First of all, before you continue to read this helpful article, know that searching for this article indicates that you are making efforts to overcome this addiction and that is a great step to your recovery. Stopping masturbation isn’t easy but is very possible overcome.
- Seek non-judgmental help
The first most important step to recovery is knowing that you need help and you are willing to do what is takes to overcome that addiction and make certain changes in your life. Opening up to a counselor gives you a sense of accomplishment towards your goal. His/her input will not only make you accountable to also will let you know that you are not in alone.
- Know the roots
Is masturbation intentional. Of course yes! The bible makes an intriguing statement in James 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Masturbation is as a result of our sexual desires and lustful thoughts. The more we feed the thoughts and desires, the more it controls us. Addictions creates a temporal relief after but later we regret giving in.
- Renewal of the mind- Romans 12:2
Battles of addictions are worn in the mind. It starts with little sexual desires. This unhealthy behavior must be replaced with healthy ones like reading the bible. Dedicating yourself to the reading and studying of scriptures will build you up both spiritually and psychologically. Through His word you will learn to overcome the guilty and condemnation from the devil when you sin. Remember, take one day at a time.
Take one day at a time. Bounce back when you relapse but never ever give up you are closer than you think.
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