Guest Ed Welch gives encouragement to Christians struggling with an addiction to pornography.
What does Bible counselor Ed Welch say to men addicted to pornography? A few years back I had a chance to sit down with him at CCEF, the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation in Philadelphia. It was there that I asked Welch, the author of the book Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, what does he say in counseling men who are addicted to pornography?
Some of the things I might say would be this. It is so sad. It is so sad, because when we look at Genesis 1–3 I think we could argue that to be human is to be able to say no to temptations. That is identified as the pinnacle of humanness. This is what distinguishes humanity. Temptations will be presented to us. We say “no” to temptations.
So I am speaking to a man who has lost a certain sense of humanity. There is a sadness in that. One of the thing I might say would be, “This is so sad because you must have forgotten or never known who Jesus really is. You must have forgotten that he is the King of kings who knows all things in the secret places. There is no place that is private that he can’t see.”