So, confession time: Video Games really messed up my marriage. This study here confirms the truth which I, and my spouse, learned first hand.
You see, I was addicted to video games. One in particular, but it was serious. And I don’t use the word “addicted” lightly. I mean true, clinical addiction.
I would play for hours upon hours. My wife knew of my interest when she first met me but she didn’t really know. Perhaps, I was simply good at hiding it from her.
The first few months of our marriage was rough. I would run, literally, to the games to cope with our disagreements or just get lost in the world because it helped me feel in control.
And it didn’t help that I was so freaking good at the games… I found myself much more interested in being a success there than being a success in my marriage.
And yes, I was a Christian man at the time. A Christian man struggling with sin. I tried “quitting” more than enough times to finally bring me to the place where I just had to admit that I was really messed up.
Sin has an interesting way of getting a foothold in our lives and has the ability to cripple anyone and anything if we don’t rely on the truth that has truly set up free. And through God’s abounding Grace, I got through it, with his help, with accountability, and the love of my wife who always forgave me.
It’s now been a couple years “clean”. It’s unbelievable to think how much time I spent on those machines. I wouldn’t have been able to do what I’m doing now and I wouldn’t be the husband and father that I am today. I’m not perfect, but I worship a God who is, and He is the “author and perfector” of my Faith.
I dig that.