I have been in Vegas a little over a week now and there is one thing that I just can’t get out of my head. Everything here is fake. I mean everything. You walk the strip and everything that looks like it is solid and legit is just plaster and plastic. None of it is real.
FAKE FAKE FAKE.
The other night my fiancé and I were hanging out on the Strip with some friends. As we were walking back to our car, we saw a man walking to his car with a 70ish year old prostitute hanging on his side. I will never forget the look in this woman’s eyes. She looked numb. She tried to fake a smile. She tried to look like she was having a great time with her “client,” but the truth was that there was pain in her eyes. She probably has kids and grandkids at home. This man had just PURCHASED this lady for her to FAKE a good time. She was nothing more than an object to him. She didn’t love him; she was probably repulsed by him. But she had to fake it…it was her job.
Porn is the same way. It is fake. As you click your life away going site to site, woman to woman, you loose sight that these are ladies. They have husbands, boyfriends, brothers, sisters, moms, dads. These ladies might be smiling in their pictures, but it’s not real. Behind those eyes is pain. Behind those eyes are ladies that just want to be loved and are tired of being used as products instead of loved for who they are and the beauty that Christ created them with.
I write this because I want to challenge you. I want to challenge you to take a step away from porn and look at it from a different point of view. Step back and look at these women as ladies. Look at them as sisters in Christ, as we are called to do. I also challenge you to realize that this crap isn’t real. It’s fake. I challenge you to come back to reality and get on the path to the life Christ called us to and that’s one of purity and a path to a real love life someday with, yes, sex. Sex is meant to be beautiful. It is meant to be with you and the one you vowed to spend the rest of your life with. Not you in front of a computer screen with your pants around your ankles clicking away site to site. There is more to it than that. I challenge you to read Song of Solomon in the Bible. This is what sex really is. Not porn. Porn is fake. It leads to nothing but pain and confusion of what God really intended.
Be blessed brothers and sisters.