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Quit Pornography For Good – Go Cold Turkey

Is it possible to quit pornography and walk away from it for good?

My answer to that question is yes, but you can’t expect it to work on the first try.  Going cold turkey and never looking back is the right approach.  (Read my post & follow the video on Radical Amputation approach to quitting pornography)  With pornography, it is not possible to use it here and there and decrease you dosage gradually.  We have simply become out of control with our usage.  Pornography grabs a hold of you and controls you. 

Alcoholics & drug users can attest to the same situation of how their addictions ran their lives and caused their lives to spin out of control.  Going  cold turkey is the only way to break free from the very thing that harms us.  You can’t play with a little bit of fire and not get burned.  Fire is fire and even a little bit does you harm.

You will experience symtoms of withdrawal – physical & mental.  You will be extremely tempted to justify even the shortest peek at some porn.  You will inevitably slip up.  Everyone has relapses during their recovery process.  Here is some advice:

  • Don’t give up – get back up after you fall.  The difference between winners and losers in this battle is that the winners got back up one more time than the loser who gave up.
  • Don’t play around the edges of pornography – no swimsuit models, underwear models, erotica, provocative ads, suggestive radio shows – steer away from the edge or you will fall into the pit!
  • Know what triggers your urges for pornography – We all have our weak moments, moods, and situations.  Identify them, avoid & counteract them.
  • Reach out during your weak moments – Call your sponsor or accountability partner.  An accountability partner is there to help pull you through times of temptation.

Go cold turkey!  The temptations and failures will come.  Don’t let them get the best of you.  Get back up, dust off and press forward.  Eventually, these times of temptation and failure will come further and further apart.  You will get to the point that Pornography will take its last finger off of you and let you go!!  It will cease to control you!! 

Please leave your comments below.  If you need to ask me any questions regarding pornography addiction, you can contact me through the link in this sentence.

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The daily assault on your mind

White noise… it is all around us…. we are influenced by it whether we recognize it or not. 

The other day, the kids and I went to the library to do our biweekly drop off and pick up of new materials.   When we reached the library we realized that the power was out.  They were still open for business, but we were among only the handful of people there. 

While my kids looked for books and movies, I sat in a comfy chair and realized how quiet it was.  Libraries are normally quiet places, but there was an absence of that white noise we live with daily.  Computers, lighting, HVAC, copy machines, and other little things were not powered up and it was noticeable.  I enjoyed the quiet! It was peaceful and I was able to think clearer and relax easier.   

We deal with many kinds of white noise that is out of our control.  Many of the modern convieniences work in the background 24/7.  These devices intrude on the peace that we sometimes need.

There are also many things that we put on or take in intentionally that intrude in our lives and help form our moods and thoughts – Radio, TV, the internet, newspapers, magazines… etc.  We have control over when we read or turn on the radio, but many of us do this without considering the cost.

 

Consider the fact that your thoughts, ideas, and emotions are easily influenced by what you consume each day.  For example:  recently I heard a radio talk show on the topic of a website that matches people who want to have an affair.  The interview with the owner and the ensuing conversation about adultery made my mind wander into thoughts that I should not entertain.  I changed the station and then thought about the fact that this show led me down the road to entertain thoughts of adultery.  If I had not listened to this show, I would not have even considered the scenarios that rolled through my mind.  Another example was when I picked up one of the women’s magazines that my wife had laying around.  I found a Q&A column on sex advice. That article caused my mind to wander into sex scenarios and I had to stop myself.  I was setting myself up to sin in the future by letting my guard down.  Had I continued on this road, I would have relapsed into pornography.  It is amazing to me how easily media can lead us into impure thoughts, rationalization of sin, and sometimes to act out in sin. 

 

The daily assault on our minds comes from every angle.  We need to carefully filter what we see, hear and read everyday.  If you struggle with impure thoughts, don’t listen raunchy radio shows, read questionable magazine articles or watch sexually suggestive television.  Our media intake works in the reverse as well.  If you want to affirm and build up your values and beliefs, your media intake must agree:  Read the Bible, watch wholesome television that confirms your values, listen to radio that agrees with your values. 

 

There also comes a time when you must ‘unplug’ totally and get away from all forms of media influences.  Quiet times to reflect and pray are necessary and beneficial.  I believe that the white noise and the media bombardment everyday wear us down and make us tired and easily distracted from hearing God. 

Today try to be conscience of the assault on your mind.  Get away today and unplug from the white noise and media influences. 

Lets talk about Porn Addiction

Blogging is great.  You get to publish your own articles, thoughts and ideas for the whole world to see.  You can find others who share similar interests, who are in similar stages in life, and who share similar struggles.  Interactivity between bloggers & readers generally is in the form of comments left after their posts.  There is generally no sense of community since these conversations happen on each individual blog and not in one general meeting place.

I blog about topics related to porn addiction and porn in today’s society.  My stance on porn is:

  1. Pornography is addictive
  2. Pornography is a misuse of God’s intentions of sex
  3. Pornography destroys marriages
  4. Pornography warps the minds of those who use it
  5. Life is better without porn

I have formed an online community in the form of a forum (or message board) for those who seek or who have already rid their lives of Pornography and sex addiction. 

Battle Plan Forum - A community for those who are affected by Pornography

The Battle Plan forum is there for us to help each other face issues of sexual purity, to offer advice & encouragement, and to know we are not alone in the battle.

Ecclesiates 4:12 says:  “One person could be overpowered.  But two people can stand up for themselves. And a rope made out of three cords isn’t easily broken.”

When you have people behind you who are praying for you and offering encouragement, you can have victory over porn!  When you struggle alone with porn addiction, you are easily defeated.

Come join this community if you want freedom from porn and want to be with others in the battle.  Click on the image or the linked text next to it and Join Today!

 

Do you know what to do under severe temptation to view porn?

If you are currently revved up and looking for porn, STOP.  If you want to take away this severe need to look at porn please download my free report on how to diffuse the porn temptation.   Diffuse the situation and start on the road to freedom from porn.

If you struggle with porn and need something ‘just in case’ keep this report handy to help straighten you out in a time of need.

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