Rick Phillips offers distilled wisdom on how pornography is not just an activity, but a worldview.
“Time after time, men caught up in pornography depict a general discontent with their lives and their own identity. As such, the problem of porn is not merely — or even primarily — one of lust. Instead, men tap into porn as part of a fantasy life in which they exist as comic-book ideals of real men. They think their job is ho-hum, their boss yells at them, their wife nags, the creditors pound on the door. So instead of bringing their lives before the Lord and finding their purpose in the light of Christ, they tap into the Internet and fuel their fantasies of being young, virile, and powerful. Porn is an idolatry of self and a dark worldview that can only exist in fantasy.”