From the comic strip, Blackadder, we read the following dialogue.
Edmund Blackadder: “Baldrick, your brain is like the four-headed, man-eating haddock/fish/beast of Aberdeen.”
Baldrick: “In what way?”
Edmund Blackadder: “It doesn’t exist.”
Porn has the same effect on the brain.
In an extensive article, “Neuroscience of Internet Pornography Addiction” (2015), four authors state the conclusion of extensive studies on the subject. “We know that those who consume pornography more frequently have brains that are less connected, less active, and even smaller in some areas.”
Let me be direct. Your porn use is affecting your brain. And if you are a follower of Christ, that’s a problem. Why? Because Jesus said to love God “with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37).
You can’t love God with all your mind if you are losing your mind at the altar of pornography. You have to decide – use porn or keep your mind. And you need to decided quickly, while you still have enough brain cells to make the right decision.
Recovery Step: Do what it takes to end the use of porn immediately. Otherwise, when someone accuses you of losing your mind, they just might be right.