In an enlightening and well-crafted article “Fake Love, Fake War: Why So Many Men Are Addicted to Internet Porn and Video Games,” Russell Moore writes:
“If you’re addicted to sugar or tequila or heroin you want more and more of that substance. But porn and video games both are built on novelty, on the quest for newer and different experiences. That’s why you rarely find a man addicted to a single pornographic image. He’s entrapped in an ever-expanding kaleidoscope. … Satan isn’t a creator but a plagiarist. His power is parasitic, latching on to good impulses and directing them toward his own purpose. God intends a man to feel the wildness of sexuality in the self-giving union with his wife. And a man is meant to, when necessary, fight for his family, his people, for the weak and vulnerable who are being oppressed.”
Read the rest of the article here.
For more on training men to embrace their role as self-sacrificial leaders, take a look at Randy Stinson’s chapter in Trained in the Fear of God.