Breaking Up With Porn

Breaking Up With Porn

I haven’t posted on this topic because I wanted to make sure my content came across the right way, but because so many of you have requested I write on it, I felt compelled to finally do it. Regardless of your relationship with porn, it’s undoubtedly a problem with today’s Christians, and I believe it will only grow to be worse unless we deliberately do something about it.

Here are some stats:

- 54% of Christians said they had watched pornographic material within the last year. (survey from pastors.com)

- 47% of Christian households said that porn is a struggle in their household. (2003 focus on the family survey)

Pretty crazy, huh?

This post is going to a broad guideline to help you, a friend, or a family member abstain from the harm and affliction of porn. And, regardless if you have a problem with it or not, it can still be used as a precautionary foundation for your future.

5 ways to help you break up with pornography:

1. Study scripture to understand God’s yearning for us to be pure by abstaining from fleshly desires.

- 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Matthew 5:28, Ephesians 5:5, Colossians 3:5, 1 Peter 2:11.

2. Install accountability software onto any device that gives you internet access.

- www.XXXChurch.com offers a free software that is available for most platforms.

3. Keep your computer somewhere people can see it, and not behind a closed door.

- Boredom is Satan’s playground, and a closed door doesn’t help.

4. Give yourself limitations as to when you are to be online.

- Everyone has a different schedule, but try and disconnect from all online platforms about 2-3 hours before you go to sleep.

5. Do not put a password on your smart-phone, tablet, or laptop. Keep your devices open for accountability.

- Having a password gives you the comfort of looking at pornographic material and not worrying whether people will find out. This is exactly opposite of what you should be doing.

I hope these 5 points help you with your struggle. There are plenty of things other than this post to help you along your struggle with porn, but I pray this post will resonate with you in a way that is transforming and life-changing.

Be honest about your struggle. Don’t let porn obstruct your potential with Christ.

- Jarrid Wilson

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7 Comments

  • Rhona April 9, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Thanks for this great post.
    this one is very helpful

    [3. Keep your computer somewhere people can see it, and not behind a closed door.

    - Boredom is Satan’s playground, and a closed door doesn’t help.]

    2 weeks ago, i should have read this post!!!

  • David April 4, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    I think the main thing to consider is being open to your community about it, and fixing our eyes on the cross through God’s word and them reminding you who you are in Christ, I struggle sometimes with it, but I realized that every time I struggle, the problem is that, I am not drawing my satisfaction from God.

  • Tiemen April 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    hi, I’ve got a question. how could I help people with these struggles? how could I open a gap in their heart to help people with these struggles? thanks for the advices! -from the Netherlands, Tiemen.

  • Cassy April 2, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    I used to struggle with this a lot. Thanks for posting this. It really helps .

  • Shane April 2, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    I have a lot of friends that struggle with this but are afraid to say they need help to break the addiction. Thanks for posting.
    Also would someone follow these sane guidelines for masterbation?

  • Jarrid Wilson April 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Thanks Yash!

  • Bobby B. April 2, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Thank you for this! I was talking with a friend of mine last week, and we said the same things you have in this article. It’s always a good reminder to use scripture to defeat sin, because we can not defeat it by ourselves. Thank you!

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