Welcome! Chances are you or someone you care about is currently struggling with maintaining sexual integrity and you're not sure where to begin. We are glad you have chosen to check this page out, and we're here to help!
According to a 2016 Barna survey, 64% of Christian men and 15% of Christian women admitted to having viewed pornography at least once a month. In the broader culture these number are larger, especially among young people. Given the emotional, spiritual, and relation damage pornography can cause, these numbers are alarming.
If you are among these percentages, first and foremost we encourage you to take the difficult first step of confessing your struggle to the most significant people in your life, whether that is a parent, spouse, or spiritual leader.
Below are some suggested steps to start taking control of your own sexual purity. At the bottom of the page you will find a list of resources to help you in your journey to freedom. We are praying for you, and we are here to help in any way that we can.
5 Steps to Take
1. Have the Conversation
This problem thrives in secrecy. The more we hide it, the more power it exerts over us. The first thing we encourage you to do is make others aware that you desire to change. Telling your parent or spouse and a trusted spiritual leader is a powerful first step in taking control over your behavior.
2. Take the Strive 21 Challenge
This is a three week program of abstinence that is designed to support your attempts to quit using pornography while simultaneously delving into the reasons why we turn to this particular behavior in the first place. Education is key to understanding why this problem is so pervasive.
3. Watch this Brain Heart World Documentary
This three part series delves into the affects of pornography on our relationships as well as our culture more broadly. Seeing the damaging results of this industry may help reframe its appeal. It's seriously worth your time!
Healing happens most effectively in relationship with others. Sin isolates us, but confession and accountability unites us both to one another as well as to God. If you're not sure who to connect with, let us know by filling out this confidential form and we will be glad to help connect you with people willing to walk alongside of you.
If you have been down this road and found freedom yourself, and you would be willing to share your experience with someone else who is struggling, let us know! We want to connect you with others who are beginning their own journey to freedom.