Ministers Who Counsel People With Porn Addiction Say It Cannot be Fought Alone

People who struggle with an addiction to porn won’t succeed in overcoming it if they try to battle it alone, explained people who minister to porn addicts.

In an episode of Dallas Theological Seminary’s podcast “The Table,” professor Darrell Bock moderated a discussion between Josh Proctor, who oversees a ministry centered on helping porn addicts, Joy Pedrow, who oversees a women’s ministry, and Christian apologist Josh McDowell.

Proctor said he believes that an important way for a porn addict to fight their problem is to “come clean” with a “confession to God” and a “confession to others.”

He added, “1 John 1:9 talks about ‘I’m going to experience cleansing when I confess my sin.’ James 5 talks about ‘I’m going to experience healing when I confess my sin to one another,'” said Proctor.

“The consequences of that are different for everyone, but you can’t get free or walk in the freedom that Jesus has given you until you come clean.”

McDowell, a best-selling author who became interested in the issue of fighting porn addiction nine years ago when learning that many young Christians see it as a barrier to becoming true followers of Jesus, agreed with Proctor, adding, “if you try to go it alone, you won’t make it.”

“Just take your Bible and then start with the New Testament how many scores of time it writes ‘one another, one another, love one another, pray for another, counsel one another, encourage one another,'” said McDowell.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski