I recently received an email from one of the subscribers to the free e-course, The One Minute Cure for Porn Addiction. (See the book cover over on the right? Click on that to enroll.). In it, he expresses his initial concern that God did not seem to be the basis for The One Minute Cure.
Unfortunately, his reaction is not unusual for my Christian subscribers. To many of them it seems as though I am offering them a “way of salvation” other than Jesus. And that is a very, very scary thought for a sincere, committed Christian. Believe me, I know. I are one!
But is that perception true? The answer is both Yes and No.
Let’s say you have an infection. What do you do? You go to the doctor, right? Let’s say he gives you Penicillin for it. The Penicillin works, right? Right.
Does it matter if the doctor is a Christian? Of course not. Does it make a difference if you believe the Penicillin will work or not? No.
The Penicillin works regardless of your belief in its efficacy or the doctor’s personal relationship with God. Penicillin works like it does as a matter of natural law. Cause and effect. What goes up must come down.
And it is in that realm, the physical, that The One Minute Cure for Porn Addiction works.
If you are addicted to porn, if you feel driven and compelled and compulsed and forced to act out your sexual lust by buying and downloading and reading and watching pornography, your addiction is not just a spiritual or psychological problem. It is a physical habit that has become too strong for you to break on your own.
The One Minute Cure will free you from your physical compulsion to go porning.
HOWEVER, once you are physically free of the compulsion to do porn, you will have a decision to make: “Do I want to be free of my psychological and spiritual bondage to pornography as well?”
For many, many men, the answer to that question is “NO!” Like all of us, they like the way pornography makes them feel, which is why we started using it in the first place, right? And they see nothing wrong with pornography as long as it doesn’t get out of control. And The Porn Cure has given them back their control.
But what about the rest of us?
What about those men, like my Christian subscribers, who believe even casual use of pornography is a bad thing? Is there hope for them?
Fortunately for all of us, yes, there is. And The Cure forms the foundation of that hope by providing us with a powerful tool of self-control with which to build a life of spiritual discipline and freedom.
I hope to write a lot more about that in the future, God willing.