Did I hear correctly? You’re saying that mind renewal is not the exclusive domain of accountability partners/groups (see www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/not-the-exclusive-domain-v3)? You’re saying that there is a second way of escape from sins of the flesh? A second way to reprogram the brain? A second way to renew the mind? Wow! As one who still occasionally struggles in this area, this is good news indeed. Tell me more!


Yes, a second way of escape. A Scripture-based (Galatians 5:16, Romans 8:1-4, Romans 8:12-13, Ephesians 3:20-21), wholly Spirit-powered way of escape! Hear at least two reasons why this is good news indeed for the still-struggling:

1)      Eliminates the Shame Factor: A survey by the respected Barna Group revealed that a whopping 83% of persons wanting to quit porn still have nobody in their life to help them quit (see www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/fresh-hope-for-the-83-percent-v3). The main reason? The Shame Factor is too high. Too high for the still-struggling to publicly acknowledge that they have a sin problem and seek help. Far more appealing is an option where the still-struggling need only call on the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit in the lead, the still-struggling can escape sins of the flesh without anyone ever even knowing that they had a sin problem.

2)      Ease of Escape: Advocates of accountability openly acknowledge that accountability-based escape (= partner/group-aided starving of the flesh) may be the hardest thing that an addict will ever do in his life (see www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/the-hardest-thing-v3). On the other hand, escape in the Way of Escape Battle Plan is accomplished by repeatedly popping a DVD into a DVD player and drowning oneself in the Holy Spirit. Easy-Peasy!

It is always easier to “Feed the Spirit” than to “Starve the Flesh.” Much, much easier.


Yes, two ways to reprogram the brain. Accountability reprograms the brain by starving the flesh. While a wholly Spirit-powered option reprograms the brain by feeding the Spirit. The Result? Two separate, distinct, and fundamentally different ways of reprogramming the brain.

Every individual is different. An accountability-based purity program might be best for those that desire the support and camaraderie that groups provide (Galatians 6:1-2, James 5:16). While others, for a variety of reasons (see the previous section for two), might prefer a wholly Spirit-powered option (Galatians 5:16).

The Spirit-anointed apps can also be seamlessly incorporated into any accountability-based purity program. So dual approaches are also a possibility.


In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to escape sins of the flesh 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 (Ephesians 5:18b-19).

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!