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What to do about porn?
« on: Mon Feb 08, 2016 - 17:53:45 »
I have been looking at porn prob over 15 years and have no clue how to stop? I've tried many times but keep coming back to it is God not hearing me? or do I just not have enough self control. Any help would be appreciated thanks :)

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What to do about porn?
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Re: What to do about porn?
« Reply #1 on: Mon Feb 08, 2016 - 17:55:05 »
Btw i didn't see the sub forum relating to sexual topics feel free to move this if need be thanks.

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Re: What to do about porn?
« Reply #2 on: Sat Feb 13, 2016 - 12:18:30 »
Are you married or single?  If married, does your wife know?

1. You need an accountability partner.  Someone you can call any time when tempted.  Even 2am.

2. Get a subscription to Covenant Eyes or a similar software.  It monitors your internet activity and sends a weekly email report to anyone you choose.

3. Keep a journal of the times you look at porn.  Record every time.  How were you feeling before? Did something happen that caused temptation?  Does it happen at about the same time of day?  Look for patterns that are in common.  Look for triggers.  Is there a TV show you are watching? 

4. Once you have determined your triggers, do whatever you can to remove them from your life.  Replace them with bible study and prayer.  If you find yourself looking every night before bed, start reading your bible at that time. 

5. Memorize scripture.  As much as you can.  Start with Proverbs 29:6.  Quote your memory verses when tempted.  If that doesn't help, call your accountability partner.

6. Find a good Biblical Counselor.  Not just a "Christian Counselor" who adds a Christian worldview and beliefs to secular counseling methods, but specifically a biblical counselor.  You can locate one here:

http://www.biblicalcounseling.com/counselors

Overcoming porn is hard, but it CAN be done. 

Are you involved in a good church? If not, find one.  Tell your pastor.  If you can't find a good biblical counselor he might be able to help you.