Unregistered
12-27-2005, 09:12 PM
please pray for me. I've been looking at porn sites at my dad's absense, and feel terrible about it. I'm a terrible person for doing so, and I'd like God to help me not get any thoughts of it and to stop going to these sites. I know, you think I'm sick, but there's more people like this. Please pray for me and anyone else who's in the same problem.

theelectric3
12-29-2005, 12:50 PM
i don't think you're sick. you are not the only one to struggle with this (our soceity makes it all too easy to give into the temptation of lust and porn).

i encourage you to look through this thread (http://www.panheads.org/boards/showthread.php?t=4183) as we have been talking about lust and how we are praying for one another. we'll include you in our prayers.

on the practical side, i encourage you to find an accoutability partner. tell your Dad. block those sites.

ask the Lord to give you a hatred for porn. it's is easy to resist that which we hate.

the fact that you feel terrible about it is a good sign. it shows your conscience is still able to get through to you and that God is indeed speaking to you. now it's time to take action against it. find something else to do in it's place.

for example, do you play any instruments? anytime the urge comes to go online to look at porn, pick up your instrument(s) and play worship songs. just jam and have a good time. find another way to use that time.

and even if it means not going online for a good chunk of time than so be it. since the web is what feeds the sin, cut off the web. or have someone with you if you decide to go online a few times. to make sure you don't go there.

it may get frustrating because it may feel like you are being monitored and not having freedom to be alone... but if you seriously want to break this, you need to build confidence and trust in your self and others. you need to be willing to give it all up to taste, and have, real freedom from it. it'll take time... but it will be worth it.

you are so valuble. don't degrade yourself any longer. instead, look up and see the salvation of the Lord. i highly encourage you to spend more time in His presence. through prayer, worship, praise... invite Him to have an active role in your life. and to give you the strength you need to resist the temptation of the enemy.

don't give up or give in.

drumchick101
12-29-2005, 01:00 PM
No, your not sick, you're human. Do you know of a band called staple?? Well, they are an awsome band and on one of their former cd's (their self title cd put out in '04) they have a song called "Deathtrap Daisy" (it's track 9) & it is written by the lead singer about his former adiction to porn and how he was asking God desperatly to help him, just as you are now. It is always encouraging to have a song you relate to when you are stuggling. I'd like you to note, that this is a christian man singing this, I'm not sure if he was christian at the time he was addicted to porn, but he is a christian addmitting that he fell. Perhaps know that might help you to feel not as much of a "sick" man.

Also, all sins are the same to God, and we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. Lust, is one of those that sucks you in and takes over. However, you want to get out of it so you have taken the first step. I will pray for you.

I will also make reference to a thread in this section call "Enough is ENOUGH!" It is about lust, and it has kind of turned into this awsome prayer chain where we are all fighting it (because we all stuggle with lust, even if it's not porn) and praying for each other. I will add you to the list, because, then, not only will I be praying, but tons of other people as well. ;D

><sarah><

drumchick101
12-29-2005, 01:02 PM
haha, oops, I must have been typing when you posted...

john316
12-29-2005, 01:08 PM
I cant add much to what Tracy and Sarah have already said...they have given you excellent advice...I will pray for you also.

If you get a chance do a search on gospel singer Kirk Franklin...even thought i am not a big fan of his music the man has a awesome testimony on how God helped deliever him from a porn addiction...check it out.

God bless

John

aliengurl7
12-29-2005, 01:30 PM
please pray for me. I've been looking at porn sites at my dad's absense, and feel terrible about it. I'm a terrible person for doing so, and I'd like God to help me not get any thoughts of it and to stop going to these sites. I know, you think I'm sick, but there's more people like this. Please pray for me and anyone else who's in the same problem.


Don't put yourseleve in a situation where you know your going mess up. If you know your dad is going somewhere you need to get out of the house. Just do it. The more you stay away from it the better it will be for you. Your not a terrible person, the world will throw all kinds of lies at us to distact us from Jesus. keep trying, eventually the desire will go away.

skilltroks
12-29-2005, 01:45 PM
check out xxxchurch.com.

bob
12-29-2005, 02:42 PM
check out xxxchurch.com.

eh, they're kind of iffy, especially the message board . . . ::]

skilltroks
12-29-2005, 02:49 PM
I meant check out the software.

bob
12-29-2005, 02:52 PM
oh, yeah, the software is great. :)

NightCrawler
12-29-2005, 09:12 PM
You are obviously not alone. People can understand where you are coming from.

Take it from me, I have seen porn on purpose once in the last 6 months. but before that I was addicted for over 6 years. God will deliver you.

alorian
12-29-2005, 09:19 PM
I've been there, most unfortunetly, but God pulled me back. You're already free from this sin, just accept the freedom. This sin is a difficult one, but controllable, destroyable, just get God's help. Also, get it out in the open. What is secret, what is unseen, is harder to get rid of then something incredibly obvious. I can't say much more than what tracy and sarah said, really, and the thread "Enough is ENOUGH" has already been brought up.. great thread.. so you might wanna check it out.

frymeskillet
01-11-2006, 02:17 PM
I know it sounds weird coming from a girl, but, I have to had a problem with it. My brother has recently come back to God, he had a GIGANTIC problem with pornography and he still struggles with it. I know, by living with myself and my brothers, that this is a major problem that young adults have these days. I will surely keep you in prayer. Even though it is a problem, you are NOT sick. You have human tendencies like anyone else (I think someone already said that, but oh well)

-Savannah-

skynes
01-12-2006, 12:47 AM
You see guest? You're not alone. You're not sick and you're not terrible.

As they say in Alcholics Anon - Admitting a problem is the first step to curing it!

Tracy gave you the link to our Lust Busting group. I'll put your name on our prayer list... Well I'll write 'Guest' cause I don't know your name! lol. We'll keep you in prayer :)
If you wanna help, pray for us too, cause we all struggle with lust in one way or another.

skilletgirl
01-27-2006, 09:59 AM
please pray for me. I've been looking at porn sites at my dad's absense, and feel terrible about it. I'm a terrible person for doing so, and I'd like God to help me not get any thoughts of it and to stop going to these sites. I know, you think I'm sick, but there's more people like this. Please pray for me and anyone else who's in the same problem.


Believe it or not.. me.. a girl.. when i was younger.. had a hard time with it too.. so I feel for you 100%.. I'll keep you in my prayers

and it looks like theres another girl on here too..

so you know hun.. its not a unusal sick thing

Bassplayer
01-27-2006, 10:31 AM
Hey, i was adicted to porn too. It wasn't a super bad problem for me, but i still hated myself for it. I know what your going through. really, the best way to stop it is to tell your dad and maybe your youth pastor and ask them to pray for you. My parents found out. I got in big trouble. I wish i had told them instead. Don't wait for your dad to find out. Just tell him so he can block the sites and pray with you. I'll be prayin for ya too.

D

petrameansrock
02-03-2006, 04:55 PM
I used to look at it on a regular basis, not addicted but still.

It leads to bad things, believe me I know, and some of these bad things have nothing to do with getting in trouble. They can lead to that also though.

Just find something more enjoyable to fill the void of your dad's absence. If you cant get unhooked on your own, tell him. He will appreciate your honesty, although he wont just let it slide, it will be better to tell him then to let him find out.

frymeskillet
02-06-2006, 08:37 AM
I will admit, that pornhas been a problem in my life, not a huge one, but I'm just highly glad that God helped me through it. My brothers on the other hand, had an addiction. Both of them are over it now, but they continue to struggle with it everyday. One thing that is really informative is a video we found called "Every Young Man's Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Temptation". It is directed more to males, but its great to watch for females also. The generation that we live in is overcome with the ideas that society should be a certain way. Sex sells, and this is what is destroying our generation. The documentary I mentioned above is something that lets you know just how bad this is getting, and what YOU can do about it, for yourself, friends, family, and your generation. We saw the advertisement for it on a christian comedy DVD, and my brothers decided to find it. We ordered it off of the internet, and I encourage you, If you want to know more about this subject, please do not hesitate to look into this. There is also a bout entitled the same thing. This is a very sensitive subject and should not be handled lightly:
Here's the link for the book:

http://christianteens.about.com/od/sexadvice/gr/everyyoungman.htm