How Does Sexual Immorality Affect Our Being

Sexual immorality is the “selling off” of sexual purity and involves any type of sexual expression outside the boundaries of a biblically defined marriage relationship. Its against moral values of Human.

 

 

Prevents God’s Plan of sanctifying us

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality. I Thessalonians 4:3.

 



PORN Effects

 

  1.  PHYSILLOGICAL
2.  PHYSICAL 3.  PSYCHOSOCIAL & SPIRITUAL ASPECTS

 

 

 

 

PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS



Brain components leading to addiction

1. Cognitive component: Stimuli is identified and categorized
2. Emotional component: Stimuli causes pleasure
3. Motivational component : Strong emotions directs impulses
4. Physiological component: Various systems of body respond

 

 

Hormonal influences in the body to the stimulus leads to addiction
1. Physical Effects
2. Changes in appetite
3. Changes in sleep patterns
4. Mood swings
5. Withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, irritation, sleeplessness, lack of focus, lack of interest, loss of judgment, impulsiveness etc
6. Indulgence in risky behaviors
7. Anxiety or depression



What are Addictions that Affect Our Being

Addiction: compulsive desire characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal





TYPES OF ADDICTIONS

 

    1.  Alcohol 4. Gambling  
    2.  Drugs & Smoking 5. Food  
    3. Sexual Immoralities
6. Internet  

 

 

How Does Sexual Immorality Become an Addiction

Hormonal influences leading to addiction

Testosterone and Estrogen: Causes sexual attraction
Dopamine: Released due to sexual thoughts; Makes the person high as having high doses of cocaine
Adrenaline: Causes high heart rate, high energy and compulsion to indulge
Serotonin: Affects mood and causes Obsessive compulsive behavior
Vasopressin: Causes devotion to indulgence
Oxytocin: Causes bonding

 



Psychosocial Effects

 

 

  CHILDREN
COUPLES  
  1. Lack of attention by parents
2. Emotional stress due to parental conflicts
3. Single parent families
4. Exposure to unhealthy sexual fantasies
1. Betrayal
2. Hurt
3. Humiliation
3. Anger
4. Devastation
5. Loneliness
6. Distress
7. Social stigma
8. Depression
9. Loss of self-respect
 
       
       
  FAMILIES   COMMUNITY  
  1. Broken families
2. Single families
3. Dysfunctional families
4. Divorce
 

1. Abortions
2. Perversions
3. Addictions
4. Child molestations
5. Sexual exploitations

 
 




SPIRITUAL EFFECTS

 


1. The Lord will not hear our Prayers
   If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. Psalm 66:18


2. Separation from God
   But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,
   And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. Isaiah 59:2

3. Death
   For the wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23a




 

WHAT IS OUR HOPE

Finished work of Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Cor 5:17

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

 





References
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http://www.healthyplace.com/addictions/drug-addiction/effects-of-drug-addiction-physical-and-psychological/