About the author, Jim Rose

Jim Rose

Rev. J.E. (Jim) Rose is an ordained minister, licensed professional counselor, and certified clinical supervisor. He is a staff counselor at Covenant Eyes and specializes in sexual addictions and the unique needs of clergy and other professional caregivers. He is also the Director of Nehemiah Ministries, a 160-acre retreat and counseling center in south-central Michigan for pastors and missionaries.

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Your Brain on Porn

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Watching just 5 hours of porn has been proven to significantly change people's sexual beliefs and attitudes. Find out 5 distinct ways that porn warps your brain, as well as 5 biblical ways to renew your mind and find freedom.

One thought on ““Why Doesn’t God Help Me Overcome Porn for Good?”

  1. Dear Jim, I know you are trying to help, but, I want to say this in the kindest way – you are not helping. I am the guy you are talking about -saved at a young age and also abused at about the same time. I gave my life to Christ over and over and I talked to pastors and counselors from my teens all the way through my 50’s and it was always the same story and no one ever gave me an answer that worked. My recovery came about as a result of the 12-Step program, which originally was based, as I’m sure you know, on a Bible study called The Oxford Group. The 12-Steps three keys to recovery are Faith, Grace, and Community, but they go deeper – the first 3 steps get us right with God as we accept that we can’t and that He can and does. We are saved and recover by faith through grace, but the missing part for me was that this only works in community. It was not until Bill W and Dr. Bob met and shared their stories with each other that they were able to stop drinking. This community is not an accountability partner – it is a group and a sponsor who all walk in the same shoes. The 12 steps (steps 4-8) get us (through God’s grace) allow us to get right with ourselves and steps 8-9 allow us through God’s grace to get right with others. This is sanctification in action! Steps 10-11 allow us to continue to grow with God and others and step 12 comes full circle in that we can now share with others what God has done for us.

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