Perhaps a New Year’s resolution you made was to stop viewing pornography. That’s a great first step! I like these tips from CovenantEyes for helping you stick with your no-porn goal.
- Develop a game plan. Instead of retreating to porn, have a book to read or another activity planned.
- Get outside of yourself. When you focus on your circumstances, the temptation to escape comes calling. Serving others is the best antidote to a self-induced pity party. Ring a bell for the Salvation Army, visit a nursing home or work in a soup kitchen.
- Burn off steam and calories. Go for walks. Get some exercise in. Hit the gym with a friend.
- Reach out. Call a friend. Be open and honest about your feelings and temptations. (Keeping secrets breeds failure.)
- Avoid Facebook and social media. Comparing your life to the façade on Facebook only leads to more stress and loneliness.
- Don’t throw in the towel. If you have a setback, get back up and start over!
And I’ll add one more of my own:
7. Learn your triggers. Do you usually feel the urge to look at porn at night? when you’re tired? when you’re lonely? Know when your temptation is at its strongest, and be ready with one of the above strategies before the temptation flares up.
CovenantEyes has some great ebooks and other resources you can check out here. You also might want to add their accountability software to your devices.
YOU CAN DO THIS—YOU CAN BEAT YOUR PORN ADDICTION!