By Ginger Allen

September 25, 2019

Note from Pastor Kevin Lea:  This curse is upon us (Christians) and if we don’t stay clear of it, then our witness and love for Jesus will take a back seat.  For the unbeliever, who has no defense except for not wanting to get caught or ruin their life, there is very little hope.  Thanks to modern technology, the world is descending at warp speed into the pits of sexual depravity and I see no chance for turning it around before the entire world is like Sodom and Gomorrah, which is what Jesus said it would be like in the days before He returns for those who love Him.  I beg the reader to call upon the name of the Lord Jesus in order to be saved from sin and from this porn curse, while there is still time to do so.

1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. NKJV

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – “If I have to sacrifice a little embarrassment on the topic to do it, then I’m going to do it.”

A young North Texas man shared his story with the CBS 11 I-Team out about his pornography addiction. Gabe Deem says he was first exposed to porn when he was 8.

“We had cable TV. I would stay up late at night,” says Deem. “Things got really bad at twelve…when my family got high speed internet.”

Gabe Deem talks to CBS 11’s Ginger Allen about his one-time addiction to porn.

And he says things got even worse with the launch of YouTube in 2005, the iPhone in 2007, the iPad in 2011, and endless other mobile devices that have hit the market over the last two decades.

“I was into basketball. I was really social. And I always had a real life girlfriend, but video games, social media and internet porn rewired me.”

Deem tells the I-Team his parents had “no clue” what he was doing. He says it was an addiction that was easy to hide and progressed as he got older. “I would ride my bike home from school and watch internet porn for sometimes two-to-three hours a day.”

STUDIES SUPPORT SIDE EFFECTS

Studies show children are typically first exposed to pornography at age 13. One report finds 67% of male teenagers and young adults and 33% percent of female teenagers and young adults seek out porn “daily, weekly or monthly.”  Deem calls it an addiction comparable to drugs or alcohol. He says it is so strong he eventually craved a screen or pixels not people.

By the time he was 23-years-old, he says he suffered from physical side effects including erectile disfunction. He says he could not maintain a healthy relationship.

Deem also says it caused social and mental problems. “You see an increase in social anxiety, poor working memory and brain fog, so that started happening to me.”

Scared he’d never be the same, Deem turned to internet forums where he discovered he was not alone. He found other addicts talking about anxiety, depression, poor academic performance, unhealthy relationships, and even suicide.

SUICIDE?

Today, Deem has completely recovered and is about to get married. He is a personal trainer and counselor in Irving who travels the world speaking about porn addiction. He also runs his own recovery site with a forum chatting with 13,000 other members who also say they are

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