Edit: October 23rd, 2015
– My book on quitting porn addiction is in paperback for only $6.10 and e-book for 2.99 on Amazon! It’s been officially endorsed by Craig Gross of X3Church. It contains this entire series of posts plus brand new info, fully updated and fleshed out, with specific steps to quit.
An ongoing discussion about victory over sexual addiction.
Part One, excuses and myths, here.
Part Two, the science, here.
Part Three, the soul, here.
Part Four: I’m Ready To Cut It Off. Here.
Why Do I Use Porn? Why Can’t I Stop? Here.
My podcast series “Cutting It Off” — here.
Every question submitted about porn on this blog, here.
As a recovered porn addict having been sober for a while now by the grace of God, I’d love to set up a “workshop” where I can answer your questions and share how to recover.
I pray over the weeks that you’ll gain confidence in freedom from the slavery of sexual addiction. This is no longer a problem in church, but the problem. No one talks about it. But we need to talk about it.
I went on a research binge when I first became serious about recovery so I will be sharing some of the stats and facts here. Please know that I can’t answer every question but will try my best to address them all.
I am a recovering porn addict.
This isn’t all I am. We tend to define ourselves by our failures — there’s the drunkaholic, the drop-out, the town whore, the depressed emo guy — but you can also become addicted to recovering. Undergoing recovery from addictions is good, but we all need something more.
If you claim to be a Christian, then you’re defined not by your failures and trophies, but found, forgiven, and fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
We are all recovering from something, but it’s not only from something. It’s to a greater something.
If you’re serious about overcoming sexual addiction, it can’t be about getting better for yourself. Though God allows, even commands, a joyfulness and boasting in Christ, it’s because of the last part — in Christ. He has set a greater purpose for you beyond constant recovery.
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