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How To Fight Lustful Thoughts Biblically—Advice From an Ex-Porn Star

Brittni De La Mora
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What should Christians do if they struggle with lustful thoughts? Ex-porn star Brittni De La Mora shared some advice from her own experience with dealing with lust after she left the porn industry.

“I was in the porn industry for seven years of my life,” said De La Mora in a video titled, “How To Stop Thinking Lustfully,” “and then I had this radical encounter with God, and my whole life started to change. I started going to church, but I still had this inward battle of these lustful thoughts.”

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Brittni De La Mora: ‘Seeking God Is Imperative’ 

Brittni De La Mora and her husband, Richard De La Mora, founded Love Always Ministries, a non-profit that “helps people walk in their calling by discovering God’s love and leading a victorious life through purity.” In addition to providing other resources, they co-host the Let’s Talk Purity podcast. 

De La Mora shared that lust does not have a hold over her now like it used to in the past. And even though she did hundreds of “adult scenes” when she was a porn star, she does not dwell on those now. “If I wanted to think about it, I would have to sit and really choose to think about it,” she said. “I don’t think like that any more because the Lord healed my soul and when he did that, he restored the innocence and purity of my mind.” 

“I want to teach you how I was able to conquer those thoughts,” said De La Mora, “because I do believe in having a pure mind. God is the God who will restore your mind. He’ll restore your mind to innocence and purity when we just give our lives to him and we surrender it to him.”

When Brittni De La Mora first began attending church, she “fell so in love with the presence of God” that she wanted to experience him even while at home. So she started worshiping God every day before going to work. First, she would put on a praise song and worship to it; then she would pray and read her Bible. Referencing Psalm 22:3, De La Mora said, “When you start praising God with song, there’s something so powerful.” After she started singing, she would experience God’s presence and respond to him in prayer. Then she would read the Bible and pray in response to what she was reading.

“When I would start to read the Bible, it would give me God’s thoughts for my life and about myself and about my situations, so all of a sudden my brain was just being rewired, and that’s imperative,” said De La Mora. “If you want to overcome lustful thoughts, seeking God is imperative.”