Sunday is the most popular day to watch p*rn (according to P*rnHub the last few years).
Seems strange, doesn’t it?
Sundays are days to worship God, spend time with your community, relax, kick your feet up, etc.
So why is it that arguably the least structured and most relaxed day of the week would be such a stumbling block for so many people?
When I was a kid, one time I had the task of moving some bricks from one end of the backyard to the other.
Brick by brick was not a big deal. But I hated the last brick in the pile, because I never knew what I was going to find underneath it.
Sure, there was always dirt and grime. But it was the bugs I hated. Slugs, worms, etc.
Interesting to think they were there all along, I just didn’t see them until I moved the brick.
A lot of guys that have come to me over the years have resorted to staying busy to avoid temptation. It’s the only way they know how to cope.
While I do believe we are not to have idle hands, I also believe a healthy man should be able to sit with himself for a few hours without slipping.
My personal theory is that when we kick our feet up, or we find ourselves outside of the usual rhythm and routine, some of the stuff that was lingering underneath finally surfaces.
Pain. Bitterness. Resentment.
Without adequate coping mechanisms, these end up being triggers that lead us down paths we thought we’d never travel…especially on a Sunday.
So if I could give you one piece of encouragement today, be careful with your free time.
Maybe rather than jumping for the remote, pull out your journal or chat with a loved one on a deeper level.
Not only will it be good for the heart, it just might prevent a relapse in the process.
And if you’d like to prevent ALL relapses moving forward and want some help with it, book a time in our calendar. We’d love to speak with you and see if we can help.
Cheering you on,
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