Pornography & Addiction

Porn, Lust, and Fantasy

Can Intimacy be Found Online?
It all depends on your definition of intimacy.

Dangers and Disappointments of Pornography
Easy access, anonymity, and affordability have made Internet porn attractive, but few realize the dangers.

Fatal Addiction: Ted Bundy's Final Interview
Ted Bundy granted an interview to James Dobson just before he was executed on January 24, 1989.

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Understanding Addictive Behavior

Behind Sex Addiction is a Hunger for God
Addictive sex is one of many counterfeits we accept in place of a fulfilling relationship with God.

Five Criteria for Addiction Assessment
Recognizing signs of trouble.

How Do People Become Addicts?
Unresolved family trauma is at the root of most major life conflicts facing individuals and families.

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Toward Long-Term Healing

Christian Vocalist Overcomes Pornography
Beneath his successes was an ongoing internal battle that took him to his lowest point.

De-Sexualizing the Deeper Need (for porn users)
What I believe God did in me in an instant in 1974 was to break the link between my deep unmet needs and sex.

For Guys Only: The Marks of Manhood
Manhood is demonstrated in a man's fulfillment of responsibility and leadership.

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Your Questions Answered

Can you recommend a Christian counselor in my area?
Focus on the Family has developed a nationwide Christian counseling referral system.

Do you endorse 12-step programs to free people from sexual addiction?
a question to Pure Intimacy

How do I know if I need counseling?
Many people avoid counseling as if it is a disease or a prison sentence.

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First Steps For Recovery

An Individual Approach to Recovery
One of the most common questions asked is: “Can I fix this by myself?”

Bold Next Steps
Realizing you have a problem is half the battle. The real challenge is taking bold steps to do something about it.

Common Barriers to Effective Accountability
Establishing healthy accountability relationships is one of the more difficult tasks for a Christian.

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Women's Topics

A Habit Worth Conquering
Addressing the issue of female masturbation.

Coping with Sexual Anorexia and Aversion
Sexual anorexia occurs when a person – most often a woman – fails to possess a healthy, sexual desire.

Help for Female Sex Addicts
While sex addiction affects both males and females, the challenges faced by female addicts are greater.

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More Help

Focus on the Family’s Counseling Services
If you're facing a crisis, Focus on the Family has a staff of licensed, professional Christian counselors available to talk with you.

CitizenLink.com’s Pornography Resources
Our experts grapple with contemporary social issues and provide a biblical perspective on national and local issues that affect your family.