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Could Online Pornography Be A Silent Yet Exploding Epidemic?

Is online porn an epidemic?
Post published by Thomas G Plante Ph.D., ABPP on Aug 19, 2015 in Do the Right Thing


"Jake is a 20-year-old college student who is anxious and depressed having a hard time keeping up with his studies and having conflicts with his girlfriend. Upon the recommendation of his university counseling center after an episode of binge drinking and lewd behavior he seeks the services of a local psychologist. Within a few sessions it becomes clear that Jake also has a problem with online pornography. Although he didn’t think it was much of a problem he quickly comes to the conclusion that much of his troubles began when he was bored, in between relationships, and in need to reduce stress when he decided to surf the internet stumbling upon some pornography. One thing leads to another and he spent more and more time online watching porn."
Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/do-the-right-thing/201508/could-online-pornography-be-silent-yet-exploding-epidemic

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All addictions serve an emotional purpose. When folks FEEL helpless, trapped, powerless and overwhelmed, they attempt to regain control, escape the trap with a substitute behavior such as porn, drugs, etc. If people would get their values from the Bible instead of fixing their feelings, with a quick fix or mood changer, the world would be a healthier place.

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"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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