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    ScottScott Weeman
    Keymaster

    Accountability is at the cornerstone of any recovery effort, and this is especially true for men and women who struggle with addiction to pornography and sex. “Acting out” keeps us isolated, and shining a light on the situation while inviting others to hold us accountable is crucial to maintain growth and healing.
    Within this thread, feel free to anonymously check in on a regular basis with both your successes and struggles, noting the tools that have helped you find freedom or the situations that drove you to a set back. Not only will this help you moving closer to another day free from the shackles of pornography and sex addiction, but it will also help others along the way.

    #887
    DaleDale Martin
    Participant

    Not only am I looking to be accountable, I’m also looking for successful ways to cope with temptation. I’ve heard lust is the major root underlying masturbation and porn addiction.
    I’m being accountable to my fiancee but I’m looking for Catholic men to help move forward.

    #911
    PhilPhil Morgan
    Participant

    I have recovered from seriously bad drug and alcohol addictions. With a clean date from drugs of 9/6/2002. Wrapped up in all that was also a pornography and sex addiction I never dealt with.
    Now 15 years later I’m seeking to get serious about chastity. Priest in confession have ask why I don’t go back to using 12 Step principals to overcome my current struggles.
    So here I am.

    #912
    PhilPhil Morgan
    Participant

    One of the recovery resources I’m starting to look at is a group called “Integrity Restored.” Catholic chastity speaker / author, Matt Fradd is part of it’s core team.
    They are available on YouTube. Also I just bought their primary text called: “Integrity Restored – helping Catholic families win the battle against pornography.” by Peter C. Kleponis,PH.D.
    As I start reading it I’ll check back in with you about it. I bought my copy on Amazon. I also bought Matt Fradd’s book “The Porn Myth.”
    Be courageous, be bold, be a chaste Catholic man.

    #916
    Salsal medinq
    Participant

    I’m also trying to get over my sex sin with sodomy I pray everyday, I hope can fog I’ve my sins someday

    #926
    ScottScott Weeman
    Keymaster

    Thank you for sharing all of this! Dr. Kleponis of Integrity Restored provides great services for men struggling around pornography addiction. His books are great too, and I specifically recommend ‘Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography’. I have had the opportunity to discuss some of this with him and share some of his wisdom in my upcoming book.

    We are working on creating materials for men’s groups to be provided to communities across the country. Several resources are being collected and referenced, and I am interested in hearing more about what kinds of solutions you all have found or are, perhaps, looking for.

    “My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
    I do not see the road ahead of me.
    I cannot know for certain where it will end.
    Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that
    I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am
    actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You
    does in fact please you.
    And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
    I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
    And I know that, if I do this, You will lead me by the right road,
    though I may know nothing about it.
    Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost
    and in the shadow of death.
    I will not fear, for You are ever with me,
    and You will never leave me to face my perils alone,”
    —Thomas Merton

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    Anonymous
    Inactive

    God bless you Phil!

    #1682
    ToomasToomas Karmo
    Participant

    Feeling bad and sad. Prayed earlier in the day, and that did help a bit.

    #1745
    KenKen Poole
    Participant

    Except for a few years during my marriage, I’ve had a problem with pornography all my adult life. Since my wife passed away 2/6/19 (age 48) , it has gotten much worse, since I am alone quite a bit. I’ve tried blocking software on my phone, but always find ways around it.
    It would be nice to have a place for accountability. I am in a continuous cycle of porn for a few days, getting to confession before Sunday mass, sometimes free of the porn for a week or so, but then falling back into it.
    I’m not sure how this thread should work – post here daily? Or does anyone here want to exchange email or mobile numbers for accountability and support?

    #1770
    PaulPaul Gosselin
    Participant

    Sorry for your loss, Ken. I’m available to share my email and mobile. Just let me know if you are still interested.

    Paul

    #1842
    RobRob Carpenter
    Participant

    Please go to the Sexaholic Anonymous web-site. There is likely to be meetings in your area. I have been involved with it for many years and find it helpful. I have not always been able to maintain perfect sexual sobriety over these years but things are so much better than at the beginning of attending SA. At this time I have 2 and a half years of complete sexual sobriety. It’s a miracle, but that is whywe turn to God and his merciful grace.

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