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You May Be One Step Away From Child Pornography

October 13, 2009

On Sunday, September 20th, the Raleigh News and Observer had an article about a man in our area, David Chatham, who was arrested for possession of child pornography.  He is currently in jail awaiting sentencing. 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

David’s story is typical of so many who have fallen into the bondage of pornography.  He strikes me as a normal guy, with a porn problem that spun out of control and into the direction of child pornography. 

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A FEW OBSERVATIONS
1.  His slide into pornography was gradual – Nothing happened overnight.  David’s porn habit grew slowly over a period of many years.

2.  His slide was progressive – It started with his father’s Penthouse, chatrooms then trading pictures.  David’s behaviors got worse over time.  It also took more to get his “fix”.  And it took more and more of his time.  The things that once seemed repulsive actually became exciting. 

3.  Many secrets were hidden –  Porn grows in the dark, and feeds on a secretive life.

4.  He was successful on the outside, yet decaying on the inside. 

5.  He is a regular guy, just like you and me, that slid in a horrible direction – This is the scary thing.  Many of us have similar stories.  We allow porn in our life thinking it’s not harmful.  Thinking we can control it.  All along, our lust is really controlling us.   
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COULD YOU BE ONE STEP AWAY?
So many guys have porn problems.  David’s entrance to child pornography started with someone sending him a picture.  He was repulsed at first, but the curiosity grew, and the spiral into child pornography began. 

Sure many guys never head this direction.  But it only takes one picture to create a new kind of arousal.  One dabble.  One seemingly unimportant viewing. 

 

A WEBSITE OF WARNING TO US
David and his wife Lisa have been running a very open, bold website called www.fromshame2grace.com/.
I encourage you check it out.  They are still on the front end of their struggle.  David has done many good things to follow the Lord since getting found out, but it is still a tough road.

May God use David’s story to help us examine our own dabblings in this dangerous world of porn.

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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One Comment
  1. dalena johnson permalink
    October 21, 2009 9:46 pm

    keep up the good work i enjoyed reading your blog…

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