I thought about these things once again late last week as I finished up William Struthers’ book Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain. In his chapter on “Rewiring and Sanctification,” Struthers writes these words that apply to all types of sin and what we do with it. . .
“Many men confess if they are caught, but they may not be repentant. They may feel guilty, but they may not be truly repentant. The measure by which a man can recover from a pornography problem is equal to his willingness to do the things that evidence repentance. If he tries to minimize, normalize, justify, or rationalize, true healing will be slow and unlikely. He must be completely broken, as King David was when confronted by the prophet Nathan (2 Sam 12) in order to be restored. The consequences may not disappear, but he must be prepared to live with them and do what is necessary to make amends. It is essential that a man come to a true place of brokenness on this path. If he does not acknowledge hi need for God, it is difficult for him to make any lasting progress in his recovery.”
That’s worth thinking about.