You may never have thought of the harm pornography can do for women in general when you look at pictures of a woman that is nude, one who is not your spouse. What’s the harm in looking at some pictures of women? You’re just enjoying and appreciating the “beauty of what God created” —right? Wrong. Pornography communicates its own “truths” about women. Actually they are lies concealing themselves as truth.
There’s a lot about pornography and what it communicates that you may never have considered before that could affect how you treat women in your everyday life. It may be subliminal or deeper within your sub-conscience. But it’s still there. So it would be good to consider pornography, and the “truths” they communicate. Because the truth is, they’re all lies!
Lies that Pornography Communicates
Some of the lies are: “Women are less than human. … Women are a ‘sport’. … Plus, women are property … A woman’s value depends on the attractiveness of her body. … Women like rape.”
And when you entertain lies like these, you entertain the father of lies —the enemy of our faith.
As children of God, that’s the last thing we should want to do.
To learn more about these lies, to help you to see pornography in a new “light” —a very dark one that needs to be exposed and thrown away because of the “individual and cultural harms it creates,” please read:
If this article, albeit short, didn’t impact you and cause you to consider the message that pornography is throwing about for everyone to embrace, we encourage you to read it again. (And then read it again and again, if necessary.) Read it very prayerfully until you truly see the problems it causes.
Diane Dines, author of the book “How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality,” speaks to audiences everywhere possible to educate people “about what pornography today is really like.” She says we need “to banish any notion of it as benign titillation. We are now bringing up a generation of boys on cruel, violent porn.” She says, “They are given what we know about how images affect people. This is going to have a profound influence on their sexuality, behaviour and attitudes towards women.”
Consider the impact this is having on marriages today. Consider how it will cause even more problems in the future as it becomes easier to grab onto every passing year.
We are created in God’s image, not to prostitute it. We are to draw us closer to the Creator —not further away. Taking these images into one’s hearts and souls draws us away on so many levels.
We encourage you to ask God to help you to know what He would have you do, concerning this matter.
Keep in Mind:
“He who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit. Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body. But he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own. You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:17-20)
Ask God to show you what you can do to stop perpetuating the spread of this media plague and the lies it spreads in the minds of those it victimizes. Participate with God, rather than the enemy of our faith, and spread the Truth.
Cindy Wright of Marriage Missions International wrote this article.
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