We are in a world where everyone has easy access to sin—its right in their hands in the form of Pornography. Let me share a story about my friend Nancy.
One afternoon while we were talking Nancy told me that she was struggling. She wasn’t being specific, but just generally mentioning a weakness she had. When I realized she wanted to share I asked what it was, specifically, that she was struggling with. With guilt & shame she told me that she was addicted to porn & masturbation. I listened to her carefully, asking about how and when this started for her. I appreciated her honest answers. After listening, I assured her that I could walk along with her to come out of this addiction if she would agree to be accountable to me moving forward. She agreed, and I lead her into prayer. Together we asked the Lord for forgiveness and she repented from her sin.
From that point on she continued to be accountable to me. We minimized her access to Internet and installed porn filters like K-9 & Covenant Eyes onto her devices. I would receive alerts if she tried to break the rules. I encouraged her to resist temptation by submitting to God and we would pray on the phone. We met every week, personally, to talk about her progress and struggles. She maintained a journal every day and spent quality time with the Lord on a daily basis. She was aware of God’s presence every moment. In a few months she was totally free from the Porn addiction.
It’s important as believers to reach out to a person who is struggling and in bondage to porn. You can be a help to your friend or relative, prayerfully. These are a few guidelines to help others.
1. Tell them that they are victims of Satan’s plan, But God has beautiful and holy plan for them. Give them hope.
5. Let the person have accountability to you about their addiction until they are free from it.