I stopped using twitter a couple of months back for just this reason and my facebook account is about to go the way of twitter and myspace too! Social networking is fun but the downside isn’t worth it. Everything seems to be tainted these days, you can’t even go into a christian chat room without finding these little bots and hateful people that do nothing but spew forth their nastiness.
- Both Twitter and Skype let you block addresses, so begin by blocking them.
- Go to “Settings,” then at the bottom click on “Protect my tweets” – this will ensure that only those followers whom you allow see your tweets. I’m going to do this for about a week, hoping that the porn spammers leave me alone after that.
- Alternatively, go to “Notices” and make sure you don’t get notified of new followers.
- Get someone you trust to review your Twitter history.
- Have someone hold you accountable by reviewing the history of the cookies on your computer.
- This scenario may be more prevalent for men, but it hits women as well – don’t let curiosity suck you in.
- Women – fight for your man. Don’t assume that he’s strong enough to handle this issue on his own.
Thanks for posting this. When I was a younger man, lust was a constant struggle, controlled me at times, even as a Christian. Brothers, don’t keep this in the dark. When I confessed this shame with those I could really trust, the darkness was broken, and freedom came. Am I still tempted? Sure. But being tempted is no sin. Jesus said the truth will set us free, and that’s not hyperbole. It’s real, I know, and so can any of His sons.
Thanks Seth for this article… I have come to believe that Jesus does set free, and that men,of all ages do not have to lust. The Spirit-controlled man or woman is led by the Holy Spirit and does not fulfill the desires of the flesh. I do not believe that we have to have a problem with lust because we are a man. I find no scripture that says men have to have a lust problem – rather it say many times over that we are to obey the Lord. We have been led to believe that we have to be this way, I want us to be led in the truth that Jesus has redeemed us from the curse – including lust. I acknowledge that our society has thus said, but I want to live my life and encourage young men/women that thus saith the Lord… And yes, accountability is a way to I John 1:7 in all areas…and lust starts with a lie. What I am trying to say here is that where our heart/treasure are – there is our Lord – let us all make Jesus that….
Thank you Seth for your straight talk.For anyone out there struggling with porn, God will forgive you of your sin through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. The consequences of living with sexual sin in your life can be filled with unhappiness and depression.
Sex sin defiles your body and damages its ability to fulfill God’s purposes.
Sex sin grieves God’s Spirit.
Practicing sin forms a stronghold for evil in our lives.
Sex sin can bring a curse on you, your partner and/or your children.
Sex sin can give evil spirits footholds to influence your life.
Sex sin can bring spiritual confusion.
Sex sin can cause emotional confusion.
Rebuke the devil and follow Christ!
It’s not just men who get unwanted attention – I have had some horribly explicit sexual suggestions turn up in my inbox on Facebook, but I simply report the person and as my settings are so private that you have to be an accepted friend to access my account, it doesn’t go any further.
I think it calls for wisdom all round to do the sensible thing and protect your online accessibility and safety. Especially you guys – take care of yourselves! Your women will do all they can, but the reluctance of most guys to tell us what’s going on makes it harder for us to do. Tell someone else who can help, whether it’s another guy or your girl. Better to be free than trapped simply because “guys don’t open up like that.”
I got a similar message a few days ago. Good advice. I turned off the notifications. You’re right — it’s more of a temptation than some ppl might think.
Thanks for your insight. It is very helpful, and you make some great points. I think I will look into doing some of these ways to fight it.
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