Frequently Asked Questions.
How do I break free from my addiction to pornography? I have tried many ways (such as praying, fasting) but after, I sometimes still fall. I really want to quit! I made a promise to God that I will not date until I am “sexually pure”.
This is a loaded question with many possible answers depending on your situation. Like… how you are accessing porn? If you are using accountability or not? We have spent 13+ years researching, praying and providing resources to help people like you overcome. We have put everything we know as far as knowledge, resources, experiences, testimonies, videos, messages, and so much more here on our website. I would recommend that you spend some time here at XXXchurch online. There are thousands of blogs that you can read through because there is sure to be some you will resonate with and find answers from. Start here.
I have a Facebook page that I use to contact friends and family and want to keep but it seems even Facebook has very inappropriate pages. How ca block these pages that contain images of half naked pictures of women that is easily accessible? Does X3 work also on Facebook?
You can’t pick and choose what you want to see on FB unfortunately. However if FB is a stumbling block for you then perhaps get rid of FB or blacklist it with X3watch. If you do that, write out a list of those friends and family members you stay connected with thru FB and make it a point to call them once in awhile instead. It’s much more meaningful anyway. 😉
I guess I could be defined as being the “good church kid”. I’m a leader in Sunday school and I also have preached twice to my entire congregation (and I love theology). No one, and I mean no one, actually knows what is going on with me in my life. I have sexual feelings towards the same sex, I’ve looked at gay porn (though I’ve never been addicted) every once and a while, and there are other sins that I won’t trust to this text box. I can’t share this with anyone, it would destroy my reputation and make people see me as the terrible person I really am, and not a role model. I need help! the only reason I came here is because I remember this site being mentioned by a preacher during church camp. Also I’m a Christian, I have that new heart, but isn’t the old one suppose to pass away? Isn’t it “behold all things become new?”. How come sin still has glamour to it if I have a new heart?! Please help.
My heart goes out to you, so young and so convinced that you cannot trust or talk to anyone about this. Most of us fear being fully known and yet it is in being fully known, fully loved and fully accepted by a loving and merciful God that we are made new. There are people that He will put in your life that can be that representation of His love to you. You need that. You need a safe person, a safe place to confess your struggles, someone who will hold you accountable to a plan of escape– a new layout of action in your life so to speak.
Start praying about who that person is in your life. Allow God to show you. This is not something you can walk out alone.
God does say those things about giving us a new heart and yes that “behold, I make all things new” scripture comes from Revelation make sure you read it in context to what God is saying and when. God tells us that as long as we live here in earthen vessels we are going to struggle with our flesh and with temptation. The good news is that He does provide a way of escape! You can be free from acting out. But you have to put some things in place and we believe it starts with being accountable. Check out Craig Gross book OPEN that talks about what accountability looks like and how to implement it in your life.