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kermyjo
July 15th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Hi there,

I'm new to this forum nevertheless, I thought I'd add my two cents. Indeed, there is freedom from pornography. I ended the 60 day purity course of setting captives free a few months ago, and it has been a lifesaver for me. It works!

These days in addition to the usual tools: accountability, filters and erradication (well amputation) of porn material. I employ other tools to assist me, such as if I am feeling tempted or aroused, I take a shower complete with cologne to smell good. Lord knows, after feeling that clean the last thing I want to do is engage in pornography.

The other thing that helped me was change my focus, that is, once I understood what pornography was doing to my life (nothing worthwhile I may add), exactly what I was condoning (sexual slavery and women's exploitation), I saw I could no longer engage in it. That made it very distasteful for me to want to bother with it anymore.

At any rate, once that was all squared in my head plus my innermost desire to honor God for the life he gave me and as a way of thanks for forgiving my past transgressions, I stopped altogether.

While it is true that temptation is still there, I am not struggling because I know God has my back. I also know nothing is impossible with God. So everyday you don't engage, you don't partake, it'll be a day of victory. Build on that and before you know it, it'll be part of who you used to be not who you are.

Peace,
Mikhail


Praise God!! Setting Captives free worked for me too! I have been free for over a year and a half and it is awesome!! You are right temptations are always there but it gets easier each passing day and I still go to a men's group at my church dealing with this addiction. Stay strong brothers in Christ! It is only with His help that we can over come.

JPE
July 28th, 2010, 05:47 PM
I decided to delete my post. It was probably inappropriate anyway. Sorry for barging in, guys.

Battle Plan
August 13th, 2010, 10:18 PM
Hi guys. I am hoping a few of you would be willing to write out your testimony on your journey in and out of pornography. If you agree, I will post your story on my website which helps those who are addicted find help. You will be completely anonymous and your testimony will allow you to help someone know that Christ is a healer and sets people free.

You may contact me via the form here: {Mod Snip}
Thank you in advance.

regionsteve
August 17th, 2010, 01:15 PM
We use Blue Coat K-9 protection. It's free to download from the internet and works great!

Downloaded this recently, and I agree completely. Works great!

Watchingthesky
September 9th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Having a wife doesn't necessarily help. I think there are situations where it's worse. I know a couple of guys who had very social, fulfilled lives when they were single. The women they married are harsh and cold and they say that they are more lonely now than when they were single and that the emotional pain makes it tougher to avoid temptations, like porn.

Unfortunately, this is my current situation, and it is causing me many, many problems with porn, desire, and lust. I am terribly alone in my marriage, my attempts at making it better are failing, but I WILL NOT divorce. God made the bond, at my request and the request of my wife. That has to mean something, or nothing we say or do means anything.

Please pray for me and for my marriage.

regionsteve
September 16th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Continuing to pray for all of us.

iwillnotstumble
September 21st, 2010, 02:26 PM
praying for everyone who is caught in this deception :pray

Wandersong
October 28th, 2010, 10:37 AM
I've been free of pornography for over a year and a half (WOOT!). After being in bondage to it for over a decade and a half, I found that the only way out for me was to be accountable to not only God who gracefully forgave me but also to my wife. I told her, and we worked through it. The look on her face is enough motivation to keep me away from it. Truth is, I hated myself every time I used it. During, and afterwards. I just could not stop myself as much as I knew that I could if I really wanted to. It's maddening... and for me the only way out was accountability.

If you are married, and struggling with this, my advice to you is to tell your spouse. If you are really committed to quitting then she deserves to know so you can work through it together. Without human accountability, I have found that it's almost impossible. An accountability partner is also useful but not more so than your spouse. It's her that you're cheating on, after all. Have courage.

Hope1987
January 3rd, 2011, 06:15 AM
Well as it the start of a new year I decided its really is time for me to try to nip this one in the bud. So I downloaded the k9 filter just see how it goes

UNA_Lion
January 6th, 2011, 12:14 PM
This is an excellent thread.