One sip, one look, and it can be a downhill journey once again. I pray you take them to heart and know that none of us are immune to the affects.Invite anyone into your marriage—past, present, or future—and that person will always be somewhere in your mind. If a man sees an image of a naked woman, what happens when he sees his wife naked in a few hours?
It can be great, it can be happy, but it can also be hard.
finds pornographic messages being sent between his wife and another man via a social network.
He may begin to believe that sex with his wife is not quite as exciting as the scripted scene he had witnessed before.
Romance novels and soft porn can have the very same effects. I don’t think it could be explained any better, especially in this situation. Comparison can take away the joy that we experience in our marriages, specifically in our marriage beds. It’s kept behind closed doors (just where Satan likes it) so the habit and addiction can fester and grow.
Covenant Eyes reported in their most recent statistics (via MSNBC and a Stanford/Duquesne study): “In 2000, 25 million Americans spent 1 to 10 hours per week viewing Internet pornography, and as many as 4.7 million spent over 11 hours per week viewing Internet pornography.” Of those millions, I cannot imagine how many are married.
I myself have experienced the problem of porn in my marriage.Without respect for oneself, a marriage will be brought down. Hebrews 13:4 says, “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” “Undefiled” means “without stain or blemish.” Porn is a stain. She has been married to her husband, Matt, for nearly 5 years and has two “fur-babies” (Kevin the dog and Ella the cat).Without knowledge of how you were designed (in God’s image) and without living in light of that knowledge, a marriage will suffer. It’s that nasty grass stain that will never come out of a white t-shirt. Matthew says, “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” No arguing with that one. Erin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling.It can be covered, dyed, washed, and cleaned, but it will always still be there. It will steal from the intimacy that a married couple has the opportunity to be blessed with. Jesus is pretty clear, and you know He already knew about the sin of pornography before it ever came into existence (though I suspect they already had forms of it during this time period). These are just five ways that porn will hurt your marriage and unfortunately, there are hundreds more. Her goal is to reach out to as many married couples as she can in order to restore marriages and allow God to work through her writing. Porn will take sex that a married couple has and completely strip away all holiness and intimacy that it once had. He knew the easy accessibility that the Internet would someday bring. My husband revealed his struggle to me just a few months before we were married and it has been a part of our lives ever since. Though this struggle is hard, your marriage is worth it.