Mega-Post: Struggling With Porn (Again)

Three anonymous questions:

– What do I do, if as a Christian, I am addicted to pornography and I can’t seem to get out of it?

– I’ve been struggling with pornography a lot and I keep failing Him by giving in. I don’t know what to do anymore. I need help, please. It’s ruining my relationship with Him. I know I can’t serve Him with all this continuous sinning and the guilt that comes from it. I do pray for His forgiveness but I’m constantly failing. I was clean for a few months, but this week, I went back to my old ways. I don’t want this old life anymore. Please pray for me.

– Hey Pastor JS Park! I’ve been addicted to pornography for many years now and have tried to quit countless times. Sometimes for weeks and even months but I feel like I keep going back. God showed me this weekend that He’s taken the shame away and I want to run back to him and honor Him so one of the first steps was listening to your first week podcast. Could you please pray for me?

 

Dear friends: you’re awesome for your courage to share this with me.  You don’t know how much I appreciate and respect each of you for this.

I feel I’ve written so much on porn addiction that I’m afraid of repeating myself, so I’ll try my best to summarize a few big ideas. Please allow me the grace to also plug my podcast, which has a series called “Cutting It Off: Your First Week Off Porn.”  So far, there are four parts, including a 7 Day Fast Challenge, Specific Steps To Quit, and Your Brain On Porn. They’re free to download and only about 8 to 20 minutes each.

I am no expert on the matter, but by the grace of God I was able to overcome a fifteen year addiction.  Here’s hoping that some of my story will help yours.  As always, please feel free to skip around.

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