Porn Addiction and Twelve (or so) Alarming Trends, Pt. 3

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Porn Addiction and Twelve (or so) Alarming Trends, Pt. 3

An entire generation has been asleep at the wheel when it comes to protecting our children against the pandemic that is Porn!

What do the following dates have in common?

430 B.C.

531 A.D.

1334

1630

1860

1918

They all serve as markers for country-wide or global epidemics that took millions of lives.

Let’s add another one to the list:

2008

That’s the year social media apps began to explode on smartphones and tablets.

It’s also the year when most …
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A Dozen (or so) Alarming Trends Directly Related to Porn Consumption.

In Addictions, Consumption, Freedom from Porn, Marriage, Men Against Porn, Pornography, Sex and Violence by BizgaineyLeave a Comment

If statistics related to porn consumption are correct, then it’s safe to assume that close to eight out of ten men view porn on a consistent basis.

If they are, as some believe, inflated, then it’s still safe to assume that somewhere between six out of ten men view porn consistently.

By consistent, I mean an average of several times a month.

That’s a pretty conservative estimation.  Admittedly, stats on viewing are difficult to determine, since viewing habits are secretly kept and rarely shared.  As one who has viewed porn …
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A Father’s Confession: How Instagram Made Me Feel Like a Fool

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A Father’s Confession: How Instagram Made Me Feel Like a Fool Warning: Explicit Content Ahead!  The content of this post deals directly with pornography and the immediate access our children have to it through social media apps.  As such, the language and specific wording is more explicit than many of my posts. I believe, firmly, this is a message that must be voiced, heard, and shared.   I do, however, recognize that many may find it offensive.  It’s not my intent to offend, but to inform.  I plan on writing a…
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Christmas Morning: Opening the Gift of a Porn-Free Life!

In Addictions, Christmas, Consumption, Formation, Freedom, Freedom from Porn, Marriage, Men Against Porn, Pornography by BizgaineyLeave a Comment

The Christmas season is one of gift-giving and receiving.  In all likelihood you will, on Christmas morning, celebrate this gift-exchange tradition with friends and family.  You may gather around a tree, in a living room, near a fireplace, etc. and open gifts shared by those who love you and those whom you love.

If you happen to be struggling with your porn addiction during this season, you’ll likely be disengaged from this life-giving moment.

You may, in fact, totally check out.

Indeed, if you’ve been trolling the web for porn …
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Time Magazine’s PORN Issue.

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BLOGGER NOTE: For those of you following my Awe and Wonder Series, another installment will be coming out next week.  I am putting the finishing touches on an article I am excited about and look forward to your responses when I distribute it.  Until then, please take a minute and consider this update on what’s going on in the world of porn addiction/recovery and how you can help us!

Time Magazine’s recent issue on porn is joining an ongoing cultural conversation many have been holding for years.

Their coverage is …
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An Inconvenient God

In Addictions, Consumption, Culture, Desire, Discipleship, Formation by Bizgainey3 Comments

I love convenience.  From pulling up to the pump and conveniently swiping my card to the ten item or less aisle in the grocery store – I LOVE convenience.

In fact, on those rare occasions when the ‘pay at the pump’ service isn’t provided, I have actually climbed back into my vehicle and driven to another location.  I wonder if my love for convenience produces some unintended consequences?  More pointedly, I wonder if my desire for convenience results in impatience and intolerance?

I venture a guess that I am not …
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Advent – Unearthing and Aiming Desire as We Wait on and Watch for Him!

In Advent, Consumption, Desire, Discipleship, Formation by Bizgainey1 Comment

C.S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity, suggests that we are a people of deep and unending desire (https://www.cslewis.com/us).  He further states that our unending quest for satisfaction reveals a deeper and often confounding truth about what it means to be human; what it means to be whole!

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a…
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Sacred, Soul-Full, Satisfying!

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“For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.” Psalm 107:9

The human heart beats to a rhythm known as longing. It is this rhythm that much of our society has learned to capitalize on and, in turn, make a profit. Indeed, the consumerist urge that drives the season of Christmas is simply another expression of longing and an example of our society’s ability to leverage that longing into a transaction that will leave us longing for more.

Every year, it seems, the Christmas …
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