Quitting pornography can be a challenging task, but if you follow these Biblical and practical steps, it will help you.
Overcoming an addiction to pornography can be difficult, but it is possible with the right approach and support. Here are some steps you can take to help you quit pornography:
Admit that you have a problem.
The first step in overcoming any addiction is acknowledging that you have a problem and that you want to change. I have come to realize that many people who are struggling with addiction do not realize that they have a problem. I read an article on cigarettes as one of the most difficult addictions to quit. And this is so true according to the Lord Jesus Christ, ” they that are whole need no physician but those that are sick”.
Psalm 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
It can be helpful to confide in a trusted friend, family member, or therapist about your struggle with pornography. Consider joining a support group for individuals who are also seeking to overcome an addiction to pornography.
Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
Develop a plan.
Determine what triggers your desire to view pornography and come up with strategies to avoid or manage these triggers. This might include setting limits on your internet usage, avoiding certain websites, or finding alternative activities to engage in when the temptation to view pornography arises.
Consider finding an accountability partner or joining an accountability group. This can provide you with support and accountability as you work to overcome your addiction to pornography.
The problem, many Christians do not want to be accountable, it is impossible for you to grow without applying the principle of accountability.
You are setting yourself up for defeat, and destruction if you are not accountable to someone spiritual enough to help you.
Practice self-care through Holy Spirit’s Help
Taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually can help you overcome your addiction to pornography. This might include exercising, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and engaging in activities that promote holiness and righteousness.
Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Seek God’s help.
Finally, turning to God for strength, guidance, and healing can be an important part of overcoming an addiction to pornography. Spend time in prayer and seek out biblical teachings and support from your church or other Christian community.
Also, there are so many people who want to help themselves, because they think they can do a better job. You need help, please God is willing to aid you, and help you through.
Pornography is a serious issue, and it is possible to quit this addiction with the help of God, and also be willing to commit yourself to hard work.