Don’t let pornography destroy your marriage and life. Stop watching pornography before it destroys you and your family. Recent reports say 65 percent of all Christian men and 25 percent of all Christian women watch pornography.
These figures are staggering. It shows us how much of a hold porn has on God’s children. Many Christians ask: How to stop watching pornography.
The word “porno” comes from the Greek word “pornea”, meaning “evil sexual perversion” and “graphy” comes from the Greek word “graphikos”, meaning “drawn or written”. When you put them together, it’s pornography meaning evil sexual graphics.
Sex is sacred and God intended sex to be exclusively for marriage, for sex without love is lust and therefore evil. God hasn’t forbidden you from having sex, but He gave us guidelines, which are intended for our own goodness.
Pornography will never fulfil you. It is not created by God. It is an empty experience and it will keep you coming back for more and more. It’s like a bucket with a 3-inch hole at the bottom. The more water you pour, the more it drains out. Some of you surely understand this yourselves.
Porno takes you away from your wife, children, and family. You cannot give 100% to your wife and family and it is displeasing to God as its evil. There are no benefits of watching porn. None. But there is joy in being porn free.
Why would you, a son and daughter of God, want to associate yourself with evil and the dark? You are children of the light. This addictive sin keeps you in bondage and has a very strong hold on you.
Many Christians, try and try to stop but they keep being drawn back by the power of pornography. From a spiritual standpoint, it is a form of idolatry and with it comes demonic oppression and all manner of evil.
What can I do to stop watching porn
My friends, the mind is powerful and where you set your mind, your body will follow. Imagine for a minute you are being tempted to watch pornography. You may say it’s too strong for you to resist and you give up.
Now, say you are near a window in your house and you hear a Big Bang outside. You look out and see an accident and a person who is injured and needs help. Guess what, you will automatically rush out and go and help that person.
What happened? A few minutes ago you couldn’t resist pornography and now suddenly you left the thought of watching it and ran to help someone.
The battle to fight pornography is in your mind. In your mind, you fight this deadly addiction and gain victory. Keep your mind on Jesus and you will not walk in darkness.
Fight your battle on your knees. Every time you are tempted to watch pornography, cry out to Jesus. He is the only one who can and will help you overcome your temptation. He has promised to help us during temptation.
The Bible says: No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it – 1 Corinthians 10:13.
The struggle against pornography is daily and yes it will be hard but God has sent you His Holy Spirit who lives in you. Yield the members of your body to God and not to Satan. Pray to God to help you and he will answer you, as it is His will that you die to pornography.
Remember who you are in Christ.
You are a child of God. You are forgiven, justified, sanctified and saved by grace.
You are redeemed from the stronghold of pornography. You are a new creation in Christ and the temple of the Holy Spirit.
You are delivered from the power of porn and led by the Spirit of the living God.
All your desires and needs are met in Christ. You are strong in the Lord and victorious over pornography.
You have been set free from Porn and have been accepted in the beloved. Your porn habit has been crucified with Christ.
You are alive and porn free in Christ. Free from condemnation and reconciled to God.
Your spiritual wounds of pornography are healed by the stripes of Jesus. You are given authority and power to overcome pornography.
You are transformed, dead to pornography and alive to righteousness. You are a child of the light and not the evil and darkness of pornography.
You are washed by the blood of the lamb.
Porn affects you spiritually, physically and mentally. Your brain has been programmed to watch porn daily. You will need to reprogram and rewire your brain. For more information on this please download the free Ebook. Further steps that could help you stop watching pornography. (in no particular order)
2- Find an accountability partner and prayer partner to talk to daily. Your wife or husband is the best accountability partner you can have. Tell your partner everything. To the partners – It’s ok to be angry, as you are hurt. But please don’t judge someone who is sincerely trying to stop this habit. Remember the words of Jesus – “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7
3- Confess your sin before the LORD. He will forgive you. Do not fear if people shame you. We are all sinners. God is Merciful and Forgiving to those who Repent.
4- Repent of your sin and ask Jesus to cleanse your heart and mind and break every bond between you and the spirit of lust and porn.
5- Read your Bible daily, and be close to Jesus, your mighty protector, and defender.
6- Get rid of all things in your house and life that are a source of temptation. Things like laptops, computers, cell phones, magazines, and TV. Add porn blocking software like covenant eyes to your phone and computers. Covenant Eyes protects your family and children online.
7- Don’t fight the battle on your own – you will lose. Porn is stronger than you. When you are tempted, don’t try and fight it alone, instead, resist and run away to the feet of Jesus and invite Him into the battle.
8- Stop all affairs with other women and confess and repent before the LORD.
9- Write down in a book, when you watch porn and what triggers it, so next time you can be better prepared on how to deal with it.
10- Remember, you are not alone. There are millions around the world, who are struggling with porn. So bring it out to the light, talk to someone about your addiction. Don’t hide it, the devil preys on hidden secrets.
11- Pray with fasting and ask God to reveal certain wounds in your life that have contributed to watching porn. Ask God in prayer to heal those wounds in your life.
12- Don’t give up. You may fall some days, but get up, confess your sin and start again.
13- Call upon the Holy Spirit for help and renounce Satan and cut all ties with every evil attached spirit in the name of Jesus.
14- Remember – GOD loves you and He is stronger than the devil. He will help you stop watching pornography.
15- Love GOD with all your heart, mind, and body and don’t forget to pray for others who are struggling with porn.
Dirty girls ministries is a powerful resource for women who are keen on breaking the porn habit.
There are also various workshops online for men, women, couples and parents. These workshops are effective and private. They are meant for those who are struggling with pornography and sexual addictions.
These programs can help you end the downward spiral of shame and alienation. They will also provide you with the principles of Gods word that can transform your life, all within the comfort and privacy of your own home.
The best solution to pornography addiction is to stop it before it even starts. Parents need to be vigilant. Here is a free ebook for parents called Parenting the Internet Generation that can help you do just that.
At the end, it is only your personal relationship with Jesus, that will draw you away from sexual addiction.
Watch our short video version of how to stop watching pornography.
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