Even one lingering view is sin, of course, and sin needs to be confronted regardless. Addiction is defined various ways, but for our purposes, if the answer to any of the following questions is yes, you likely have a serious problem with this sin:
- Have you told yourself numerous times, “This is the last time I’ll do this,” and failed to stay away? (lack of control)
- Do you find yourself having the urge to view when you are under stress or as a way to feel good? (craving)
- Do you view in spite of what might happen if you get caught? (lack of fear of consequences)
- Are you frustrated by a sense of being powerless against this sin at times? (compulsion)
We also recommend you check out the FAQ about whether addiction is sin or disease.