It’s almost the same as going into physical shock: Your brain somehow prevents the pain from setting in right away, despite what you already cognitively know.
It was such a small comment, but it clearly reflects something many of us raised in Christian homes subconsciously believe: That being a Christian = Being a virgin and Being a virgin = Being a Christian.
As a 25-year-old college graduate, I have been battling pornography for just about half my life. The fact is, more young men and women than ever are growing up with this same struggle against pornography. I decided to write a letter to myself, a younger version of me, sharing some of the things I wish I had known when I first started looking at pornography and what I’ve learned in the past 10 years.