How to Overcome Porn Addiction – 3 Steps to Freedom

Porn addiction is the “dirty little secret” that nobody wants to talk about, and that everybody tries to pretend does not exist. The truth of the matter is that porn addiction is a very real and very devastating problem that affects millions of people of every race, gender, and religious denomination. Porn addictions are just as real and as hard to get rid of as any other type of addiction that exists today.

For those who struggle with this addiction it is no secret that trying to stop is not easy but I want to tell you today that there is hope for you today. Today you can begin to make changes that will take that addiction to pornography right out of your life forever, giving you freedom from that hold it has on you. Today you will learn 3 powerful steps on how to overcome porn addiction.

The truth of the matter is that you cannot and will not be able to do this alone, and you cannot just change some habits or behaviors. No it will take the power of the Holy Spirit to help break this addiction over your life.

How to Overcome Porn Addiction – 3 Steps to Freedom

Step 1: Expose or Bring to Light your Dirty little Secret


I realize that this is incredibly embarrassing and absolutely terrifying, however if you are to succeed in breaking this addiction to porn over your life then you will need to be accountable to somebody. Remember you cannot do this on your own. One of the biggest reasons that addictions can have such a hold on us is because we keep them hidden in our own private lives, where they thrive and grow, and become stronger.

I want you to understand that we are not telling the world about our addiction and issues. We are finding 1 or 2 people (usually better to go with males if male and females if female) we can absolutely trust, and confess to them our addiction. These people will listen to you and talk to you and pray with you, encourage you and help you when you are being tempted. They will hold you accountable, and will ask the hard questions and give you the hard truths in love so that there is no more hiding your sin.

James 5:16 tells us” Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working

You see sin in the Bible is described as darkness, it loves the darkness and thrives best when hidden away in the private darkness of our lives where only you know about it, however when sin is exposed to the light of truth and confession, it begins to die and its grip becomes weaker over us.

Step 2: Renew your Mind in Christ


Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell on the inside of us, and to help us. In order for this to work, we need to change more than our actions, we need to change our thoughts and our minds, renewing them in the Word of God, and then our actions will follow. In the Word we see in Galatians 5:16-21:

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.

We can see that as we begin to renew our minds and line them up to the Word of God, and begin to meditate on and live with the Holy Spirit that we will no longer desire what our flesh wants but that we will begin to desire what the Holy Spirit wants. In order for this to happen we need to be in the Word every day storing its commands, promises, encouragements, and words in our hearts.

Satan will always try to tempt you, you cannot and will not ever stop that from happening, but you can certainly fight back and win against these attacks by using the Word of God against him. We need to have God’s Word in our hearts so that in times of temptation we can fight back against satan and overcome those temptations.

When we feel overwhelmed that is where our accountability partners come in, we call them and confess to them that we are struggling and they encourage and remind us of our true identity in Christ and help to overcome these times of temptation with us.

Step 3: Get Rid of All Temptation and Skeletons in your Closet


We are already aware that satan will tempt us, but why make it easy for him. We literally need to clean everything even remotely pornographic or even sexually suggestive out of our houses, and lives. This means movies(pornographic or even smutty mainstream movies), magazines, pictures, jokes, books, cd’s, dvd’s, calendars whatever would cause us to become sexually excited needs to be gone.

For many of us this will be hard, in fact there will be things that we feel some sort of attachment to but trust me when I say that if there is anything left, satan will use it against you, and more times than not you will fall into temptation and this will lead you right back to where you are trying to get away from.

How to Overcome Porn Addiction Online

These days the internet is a massive breeding ground for porn and other sexual type content, and while we cannot really get rid of the internet we can certainly do things to help minimize our chances of being exposed to pornographic material online. One of the biggest and absolutely most critical and helpful things you can do to help overcome your porn addiction is invest in a good quality internet filter like Covenant Eyes.

Covenant Eyes not only gives you protection through web filtering of your computer and mobile devices, but also adds the benefit of being an accountability software as well. That means that you can put in the emails of your accountability partners and they receive a full report on all of your internet activity. (Note* – This does not include passwords, banking information or anything like that).

Sign up with Covenant Eyes Today (Free 30 Day Trial) – Freedom from Porn Addiction with the Power of Accountability and Internet Filtering

Overcoming a porn addiction will be hard, and there will be many times where you feel as if you won’t be able to do it but don’t give up, Remember use these 3 steps and just continue to press on and you will succeed in overcoming this addiction.
 

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