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Hi guys

I've been battling an addiction to sexual sin (porn and self-gratification) for a while now, but haven't made much progress, if any. I know that having somebody who can help keep you accountable is vital, so I was hoping that someone who reads this could volunteer to be that person for me. I realize that it's probably better to have an accountability partner I can speak to in person, but at the moment I don't feel like that's something I can bring myself to arrange (...it's rather complicated).

So, I've decided that the next best thing I can do is remove the computer (and TV) from my bedroom, and find an accountability partner on CTF who I can correspond with once every week or so, at least for the first wee while. I can then keep in contact with them from a local internet cafe every so often. That way, I'll only have one source of temptation to deal with - the family TV. Not ideal, but I do feel it'll be a step in the right direction.

Ideally, I'd like someone who has experienced what I'm going through and has eventually become free from it. If somebody is willing to help me but is still struggling themselves, I'd be perfectly happy to offer them accountability in return.

Thanks a bunch. :blushing:

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Update - a few hours after submitting the above post, I sent an email to the parentals telling them everything. I had a sudden desire to open up to them, so I decided to act on that before I changed my mind. I'm a little shell-shocked by what I've told them but I do feel it was necessary. A big burden's been lifted and I think I've taken a significant step in the right direction, so here's hoping (and praying) that I can build on this.

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Looking forward to an answer for Crimson, and I'll be praying all goes well ;)

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Dang, what did they say??

They seemed to take it really well and have offered me their full and unconditional support. My Dad said he was "absolutely gobsmacked" (or something very similar) that I'd come out and admitted to it.

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MorningDew,

Coming clean with your problem through the means of confession is probably the best thing that you can do. I was wondering though if you were still seeking accountability or help in that area? I know that I am in the states, but I would love to help you out brother.

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Its a easy we all go through what i end up doing was, Selling my iPod Touch. it was to overwhelming. And i have X3 watch on my macbook. With reports going to my parents. and one of my friends. Just thinking about that report going to your parents. Takes away any thought of Sinning..

That worked for me, For the most part. I still fall, But not as much as I use to.

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Hey Morningdew,

So I struggle with porn and self gratification too- as I'm 99% positive most guys do. One thing that I noticed really helps me when I'm being tempted or if I want to get my mind onto something else, I'll put Worship Music on and Worship, or I'll put Soaking Music and Soak in God's Presence and just ask Him to fill me and purify my mind. I know you got rid of your TV and Computer that you had in your room: which is a great idea, another idea though if you're home alone and on the computer (if you're still keeping one) go onto ihop.org and go to the prayer room tab... this is the web address

http://www.ihop.org/Publisher/Article.aspx?ID=1000058181

I don't know if you know what IHOP is, but it's located in Kansas City and stands for International House of Prayer and has Worship and Prayer going 24/7, and it helps me most of the time, if I let God speak to me through the computer and focus on the Worship Team and the people who are being touched by God.

If you need any help or anything else, feel free to PM me.

God Bless you man,

JesusIsLife1993

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