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Can You Give Up A Sin For Lent?

28 Mar

On one of my YouTube days (where I set out to watch one video and end up watching 50+), I came across this video about the science of pornography addiction. I’m not one to believe in ‘pop’ science explanations but there was this odd ring of truth in the video, especially when it talked about porn addiction being detrimental to regular sexual relations. I have been watching porn for years and occasionally I find that I think about scenes I’ve seen at a time I should be concentrating on the person in front of me. I’m not sure if I really have a problem with porn but when a friend asked me if I feel guilty about the amount of porn I watch or if I have ever blown off something important to watch porn and I answered yes to both, she said I definitely do. The idea that this pastime could lead to permanent brain changes was pretty alarming.

For some reason, I remembered a sermon I heard years ago during Lent. The reverend basically said that ย that if anyone ever wanted to give up an activity/habit that was not furthering his/her life goals and they could avoid engaging in that activity for forty days (the entire period of Lent), they would be capable to giving up that habit for good. Again I’m not sure if 40 days is all it takes but here I find myself with an addiction and it is Lent, so I decided to keep away from porn for forty days.

So far it’s been a few weeks already and it’s been a challenge. I had no idea that sexually suggestive themes were everywhere. Even food seasoning commercials on TV seem so sexual. I don’t know if I can make it to the end but time will tell.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Mind, Body and Soul

 

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13 responses to “Can You Give Up A Sin For Lent?

  1. kenyanphil

    March 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    What day are you on now? You can do this, keep on ๐Ÿ™‚

     
    • D.C.

      March 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      12 days down..It doesn’t seem like much though but this is uncharted territory!

       
      • kenyanphil

        March 29, 2013 at 8:46 am

        That is sure progress! Brave on soldier.

         
  2. jukk888

    March 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Just a few more days. I wouldn’t be able to do it, but good for you.

     
    • D.C.

      March 28, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      ๐Ÿ™‚

       
      • jukk888

        March 29, 2013 at 1:00 am

        What’s scary is when the computer starts to look sexy. Just kidding, though sadly there may be some truth to it.

         
      • D.C.

        March 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm

        LOL! It’s the odd ring of truth in the video that scares me

         
  3. aguywithoutboxers

    March 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    My blogging brother, however long you abstained, even if you survive all forty days or not, you have been successful. Awareness of something is a major step towards self-control and proving to yourself that you can meet the challenge. I wish you all the best in this endeavor. Keep me posted as to your progress. I have a prize for you when it’s all over! ๐Ÿ˜‰

     
    • D.C.

      March 28, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement ๐Ÿ˜€

       
  4. angryricky

    March 31, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    This video convinced me to give it up, too. I’ve erased what I had saved on my computer, and I’ve resolved not to get any more. I’ve gone a few months without it before, and then drifted back into it. Maybe this time it’ll stick.

     
    • D.C.

      March 31, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      It is a difficult decision to make. All the best with being ‘clean’ ๐Ÿ™‚

       
  5. keredim69

    April 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I am sure you met your goal. I had a similar stint. The rewards are awesome

     
    • D.C.

      May 1, 2013 at 8:25 am

      I didn’t ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

       

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