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1 Mark and Parvine MacDonald Wheaton Bible Church Premarital Class

2  To understand the impact of e-media on marriage  To address subsequent distorted sexual beliefs and behaviors  Obtain countermeasures to protect your marriage relationship

3  To Build a Firm Foundation:  47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”

4 Internet Pornography Social Media

5  Dopamine Driven  Builds Tolerance  Novelty Drug  Operates on 4 Urge Centers in Brain  Cocaine on Brain Comparison  Hi-Jacks Brain  Causes Lack of Pleasure for Real Life Experiences

6  The Cocaine of Pornography  Availability  Access  Affordability  Alone (isolation)

7  Victoria Secret  Sports Illustrated  Yahoo home page  TV  Movies  Grocery check-out

8  Sex is transactional (not relational)  “I’m entitled to sexual pleasure”  Sexual pleasure is the ultimate goal  Traditional view of sex is narrow, boring and judgmental

9  Separates Sex from Relationship  Self-Medicating Behavior  Instant Gratification  Promotes Masturbation  Fantasy Driven  Builds Tolerance for Deviance  Objectifies Women  Gateway Drug

10  Only men struggle with porn  All Men Look at It  Porn use will stop with marriage  Porn use in adolescence is not related to porn use as an adult  Fiance’ says “I no longer have a problem”  Porn can enhance sex in marriage – spice it up

11  Secrets protect the ones I love  Masturbation is Harmless  Being Sexual with my fiance’ is harmless

12  Facebook  Craig’s list (single’s ads)  Texting  Sexting  Picture exchange  Smart phone  Avatars

13  Complete Honesty (Full Disclosure)  Accountability  Sexual Integrity Group  Effective Use of Tools  Internet safeguards and monitoring  Establish healthy coping  “Bounce the Eyes”  Stay current (Communicate)  Don’t open unknown emails

14  Use Clayton’s Questions to safeguard your sexual relationship in marriage:  1. Does my behavior promote unity?  2. Does my behavior reflect Christ-like love?

15  Maintain Healthy Boundaries  Refrain from friendships with the opposite sex  Don’t confide in or complain to members of the opposite sex  Discontinue relationships with old flames  Avoid being alone with friends or coworker of the opposite sex

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