Three Ways to Overcome Porn

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I’m not going to tiptoe around porn.  If you are a porn addict, you are not in a state of grace.

Some people might say that culpibility is reduced because it has become an uncontrollable addiction.

That might be true.  I commend you to your priest.  Do you really want to take the chance of going to hell?

It’s time to stop making excuses about porn.

It’s time to stop being weak and to man up or woman up.

Are you ready to take some steps to overcome porn?

Overcome Porn by Praying the Rosary

Pray the rosary daily.

“If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I assure you that in spite of the gravity of your sins, you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory. Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in Hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if  and mark well what I say — if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon of your sins.” St Louis de Montfort.


Overcome Porn by Going to Daily Mass

Do you love receiving the Eucharist?  Go to daily Mass.

It might be that your desire to be in a state of grace in order to receive, might give you some strength to resist the porn temptation.

Also, just receiving our Lord daily will give you so many graces.

Overcome Porn by Fasting & Doing Penance

Jesus himself said that some demons do not go out except by praying and fasting.

Fast and offer up small mortifications.

Refuse that second helping.  End your shower with 2 minutes of cold water.  Read scripture & other spiritual books.  Keep a tight rein on your tongue when you feel like telling someone off.

All these mortifications help you to train your will and thus help you to resist the big sins.

If none of these things do it for you, then you will have to voluntarily give up some of your freedom by using an internet filter or accountability software. Ask your spouse to help you set it up.


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2 thoughts on “Three Ways to Overcome Porn

  1. C

    Great article but I notice a bit of a conflict. You state porn addicts are not in a state of grace and we know, as Catholics, if you are not in a state of grace you are in the state of sin. I believe that there are people who suffer from the agony of porn addiction and want nothing more than to be worthy of receiving the Eucharist. Addiction, whether by substance (alcohol, drugs, etc) and/or by behavioral (gambling, sex, etc) does involve an alteration of brain chemistry and most likely will not disappear overnight. The intense desire to rid yourself of an addiction and humbly beg for forgiveness and mercy from God, via confession, is a tremendous grace. I fully agree with you that people tend to make excuses which is nothing more than weakness. However, compassion for those who suffer addictions, is an integral part of our faith.

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    1. Cynthia Burley Post author

      Hi there,

      I’d have to go back and look at the video, but are you saying when you watch porn you are not sinning? I don’t mean they’re in a continual state of sin, but definitely, while watching.

      I’m a little skeptical about some things labeled as addiction. Is a loose woman a sexual addict? At what point does sin end and addiction begin?

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