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This story represents the darkest side of a battle that men have to fight every day: control of their desires. You took it to an extreme but I'm glad you did. It drove the point home. Powerful stuff.
Wow - heavy! The ray of hope at the end was refreshing. And you certainly brought out clearly what a mess we create when we don't exert that self-control. Thanks.
Glad to see a ray of forgiveness at the end. A good discussion of the progressive nature of sin - how baby steps eventually lead to destruction. Just a technical note - there was a verb tense discrepancy in the first paragraph. I appreciated your deep and honest portrayal.
Kris, you had me in tears with this one. Well written - a powerful message! Thank you for writing this!
I wanted to briefly comment on this myself. This not an easy subject. I believe it's even more "taboo" than extramarital sex, but that's why I brought it up. This is a plague on our society and we have to start talking about it in some way. The major point I wanted to make is to address the lie that lust is a private sin that does not affect anybody else. False. There is NO SIN that does not affect everybody you love. But more to the point, this kind of behavior is as destructive (and addictive) as any drug or alcohol. The internet brought with it quite a bit of freedom, most of which I enjoy greatly. But with all freedoms come responsibilities. I have heard it said that prior to the internet, child pornography had been nearly stamped out in the US. No longer the case. My character Joey wasn't involved in that (most folks caught in that trap aren't, either) but he was trapped just the same. Being the parent, I am very concerned about how the cheapening of humanity through pornography will affect them. People have become objects of self-gratification, and objects of self-gratification are merely consumables, easily discarded when the "new" wears off. I sincerely hope and pray that anyone who reads this in the futire will consider the dangers involved. If you are someone who is struggling in this regard, there is hope. There is always hope. 1 Corinthians 10:13

No Temptation has seized you except that which is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out that you can stand up under it.

May the God peace rein supremely in your lives.
Boy--and edit button on the comments sure would be nice! (I really can spell and write intelligible sentences!)
Great write Kris, how true it is in soceity today. Satan goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.