When a man makes promises he cannot keep and continues down the path of sexual addiction, his life begins to unravel. He cannot simply plateau at an acceptable level of dabbling in forbidden sex for one simple reason: wrong sexual pleasure never satisfies. Yesterday’s five minutes of soft porn becomes today’s hour of hardcore, and, while the future is unpredictable, one certainty remains – his addictive behavior will escalate.
The Pursuit of Porneia is a review of the culture of sexual addiction and a biblical pathway to recovery. The book highlights the work of 423 Men, an addiction recovery program based on Solomon’s 3,000-year old mandate recorded in Proverbs 4.23:
“Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.”
The Pursuit of Porneia is not about stopping the addict’s bad sexual behavior. It’s about helping him discover the reasons for his bad sexual behavior. The intended byproduct of both the book and 423 Men is sexual sobriety, but that is not the focus of recovery. The program is designed, rather, to help members find out why they do what they do. This journey of self-discovery is the starting point for a man trying to wrench himself free from the spirit of porneia and its destructive grip.
A man caught in the web of sexual addiction must find the courage and humility to seek help and address the underlying negative emotions which have historically contributed to his addictive pattern of relapse. He can overcome sexual sin, but he cannot do it alone. He needs Jesus and his brothers in recovery.
There is hope.
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