So, You’re Trying To Quit Watching Porn?

So you want to stop watching porn? Maybe you read my first posts. Maybe you didn’t ready either of them. That doesn’t matter at all. What is important is that you’re here. You’re reading this because you want to stop feeding your addiction that’s holding a grip on your. That’s is a very bold decision and I’m proud of you for it. I’m here to tell you that it won’t be easy, but I’m here to offer my help along the way. I’m interested in your journey, because someone was nice enough to take an interest in mine and it changed my life forever. Let’s do this!

I was in your shoes not too long ago. Just a few months actually. Now, I am 63 days porn free! I don’t write this blog to brag. I write this blog to be transparent. I’m 19 and have spent over 6 years of my life addicted to watching porn. If I can stop, so can you!

I’m not going to lie to you. Giving up porn was one of the hardest things I’ve done. It takes strength, determination, accountability, and a lot of prayer. God has guided me through this journey and will continue to do so. When trying to curb your porn watching habit, you will fail. You will give in to temptation. It’s important to acknowledge these failures and move forward from them. I have hundreds of failed attempts to quit watching porn. It could have been easier if I knew how to do it, but I was pretty much left to myself because I was too ashamed to get help, which brings me to my first piece of advice,

1. Get help. Find an accountability partner. Someone you can trust, and someone you will be sad to disappoint. Be transparent and open with them. Share your struggles with them. If you don’t have anyone you want to trust with your struggle, email me! I want to help you in any way possible. I will keep our conversations confidential, never sharing your name. I know how important this was to me. My email is freefromporn1@gmail.com

2. Count the days you’ve been porn free! It helps to see progress.There’s a note in my phone that I dedicated to write the days where I would stop watching porn. Here’s exactly what it reads.

7/6/2014 the day I stopped

8/5/2014 1st slip up

8/7 first day
8/11 restart
9/10 slip up
10/10 slip up
10/11 restart
11/9 first day
As you can see I had many failed attempts to quit! Eventually I just started writing the first day I was porn free. There are countless previous attempts to quit and slip ups that I never wrote on here. You will slip up. You will make mistakes. The important thing is you have a desire to quit. Eventually, you WILL succeed.
3. Stay Busy. A wise person once said, “idle hands are the devils playground.” Often times when I had too much free time, I would be tempted to watch porn. That’s when I had my failures. Sometimes I would just do it in my free time out of habit. Manage your time well, plan to be around people. Make it hard for yourself to have free time when your mind can wander.
4. Work Out. I noticed that when I started to work out, my desire to watch porn decreased. I’m pretty sure at some point I learned working out helps release hormones and endorphins. Being a teenager, these things are raging. Working out is a great way to help suppress them. I’m no scientist, but I do know from experience that this helped me a lot.
5. Lastly, Pray! This is by far the most important step. Never underestimate the power of prayer. God wants to hear from you. He wants to help you with your struggle. Pray that God will free you from the grips of porn, and that He will keep you from it!
I’m so glad you took the time to read this. I’m proud that you want to make a commitment to stop watching porn. You can beat this! I would love to hear from you. Please comment, or email me!
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