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I am a Christian who struggles with perverted sexual desires. What do I do to stop these thoughts and become closer to God?

I have a weakness for pornography that has destroyed my marriage.

I know that I am in error but I struggle mightily to do better.

The principal in the bible is very clear, what to do.

Matt. 5:27,28,...Jesus says....."you heard it was said..."you must not commit adultery"...But I say to you that everyone that keeps on looking at a woman so as to have a passion for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

Through a lot of prayer to the true God, whose name is Jehovah, and sincere effort on your part you can break this very addictive trap that many fall into.

If you look at the intros to porn films, it quite often says that the film is for'educational purposes' Just tell yourself you are watching it in order to learn how to procreate, which I don't think is a sin. There's a way round everything if you look hard enough.

Much prayer for Help !!

Turn to Buddhism.

Just think that in heaven there will not have any porn will you survive in heaven?
Which is important? God or idol.

What do I do to stop these thoughts and become closer to God?

- Chemical or physical castration, have fun.

Keep fighting. If you truly want to please God, don't give up. He will and wants to help you. (Isaiah 63:9; Psalm 50:15). Persist in prayer. (Colossians 4:2; Romans 12:12). Remember, some of those early Christians struggled with some issues but as the Bible states, "that's what some of you WERE." -1Corinthians 6:9,10. They were able to change with God's help. Fully put your trust and reliance on God.(1Peter 5:7; Psalm 55:22; Proverbs 3:5-8).

Being attracted to the opposite sex is not perverted. It's normal. Do you have some fetish or paraphilia you're not telling us about?

By looking at pornography, you told your wife that she isn't pretty enough for you. Smooth move, pard.

Just go one day at a time avoiding pornography and ignoring your "perverted sexual desires." You can do that much. Practice makes perfect.

The fact of the matter, You will never stop until God truly saves you, so what you need to do is be in the environment to be saved, have a broken and a contrite heart, I will not despise, God says, so and you can not sin, God made us in his image and likeness to be obedient to his commandments and laws, but the laws of God can not save anyone, the only things the law of God does is it condemns a man to eternal death; Romans 6:23 read Galatians 5:17-23 read Amos 8:11 read Ephesians 2:8 read James 3:6-8 read Hebrews 4:12 read Romans 1:17-32 read 2 Corinthians 3:14 read 2 Corinthians 4:4 read 1 John 2:11 read Ephesians 4:18 Also the way to become closer to God is to read God Holy Word the Bible and bind those words upon your heart and tell Satan to get out of your house before you read, and pray before each meal and before you go to bed; may God richly bless you and save you and watch over you and protect you from Satan, the evil one, take care.

When Socrates was sentenced to death for his philosophical investigations, and for blasphemy for challenging the gods of the city — and he accepted his death — he did say, "well, if we are lucky, perhaps I'll be able to hold conversation with other great thinkers and philosophers and doubters too."

In other words the discussion about what is good, what is beautiful, what is noble, what is pure, and what is true could always go on.

Why is that important, why would I like to do that? Because that's the only conversation worth having. And whether it goes on or not after I die, I don't know. But I do know that that's the conversation I want to have while I'm still alive. Which means that to me, the offer of certainty, the offer of complete security, the offer of an impermeable faith that can't give way, is an offer of something not worth having. I want to live my life taking the risk all the time that I don't know anything like enough yet; that I haven't understood enough; that I can't know enough; that I'm always hungrily operating on the margins of a potentially great harvest of future knowledge and wisdom. I wouldn't have it any other way.

And I'd urge you to look at... those people who tell you, at your age, that you're dead till you believe as they do — what a terrible thing to be telling to children!

And that you can only live by accepting an absolute authority — don't think of that as a gift. Think of it as a poisoned chalice. Push it aside however tempting it is. Take the risk of thinking for yourself. Much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.