Looks that Kill, Part 1
Lust: A sexual desire that dishonors it's object & disregards God.
Sunday morning Charlie got real about sexual sin with us. Something that a lot of churches out there are choosing to ignore. But I'm here to tell you...we can't.
Pornography is destroying lives & families like a wild fire.
It's an addiction that just takes 1 time to look at & you are hooked.
Do you know the average age that a child sees porn for the first time is..
Does that just punch you in the stomach & take the wind out of you?
It does me.
The following is an outline provided for us at church...trust me..
I'm not coming up with this on my own. :)
Proverbs 7 (NLT)
While looking out his window, Solomon saw some naive young men
& one in particular who lacked common sense.
What did he do?
He CROSSED (vs.7) the street....left the crowd.
Near the house of an immoral woman.
Put himself in a bad situation...so quickly.
Just like it only takes a second to click on a mouse...& you are there.
He was also ALONE (vs. 7,8)...broke away from the pack.
Lust breeds in the fertile ground of loneliness.
You do it alone...you take an incredible risk.
God has set a need for accountability& boundaries.
One way to know you are in trouble...
is when you don't want accountability.
Notice the time of day...@ TWILGHT (vs.9).
Secrecy will destroy your home.
To deal with darkness...you have to bring it into the light.
MOST porn is purchased between 9pm & 2am....In the dark.
One thing you can do as a couple...Go to bed at the same time.
There is always a PRICE (vs. 22-27) to pay for sin.
It is addictive. vs. 15-20
It over promises & under delivers
It is destructive. vs. 21-27
It will cost you everything.
"Her bedroom is the den of death"
Pornography is not just something men are addicted to...women are just as susceptible.
Technology has opened up so many avenues for our families to be enticed into such sin.
Matt & I have had many talks about this subject because
we have counseled a few couples who have faced this addiction.
We have set our kids down & talked about it openly.
Our computer has safe guards to keep them from going to such sites.
We don't allow computers in their rooms or upstairs.
But is it full proof?
I just pray for their hearts & minds to be protected & for them to feel
convicted by the Holy Spirit if such things are placed before them.
We must be proactive & talk about it with them.
Above all else, Guard your heart for it's the wellspring of life.
Share some ways you are "guarding your heart" from Porn &
your husband & family.