How to Cut Off Porn | Resources

How to Cut Off Porn | Resources
Matthew 5:29-30 - If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right-hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Does this mean that if you struggle with lust or pornography, that God wants you to literally cut your right eye out and throw it away? Not exactly...

Jesus is speaking very pointedly, but figuratively, about how to have deliverance from heart sin.

In Jewish culture, the right eye and the right hand represented a person’s best and most precious body parts. The right eye represented someone best vision. The right hand represented someone’s best skills.

Jesus is saying we need to be willing to give up whatever is necessary, even if it’s the most cherished thing we possess to protect us from this sin.



Jesus is saying we need to be willing to give up whatever is necessary, even if it’s the most cherished thing we possess to protect us from this sin.



In other words, you might need to do something like:

  • Install monitoring software on your devices
  • Shutdown or delete Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
  • Get rid of your computer
  • Go back to using a flip phone with no internet
  • Saying goodbye to a bad relationship
  • Move to a different part of your office.

Much of this battle is a technical battle. Here are some great tools to help you filter and provide accountability for your computer, phones, or tablets.


Resources



Internet Content Filtering and Accountability for all devices wherever you go

Covenant Eyes – This is an app that you or your entire family can install on your all of your devices, even on your cell phones.

Circle – Circle works alongside your home Wifi network, and comes with quite a few dynamic features (time limits, internet off times, filtering, etc). Circle Go, which is available for devices while they're not connected to your home wifi also helps monitor and filter out what you, your spouse, and your kids see on the internet.

  • Circle $99 or $89 on Amazon
  • Circle Go ($9.95 per month – Requires the Circle Device)
  • http://meetcircle.com

Internet Content Filtering for your Home

Open DNS - This is a completely free solution to block adult content on your home WIFI network. However, it will require a little bit of technical savviness to get this set up correctly

Books

Care + Support Groups

You may want to consider joining a support group like Pastor Brian mentioned in his message. Here are some options below:

Men’s Groups - "Walking Free" Sexual Brokenness Support Group

Walking Free | Men's Group

Women’s Groups - "Journey" Spouses of Sexual Strugglers Support Group

  • Contact Christian Carberry at 678.391.5950

Online Groups

West Ridge has also partnered with Formation Counseling to provide you affordable marriage and family counseling. If you have a situation that requires more individual attention.

Contact Formation Counseling


If you have any questions, contact our pastoral care team at care@westridge.com.

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