5 Weapons You Need to Break Up with Porn

I haven’t posted on this topic because I wanted to make sure my content came across the right way, but because so many of you have requested I write on it, I felt compelled to finally do it.

Regardless of your relationship with porn, it’s undoubtedly a problem with today’s Christians, and I believe it will only grow to be worse unless we deliberately do something about it.

Here are some stats:

  • Fifty-four percent of Christians said they had watched pornographic material within the last year. (survey from pastors.com)
  • Forty-seven percent of Christian households said porn is a struggle in their household. (2003 focus on the family survey)

Pretty crazy, huh?

This post is going to a broad guideline to help you, a friend or a family member abstain from the harm and affliction of porn. And, regardless if you have a problem with it or not, it can still be used as a precautionary foundation for your future.

5 ways to help you break up with pornography:

1. Study Scripture to understand God’s yearning for us to be pure by abstaining from fleshly desires.

1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Matthew 5:28, Ephesians 5:5, Colossians 3:5, 1 Peter 2:11.

2. Install accountability software onto any device that gives you Internet access.

www.XXXChurch.com offers a free software that is available for most platforms.

3. Keep your computer somewhere people can see it and not behind a closed door.

Boredom is Satan’s playground, and a closed door doesn’t help.

4. Give yourself limitations as to when you are to be online.

Everyone has a different schedule, but try and disconnect from all online platforms about two to three hours before you go to sleep.

5. Do not put a password on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Keep your devices open for accountability.

Having a password gives you the comfort of looking at pornographic material and not worrying whether people will find out. This is exactly opposite of what you should be doing.

I hope these five points help you with your struggle. There are plenty of things other than this post to help you along your struggle with porn, but I pray this post will resonate with you in a way that is transforming and life-changing.

Be honest about your struggle. Don’t let porn obstruct your potential with Christ.  

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Jarrid Wilson
Jarrid Wilson is a husband, pastor and author relentlessly sharing the love of Jesus.