BlazingGrace.org Blog: Christian Advice & Support for Porn Addiction


12 Things to Remember When You’re Battling the Temptations of Lust

by Mike Genung Overcoming lust can be hard. Some battles are fiercely intense and last for hours, while others are easy. For those moments when you’re caught in a tough battle, here are 12 things to remember: 1. No temptation lasts forever. They may feel like they will, but eventually they will fade. 2.  Perseverance will often be your more important asset. When the waves of lust would start to roll over me, I would offer up one or two weak prayers, the battle ...
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Are We the Facebook Church?

by Mike Genung Take a minute and think about what you read on Facebook, particularly among Christians. There’s a lot of preaching, and quoting verses. Some comment on the hot-button political issue of the moment. There are the usual posts about food, recipes, what we or our relatives are doing, and other positive, light topics. Nothing wrong with this. I find it interesting to read what people are saying and doing, and sometimes learn something. It’s what’s missing that bothers me. Every once in a while I’ll post ...
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You’re Not A Freak; Why That’s a Bad Thing

By Mike Genung While I was in bondage to sexual sin, I assumed I was a freak; that something in me was defective or broken that was right in others.  Pastors didn’t talk about porn, so I assumed I was the only one who struggled with it. All those happy faces on Sunday morning were a stark contrast to my inner world of shame and a crippling sense that I was a square peg trying to fit into the church of those who ...
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Rich Mullins, Transparency, and Temptation

by Mike Genung Rich Mullins was a well-known Christian recording artist who penned songs like Awesome God, Sometimes by Step, and Sing Your Praise to the Lord, among others. During one of Mullins’ last concerts before he was killed in a tragic car accident in 1997, he shared his struggles with the temptation to watch pornography, among others. I appreciated Mullins’ transparency because it is rare when someone in the public eye confesses their weaknesses, especially when it comes to lust and pornography. ...
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