Lust is a plague in this generation, the one before and even generations to come. Most of the time, pornography is done in secrecy and shame, unfortunately, most people do not know that these are some of the strongholds that make it to thrive.
A lot of people, even after marriage struggle with pornography, masturbation and fantasies. And just for the sake of this article, pornography is not just a man issue, some women struggle with porn too and it doesn’t make them less of a woman. It’s a thing of the heart and not gender sensitive. Everyone has a story about how they first encountered porn. It could have been as a result of sexual abuse, curiosity and their likes. Whatever it was, one of the ways to deal with it is to set your affections on spiritual things. In the midst of this sexual immoral world, you still have the power over the things you feed your mind on. You can intentionally choose to guard the gates to your mind by sieving out contents that are not healthy for the mind.
Platforms/Ministries like this, on a daily/weekly basis, will have a positive effect on your thoughts pattern and can really help you break free from pornography. Interestingly, they are backed up in the Word of God.
More than a decade ago, Covenant Eyes founder Ron DeHaas faced the same questions many people face today.
“How can I teach my children to use the Internet with integrity?”
“How do I guard my own heart and remain pure online?”
“How do I serve as an example to my family and church?
Realizing the threat the Internet poses without proper monitoring, he invented Internet accountability to equip people to protect themselves and their families from online dangers.
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XXXchurch.com realizes that sex addiction and porn addiction are real problems. They use the web, social media, and news media to tell a story often left untold. They are one the largest site online on the issues of porn and sex.
They offer many free resources to help individuals and families stay clear of pornography. They are committed to helping men and women regain control of their lives by conquering issues like pornography addiction and sex addiction.
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Blazing Grace was started by Mike Genung. The platform gives you straightforward answers to whatever questions you might have. There’s plenty of content there for those who struggle, as well as hurting wives
Mike is a huge proponent of churches dealing effectively with sexual sin with their flocks (members), so they provide information on how to do this too. Blazing Grace
Proven Men is non-profit organization dedicated to helping men break free from porn or sexual addictions. It has a vision to reach one million men by helping those who desire transformation through its 12-week study combined with accountability. They want men to embrace a Proven way of life that produces lasting victory from pornography and sexual addiction.
15 years ago, Proven Men was founded by Joel Hesch after he experienced victory from a 20 year sexual addiction. With a passion to see other men find victory, he created a study that isn’t focused on behavior modification, but upon the shifting of desires toward God and away from self. Going after the real heart of the issue, each letter of Proven stands for an essential element that must be built into a person’s daily life to overcome sexual addictions. Proven Men
Christian Women and Porn
Although men are the ones typically drawn to porn due to their visual nature, women are also getting hooked. Even Christian women in good marriages, who are active in ministry, are getting trapped into this sin.
Though women are not as vocal about the issue as men, statistics show that 33-40% of the people that visit pornographic websites are women. Within the church alone, 34% of women admit to intentionally visiting these kinds of sites. Christian Women and Porn
Also published on Medium.