Saturday, April 28, 2012
Many men feel alone in this battle.
During my time spent at The Catholic University of America, I met some great, dynamic men who are committed to doing to the Lord's work. Matt at Catholic Fried Rice is one of them. Recently on his blog, he's been tackling the issue of pornography.
"The more I researched," Matt explains, "went to workshops across the country and heard, saw, and spoke to hundreds of hungry guys who wanted to break their habit, I realized a common denominator:
Many, many men feel alone in this battle.
I realized that one of the biggest motivators men need is to know that there are other men out there who care about being stronger, who don’t accept that habitual pornography watching is part of what makes us men, and know that their lives are better without it.
I decided that men need to know that there are other guys out there fighting, too. I did everything I knew this week, including a call to men, to get as many guys as possible to give me their thoughts on porn."
This week, 48 men (including a well-known Catholic man) shared with him a time they were tempted to view porn, how they resisted, and what they did with that time instead. Well worth the read.
Thank you, Matt, for your invitation to us to pray, educate, and become the best-versions-of-ourselves*!
*Dear Matthew Kelly, please don't sue me.