Porn Addiction Christian helpline

QUESTION: How effective and prevalent can a porn addiction Christian helpline be?

ANSWER:

As you may already know, there is not much available in the way of an actual porn addiction Christian helpline. In fact, most organizations offering help are fee-for-service professionals. The reason for this is simple: The kind of help necessary to break free from the powerful pull of pornography requires training, experience, and a certain level of expertise. There are lay-lead efforts in existence, however, you are most likely "rolling the dice" when it comes to level of service, knowledge, and professionalism.

More and more, organizations are offering help for porn addiction in the context of faith: counselors, pastors, online groups, lay ministers -- and while these are all well-meaning, the most important predictive factor of success is your fit with the person, their faith, and their own fit with the recovery model that is used. It is important to discover if you share the same spiritual ideologies and tenants by asking questions like: "What is your denominational background?" or "Do you have statement of faith?" Also, in order to establish their understanding of the recovery model being used, ask if they can tell you what research has been done to support the method. Getting as much information as possible will empower you towards making the right decision.

As you look for a porn addiction Christian helpline, you may find free help. However, this may not give you the best chance for freedom. There are three main components to a successful recovery program: counseling, group work, and quality recovery literature. First of all, any counselor should be able to provide you with an "Informed Consent Form" at the start of services. Also, make sure you know their credentials and that they come with good references. Finally, it can also enhance the therapy if the individual has personal experience recovering from sexual addiction and possesses proper training to use the model. In terms of groups, it is essential to realize that you cannot do this alone-having the support of others in recovery can make all the difference in broadening your sustaining network. Finally, recovery reading material in the form of workbooks or self-help books can give you an objective platform from which to grow in knowledge and build a solid recovery platform.

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