Breaking Porn Addiction

QUESTION: What are some tips for breaking porn addiction?

ANSWER:

Breaking porn addiction is possible and people around the world are finding victory over the overwhelming pull of porn. Even though our bodies do not want to fight against it, unless we break this destructive addiction, our families, friends, and coworkers will suffer. We will not find peace until this addiction is overcome.

"Before I was 10-years old I had my own stash of porn -- a dream for any young boy! This continued through my teen and college years. Then I discovered the Internet. The images came to life and soon my monitor was filled with the most titillating images I could imagine. While my wife slept, I cruised the Internet and tried to get my fill of porn. Suddenly, I realized what a sad life I had. I was sitting in a dark room, hiding my addiction from my wife, and masturbating to images of people who hated their lives too."

So, how did this man find success in breaking porn addiction? He was convicted to change and in order to do that, he knew he needed help. Who could he tell? "If I told someone, they would realize how sick I was and destroy my life and relationships. I learned that there is someone who I can tell. That person is God -- a God of love and mercy who gives hope to the hopeless. He wanted to help me break free from porn addiction and I did!"

This man made a covenant with God to remove porn from his life. According to the book Every Man's Battle, there are three perimeters of defense that you can build into your life in order to develop sexual purity and break your porn addiction:
  • Your Eyes - Train your eyes to immediately bounce away from something that stimulates you. Once you begin to starve your eyes from viewing porn, your body will get used to needing less and less in order to feel fulfilled.

  • Your Mind - "You must train your mind to take every thought captive, something it doesn't currently do."

  • Your Heart - By strengthening the relationship with your wife, you are able to refresh your commitment to her alone.
To learn the details of this strategy for breaking porn addiction, please read Every Man's Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker. For online help, check out AllAboutLove.org.

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