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Breaking the Grip of Pornography: How Parents Play a Vital Role

Last Updated: July 27, 2021

We recently received an e-mail from one of our members who wanted to share his story about how his parents were able to help him break free from the grip of pornography temptation.

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Hi, I am a 19 year old guy and I wanted to tell my story in hopes to help others who can relate with my situation.

During my freshman year of high school, I was exposed to pornography for the first time. I heard talking about it at my school and, even though I had been taught that it was wrong, I thought I would try it out. One thing led to another and I had fallen into an addiction. I was alone and felt isolated in my struggle with the “drug” of pornography that is invading so many today.

By the grace of God, my parents found out about my struggle and forced me to talk to my youth pastor. At that point I had accountability with two great sources of refuge (not including God, who is my ultimate source of refuge). Shortly after, my mom installed Covenant Eyes Accountability Software on our computer.

Through these events, my addiction was instantly broken. I was set free from the drug of pornography. Everyone may not have the exact same results as I did, and I do not want to act like my flesh does not ever become burdened by this temptation or thoughts of the past, but I do know accountability to God, to parents, or to other God-fearing people together with Internet accountability software will help bring anyone out of this struggle and into deeper intimacy with Jesus Christ.

Today, I have a great relationship with my parents. My mom is the one who sees the report of the websites that I have been to. (Nobody wants their mamma finding out about that.) My dad and I are now accountable about my struggle with lust and anything that may accompany that.

I am proud to say that I will be getting married in two months. It is by the grace of God. I am so glad that I will be able to look at my wife on my wedding night and say, “God has helped me overcome impurity in my life, and have committed to stay pure for you in thought and action.”

I believe that my story is just a testimony of what God can do to anyone’s life who is broken or addicted. His grace is sufficient for you and me.

God Bless.

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