Aegis_Bulwark wrote:Three years ago I started masturbating, because I was curious what was so great about it. Around that time I also go hooked on porn, because some classmates of mine had me look up some stuff online, and you can figure it out from there. I really want to kick the habit
Aegis_Bulwark wrote:Sure, God doesn't love me any less, but I'd rather express my freedom as a Christian to stop this, and live a life that He wants me to live, rather selfishly giving in to my own desires.
Aegis_Bulwark wrote:Masturbation and porn are getting in the way of my relationship with God, and also it wouldn't really set a good example for the congregation of God's people.
Hallusinating wrote:You are a man and you are supposed to masturbate, if you don`t do it then something is wrong with you.
Hallusinating wrote:So STOP your whining and get on with your life!
Palindrome wrote:And without the stimulation, you may be able to better gather the will power to stop altogether.
Moses wrote:Halusinating, the original poster asked for ways to stop masturbating and gave his reasons for doing so. In response to that, you encouraged him to mastubate becuase "everyone" does it. I don't really see how that was helpful to him.
To get rid of an addiction to porn, you need to limit your access to it. For a computer, look at Christian Broadband.com for a very good internet filter, about $80 per year. For magazines and other videos, it is best maybe to meet with someone once a week as was mentioned for an accountability partner.
In one sense I agree that masturbation is natural and normal. But on the other hand, it can harm your relationship with women.
One of the things the Bible points out to us is the fact that we are born sinners and will sin until we die. The earthly nature is always fighting against the heavenly nature. I have not figured out a way to stop masturbating entirely, nor have I figured out a way to live a perfect life. The problem with most mastubating habits is they involve porn, and porn denigrates women. So it lowers our value of women. If you can manage to get rid of the porn but still masturbate occasionally you will be much better off. I really doubt I will stop masturbating entirely until I am somewher in my 80's.
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