Thursday, November 17, 2005

Men's Accountability

While preparing for a men's addictions group we're having here at the office, I stumbled across the following facts at xxxchurch.com:

Men...Here are the facts.

1. We all love to look at nude women. 2. We have all looked at nude women. 3. We all know where we can find pictures of nude women.

The question is what are you going to do about the facts. We can simply accept the facts and give in to our flesh or we can live a life of integrity and avoid the pitfalls and traps of Internet pornography. This is every man's battle.

Fact #1 Women are beautiful because that's the way God made them. We are naturally attracted to them. If you're not, then there is probably another website out there that can help you with that problem. But for all those that are attracted to women, we need to put into perspective women's beauty. Our flesh seeks to distort and destroy God's ultimate plan for relationships between men and women. He did not create women for us to be able to click onto a poorly designed and cheesy website and look at them naked. He did not craft the woman's body so we could pay $3.95 a month to look at naughty pictures. There is so much more to God's plan.
You need to understand that attraction is from God's heart, but lust is from ours.

Fact #2 Ok men...are you still going to sit there and say that you have never looked. We can't believe how many men still discuss this issue as "other men's problems." It kind of goes like this...."well my friend Jeff... I know he used to have a problem with this." Can't we all just agree that we looked and we want to look some more?"

Fact #3 Here is the clincher. We have established the fact that we like to look. And now finally, there is the truth that we know where to find more pictures. That in a nutshell is the problem. What are we going to do about it? Put safeguards in your life right now!! Don't have it be a secret any longer. Get real and stop messing around with your integrity and your future. Get some accountability partners and start talking openly and honestly about these issues. The facts speak for themselves. Now as men it is time for us to rise to the occasion and be the leaders that God has called us to be.

Do it for yourself. Do it for your wife. Do it for your kids. Do it because it's the right thing to do.

Like what you've read here? Credit goes to the guys over at xxxchurch.com.

2 comments:

MWest said...

Well said Bro!
Mike W.

Max Power said...

Sounds like you'd be able to help my friend, Bryon...

Seriously dude - you and I are on the same page with this. HEre's a stat theat'll blow your mind: Barno research says that at least 95% of church-attending males look at Internet porn at least once a week.

Maybe it's time we blew the lid off this motha..