8 thoughts on “Breaking Addiction to Porn: Leaving the Endless Cycle

  1. Thanks for this post. It was encouraging to read something from a Christian counselor. My experience with the American Church is that we are unprepared to deal with sexual addiction, and do not understand that it is a progressive disease, which over time can take us much further than porn. How many of our pastors are having affairs? The percentages of porn uses in the Church are frightening, yet the average Church does very little in practical help.
    After for years believing in “trying harder” “killing sin” and crying out for God to heal me I almost gave up hope. Putting a blocker on my computer helped, but I could get around it. Treating the symptom does not heal the disease. I began to get therapy and went to a Sex Addicts Anonymous fellowship. After reading countless books on addiction, I am convinced that true sexual addiction is so complicated and ingrained that I need a plan and a process of healing, not just a commitment. Repentance and turning life over to God is a process. I encourage people out there to find a Sex Addicts fellowship in your area and begin the process of getting your life back as you turn it over to Christ.

  2. Great post Luke.
    I’m planning on evenutally doing a series on the addictive cycle as well…
    I’ll definitely be dropping by to check you out
    Have great new year

    sp joey

  3. @Matt: great advice, I will really try to join one.

    Seeing that cycle image really woke me up to what I am doing. In my case, I usually go from trigger to indulge. Like so many, I’ve ‘promised’ God I would never go back to my sin, and twenty minutes later I’ve been repeating the deed.

    Watching the video for “Death by Love” gave me a great distaste for sexual sin. Driscoll called the addict a dirt bag; a title I’m sure most people here deserve in that context.

    I suppose there is no easy way to overcome this addiction, though we must die to Christ daily and completely surrender ourselves to Him. He is our only redeemer. GOd bless you all.

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