Is it OK for husbands and wives to watch pornography together?
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, You have told us that satan is out to “kill, steal, and destroy.” The enemy is relentless in using every possible avenue to entrap people into sin. Please help me today to stand up to sin and like Joseph, RUN FROM IT! Let me never forget that for the momentary pleasure sin may provide, there is a huge price to pay. When confronted with sin, give me Your strength to follow that path of escape. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!!!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: The arrogance of sin. In the aftermath of the outrage in many circles regarding the Super Bowl halftime stripper show, that is simply a byproduct of a culture that has normalized and accepted pornography into the mainstream. Don’t believe me? PornHub is one of the world’s largest porn websites and always in the top 10 of the highest trafficked websites in the world. They are attempting to secure the naming rights for the basketball arena in Miami where the NBA Miami Heat play and major concerts are held. They advertise on billboards. They have women associated with their website participating in New York’s world renown fashion week. The porn industry takes in an estimated $6-$15 billion annually. So while the outrage over the Super Bowl halftime show is justified, it is NOTHING compared to the fact that over the past 20 years, pornography is now as ingrained into the American culture as football itself!
Is it OK for husbands and wives to watch pornography together? This is a question I get hundreds of times every week. The answer is NO. The reason is because pornography involves sexual fantasies with someone OTHER than your spouse. THAT is why it is a sin. This Devotional will spark the natural question, "What is acceptable between a husband and wife?"
God created sex. It is beautiful and perfect when enjoyed in the CONTEXT GOD CREATED IT. That context is a man and women, who are married! I have always held that whatever a husband and wife enjoy sexually is fine as long as it is done in private and they BOTH are open to it. No spouse should be forced to engage in sexual acts that they are not comfortable with. Also, the line is drawn when it gets into fantasies involving other people.
THAT is why pornography is not acceptable for a husband and wife, since by its VERY nature, pornography is fantasizing about other people. FIND YOUR FULFILLMENT IN EACH OTHER!
Pornography is a problem many men and women have battled for a long time. With the advent of the Internet, it has made accessibility to pornography incredibly easy and has now b