Breaking Free from Porn and Sex Addiction


by Mike Genung

In this section you will find articles that provide the path to recovery and breaking free from porn and sex addiction.

The journey begins by acquiring basic tools, such as staying out of isolation and removing the stumbling blocks of temptation under our control, continues with dealing with the heart issues that block you from receiving the love of God in your heart, and then presses forward to a re-invigorated relationship with Him.

The journey to breaking free from porn and sex addiction includes healing our closest relationships, especially those with our spouses and kids. There is a stronghold of self-absorption that must be broken, and the only way to do that is to tear our attention off of ourselves and start serving and loving others with no expectation that they’ll do something for us in return. The journey requires humility, the willingness to nail pride to the cross, and the courage to allow God to open the hood of our life, take a hard look at what He wants us to deal with, and then take the appropriate action.

Finding freedom from sexual sin always involves action. Men who talk about going to support groups or doing the other things that must be done but never take action are lying to themselves, in denial, or so deeply bound up in sexual sin that they don’t want to give it up.  Or all three.  If you’re telling your wife that you’re strong enough to break free from porn or sex addiction on your own but you’ve been struggling with sexual sin for years, it’s your track record that reveals the truth, not your words.  She can’t and won’t rebuild her trust in you based on lies or denial. You’ve got to show her by your actions that you mean business.

Blazing Grace is about pointing you to the God you’ve been starved for, some might even say the God you were looking for every time you indulged in lust. When a man or woman has their heart filled with the life, love, and joy of the living God, the pull of porn and sexual addiction becomes nothing in comparison.

May God speak to you as you walk through the pages of this site.

You can access the articles through the drop down menu at the top of each page,
or, here is a listing of all articles under Breaking Free.
Hey, It’s Just a Little Porn; What’s the Big Deal
What is Sex Addiction?
The Consequences of Sexual Addiction
I Inhaled
The First Steps to Freedom from Sexual Addiction
Dealing with a Slip
Masturbation
What I Wish I’d Known About Sex Addiction 20 Years ago
Sexual Sobriety Isn’t Enough
Of Porn and Pride, Part 1
Of Porn and Price, Part 2
15 Principles for Recover & Freedom from Sexual Addiction
What to Do to Break Free From Sexual Sin
Winning the War in the Mind
Healing the Father Wounds
Healing the Wounds of Rejection
The Answer
Recovering from Homosexuality