The Role of Shame in Sexual Sin

shamefaceGod does not call us to a life of shame but to a life of freedom as we move from awareness of our sinfulness to confession and repentance, to redemption and healing, to ministry and sanctification. Shame only offers the lie of worthlessness, and a sense of worthlessness creates fertile soil for the continued exercising of sexual brokenness.

William M. Struthers, Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain (IVP, 2009),

 

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One thought on “The Role of Shame in Sexual Sin

  1. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. My life began to change when I recognised/acknowledged my sinful responses to a ‘weakness’ in me. Porn is powerful because as well as releasing adrenaline it is a ‘comforter’ – but false comforts can only ever end in shame 🙂 Really enjoying your blog. Stimulating. Thank you Mark. 🙂

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