Addicted to Pornography

Can you help me overcome my obsession with pornography? It's really hard to admit this, but I think I might even be addicted. Is there any hope for a person in my situation?

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Take heart – you’re not alone. Sexual addictions of all kinds have become widespread in contemporary society. In fact, contrary to the common stereotype, it’s not just a male problem. It affects men and women, boys and girls, from every age group and all walks of life. Because it is rooted in the basic human craving for relationship, sexual addiction is tenacious and progressive in nature. To put it another way, porn is powerful because it offers a counterfeit form of intimacy and attachment. It’s important to keep these things in mind as you make a determined effort to free yourself from the deception that de-personalized sex can ultimately satisfy the longings of the human heart.

The good news is that effective help is available. We suggest that you begin by seeking professional counseling. If you are married, we highly recommend that you do this with your spouse. The most successful course of treatment takes a family systems approach that involves an initial program of intensive therapy, followed by regular and ongoing counseling sessions. Also key to recovery is identifying a trusted friend or group of individuals who will provide an environment of support and accountability.

Call us. Our staff would be happy to provide you with referrals to helpful programs of this kind or a list of qualified therapists in your area who specialize in treating sexual addictions.

You might also consider installing some accountability software on your computer. Please be advised that software programs of this nature are not the ultimate answer to the serious and complex problems like those you mentioned, but we feel strongly that they can play an important role in helping you keep tabs on the entire family’s online activities..

For further help, our website provide a series of informative articles on Pornography and
Virtual Infidelity. Below are a number of other resources and referrals that should prove helpful to you in your efforts to find healing and release from the bondage of sexual addiction.

 

Resources
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The Last Addiction: Why Self-Help Is Not Enough

False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction

Breaking Free: Making Liberty in Christ a Reality in Life

Digital Pornography Addiction: What You Need to Know and Where to Find Help

Referrals
Be Broken Ministries

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