If you’re answering God’s call to resist pornography, know that you are not alone. We all have our battles, and it is in resisting and persevering through these trials that we cling closer to Christ, so that what the enemy meant for evil, God wants to use for our good. (Genesis 50:20)  “Submit yourselves then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Please make use of the Sacrament of Confession as frequently as needed, and the following resources:

If you’re interested in joining a confidential Catholic support group for pornography addiction, please contact Deacon Stephen Bowling, Director of the Archdiocese’s Family Ministries Office, at sbowling@archlou.org. The group has not yet started, but Deacon Bowling is gathering contact information so that once the group begins those interested may be invited. You’re also welcome to let Fr. Robert know, in case a parish-level support group could be formed.

Covenant Eyes
Software that blocks pornography.

Fortify
An online program to help you quit pornography for good.

Strive: 21-day Porn Detox
Join Matt Fradd and a community of brothers in discovering the keys to living porn-free.

RECLAIM God’s Plan for Sexual Health
Anonymous, Catholic, 100% online recovery program, from pornography, masturbation, affairs, and other problematic sexual compulsions.

Integrity Restored
A Catholic program that helps restore the integrity of individuals, spouses, and families that have been affected by pornography addiction. Provides resources to break free from pornography, heal relationships, and to assist parents in preventing and responding to pornography exposure.

Sexaholics Anonymous
Support group of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.

Help for Men and Women Struggling with Pornography Use

St. Joseph Men of Integrity
A support system for Catholic men who desire healing from addictive sexual behaviors. Saint Joseph models how a man is to approach his relationships with his family, friends, and community. The group provides a safe atmosphere for men to share the struggles that keep them enslaved to sin, to learn more effective ways of dealing with the struggles, and to learn to live as men of integrity. Currently available only online in Kentucky, but if there is enough interest, a local in-person group could be started.

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