The fourteenth in a series of 16 “blog bites” answering anticipated objections to material set forth in A Way of Escape, i.e., the fourteenth in a series of 16 “blog bites” answering anticipated FAQs.

OBJECTION #14 (of 16)

In Appendix C of your book, you claim that 83% of persons wanting to quit porn will not seek the help of an accountability partner/group to help them quit [1]. But that survey question dates to 2016 when a leading accountability-based purity program had less than one (1) million subscribers. That purity program now has over two (2) million subscribers [2]. If that same survey question were asked today, the 83% number would likely be much lower. Update your data! Updated data would better represent the positive impact accountability-based programs are having in the war against the flesh.


Jesus taught that the shepherd with 99 of his 100 sheep safely in his care would scale mountains to find the one that had gone astray (Matthew 18:12-14). We ought to do the same. The updated percentage is probably only very slightly changed from the 83 percent reported in A Way of Escape. But even if only a few percent of the still-struggling are reluctant to seek accountability-based help, we still ought to do all we can to bring those few back safely into the fold.

(for a lengthier response to this anticipated objection, see the full blog at


In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to quit porn 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.

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).

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!


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

2.      Conquer Series: The Battle Plan for Purity (the 2 million men statistic is reported on their Home Page at