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THIS is the ONE SERMON you NEED. I am a nurse and a recovering addict. As both, I can tell you that this sermon should be THE seminal work for ALL ministers, pastors, et. al to follow. Stay with the medical terminology as long as you can; Dr. Crabb does explain things in layman's terms as well. Biblical references come fast and furious at the end, and his "5 S's" are spot on (I'm going to adapt them and post them in my non-demoninational support group with a link to this sermon). There is NO hesitiation here; Dr. Crabb KNOWS his material, is confident and passionate and, as a result has no missteps. If you have an addiciton (of ANY kind, not just porn) or if you are the loved one of an addict, you need to listen to this. If you are the spouse (or S.O.) of an addict, his or her addiciton is NOT your fault and is NO reflection of you!! Listen to this sermon, pray, and begin the healing steps to recovery. Brilliant work, Dr. Crabb.
Recommended, but with reservations. This is a very basic sermon, offering a plain overview of pornography in the secular community, with some commentary about use by Christians. However,Dr. Crabb does misspeak at times (the release of neurotransmitters during porn usage does not cause a "tremendous high" per se, it is a gradual increase that does create a positive feeling, but not as the "rush" that (as in his example) a crack user would feel). Other times, he makes tenuous comparisons (he states that ebay purchases of personal adult toys by females prove that they use pornography. Huh?). Other times he is flat out wrong (progressive use of pornography does NOT make the user watch younger and younger people in said porn; rather it makes them seek out different acts in order to provide new stimulation (look up the "Coolidge Effect"); that *may* mean some people turn to pedophilia; in most cases it does not).
The problem, of course, is that most ministers, pastors, et al who preach on this subkect just can't know about it personally unless they have been addicted, which means many, many of them get it wrong. That said, this is as fine a sermon on the subject as I have heard, and Dr. Crabb does get more of it right than most. His heart is in the right place, & this is most definitely worth a listen; just be alert.
Great Sermon! Thank you SO much! I listened to his right after I fell... I was planning to talk to one of my friends about my addiction but I wasn't sure. But once you reached the 5 Ss you nailed me. Thanks you so mich. God bless.
Great Sermon! Having been there thru this was the hardest to realize. Because it the most vulnerable the Satan will attack we know and why when we listen to us -were not listening to HIM oh the scorn of porn thanks for the sermons haven't herd them all yet plan to please pray for our chapter love from riversidei.
Hope! I saw a Christian doc a few times, she couldn't help me in the way that I needed it. Christian counselors r not always trained in the specific area that u need. If 1 dosn't work keep searching. Don't give up!
Great Sermon! Wonderful message. As the parent of a teen - helped me, I remeber being often reproved in my youth when all I wanted was praise and love - what a difference it would have made in the choices I made over the years. Thank you Pastor Noonan!
Great Sermon! Wonderful sermon Pastor Kingsbury the sin's of resentment are like rocks we carry that will weigh us down and will destroy if we don't ask our Heavenly Father to give us the Grace & Mercy to trust Him to deliver us from them.
Great Sermon! I have stuggled with Porn for several years. I thought that I would never find victory over this sin. Your message on Porn has helped me greatly overcome pornography. My wife now has a good Idea how to help me. Your insight on how to safegard my home has helped our family greatly
Great Sermon!(18th on my odyssey ) Thankyou brother Kingsbury for such a very challenging,as well as encouraging sermon.I am on an odyssey of listening to a sermon from each book of the Bible ,by a speaker of whom i not knowingly have heard before.
I am being blessed so much by this venture. Praise the Lord.
May you be blessed ,dear brother ,in your ministry ,to the glory of God.