Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Trapped in a Vicious Cycle of Impurity

Originally posted on

Why can it be so difficult to overcome our temptations, stop our intake of perversity through forms of entertainment like music videos or pornography, and fully repent of acts like masturbation?

I believe it is because too often we treat our sins of choice like they are a comfort and friend, instead of seeing them as a destructive enemy who is literally seeking to take our lives, the very health of our relationships, and the precious hours in our day–an enemy working to diminish our view of sin, regarding it more as a common slip-up than for what it really is.

If we keep our sin within arm’s reach, secretive, and easily accessible (whether that be when we are alone in our office at work or in the middle of the night when no one else is awake), how do we suppose we can overcome our temptations the next time they beckon us to return to them once again?

Read the rest of my guest post for the Covenant Eyes blog here


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