The ninth in a series of 16 “blog bites” answering anticipated objections to material set forth in A Way of Escape, i.e., the ninth in a series of 16 “blog bites” answering anticipated FAQs.
OBJECTION #9 (of 16)
I am a staunch advocate of accountability. Millions have overcome addictions to porn with the help of an accountability partner or group. I personally know of many that have been set free with the aid of an accountability-based program that I helped to develop here in my office. Several papers of mine have appeared in refereed medical journals. I have even published a book on the necessary role of accountability in breaking free from a porn addiction. Accountability is a must. Professionally speaking, I cannot endorse a purity program that omits accountability. I cannot endorse your escape-without-accountability purity program.
Wonderful that you have already helped free so many from a porn addiction. But there are so many more that want help. Help that you are uniquely positioned to provide!
THE UNREACHED 83 PERCENT
In a survey of persons wanting to quit porn, participants were asked whether they had anyone in their life helping them to quit. 83% of respondents confessed to having no one . For all the success that accountability-based purity programs are reporting, the simple truth is that a whopping 83% of persons (5-of-6) wanting to quit porn are not enlisting the aid of an accountability partner/group to help them quit.
ADDING AN “ACCOUNTABILITY NOT REQUIRED” OPTION TO AN EXISTING ACCOUNTABILITY-BASED PURITY PROGRAM
The Way of Escape’s Spirit-anointed apps can be seamlessly incorporated at the front end of any accountability-based purity program (see this blog’s lead graphic). Once client/subscribers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit,” a good number of them may well be able to exit your program without ever having to set foot in an accountability group. And for those that may still be struggling, the accountability-based option is still there.
You have already reached X persons with your accountability-based purity program. Based on the respected Barna Group’s 83% statistic, your reach could grow to as high as 6X if an “Accountability Not Required” option were added to your purity program.
(for more on how Purity Program Influencers are uniquely positioned to reach the unreached 83%, see the full blog at www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/cannot-endorse-your-purity-program-v2)
A GAME-CHANGING “ACCOUNTABILITY NOT REQUIRED” BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers.
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
The still-struggling 83% now have another option. The still-struggling 83% now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!
1. The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact of Pornography in the Digital Age, Barna Group, Ventura, CA, page 112, 2016 (83% determined as the average of 79% for Teens and Young Adults and 87% for Adults Age 25 and Older)