“So, how can I stop watching porn?”
This is a wrong question because the questioner seems to miss something very crucial, i.e. to ask what they need to start doing to stop watching porn.
You see, we can’t pursue two things at the same time as we can’t do two things at the same time.
For example, I personally have never met a person who is consumed with the love of God and has a vibrant and intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit and at the same time is actively engaged in watching all the latest porn videos because it is impossible for anyone to do that.
So, the question shouldn’t be how to stop watching porn but what to start to kill the desire to watch porn.
Detrich Bonhoeffer said, “Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.”
Beautiful, isn’t it?
St. Paul writes this concept to the young minister, Timothy in the most attractive way:
“Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22 NASB
You don’t do much to flee the evil desires of youth except courageously and actively investing all your time and energy on seeking God and His wills, privately as well as with like-minded people.
But if you sit there and ask, “I just watched porn four hours ago and I already have a strong desire to watch another one, how can I stop this” kind of question, you’re pretty much playing a dangerous game of life with yourself as it leads you to somewhere that you haven’t signed up for. ///