Articles by Joel Hesch

Joel Hesch is an author and founder of Proven Men Ministries, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring families and helping men break free from porn and sex addiction through a 12-week daily workbook study and accountability. After breaking free from his own 20-year addiction, Joel created “the proven path for sexual integrity.” His vision is to help 1 million people experience victory from strongholds of porn and sex addition.

3 Principles to Protect Your Kids from Porn Addiction

“The sins of a father are passed down to three of four generations ” (Exodus 20:5). We see this played out daily as porn or sex addiction often trickle down from our grandfathers to ourselves and eventually to…

The Two Most Important Questions to Ask If You Have a Setback

This post has been updated as of September 2020. Recently, a married man from a support group I lead had two setbacks (or relapses) with porn on the same day. But rather than quitting, he…

Porn: A Weak Link On Your Character Chain

You’ve heard the saying “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Depending on the strength of the links, the force needed to break it could be large or small. If every link…

3 Important Characteristics of True Accountability

Do you want to know the biggest reason why men and women stay stuck in porn and sex addiction? Forgoing true accountability. That’s right, the biggest reason why you ride the purity roller coaster is you…

What do porn and paying taxes have in common?

Two things in life are certain: dying and paying taxes. I would add a third to the list: being tempted to lust. If you’re a man and still breathing, you will be tempted to lust…

Lust, Loneliness and Love on Valentine’s Day

Few things can rival the anticipation of experiencing love (or romance) than the thought of Valentine’s Day. Last year during February there were 8.4 million searches on Google by people looking to conjure up magic…

‘Tis the Season to be Tempted!

I love Christmas time. It’s magical. I love decorating the tree, putting up lights, and buying (as well as getting) presents. I love to say “Merry Christmas” to clerks at the store. “‘Tis the season…