Resources to help the porn addict achieve mind renewal abound. The literature describes a variety of approaches. All with an eye toward short-circuiting the flesh. Anything that distract the flesh, for even the briefest of moments, is a possible candidate.
CHRISTIAN LITERATURE: CURRENT PRACTICE AND THOUGHT
Perhaps motivated by David’s use of the harp to calm Saul’s troubled spirit (I Samuel 16:14-23), some have suggested listening to music. Other suggestions include exercise, diving into a hobby, meditation, reading, and journaling. All that I reviewed recommended incorporating an accountability partner or group at some point in the short-circuiting process.
MIND RENEWAL: NOT THE EXCLUSIVE DOMAIN OF ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS/GROUPS
Can healing also be accomplished apart from an accountability partner/group? Yes, as described in this series of blogs. Mind renewal is not the exclusive domain of accountability partners/groups. The still-struggling may simply need to learn how to step up the degree to which they are “walking in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). The still-struggling may need to do nothing more than drop the passivity and learn how to actively pursue more regular relationship intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
(for a lengthier discussion of mind renewal, including successes of—and resistance to—accountability-based approaches, see the full blog at www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/not-the-exclusive-domain-v2)
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to renew the mind by stepping 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.
The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling 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!