Terry Crews Shares about Porn addiction and the 90-day “Sex Fast” that Saved His Marriage

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Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1968 and was drafted by the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams in 1991. After several years playing pro football, Crews retired and pursued an acting career, which took flight on the big screen in 2000’s The 6th Day. Many film roles have followed. Also known for appearing in a series of Old Spice commercials, Crews launched The Family Crews, a reality series starring his whole family (Biography.com). Finally, he is also a co-star in the Tv series Brooklyn 99.

Recently, Terry Crews has been opening up about his struggles with pornography and his marraigel. In a recent interview with HuffPost Live, Terry Crews, in addition to talking about masculinity and the dangers of pornography, he shares a key decision that he and his wife took in order to keep their 25-year marriage alive: a 90-day “sex fast”. The fast served as a way for him to refocus, to remember what was most important in their relationship: spending time with his wife and not just the pleasure or satisfaction that she might offer him. Moments of abstaining ended up serving a sort of school where he re-learned the beauties and simplicity of authentic intimacy and what love is all about. (The thinking behind the abstinence required in Natural Family Planning is very similar.)

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“You cannot love someone and control them at the same time. All attempts to control your significant other are gonna lead in heartbreak because love is freedom. You know, if I kept my wife locked up in the basement, that ain’t love! If I restricted her in any way, it’s not love. But love is when she comes in the door because she wants to. Love is when she says, ‘Hey, let’s go out’ because she wants to be with me and it’s the same thing that I do with her.”

Terry’s comments on pornography:


Terry Crews On Overcoming Porn AddictionTerry Crews opens up about overcoming his porn addiction.

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Posted by HuffPost Live on Sunday, October 25, 2015



Terry commenting on his 90 Day “no sex” fast.

In addition, the last week or two, Terry Crews has been posting a video series on his personal issues with pornography, its dangers, and what he has done to overcome it, on his Facebook page called “Dirty Little Secret.”

“If day turns into night and you’re still watching, you probably got a problem. That was me.”

What is the big deal, you may still be asking yourself? Crews nails it on the head when he says:

“My problem with pornography is that it changes the way you think about people. People become objects. People become body parts. And things to be used, rather than people to be loved. You start to change the way you see people. You start to use people,”

Video #1

Dirty Little Secret

Posted by Terry Crews on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Video #2

Dirty Little Secret Part 2

Posted by Terry Crews on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Video #3

Dirty Little Secret part 3

Posted by Terry Crews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Featured Image: Gage Skidmore @ Flickr

About Garrett Johnson

Garrett Johnson has written 370 post in this blog.

Born in Texas, I fell in love with evangelization when I was 18. A former NET member and a Franciscan University of Steubenville Alumnus, I am now living in Rome and studying for the priesthood.

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