Many have been freed from a porn addiction with the help of accountability-based purity programs. But has the success of accountability-based purity programs come at a price? Has the success of accountability-based purity programs—coupled with most in the Church’s well-intentioned insistence that escape is only possible with accountability—also left many behind?
THE SHAME FACTOR LEAVES MANY BEHIND
Most that want to quit porn will opt out of accountability-based purity programs once made aware that they must spill their sexual sins in a group setting. One survey puts the number at a whopping 83% . That is correct. 83% of persons wanting to quit porn are not enlisting the aid of an accountability partner/group to help them quit. The Main Reason: The Shame Factor is too high. Too high for them to publicly acknowledge that they have a sin problem and seek help.
THE HARD-TO-NAVIGATE ESCAPE LEAVES MANY BEHIND
Those claiming that accountability is the only way of escape openly acknowledge that accountability-based escape may be the hardest thing that an addict will ever do in his life (see www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/the-hardest-thing-v4). Another reason why 83% of persons wanting to quit porn are not seeking (and then sticking with) an accountability partner/group to help them quit.
ACCOUNTABILITY-BASED ESCAPE: BUT AT WHAT PRICE?
Has the success of accountability-based purity programs come at a price? Content with having found one way of escape, has the success of accountability-based purity programs resulted in most of the Church no longer seeking less shameful, easier-to-successfully-navigate, escape-without-accountability, wholly Spirit-powered options? Has the success of accountability-based purity programs left many of the 83% behind?
THE CHURCH HAS ANOTHER OPTION
Accountability-based purity programs for overcoming porn and other sins of the flesh have been proven—in both the World and the Church. But most of those wanting to quit porn will not seek accountability-based help. That’s bad news for the porn-trapped of the World. Why? Because accountability-based help is all the World has to offer. But despite its well-intentioned insistence to the contrary, the Church does have another option (see www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/church-has-another-option-v4). A zero-shame, much easier-to-successfully-navigate, escape-without-accountability, wholly Spirit-powered option (Galatians 5:16).
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to build a zero-shame, much easier-to-successfully-navigate, escape-without-accountability, wholly Spirit-powered purity program. 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 (Ephesians 5:18b-19).
The left-behind 83% now have another option. The left-behind 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!
THANK YOU, HOLY SPIRIT!
1. The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact of Pornography in the Digital Age, Barna Group, Ventura, CA, page 112 (83% determined as the average of 79% for Teens & Young Adults and 87% for Adults Age 25 and Older), 2016