Monthly Archives February 2013

Arthur’s Weekly Message (2/25/13) – Can we really blame pornography?

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Hello my friends,

Can we really blame pornography (print or internet) for the devastation in marriages and families?  There are so many stories of this being true.

One recent story involved a professional musician who left his wife and children for two 20 yr. old women. The second story involves a mature man married with family.  One night he went out where he knew he could find a “for hire” sex partner.  He was picked up and arrested for soliciting sex.  He was a Christian leader of youth at his church, a business man, a husband, and a father. Imagine the stress and trauma he caused his family, friends, business people, and the church which trusted him to lead their children. His wife decided to forgive him.  The marriage held but the rest of his life was permanently scarred.  Pornography was at the bottom of his downfall.

How many hundreds of other stories are out there?

All of these stories have at the center of them a man who solicits sex.  He is called a john.

I have foun...

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Arthur’s Weekly Message (2/18/13)

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Greetings my friends,

I have been considering lately how a person trapped in a pornography addiction could possibly escape.  There are sites with treatment plans which all emphasize how difficult it is. They usually explain that an addicted person cannot quickly arm his or herself against this great evil without a great deal of help.

I especially hear the phrase, “You cannot do it by yourself.  Trying harder only ends up in further failure.”

I have not encountered a site that explains the Biblical way to break the hold of the evil on a believer’s mind and spirit.  What I have heard are some stories of women and girls trapped in sex slavery under the cruel control of pimps.  We have the story of Leslie King, a 20 year. prostitute in Grand Rapids.  She was abused as a child and forced into prostitution.

One night after m...

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Arthur’s Weekly Message (2-7-13)

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Dear Friends,
Today I would like to give you an illustration of how porn harms.  This story is admittedly an extreme picture but none the less true.

It is an informative piece to alert us to the potential harm pornography causes.

It takes place in a city in our own Pacific Northwest, not some carnal and evil city in an ungodly nation.  It is about a man addicted to pornography who had a wife and two little boys. When the authorities caught up with him it was believed he had killed his wife who had disappeared two years before and had never been convicted. His two boys were put into custody of the wife’s parents.

He was given  weekly supervised visitation with them.  On a Saturday a scheduled planned visit was in progress.  The social worker brought the two boys to his house as usual. Before she could get out of the car the boys (5 and 7), had jumped out and run to the front door.  The father quickly opened the door and let them in and locked the door not allowing the social worker to come in.  Immediately there was an explosion and the house was on fire. The father and the two boys died in the fire.  Investigators found that the father had set the fire himself.  He had soaked the house in gasoline.

How d...

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