Saturday, July 29, 2006
Purity Download: Tip 3
The following is excerpted from Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is) and is the third of a seven part series on resisting internet porn.
3. Examine your mind-set when browsing and the amount of time spent on-line.
Susan found herself increasingly going online when she was feeling lonely or depressed. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t long before she got involved in visiting sites that led her into sin. If Internet use has become a mindless entertainment activity, where your brain goes into neutral and your defenses are down, you’re in dangerous territory. You might not be struggling with Internet impurity right now, but there’s a good chance that your behavior and mind-set will lead you there soon. Go on-line with a purpose. And don’t spend tons of time browsing aimlessly. Cutting back so that the time you spend on-line is focused and has a point will significantly cut back on the temptation to slip into the darker corners of the Web.
Feel free to share your thoughts. How do you evaluate the time you spend online? How would you apply this advice or what have you already learned from personal experience about what browsing mind-set leads to great temptation?
Note: the picture is by my assistant Katherine who will be snapping shots of the book in various odd settings to accompany the remaining tips. If you'd like to contribute your own photo of Sex is Not the Problem in an exotic location just email it to us!