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14Jan

Episode 05 – How do I work through a porn addiction

“I am addicted to porn; can you help me?” – Gerald

This podcast walks you through addictive behavior, specifically porn addiction, though you could apply these truths to anything that controls you like overeating, shopping too much, or anger.

Rick walks through the behaviors that need to be changed, as well as the heart (internal desires) that must be transformed. The most effective way to listen to this podcast would be by taking notes with a friend. It may change your life.

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The Show

This applies to any addiction–just change the thing that controls you.

Transparency: humility, confession, community—don’t do this alone – James 4:6

  • Worship disorder
  • A matter of faith – (James 1:14-15)
  • What is your problem with the LORD?

Sex is good

  • God-given
  • Sin is Adam-given

The plan – Ephesians 4:22-24

On Renewing

  • Target the heart – James 1:14-15
  • Theater of the mind – fantasy that is satisfied, therefore you have to identify what you crave:
    • Control
    • Power – Conquer – Win
    • Voyeur – Fantasy
    • Insecurity – Fear – Lonely
    • Anger – Devalue
    • Dissatisfaction – lack of contentment

Putting off and putting on

  • Blocks and Fans

Habits

  • Power of habits
  • Identify your porn habits

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About Rick Thomas

Rick is an author, speaker, consultant, and podcaster. He has been training in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor he founded and launched his own training organization in order to encourage and equip people for more effective living. In the early ’90’s he earned a BA in Theology. He then earned a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry and in 2000 he graduated with a MA in Counseling. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow with ACBC. Today his organization reaches people around the world through consulting, training, writing, and speaking.
  • Doug Graham

    Thanks Rick! This is going to be a wonderful podcast! God bless!

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