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lizOctober 17, 2019

I think we are too quick to use the word addiction in regards to pornography. I am not trying to diminish the author's experience. I am glad that he found help and recovery with his addiction. However, would we call someone who has a drink with dinner or a few days a weeks an alcoholic? Probably not. To church members, because our standards our high, one drink(even if it is few and far between) is wrong, just as looking at porn one time(maybe one time today and one time next week) is wrong. To me, this does not necessarily equate addiction. I think by saying someone who has a pornography habit has an addiction can lead down a rabbit hole of shame and crippling fear which can actually lead to an increase in the behavior.. It is something that needs to stop to remain worthy, just like drinking alcohol and other things, but let's ease up on calling anyone who looks at porn an addict.



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