How Ladies Struggling With Porn Can Break Free

Whenever the subject of pornography comes up, people hardly have women in mind as viewers. So, whatever advice that they have to give is usually directed at men and if at all it is directed to women, it is usually about helping their spouses overcome addiction to pornography.

This can be interpreted in many ways: our society has high expectations of women when it comes to sexual purity, men really consume pornographic content more than women (this is true), women do not find pornography fascinating at all or many people really are just ignorant that women, just like men, also have strong sexual urges right from teenage and they can also yield to pornography as a way of dealing with this desire.

In God’s eyes, however, whether you’re male or female does not matter, you’re simply man, since He relates with our spirits and if you’re seeking pleasure in pornography, you’re committing a sin.
The first solution to breaking free from porn addiction is believing in Jesus. Porn is like any other sin before Him – lying, murder, rape, unfaithfulness, and what have you, all of which he died to save you from. Believe in Jesus and you will be saved.

Next, give yourself to intense prayer and the study of the word. In Galatians 5:16, the Bible says that if we walk in the Spirit, we will not fulfil the desires of the flesh. By prayer, we draw strength from God to overcome temptations and put up a strong front against the devil and his wiles. There is also a strong liberating power that comes from seeing your new reality in Christ as revealed in the word.
Then you have to be extremely cautious with what you let into your mind.

What many people don’t understand is that long-term exposure to pornographic material will negatively affect your brain, such that you tend to see things first in the light of porn rather than what they actually are. So you see a blurry picture on the internet and the first thing that you think of and subconsciously hope for is that it is porn.

Changing this means going radical. You should dispose those novels with elements of soft porn carefully crafted in them, delete those songs that make you think of sex, block those people who are always retweeting porn on Twitter, mute those contacts that see nothing wrong in putting up on their Whatsapp status. Remember that this is a fight for your mind and the devil isn’t sleeping on a bicycle in this matter, you shouldn’t either.

And when your ovulation period comes around, that time of the month when your sexual urges are at their peak, develop a game plan. Hang out with friends, avoid being alone, steer clear of compromising situations and don’t give the devil a foothold.

Finally, find a sister-in-Christ whom you trust, confide in her and let her become your accountability partner. Be open with her and don’t hesitate to reach out to her whenever you win over the urges and even when you fall.
Remember that being a Christian means you confess, then you become. You are a saint not because you earned it but because you received it in Christ.

The same applies to sexual purity. You are sexually pure because Jesus has made you so, even though it might not seem like it. Believe it and walk in the consciousness of this reality and you will find yourself actually living that life.

Jesus strengthens you to live above sin everyday by the power of the Holy Spirit. You are free!

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