Dustin's Story

Hey, my name is Dustin, and I'm sixteen years old. My story is something I'm sure every teenage boy goes through. I heard people talking on the bus about dirty things with girls. Well, back then I didn't know what anyone was talking about. I went home and researched it.

At first, I was scared, shocked, and like "Why do they like this?" But the more I looked, the more I liked what I saw. I quickly got addicted to porn and gave in to lust.

The Bible says to flee from fornication, but I didn't know this. Only about five people up to this point know my secret. Not even my parents know.

I struggled with my lust for around four years. After the first year and a half, I wanted to quit it, but I couldn't. Lately, I've haven't given into lust for around two weeks.

I know now that time is running out, but I can't go back to it. Now I am feeling that I need to quit playing videos games because I think God is dealing with my heart. So I'm not giving it a second thought. I'm quitting them, and that's it.

If anyone else out there has struggled with their lust, please talk to 412teens about it. I don't want anyone to waste four years of their life like I did. Please don't go down that road. There is no temptation that we can't say no to.

—Dustin - age 16, 9th grade

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