The only thing that can conquer a desire within us is a stronger desire. If I desire to go surfing one morning when I wake up at 6 in the morning and it’s cold outside, but my desire to stay in bed is stronger than my desire to go surfing — Well, guess what will happen? I’ll stay in bed. It’s only when we have a stronger desire for something can that beat out the lesser desire.
And so I think a question people might ask, “What could possibly be stronger than a man’s desire, or a woman’s desire to view pornography, or to act out in a sexually sinful way?” And I would say it’s their desire to be a happy person. A person who truly desires to love, who desires to sacrifice themselves for something greater.Matt Fradd