It's "Pornography", not "Porn"

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I have a new favorite quote of the year... that's right, it is so good, it is the best quote of the YEAR! Here it is:

"If porn could carry a knife, it would stab you. It's a jerk like that."

It comes from a post over at the Stuff Christians Like Blog that talks about people Googling for the word "porn" and finding his site. I can relate, because I have a post talking about pornography and my addiction, which brings some weird people from Google over here.

Joh's post ends perfectly. Not too preachy, but it also doesn't back down. He offers help to anyone who needs it, then he says:

"Sorry this visit was so weird. Chances are, it's only going to get weirder if God's trying to let you know how much He loves you."

Matthew

6 comments:

Matt said...

Yeah, SCL is a great blog. He's so funny that you get lured in and then he grabs your attention with something really serious too. He's very gifted both in talent and in audience.

Swing said...

I read that yesterday! Too funny.

And have you ever noticed that his web address has 3 fs in it? I saw that yesterday - too weird.

Matt said...

Yup, it has 3 fs because the one with only 2 fs is his friend's blog that never really got off the ground at all.

Random Rambler said...

Hey there.. i came to your blog, from reading your comment on the SCL blog. Very cool that you were able to be open about your struggle. My ex broke up with me because of his addiction, and since then, I've really wondered how girls can help guys through this sort of addiction.. any ideas you have?

Katanna said...

Sorry, Random, I wish I had words of advice for you. Most of my ramblings are "inspired," well thought out before hand... I don't know what to say to you, other than some other readers here might pitch something in.

Good luck, and God bless!

Matthew

Matt said...

Rambler, I usually have an oppinion or at least something to say, so I'll say it. Whether or not it will be helpful? ...the jury is still out on that.

The biggest problem is being attracted to the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don't dress in a way that "accentuates your natural features" because that's just another way to say "look at how sexy and alluring I am." Don't misunderstand me, it's certainly the guy's fault for looking and thinking, but you can help to project a more natural and more wholesome image of women by accentuating your BEAUTY rather than your hips. Beauty includes those qualities such as modesty, courage (to say that God's way is right and the world's way is wrong), confidence (that who God is, is more important than what I look like), and other things like that.

Although it's tricky, it's also important for a guy to know that he can screw up and still be forgiven. This doesn't apply to BF GF relationships, but more to friends who have "come out of the closet" or to your husband when he admits that he's had a problem and wants to deal with it. If I knew that my wife would leave me or that I'd sleep on the couch for a week, then you can bet I'd do everything I could to "deal with it on my own" ...aka hide everything.

It's also important that women know what a beautiful woman looks and acts like. If young ladies grow up thinking that the looks and behavior of Jessica Simpson and Brittany Spears are "beautiful" then they will assume that it's what guys want.

It's all about remembering that God's ways are good, that God's ways are ALWAYS good, and that ALL of God's ways are always good.