Having been married for almost 20 years, my addiction to pornography almost destroyed my marriage and split my family. After some frank and uncomfortable conversations with my wife, I agreed that I had a problem and needed help to address it. Thankfully, as I sought help our church signposted me to the Click to Kick group run by the Naked Truth Project.Having overcome the nervousness of speaking to a group of strangers over the internet about such a taboo subject, I took the plunge. The sessions with an encouraging facilitator and others with similar issues proved to be of great support as I took the initial steps to break free. Weekly discussions and “homework” provided easy to follow insight into issues including addiction, triggers, behaviours, reasons to quit. The use of a peer discussion group provided immediate support in-between weekly sessions. There was no judgment just support and encouragement.Don’t get me wrong it’s a case of getting out what you put in but at the same time, the materials were simple to follow and understand. They also provided great reassurance at home as I was able to outline the topics being discussed to my wife to reassure and involve her in my recovery. I found the course provided me with an understanding of the changes caused by addiction and tools to help me avoid the lure of pornography. Through the exercises and discussions, I found myself re-evaluating my priorities and lack of balance in my life, it felt so much wider than addiction to pornography.6-months later I remain free from the lure of pornography.I would thoroughly recommend that anyone battling an addiction to pornography to the course as part of a strategy to break free. There is hope
I first started looking at pornography when I was about 15. It didn’t seem like a massive deal then, just a way to pass the time and deal with my teenage curiosities. Over time it clearly showed it was a problem. Even when I got engaged, then married, I couldn’t stop looking. It had gone beyond just passing the time, it was an unhealthy addiction that was threatening all I found good in the world – my family, my faith, my job, my life. I tried kicking it myself, I tried making myself promise. I tried filters, content blockers, accountability partners, anything I could find but I always found ways of getting around them or excusing myself. Then, a few years ago I came across The Naked Truth, and their online support group – Click to Kick. It seemed worth a shot.The hardest part was signing up. Publicly admitting a problem like this isn’t easy. But once you realise there is no shame or blame aimed at you then you move past that. The online sessions have been fantastic. There is no judgment as you are all there for the same reason, you all have the same problem to face up to, so all you can do is support and encourage one another. This course has helped me look at my addiction in a totally fresh way, and it’s worked! It doesn’t focus on guilt as a tool to free you, it looks at patterns of behaviours, emotional triggers, the science behind addiction and really helps you understand what you are doing and why.Since I started the course, over 8 weeks ago now, I have been porn free. This is the longest time, since I can remember, that I have been without porn and it is brilliant. My relationships with my family are improving, my relationship with God is improving. I am no longer living either in fear or guilt.If pornography is a problem for you then do this. Don’t let porn rule your life. Sign up, get involved and get the better of this life-destroying addiction.
A few months ago I started the Click to Kick group with Naked Truth, and I can honestly say that no other course has had such a profound impact upon my recovery journey. The content of the course contains the clearest and most helpful information that I have ever received. This coupled with an encouraging mentor and group support, involving people that have become friends, who are also struggling with the same issues, has been nothing like I have ever encountered before. I can now say with confidence that I understand the exact path that I must take to recover from porn addiction in order to find lasting freedom. The transformation that has occurred over the past 3 months has been more significant than the past 4 and a half years. I now have hope, and I can say that I am actually enjoying life. Freedom is finally in the grasp of my hand as I am experiencing increasingly longer bouts of time without and porn usage, and I know that I am at the end of the road, with no intentions of turning back. I would strongly encourage anyone dealing with porn addiction to do the Click to Kick group with Naked Truth Project. My prayer is that one-day, everyone could have easy access to courses just like Click to Kick to find freedom from the devastating affects of porn.