Dirty Old Man Syndrome
He sits at his computer, streaming pure testosterone with his eyes glued to the photoshopped images of women he should never see. Addicted to the dopamine and adrenaline he gets from such fantasies, he thinks of himself as king. Instead, he has become a slave. Slave to animal passions that slowly erode all traces of character and morals from his life.
He props up and looks good at work, makes a good show at church perhaps, and even seems to have a happy little family. The heart fungus slowly eats at him, over the years, until you can look into blank, meaningless eyes. His whole world has been reduced to curves and waxy tans. All he notices are bleached blonds and big busts.
You can diagnose and prevent most physical health problems. The disease of pornography, however, may be hard to diagnose, especially when the patient does not want to get well. The Dirty Old Man thinks he has found new wholeness. Yet, he cannot look at his wife or even his own daughters with a pure mind.
Unfortunately, this is becoming the common man in our world. Mobile phones, tablet, computers, and every other technological port to lewd filth have polluted men’s minds in epidemic fashion. In our neighborhood lurks an 81-year-old sex offender. He recently got charges for sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old!
Men with the Small Man Sydrome of sexual perversion have Dirty Old Man Syndrome. If you have DOMS, you enter the beginning of wisdom when you fear the Lord who created you to enjoy only one woman. Admit your addiction. Weep in repentance to the Lord to cleanse you from this shame. Destroy all your access to pornography—even your phone.
Ask God to give you a hatred for nudity that is stronger than your love for it ever was. You know you are free from the addiction when you hate the sin and it turns your stomach. Find a strong, aggressive man to be your accountability partner. Be honest with him and let him share in your victory.