myself confessing to Jesus in prayer that I did actually want to do it again - not denying it anymore.

                          Ever since, I haven't had any trouble at all. The desire, which I shamefully denied, and even more shamefully admitted I still had, was completely gone. Even the temptations are easier to deal with now (I'm really not tempted at all anymore...).


                          I just had to tell someone, he didn't do this so that I would keep it to myself, after all. He delivered me for his glory. Amen.

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                          • Thanks for sharing Paper Phantom - That's a great testimony and proof that sin looses its power once it is exposed. That is why scripture tells us to confess our sins to one another. Confession to the Lord is another powerfull tool as well.

                            Its great when the Lord can expose pornography for what it really is and then starts to make it repulsive to you. For the most part, I can say that porn doesn't excite me like it once did. The lure or draw is not nearly as strong as it once was. There are times when I am extremely tempted to dive back in.

                            Be carefull of the times when: 1) The Lord seems distant 2) You have not been in the Word & prayer 3) You are not fellowshiping with other believers 4) Or you experience any of those weak moments or what I call 'triggers' that lead you so easily back into the rut on sin. (Triggers are things like boredom, unaccountable free time, Your wife cutting you off from sex - stuff that happens and we like sheep are led back to be slaughtered by Pornography)

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                            • I know what you mean, I've downloaded lots of things over the years. Had about 700gb of crap at one point, inc about 150gb of porn. It's pretty much gone. I did keep some music though. Can't remember what I downloaded and what I ripped off CDs I bought. Suppose I need to reconcile things.

                              I still do from time to time, much less than before. Just the occasional overseas TV show that I can't get in my location. I do try and get round to buying the DVD boxsets when they come out though.

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                              • I installed porn blocking software

                                I got a program called Safe Eyes and just installed it on my computer. If you have a problem with viewing internet pornography(like me) I highly recommend this program. I have it set up so that I physically cannot download porn from any internet source. It will also email my girlfriend if I try to access porn. Tomorrow I will have my girlfriend become the administrator with her own password so I will not be able to turn it off myself.
                                Last edited by Anddra; December 20th, 2009, 09:55 AM.

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