How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your Word.
My name is Reese Crane. I was addicted to porn and sex for about 35 years. I found porn at around 11 years of age and was immediately enslaved to it. At first it was magazines in the mid 1970s. Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler...and the list kept growing! With the advent of the VCR as well as cable television (HBO, Cinemax) in the early 1980s, when all houses were getting them, that was another avenue that porn was allowed into my life. While stationed in Germany in the Army in the mid 1980s, I found that there were more porn movie theaters, than those that showed the big blockbuster movies. Even the brothels had little booths in which you could sit and prime yourself for a few moments before going in with the prostitute. During the advent of the computer and subsequent smart devices that would follow, new generations were finding themselves exposed to porn more and more easily. I became very physical in my dating relationships, expecting that what I saw lived out in the pornographic movies, would certainly in some way, come to life if I did everything I saw the guy do. Boy was I wrong! I ended up so caged to my sex and porn addiction and my permission giving beliefs, as well as my warped set of expectations that surrounded my human relationships, that I ended up losing my first marriage, my children and my full time ministry. I know the devastation of being addicted to porn. The fear. The alienation. The shame. I know the freedom that comes when you fully release the addiction and trust God to make you completely whole. I found renewed faith in my journey with Christ and want others to experience that same love!
Reese is a Christian Counselor, receiving his Bachelor's in Christian Counseling from the International Institute of Christian Counseling in Sarasota, FL. He is husband to the world's greatest wife, Wendy, and is the father of 3 amazing children. Reese lives in the Harrisburg, PA area and works with those who struggle with love, sex and porn addiction as well as failing marriages due to the influence of pornography and sex addiction. Reese is currently in the process of receiving his certification as a Sexual Addiction Therapist through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. (IITAP)
Saturday, July 22 8-10AM Speaking at Daybreak Church Men's Group, Mechanicsburg, PA
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.