While professional Biblical counseling may be the best treatment for this addiction, there are also some personal steps a Christian can take to help guard against temptation: Remove yourself from situations and environments that have any involvement in pornography or where pornography is encouraged and/or available.
When I was 21, I attended Bible school in Austria and later entered full-time Christian ministry. I brought my pornography addiction with me. I lived two lives and my shame started to grow. I didn’t understand why I was powerless over this sexual darkness, so I hid this life at whatever cost. I took a year away from ministry to focus on.
Overcoming this addiction can take an enormous amount of courage and fortitude. Focus on the Family, an online support network, says “Experts believe that a pornography addiction may be harder to break than a heroin addiction” (focusonthefamily.com). Yet a life free of the pornography burden is possible—and help getting there is crucial.