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Q:

How can I overcome my addiction to sexual sin?


A:

We appreciate your concern about sexual sin. To overcome this temptation, we would make the following suggestions:

    • Make a personal commitment of your life to Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord if you have not already done so. You will discover a new desire and a new strength to deal with your problems (2 Corinthians 5:17).

 

  • Constantly submit your life to the Holy Spirit, that He might produce in you the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-25). Conquering temptation and maintaining self-control is not done in our own strength, but in the power of the Holy Spirit. The foundation for a close walk with God through the Spirit involves consistent Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with vital
    Christians.

 

 

  • Refocus and renew your mind by setting it on Christ and thoughts that are wholesome and good (Colossians 3:1-4, Philippians 4:8-9).

 

 

  • Eliminate things which trigger lust, such as certain types of books, television programs, internet sites, movies, magazines, etc. even though they may not be explicitly pornographic.

 

 

  • Ask the Lord to help you identify the times and situations in which you become more vulnerable to this behavior, and learn other ways of response. Christian counseling, including a support group, may be of special help. For possible referral in your area contact Focus on the Family, P. O. Box 35500, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80935; telephone: (719) 531-3400.

 

 

  • Find a mature Christian of the same sex to whom you can be accountable for your progress in overcoming this habit.

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Fengchi says:

    I will ask Jesus what’s behind my addiction.

    1. John Saverino says:

      I will pray for you. Your sin nature is what is behind your addiction and until you give God full control, it will continue to plague you. At least that is how it was for me. Remember giving God full control is an everyday process, because there is a constant war going on between the Spirit and the flesh. The good news is that if we let Jesus fight our battles, we will have victory!!!

  2. John Saverino says:

    The key to victory is desire. What are your true desires? If the Word doesn’t have a place in your heart, then no matter how many verses you cite or how much of the Bible you read, you will still be bound by your addiction. But once the Word becomes the desire of your heart, the addiction shackles come off!

  3. Eddy James says:

    Glory to God for the advice; am now an overcomer.

  4. Thapelo says:

    Thank you for such an advice and spiritual empowerment

  5. Macstarmarak says:

    Thank you so much for those who are involved in this organisation because I got bless of God by reading these words and I realized now how to do commitment myself to God.

  6. Ronald says:

    Thank you so much. At least I have something. God bless

  7. daniel morehouse says:

    This helps But Im missing some of the things that Help with it.

  8. contonnia blake says:

    i thank you for sharing and caring. God bless you.