Women Increasingly Pursue Porn

I think Jesus would say that internet pornography is one of Satan’s most powerful baits that he puts on the hook of hell. I say that because of how he connects hell and lust.

Everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. (Matthew 5:28–29).

Now we are seeing more clearly that Satan hates women as much as men. For more and more women, the Guardian reports, “the PC becomes an erogenous zone.”

I remember the feeling of being sucked in, really wanting that two-minute fix, that numbness I got when I used porn," says Caroline. "I was stressed out, and I risked being late for my interview, but I pressed play anyway and fast-forwarded it to the bit I wanted. It took two minutes." But the relief was to be short-lived. "Afterwards I just hated myself for giving in and getting off on images that treated women like pieces of meat. But I kept going back.

So it might be helpful to point again to one strategy for fighting the temptation to click through to internet porn. I wrote this for men and women. It’s called A.N.T.H.E.M.

I pray that the lord will thrill you with the rewards of purity. Starting with the gift of seeing God. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8).

John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.