A former male porn star shared some tips on how a Christian can overcome lustfulness and loneliness.
Joshua Broome is a former porn star who left the adult film industry after finding Jesus Christ. Recently, he became a pastor and founded the nonprofit organization Finding Hope Inc. with his wife, Hope. This week, in an interview with Brittni and Richard De La Mora for their “Let’s Talk Purity” podcast, Joshua shared some tips for Christians struggling with lustfulness and loneliness.
Many Christians can still experience the feeling of isolation and lust, even if they’re thriving in their romantic relationship and have been successful in many areas of their lives. However, we can combat loneliness and lustfulness if we pursue intimacy with Jesus daily.
“When you have an appropriate understanding of who God is, and you draw close to Him, that is where intimacy is found,” Joshua said. “And I think when we try to replace God with things, people — like even our marriage, even our kids, even our ministry — when we try to replace the intimacy that God is calling us to have, we will feel lonely [and] we will feel discontent.”
Former Porn Star
Joshua said that he has to have an active faith in the Lord to find intimacy.
“I have to talk to Him. It’s like your faith. It can’t be passive,” he said. “It has to be active. So, I have to actively be walking out and stepping into my relationship — not my status, but my relationship with Christ. That is where intimacy is found.”
He then continued to share another key to combat those unhealthy feelings. It is by being aware and by asking God to reveal to you the things you are not aware of.
“Know that your heart is deceitful,” said Broome. “Really ask God to search your heart and bring to the forefront of your mind, literally pray that dangerous prayer: ‘God, show me my inadequacies, show me how I’m offending you. Bring that to my attention because I want to submit it to You.’ That is where the purpose is found. That is where freedom is found.”
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Reference: The Christian Post