A Christians Guide To Dealing With Porn

I remember the first time I was exposed to pornographic material like it was yesterday. I was eleven years old, still very ignorant to the ideology of sex, and surrounded by a bunch of friends who’s eyes were fixated on a computer screen. I remember feeling dirty, in the wrong, and extremely uncomfortable by what I was seeing.

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. Pornographic material plays a huge role in the lives of many teenagers and adults, and I hope these 5 recommendations can help you abstain from engaging in it.

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.

– http://x3watch.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 you, 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.

I currently have X3Watch installed on my computer and mobile devices, all in order to keep myself accountable as a Christian, husband, and pastor. My wife receives weekly emails that summarize all the websites I have visited, and whether or not some of them had content that may be questionable.  It’s a wonderful accountability tool for all Christians to have, and I’d encourage you to download it.

Use code “JARRID” to get $20 off the new X3watch Premium .

-Jarrid Wilson

Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

2 comments on “A Christians Guide To Dealing With Porn”

  1. A member of my family has struggled but has had his heart hardened, I hope and pray that he could be broken from these dark chains before its too late.

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