Trapped, part 2

Is There A Way Out?
Is There A Way Out?

Growing up, we always vacationed in Colorado. Other members of my mom’s family would join us. We all adored the mountains. We would hike, fish, play cards and visit while enjoying the amazing views. At six, I began to collect rocks and minerals, a hobby I enjoyed into manhood. The beauty of crystals particularly captured me – the way they refracted and reflected light.

We moved to Colorado Springs when I was 13. We didn’t live very close to my cousins or my new friends from church. I felt very lonely much of the time. I was missing Abilene and Danny, my best friend. Occasionally, I did something with my brother. Most of my free time I found ways to entertain myself: shooting a bow and arrows, hitting a tether ball back and forth on a pole, throwing darts and knives. I eventually became fairly proficient with one knife, using the 2” side of a 2 x 4 for a target (which is actually 1 3/4″). Sometime during this activity, I remembered the pictures Danny and I found and began to “dumpster dive”. At fifteen I hit pay dirt and found a couple of Playboy magazines. I was now hooked on professional pornography, keeping them this time for “my own little secret”.

From my analysis, I see our emotions are often mixed in with our fleshly desires. The emotional connection gives them more power and importance. Have you seen times where this was obvious? Reflect on your own emotions and how they add to you own “traps”.

Posted in Colorado, Growing up, Lust, My Story, Rock collecting, Sin, vacation |

Published by remadepreacher

Kent Dickerson is a Christian writer, teacher, singer and lecturer. He calls his blog, “Remade Preacher”. The reason why that title was chosen was because God brought him back to full time ministry after leaving it for thirty years. The primary reason for leaving Pastoral Ministry was a deep-seated struggle with pornography. He facilitates two seminars. -Spiritual Battle Plan, The Path To Victory and -Spiritual Battle Plan, the Armor Of God. In both courses he calls upon men to first get into the battle against the sin in their lives and then to find new ways to call upon the Almighty God to lead, strengthen and protect them. He also emphasizes helping each other as brothers. In addition, versions of Spiritual Battle Plan are being developed for both men and women learners. A new class/seminar, Be Transformed, is now available as well. During the “Be Transformed” Seminar Kent teaches the art of analyzing one’s thinking patterns in order to allow renewing-of-the-mind transformation so that one can then devote one’s time to contemplating God. Kent is currently authoring a book tentatively titled, “Remade! A preacher finds victory over pornography and complaint.” He is also working on recording his first EP and videos Kent is from Abilene, Texas where he attended Abilene Christian University. He currently lives in Pyeongtaek, South Korea as part of the U.S. military community.

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