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Sexual Detox – Breaking Free from Porn Addiction

Last Updated: February 21, 2014

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

For those who struggle with pornography, I highly recommend you read Tim Challies‘ posts entitled “Sexual Detox.” These are very biblical, straightforward, and gracious posts that will help you move along a path of freedom.

  1. Pornifying the Marriage Bed
  2. Breaking Free
  3. A Theology of Sex
  4. Detoxification
  5. Freedom
  6. Recommended Resources

Challies’ treatment of this subject is not only hard-hitting and relevant, but deeply personal. He speaks as a man who has witnessed God’s power to deliver him from the tempting power of pornography.

Pornography is inherently violent, inherently unloving. It is a perversion of sexuality, not a true form of it, and one that teaches violence and degradation at the expense of mutual pleasure and intimacy. It is about conquests, about conquering. It is the very opposite of God’s intention for sex. It tears love from sex, leaving sex as the immediate gratification of one’s most base desires. It lives beyond rules and ethics and morality. It exists far beyond love. (Tim Challies)