Addiction to Pornography
People struggling with porn struggle with embarrassment, guilt, self worth, their own relationships, their walk with the Lord if they are Christians, and openness to seek help. If you cannot relate- be careful not to “tell them what to do”. If you can relate- share that you have been there. They need to know there is not only life past this event, but freedom from the bondage.
Possible things to pray for:
- Forgiveness- for themselves, and asking forgiveness from those in their family/spouse, etc.
- Willingness to seek help, (wise counsel)
- Repentance and then openness for Holy Spirit to break this stronghold.
- Willingness to take preventative action: support group, accountability, internet controls
Verses to share:
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 NIV
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 NIV
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
Protecting Your Marriage, Pornography
Thirty One Days of Healing and Recovery
Altar Ego - https://www.life.church/media/altar-ego/
Fight - https://www.life.church/media/fight/
Warrior (Your Porn Battle Plan) - https://www.life.church/media/warrior/your-battle-plan/
Fight by Craig Groeschel -
Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn -
Covenant Eyes (App and for PC) -
XXXChurch - (a lot of resources) -
The Dirty Little Secret: Uncovering the Truth Behind Porn by Craig Gross -
Dirty Girls Ministries - - a ministry to help women experience freedom from pornography and sexual addiction.
RTribe Accountability App - (This requires someone else to be accountable with, so if the person needs a partner, have them ask us about that.)
Avenue Works - This organization helps men who have struggled with infidelity and/or pornography, and offers support to women whose husbands are in that battle.
By Your Side by Tenth Avenue North -
Strong Enough by Matthew West -
Who Am I by Casting Crowns -