Should You Leave Your Future Spouse Over a Porn Addiction?

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In a moment of intense desire and loneliness, pornography seems like such a reasonable solution for many. It provides satisfaction—albeit fleeting—and, at least in the moment, doesn't seem all that harmful. But that is perhaps the greatest lie surrounding the content so readily available at the click of a button.

The far-reaching impact of that struggle was made no clearer than in a recent column on the website Love What Matters, by Christian blogger Claire Dalton, who canceled her wedding and cut ties with her former fiancé after learning just days before their planned ceremony that he was struggling intensely with pornography.

While not every detail of the couple's story is spelled out, it's likely Dalton's would-have-been husband had been struggling with—and hiding—his weakness toward the siren call of pornography for years. Dalton wrote in a follow-up blog post that she felt "betrayed" and "cheated on."

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