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Real Protection Against My 10-Year Addiction to Porn: Wesley’s Story

Last Updated: June 16, 2021

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Every day at Covenant Eyes we hear inspiring stories of victory over porn. Share the story of your journey to freedom from pornography.

In the 6th grade some kid at school brought to lunch a porno magazine. Prior to this I had not thought of women in this way.

I ended up going home and searching on the Internet for naked women. Needless to say, my parents busted me and it was quite embarrassing despite not really knowing what I did wrong at the time. This was an on-and-off problem until I graduated and moved out of the house.

Along with living on my own came unrestricted Internet and from there on my addiction to porn grew. Sadly, I never viewed this as a real issue until January of 2013 when my ex-girlfriend busted me on it and was about to break up with me. This prompted me to want to change but I ended up slipping right back into the addiction.

Later on in the year I attended an addiction group that met weekly at the church I went to. They introduced me to a computer program called Covenant Eyes, which is fantastic. Also, making my mom the person who sees my activity reports really gave me the kick I needed.

I prayed to God for assistance with self control and to help remove the thoughts of looking at the filth. Since then I have prayed, praised, and read His word everyday. This has proven to be an effective formula to remove the addiction of porn in my life. While I still have lustful thoughts and find that to be the next challenge in my life, I thank the Lord for helping me move past the decade plus years I spent with a porn problem.

Since this change in my life, I have found that I don’t think about sex constantly and the various things I would see on any porn site. I also find that I respect women more now than I did before and have found that my patience has grown little by little. With Covenant Eyes now on my computer I can finally say I am free at last. I used to have K9 because I was not interested in paying to block myself from porn. However, despite K9 being free…it was very easy to get past the filters. The money I pay per month for Covenant Eyes is well worth it since I now have someone seeing what I am doing on the Internet and can keep me more than accountable. I noticed my walk with God has improved vastly as well since making a concentrated effort to move past the decade long addiction.

For anyone that argues that porn isn’t sinful then I recommend reading Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:28 “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

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WesleyWesley Wood is a mid-twenties man in the U.S. Navy hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee. He enjoys bowling, football, and video games. He writes for two websites and aspires to be a film maker after his Naval career is over.