Before porn, we were probably much happier, more confident, and socialized more. But later when we became fixated on porn, we began to experience problems in our lives. After all, our brains are like plastic—repeated stimulus, such as watching porn, affects the neurochemical balance in our brains. Here are 6 things porn does to the brain.
As we give in to the lure of porn, we may become depressed. It can leave us feeling tired, sad, irritable, unable to sleep, worthless, hopeless, and many more symptoms. Our amygdala is the part of our brain that helps deliver emotional responses like fear and pleasure. When the amygdala has constant exposure to cortisol, like while watching porn, it can become enlarged and more hyperactive. But we can deal with the detrimental effects of depression by seeing a doctor and a licensed Christian counselor. (more…)
You want to have sexual integrity. But it’s not easy, is it? After all, if you struggle with compulsions and unhealthy habits, they will sabotage you and undermine your relationships. Healing is possible, however, if you examine your life and make some changes. God will help you move beyond sexual addiction to sexual integrity. Here are twelve steps you can take that will help you find freedom.
- Open our hearts to God’s power to free us from the grip of unhealthy sexual behaviors.
Acknowledge you are powerless—realize God can accomplish what you can’t. “What is impossible for people is possible with God” (Luke 18:27).
- Allow God to restore our sexual sanity.
Recognize how your sexual behaviors have been out-of-control, and look to God to restore control to your sexuality. “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life” (2 Pet. 1:3) (more…)