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 Have you looked at or watched any pornographic material on the internet or TV within the last year?
 Yes, I have seen a pornographic image or video (clip) within the last year. 1 100%
 No, I have not seen a pornographic image or video within the last year. 0 0%
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I've been looking into the statistics of our country's moral failure as far as sexual addictions to pornography is concerned. I've started with the year 2003 and here are some of the stats...
Remember, these are from the year 2003.
  • 38% or 4 out of every 10 girls will be sexually assaulted or abused by the time they reach 18 years of age.
  • Hollywood produced over 1000 movies in 2003. There were over 12,000 pornographic movies produced in 2003.
  • Time magazine reported that 260 million pages of pornographic material was available on the internet.
  • 800 million DVD's and pornographic movies were rented or bought (there were only 300 million Americans as of 2003).
  • 1 out of every 4 Americans have seen an X-rated movie in the last year.
  • 33% of clergy have seen an X-rated movie in the last year (admitted in surveys taken).
  • 37% of clergy have had a sexual encounter with a woman inside the church in 2003 (admitted and who knows how high the percentage was in encounters "outside" the church).
  • All statistics indicate that as the pornographic industry increases, the rate of child and spousal abuse also increases.
  • Enough of this! What can you do to take back your life and pursue the life that Christ has made you for? 
In His love,
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Internet pornography by the numbers; a significant threat to society

"The societal costs of pornography are staggering. The financial cost to business productivity in the U.S. alone is estimated at $16.9 Billion annually ; but the human toll, particularly among our youth and in our families, is far greater."


Source: http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/resources/tips/digital-family-life/internet-pornography-by-the-numbers

 

Ephesians 4:22-23: " that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,...."


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"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"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 .

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

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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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