Sexual Purity and Our Eyes

The Reformed Reader

While it’s not my favorite book on the topic, Everyman’s Battle is a helpful resource in the fight for sexual purity.  One section I was recently discussing with a friend is especially helpful: training our eyes to avoid impure images and scenes.  Arterburn and Stoeker call it “bouncing” and “starving” the eyes.  What does this mean?  Here’s a summary of their discussion.

Bouncing the eyes is “training your eyes to ‘bounce’ away from sights of pretty women and sensual images.  This is difficult because most men are in the habit of not bouncing the eyes!  “To combat it, you need to build a reflex action by training your eyes to immediately bounce away from the sexual, like the jerk of your hand away from a hot stove.”  The authors say this must be an immediate bounce – not after 10 or 20 seconds!

How do we train our eyes to…

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