In part 2 of this pornography addiction series, Eric takes us on his humbling journey to recovery. While keeping his addiction a secret, his life was thrown curve-ball after curve-ball, which finally forced him into the sunlight and eventually down the path of recovery. Check out the many resources listed below, for anyone whose life has pornography been affected by addiction, which is almost all of us.
Julie's challenge to listeners: Share this specific episode with 5 people. Share it on your Facebook, your Twitter Account, your Instagram. Let's save lives.
Further Resources for Sexual Addiction and Recovery
-The 12 Steps - Addiction Recovery Program (ARP)-
-Addiction Recovery Meetings in the Area (sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)- https://addictionrecovery.lds.org/find-a-meeting?lang=eng
-Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) https://www.sa.org/
-SA Meeting Finder: https://www.sa.org/meetings/
-Anonymous Support Person: request a sponsor to work the ARP program: www.arpsupport.org
https://www.lds.org/addressing-pornography/?lang=eng– many AWESOME faith based resources for overcoming pornography addiction and supporting those struggling with addiction
www.rowboatandmarbles.org - hope and healing from sex addiction from a Christian perspective, good resources to help understand addiction for husbands and wives
http://www.danoakeslpc.com/home/ Dan Oakes, MeD, LPC is a sexual addiction therapist in Arizona. His website has several awesome videos and articles ranging from talking to your kids about sex to information on pornography and addiction. He also has links to several great TED Talks on similar subjects (under the "videos" tab).
https://www.addorecovery.com/ Addo Recovery: Utah based therapy group that provides free videos, articles, etc. addressing sexual addiction and betrayal trauma
He Restoreth My Soul by Dr. Donald L. Hilton - EXCELLENT resource for understanding addiction and recovery written by a Latter Day Saint author and neurosurgeon. If you read one book, read this one! Dr. Hilton studies brain chemistry and the effects of pornography addiction on the brain. This book discusses the total problem of addiction – Spiritual, Chemical, Behavioral, Emotional, etc and the solutions.
Addicted to Adultery by Douglas Weiss, PhD
Hope After Betrayal by Meg Wilson
What Can I Do About Him Me? by Rhyll Anne Croshaw
(because music speaks to our souls in a way nothing else can)
"Come As You Are" by Nathan Pacheco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKE4zYT-q6E
"If We're Honest" by Fransesca Battistelli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcTvtuuVU8
Protecting Your Home
*Multiple Levels of Filtration-
At the router-
OpenDNS (free) or Pandora’s Hope ($)
At the computer/device-
NetNanny ($), McAfee SafeEyes ($), Covenant Eyes ($)
adblockplus.org (free) – blocks banner/popups on websites including facebook and youtube.
Related Conference Talks (from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)
"The Great Plan of Redemption" - By Linda S. Reeves (October 2016)
*** "The Master Healer" - By Carole M. Stephens (October 2016)
"Protection from Pornography—a Christ-Focused Home" - By Linda S. Reeves
*** "Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ" - By Elder Richard G. Scott (October 2013)