We want to live free from disordered addictions. To breath the free air is obtainable! Nonetheless, the plague of pornography continues in the culture. “Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God." (Mt 5:8) Purity of heart and mind are the aim of battling pornography, because once obtained by God's mercy and his grace to help our disciplines we will see God more and more clearly every day.
A couple of years back, I went to an intensive course by Integrity Restored. I received great resources during the course. I wanted to pass on to you some of the resources to help fight the battle for purity and chastity for the sake of sexual freedom and health. These are the websites and other resources which offer healing through counseling, great hopeful books, and retreats. Please know that it takes a great desire to change, accountability, and good habits to become free. These are some great resources to delve into to begin the path to freedom. If you have related questions for me, do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to help in any way. Hang in there and God bless you!
1. Free Assessment to find out if one is addicted: https://www.recoveryzone.com/tests/sex-addiction/SAST/index.php
2. Website resources: general
www.ruahwoods.org Theology of the Body formation
www.faithfulandtrue.com Christian Counseling near the Twin Cities
www.integrityrestored.com Great resource for overcoming pornography habit/addiction
For Women: www.bloomforcatholicwomen.com
For Men: www.faithfulandtrue.com/mov-3-day/
Three day intensive workshop aimed at freeing men from pornography addiction For Parents: www.cmgparent.org Platform using Covenant eyes and also gives run down of current apps people are using and why they were created!
For Young Adults: www.theporneffect.com Matt Fradd, Jason Evert contribute and more.
Ages 3-8 = "Good Pictures Bad Pictures" by Kristen A. Jenson, MA
Ages 9-13 = "Wonderfully Made Babies!" by Ellen Giagiordano
Ages 13+ = "Plunging Pornography" by D.J. Hueneman
Ages 16+ = "Treating Pornography Addiction" by Dr. Kevin B. Skinner
"Out of the Shadows" by Patrick Carnes,
"Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families" by Peter Kleponis,
"Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction" by Mark Laaser,
"Treating Trauma from Sexual Betrayal" by Kevin Skinner,
"Shattered Vows" by Debbie Laaser,
"Mending a Shattered Heart" by Stephanie Carnes.