This page has great resources if you or a friend are battling a pornography addiction. They are mainly geared to women, but some are good resources for men or women. I have also added some resources at the bottom for parents too.
Fight the New Drug is a website that I often share articles and stats from on my social media accounts. It tackles the issues with porn from a non-Christian/ non-religious perspective. This makes it a great resource for friends who are struggling but may not have a relationship with Christ or for sharing important info via social media.
Beggar’s Daughter is a great resource for women who struggle with porn. Jessica’s story impacted me and encouraged me to keep fighting and continues to encourage me. Her articles are real and raw and tackle pornography issues and how they relate to women from a Biblical perspective. She also has great articles that relate to singles as well.
Dirty Girls Ministries, I know the title is kinda awkward, but the resources and the book by the same title is where I started in my journey of healing and freedom. The book goes through the founder’s story along with other women’s stories as it takes you through how to find freedom. It was huge for me to really begin to realize that I wasn’t the only woman who had this struggle, and to see how the author and founder found victory. I highly recommend going through the book with an accountability partner or who ever is helping you through this journey. If not then start with this book and look into the resources on the correlating website for support group options.
I had a panicked mom contact me the other day because she discovered her curious 8 year old was googling sex related things and viewing pornographic images of those things. So I’m going to include some resources for parents specifically here. But feel free to explore any of the sites above too. It’s important to know how to talk to your kids age appropriately about sex and how to handle porn they might be exposed to. Also, the tools you can put in place to protect your children in your home. Just don’t forget to equip them with how to resit and handle situations where it might be at a friend’s or other situations.
National Center on Sexual Exploitation-Parents Section They have different articles for parents and even have one about setting filters and parental controls on google.
Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids This one is a book. I haven’t personally read it, but have heard it recommend by several people who have kids and have read it with their kids.
The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality This one is also a book. It is recommend for parents to go through with children ages 6-10.
I will try to post more as I come across them. But a big thing to remember if you are a parent and find out your child has been viewing porn is not freak out on them. Breathe, but don’t ignore the situation. Equip yourself with resources and tips on how to open a healthy dialogue with your kids that makes it clear the harms of pornography while opening a healthy door to future conversations about sex. You want to have that door open so that you can continue to parent your kids even in matters of sex, and so that they feel comfortable coming to you for questions or advice instead of the internet or friends.
More to come! Stay tuned! 🙂