Hurting?

Your partner is not the only one struggling. You are, too. Fortunately, you are not alone. Here are resources to help you understand, help and heal.

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While may be tempting to think of treatment for youth who commit offenses as totally separate from treatment for those victimized, some families have both those who did the harm and those harmed. Imagine the added challenges for parents and caregivers when attempting to understand and to meet the needs of both.

ATSA (Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers) refers to trained therapists who serve non-offending parents/partners/family members.

 

Florida Action Committee Reforming Sex Offender laws– Gail Colletta, mother whose son sexually abused a child as an adolescent, he got a long sentence, the founder/mother is herself a survivor but concerned about FL laws as the affect youth

 

Reform Sex Offender Laws (RSOL) & Women Against Registry (WAR) are examples of grass root groups of individuals/families who’ve been negatively affected by a family member criminal history leading to that person being on the sex offender registry

 

Almost all systems and platforms have some sort of built-in parental controls that we encourage you to turn on. For example: iPhone or Android restrictions, using Safe Search on Google, parental controls on videogame systems, restricting mature rated content through your cable/satellite provider, etc.

Learn about the built-in protective measures provided by many of the popular systems used today:

 

Here are how-to guides on how to turn these on for different systems.

Here are third-party systems that may also be a help to you and your family:

Please check our resources page on Technology Solutions and Tools for a more comprehensive and a constantly updated list.

ATSA, through its national line, and then member network, can provide local referrals for specifically trained therapist. Maia Christopher, Executive Director

 

Circles of Support and Accountability (Qualitative Evaluation) (COSA) A summary of COSA and related evaluations by Robin Wilson, explains that this model that grew from Canadian Mennonites and has gone international builds on restorative justice with professional supports and brings the community into assisting in risk management of released sex offenders. The evaluations point to increased accountability and greater safety for victims.

 

Stop it Now! Helpline http://www.stopitnow.org/get-immediate-help?color_box=width%3D600%26amp%3Bheight%3Dauto; (helpline)       http://www.stopitnow.org; (general) is primarily geared towards adults; it’s also a source for information and assistance for professionals and parents of youth who has problematic/harmful sexual behaviors.

 

StopSO, (Specialist Treatment Organization for the Prevention of Sexual Offending, UK)

These UK services are for anyone who feels at risk to commit a sex offense as well as those who have but who have not been caught. UK has different sets of reporting laws than the US and in various countries are look to ways to get those at risk to offend to seek help to not start or to stop harmful behaviors. On their website they outline the following ways to know “if therapy is for you”

  • You feel that your thoughts are worrying, and want help with them
  • You suffer stress, low self-esteem, depression or isolation
  • You worry that your behavior may escalate
  • Your behavior may be impacting on relationships, family and work
  • You feel on the brink of committing a sexual offence
  • You feel on the verge of losing everything
  • You are concerned that your behavior may become out of control
  • Other people may be at risk
  • Alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviors may be increasing in an attempt to cope
  • You may be a man, or a woman, adult or adolescent
  • You may have had bad experiences of therapy in the past, and be reluctant to ‘try again’
  • You may know someone who is acting inappropriately

 

StopSO therapists are trained to work with everyone, in a non-judgmental way. They also offer family therapy and a range of resources for professionals who do this work

 

Self Help for those with Pedophilia (grass roots)

Self-help groups for those with pedophilia, or who struggle with problematic or compulsive behaviors but who haven’t acted, are one way for those seeking help to not harm a child can seek support to not act. Some of the groups have worked to build connections with professional associations of therapist and others have not. Some make it clear that an adult “having sex” with a child is always wrong. Most highlight the importance of seeking help so they do not harm a child.

 

ASAP Association for Sexual Abuse Prevention, Gary Gipson/Oregon, has goals of preventing sexual abuse by making therapy available to those with pedophilia before they ever act. Other goals are to educate the public and link non-offending pedophiles with therapist. Former website of theirs was “ilovechildren.net” which got a range of response from around the world.

 

Blue Rock Institute, for those who struggle with problematic and compulsive sexual behaviors including pedophilia or who are addicted to child pornography but who haven’t acted. Joan Tabachnick wrote a blog about founder Chuck Flinton

 

Virtuous Pedophiles (Nick Devlin) – This effort takes a hard line that sex with children is always harmful.

  • Negative Body Image and Pressure to Perform Pornographic Acts: As a result of viewing pornography, women reported lowered body image, criticism from their partners regarding their bodies, increased pressure to perform acts seen in pornographic films, and less actual sex. Men reported being more critical of their partner’s body and less interested in actual sex.[i]

 

  • Acceptance of Rape Myths: Women who were exposed to pornography as children were more likely to accept rape myths and to have sexual fantasies that involved rape.[ii]

 

  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse: The use of pornography by batterers significantly increased a battered woman’s odds of being sexually abused. Pornography use alone increased the odds by a factor of almost 2, and the combination of pornography and alcohol increased the odds of sexual abuse by a factor of 3.[iii] Other research has found that pornography use by batters is associated with learning about sex through pornography, imitation of behaviors seen in pornography, comparison of women to pornography performers, introduction of other sexual partners, filming sexual acts without consent, and the broader culture of pornography (e.g. fetishes).[iv]

 

  • Increased Marital Rape: Males who use pornography and go to strip clubs were found to engage in more sexual abuse, stalking, and marital rape than abusers who do not use pornography and go to strip clubs.[v]

[i] Julie M. Albright, “Sex in America Online: An Exploration of Sex, Marital Status, and Sexual Identity in Internet Sex Seeking and Its Impacts,” Journal of Sex Research 45 (2008): 175–186.

[ii] Shawn Corne, John Briere, and Lillian M. Esses, “Women’s Attitudes and Fantasies about Rape as a Function of Early Exposure to Pornography,” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 7, no. 4 (1992): 454–461.

[iii] Janet Hinson Shope, “When Words Are Not Enough: The Search for the Effect of Pornography on Abused Women,” Violence Against Women 10, no. 1 (2004): 56–72.

[iv] Walter S. DeKeseredy and Amanda Hall-Sanchez, “Adult Pornography and Violence against Women in the Heartland: Results from a Rural Southeast Ohio Study,” Violence against Women (May 2016), 1–20.

[v] C. Simmons, P. Lehmann, and S. Collier-Tenison, “Linking Male Use of the Sex Industry to Controlling Behaviors in Violent Relationships: An Exploratory Analysis,” Violence Against Women 14, no. 4 (2008): 406–417.

  • Lower Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Dysfunction: A 2015 study of online sexual activities among males found 20.3% reported that “one motive for their porn use was to maintain arousal with their partner.” It also found that pornography use was linked to higher sexual desire, but lower overall sexual satisfaction, and lower erectile function.[i] Other research has correlated pornography use with “negative effects on partnered sex, decreased enjoyment of sexual intimacy, less sexual and relationship satisfaction.”[ii]

 

  • Negative Body Image: A 2015 study found that men’s frequency of pornography use is positively linked to body image insecurity regarding muscularity and body fat, and to increased anxiety in romantic relationships.[iii]

 

  • Pornography Induced Erectile Dysfunction: Historically, ED has been viewed as an age-dependent problem, with rates in men ages 18–59 as low as 2–5%.[iv] In the early 2000s, the Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behavior (GSSAB) reported that the ED rate among men aged 40–80 was approximately 13%.[v] In 2011, among males aged 18–40 the GSSAB found ED rates of 14-28%.[vi] This dramatic increase in ED rates among young men coincides with the sharp increase in the availability and accessibility of Internet pornography tube sites.[vii]
    • A 2-year longitudinal study of sexually active young males aged 16–21 published in 2016, found that over several checkpoints during the 2 years, they reported:
  • low sexual satisfaction (47.9%)
  • low desire (46.2%)
  • problems in erectile function (45.3%)[viii]
    • Another study reported that one in four patients seeking medical help for new onset ED were under 40, with severe ED rates being 10% higher than those in men over 40.[ix]
    • A study on men (mean age 36) seeking help for excessive sexual behavior—frequent use of pornography and masturbation—found that ED combined with low desire for partnered sex is a common observation in clinical practice.[x]
    • A study examining subgroups of men struggling with sexual compulsivity, found that among those who reported seven or more hours of pornography viewing (or seven episodes of masturbation) per week, 71% reported sexual dysfunctions, and 33% reported delayed ejaculation.[xi]
    • A Cambridge University study that was evenly divided between men with compulsive sexual behavior and those without, found that 84% of those with CSB experienced diminished libido or erectile function in physical relationships with women.[xii]

 

  • Correlated to Male Sexual Objectification of Women and Attitudes Supporting Violence Against Women: Among collegiate men, frequency of exposure to men’s lifestyle magazines, reality TV programs that objectify women, and pornography, predicted more objectified cognitions about women and stronger attitudes supportive of violence against women. [xiii]

 

  • Risky Behaviors and Other Harms: For males, increased pornography use is correlated with more sex partners, more alcohol use, more binge drinking, greater acceptance of sex outside of marriage for married individuals, greater acceptance of sex before marriage, and less child centeredness during marriage.[xiv]

 

  • Pornography as Sex Ed: A study of male high school seniors in Sweden found that nearly 70% of those who frequently used pornography reported that pornography made them want to try out what they had seen compared to 42% of boys in a reference group.[xv] Frequent users of pornography viewed all forms of pornography more often, especially advanced or more deviant forms of pornography including violence and sexual abuse of children and animals.[xvi]

 

  • Sexual Harassment and Coercion: A study of 804 Italian males and females aged 14 to 19, found that males who viewed pornography were significantly more likely to report having sexually harassed a peer or forcing someone to have sex.[xvii]

[i] Aline Wéry and Joel Billieux, “Online Sexual Activities: An Exploratory Study of Problematic and Non-Problematic Usage Patterns in a Sample of Men,” Computers in Human Behavior 56 (2016): 257–266.

[ii] Brian Y. Park, Gary Wilson, Jonathan Berger, Matthew Christman, Bryn Reina, Frank Bishop, Warren P. Klam, and Andrew P. Doan, “Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports,” Behavioral Sciences 6, no. 17 (2016): 1–25.

[iii] Wéry, ibid.

[iv] Park, ibid.

[v] Alfredo Nicolosi, Edward O. Laumann, Dale B. Glasser, Edson D. Moreira, Jr., Anthony Paik, and Clive Gingell, “Sexual Behavior and Sexual Dysfunctions after Age 40: The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors,” Urology 64 (2004): 991–997.

[vi] Ivan Landripet and Aleksandar Štulhofer, “Is Pornography Use Associated with Sexual Difficulties and Dysfunctions among Younger Heterosexual Men?” The Journal of Sexual Medicine 12 (2015): 1136–1139.

[vii] Park, ibid.

[viii] Lucia F. Sullivan, Lori A. Brotto, E. Sandra Byers, Jo Ann Majerovich, and Judith A. Wuest, “Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Functioning among Sexually Experienced Middle to Late Adolescents,” The Journal of Sexual Medicine 11 (2014): 630–641.

[ix] Paolo Capogrosso, et al., “One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man—Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice,” The Journal of Sexual Medicine 10 (2013): 1833–1841.

[x] Verena Klein, Tanja Jurin, Peer Briken, and Aleksandar Štulhofer, “Erectile Dysfunction, Boredom, and Hypersexuality among Couple Men from Two European Countries,” The Journal of Sexual Medicine 12, no. 11 (2015):2160–2167.

[xi] Katherine S. Sutton, Natalie Stratton, Jennifer Pytyck, Nathan J. Kolla, and James M. Cantor, “Patient Characteristics by Type of Hypersexuality Referral: A Quantitative Chart Review of 115 Consecutive Male Cases,” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 41, no. 6 (2015): 563–580.

[xii] Valerie Voon, Thomas B. Mole, Paula Banca, Laura Porter, Laurel Morris, Simon Mitchell, Tatyana R. Lapa, et al., “Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviors,” PLOS ONE 9, no. 7 (2014):1–10.

[xiii] Paul J. Wright and Robert S. Tokunaga, “Men’s Objectifying Media Consumption, Objectification of Women, and Attitudes Supportive of Violence against Women,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 45, no. 4 (2016): 955–64.

[xiv] Jason S. Carroll, Laura L. Padilla-Walker, Larry J. Olson, Chad D. Olson, Carolyn McNamara Barry, Stephanie D. Madsen, “Generation XXX: Pornography Acceptance and Use Among Emerging Adults,” Journal of Adolescent Research 23, no. 1 (2008): 6–30; Svedin, ibid.

[xv] Svedin, ibid.

[xvi] Ibid.

[xvii] Bonino, ibid.

Addo Recovery
Offers online therapy programs, as well as individual online and in-person therapy for those dealing specifically with betrayal trauma.

Betrayal Trauma

If you’ve had it with your husband’s pornography / sexual addiction and related behaviors, the lies, infidelity, gaslighting, narcissistic personality, etc. Betrayal Trauma Recovery is for you. Betrayal Trauma offers one-on-one counseling and online recovery groups.

Avenue Ministry

Confidential Healing Groups for Pastors, Men, and Women: Avenue empowers change through healing groups of like-minded men or women with the same needs, led by Avenue Alumni. Avenue is a confidential environment for women to overcome wounds from broken intimacy, trust, loss, and, to heal and thrive. Avenue also helps your church through its ongoing Leader Coaching, which keeps the burden off the pastoral staff. It equips leaders and the church with comprehensive Leader Tools, Church Visual Kit and sermon notes.

S-Anon
A recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by someone else’s compulsive sexual behavior. It is based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for couples recovering from sex addiction.

Co-dependents of Sex Addicts (COSA)
A recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by their partner or spouse’s compulsive sexual behavior. It is based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for couples recovering from sex addiction.

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA)
A recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by their partner or spouse’s compulsive sexual behavior. It is based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for couples recovering from sex addiction.

Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center (PoSARC)
A compilation of resources and blog to support the partner or spouse of a sex addict to navigate the difficult, confusing struggle. There is also an option to access local support groups.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Addiction Recovery Program for Spouse & Family
Free local and online group meetings working through a 12-step program

LifeStar Network for the Spouse
This program is divided into 3 levels of intensive group therapy lead by highly trained and licensed therapists. LifeStar strongly suggests that participants also participate in individual and/or couples therapy, along with a 12-step SAA program outside of the LifeStar program.

Cure the Craving
Working directly with founder, Tony Lister, the partners or spouses of sex addicts will receive access to: 1 hour weekly group coaching call, monthly Q&A call session, 10-min weekly check in call, personal customized affirmation audios, 21-day audio program, and a Lifeline call for emergencies.

Through the Flame: Partners
An international, online network supporting people affected by pornography addiction, this is a forum and resource for information and help.

Journey to Healing and Joy
A ministry developed to help wives of sex addicts, as well as their marriages through group and one-on-one coaching and webinars.

Setting Captives Free
A Christ-centered, 60-day online course based on Biblical principles, personal evaluation questions, and accountability questions.

Reclaim Sexual Health
This online program has a neuro-cognitive and faith-based focus with information specifically tailored to partners or spouses of sex addicts.

Battle Plan Ministries
A Christ-centered recovery plan that uses scripture study, prayer and spiritual focus to overcome a partner or spouse’s sexual addiction.

Innergold: Addiction Recovery Simplified
Innergold.com offers an online support program for spouses and parents of those dealing with addiction. This program includes 5 videos and a book. Gordon S. Bruin L.C.M.H.C. is a pornography addiction counselor that has had great success in helping individuals find sobriety.

Integrity Restored: Hope for Wives
Information and advice for wives of sexual addicts from a Christian perspective.

S.A. Lifeline Foundation
Information and advice for people whose loved one is addicted to pornography.

Rhyll Recovery
Rhyll Ann Croshaw’s book, What Can I Do About Me?, illustrates the path to recovery and healing for women who have experienced the betrayal and trauma of their partner or spouse’s addiction from an LDS perspective.

We Will End the Conflict Now
Written from the religious perspective of a successfully recovered addict and his wife, this book is the culmination of their discoveries concerning the principles vital to recovery and healing.

Route1520
Several recovery options including 4-day Recovery Intensives, Recovery Groups, Sponsorship Groups, and educational resources.

Blazing Grace 

Blazing Grace is an international ministry that is committed to bringing awareness, help, and healing from the effects of pornography, adultery, and all forms of sexual abuse. We offer individual counseling for men and women, couples counseling, a two-day couples intensive, men’s accountability groups, wives support group, an 8-week course for men, an 8-week course for wives, men’s retreats, wives retreats, couples retreats, and do conferences all over the world. 

International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (IACSAS)

Our goal is to train and promote those clinicians and church leaders who demonstrate a standard of excellence in training, education, and practice as sexual addiction specialists.  Our vision is to train and equip a growing body of competent Christian counselors worldwide so they will have a transforming impact on the culture.

Clinicians who are certified by the IACSAS have received training, education, and supervision in understanding and treating sexual addiction.  The IACSAS is committed to supporting training opportunities and to conducting research in the field of sexual addiction.

Nationwide Counselor Finder

“We help you find the support that’s right for you. Using our advanced search process, you can sort for a professional by location, expertise, language spoken, gender, HMO or PPO, and more.”

IITAP: International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals

National database of certified sex addiction therapists who can help both the person struggling and/or the partner of one who struggles.

The Christian Care Network (CCN)

A national referral network of state licensed, certified, and/or properly credentialed Christian counselors offering care that is distinctively Christian and clinically excellent.

International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (IACSAS)

Our goal is to train and promote those clinicians and church leaders who demonstrate a standard of excellence in training, education, and practice as sexual addiction specialists.  Our vision is to train and equip a growing body of competent Christian counselors worldwide so they will have a transforming impact on the culture.

Clinicians who are certified by the IACSAS have received training, education, and supervision in understanding and treating sexual addiction.  The IACSAS is committed to supporting training opportunities and to conducting research in the field of sexual addiction.

Catholic Therapist Finder

CatholicTherapists.com offers a referral base of qualified Catholic therapists who faithfully adhere to church teaching. They also offer helpful articles, books and audio.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Counselor Finder

A resource to find a local LDS Family Services office for counseling services and advice on selecting a therapist in your community who supports gospel values.

Jewish Child and Family Counseling Services (JCFS)

A resource for the Chicago area to find counselors who support Jewish values.

Muslim Family Services

A resource for the American Muslim community to find counselors with an Islamic perspective.

Addo Recovery

Offers online addiction therapy programs, as well as individual online and in-person therapy. Specializes in betrayal trauma.

LifeStar

Through an innovative and proven three phase treatment program, this intensive outpatient group therapy approach gives participants the resources, support, and structure needed to experience a successful recovery from the damaging effects of pornography and sexually compulsive behaviors.There are treatment programs in nearly 40 Cities across the U.S. and Canada.

New Life Ministries

Individual Christian counselors working for New Life Ministries are located throughout America, and are available as a resource for those struggling with pornography and for the partners or spouses of those struggling with pornography.

New Life Ministries also runs intensive workshops including:

Every Man’s Battle – This three-day workshop is designed to help men who have engaged in pornography, sexual addiction or adultery and help them to get back their sexual integrity.

Intimacy in Marriage – If you want something better than the marriage you have and are ready to experience an astounding richness in your relationship, New Life has designed a life changing weekend to give you the tools to develop a healthy, healing intimacy.

Marriage Solution – A workshop that provides the tools to rejuvenate a good marriage; rescue a marriage in conflict; or restore a marriage broken from betrayal and infidelity.

Women in the Battle – This workshop is designed to help women who have been hurt in relationships with men who are or have been involved in pornography, sexual addiction or adultery.

Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center (PoSARC)
A compilation of resources and blog to support the partner or spouse of a sex addict to navigate the difficult, confusing struggle. There is also an option to access local support groups.

Porn Addict Hubby
A resource library for wives and girlfriends of Internet pornography addicts.

The Togetherness Project
Women’s conferences full of inspirational messages and the unique opportunity to connect with other women who are seeking understanding and a place to be understood.

Overcoming Pornography: Spouses and Families
Information about how to prevent and overcome pornography addiction as a family from an LDS perspective.

Safe Families: Help for Spouses
A list of links to articles and resources that address the range of emotions and difficult experiences of the partner or spouse of a sex addict.

Journey to Healing and Joy

A ministry developed to help wives of sex addicts, as well as their marriages through group and one-on-one coaching and webinars.

Setting Captives Free

A Christ-centered, 60-day online course based on Biblical principles, personal evaluation questions, and accountability questions.

Reclaim Sexual Health

This online program has a neuro-cognitive and faith-based focus with information specifically tailored to partners or spouses of sex addicts.

Avenue Ministry

Confidential Healing Groups for Pastors, Men, and Women: Avenue empowers change through healing groups of like-minded men or women with the same needs, led by Avenue Alumni. Avenue is a confidential environment for women to overcome wounds from broken intimacy, trust, loss, and, to heal and thrive. Avenue also helps your church through its ongoing Leader Coaching, which keeps the burden off the pastoral staff. It equips leaders and the church with comprehensive Leader Tools, Church Visual Kit and sermon notes.

Battle Plan Ministries

A Christ-centered recovery plan that uses scripture study, prayer and spiritual focus to overcome a partner or spouse’s sexual addiction.

Blazing Grace 

Blazing Grace is an international ministry that is committed to bringing awareness, help, and healing from the effects of pornography, adultery, and all forms of sexual abuse. We offer individual counseling for men and women, couples counseling, a two-day couples intensive, men’s accountability groups, wives support group, an 8-week course for men, an 8-week course for wives, men’s retreats, wives retreats, couples retreats, and do conferences all over the world. 

Inner Gold

A letter from a wife whose husband went through the InnerGold program, an at-home treatment manual or online multimedia program with email support.

Integrity Restored: Hope for Wives

Information and advice for wives of sexual addicts from a Christian perspective.

S.A. Lifeline Foundation

Information and advice for people whose loved one is addicted to pornography.

Rhyll Recovery

Rhyll Ann Croshaw’s book, What Can I Do About Me?, illustrates the path to recovery and healing for women who have experienced the betrayal and trauma of their partner or spouse’s addiction from an LDS perspective.

We Will End the Conflict Now

Written from the religious perspective of a successfully recovered addict and his wife, this book is the culmination of their discoveries concerning the principles vital to recovery and healing.

Route1520

Several recovery options including 4-day Recovery Intensives, Recovery Groups, Sponsorship Groups, and educational resources.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Addiction Recovery Program for Spouse & Family

Free local and online group meetings working through a 12-step program

Latter-day Saint (LDS) Addiction Recovery Blogs

A selection of personal recovery blogs from the perspectives of recovering LDS addicts as well as recovering LDS loved ones.

International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (IACSAS)

Our goal is to train and promote those clinicians and church leaders who demonstrate a standard of excellence in training, education, and practice as sexual addiction specialists.  Our vision is to train and equip a growing body of competent Christian counselors worldwide so they will have a transforming impact on the culture.

Clinicians who are certified by the IACSAS have received training, education, and supervision in understanding and treating sexual addiction.  The IACSAS is committed to supporting training opportunities and to conducting research in the field of sexual addiction.

Purify Your Gaze (Muslim-based Resource)

Since 2009, our organization has been dedicated to serving Muslims struggling with unwanted sexual behaviors on their journey to change. We provide online training programs, support groups, and personal coaching. More than 1,000 members from over 35 countries have been through our programs and their testimonials and personal stories can be read on our blog at http://purifyyourgaze.com/blog

New Life Ministries

Individual Christian counselors working for New Life Ministries are located throughout America, and are available as a resource for those struggling with pornography and for the partners or spouses of those struggling with pornography.

New Life Ministries also runs intensive workshops including:

Every Man’s Battle – This three-day workshop is designed to help men who have engaged in pornography, sexual addiction or adultery and help them to get back their sexual integrity.

Intimacy in Marriage – If you want something better than the marriage you have and are ready to experience an astounding richness in your relationship, New Life has designed a life changing weekend to give you the tools to develop a healthy, healing intimacy.

Marriage Solution – A workshop that provides the tools to rejuvenate a good marriage; rescue a marriage in conflict; or restore a marriage broken from betrayal and infidelity.

Women in the Battle – This workshop is designed to help women who have been hurt in relationships with men who are or have been involved in pornography, sexual addiction or adultery.

Fortify

Online recovery program built to help overcome struggles with pornography. Due to the fact that everyone’s recovery is unique and varies from individual to individual, the Fortify Program helps you create your own personal Battle Strategies so that you can overcome your struggle in a way that is perfect for you. This program is especially helpful for teens and young adults as well.

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)

A recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for recovery from sex addiction. Local meetings around the country.

Sex Addicts Anonymous Primary Purpose (SAAPP)

A recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for recovery from sex addiction. There are local groups around the country, and call-in groups as well.

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)

A recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for recovery from sex addiction.

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA)

A recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for couples recovering from sex addiction.

International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (IACSAS)

Our goal is to train and promote those clinicians and church leaders who demonstrate a standard of excellence in training, education, and practice as sexual addiction specialists.  Our vision is to train and equip a growing body of competent Christian counselors worldwide so they will have a transforming impact on the culture.

Clinicians who are certified by the IACSAS have received training, education, and supervision in understanding and treating sexual addiction.  The IACSAS is committed to supporting training opportunities and to conducting research in the field of sexual addiction.

NoFap®

NoFap® is a comprehensive sexual health platform, empowering people to express their sexualities free from compulsive behaviors. The NoFap® platform guides users through the porn addiction recovery process, known as “rebooting,” through education about the mechanisms of porn addiction and recovery, programs designed to allow users to meet their sexual health goals, and applications that allow users to stay motivated, connect with experts and peers, and document their progress. NoFap® has a large user-base, making it a great place to connect with others going through similar struggles who can offer mutual support and encouragement.

LifeStar Network

This program is divided into 3 levels of intensive group therapy lead by highly trained and licensed therapists. LifeStar strongly suggests that participants also participate in individual and/or couples therapy, along with a 12-step SAA program outside of the LifeStar program.

Avenue Ministry

Confidential Healing Groups for Pastors, Men, and Women: Avenue empowers change through healing groups of like-minded men or women with the same needs, led by Avenue Alumni. Avenue is a confidential environment for women to overcome wounds from broken intimacy, trust, loss, and, to heal and thrive. Avenue also helps your church through its ongoing Leader Coaching, which keeps the burden off the pastoral staff. It equips leaders and the church with comprehensive Leader Tools, Church Visual Kit and sermon notes.

Addo Recovery

Offers online addiction therapy programs, as well as individual online and in-person therapy.

Blazing Grace 

Blazing Grace is an international ministry that is committed to bringing awareness, help, and healing from the effects of pornography, adultery, and all forms of sexual abuse. We offer individual counseling for men and women, couples counseling, a two-day couples intensive, men’s accountability groups, wives support group, an 8-week course for men, an 8-week course for wives, men’s retreats, wives retreats, couples retreats, and do conferences all over the world. 

Candeo Healthy Sexuality

Candeo’s cognitive behavior modification program is presented in an interactive, multimedia format. It begins with training videos to educate addicts about the brain science behind addiction.

Cure the Craving

Working directly with founder, Tony Lister, addicts will receive access to: 1 hour weekly group coaching call, monthly Q&A call session, 10-min weekly check in call, personal customized affirmation audios, 21-day audio program, and a Lifeline call for emergencies.

Compulsion Solutions

Multiple options to customize treatment: one-on-one counseling, inpatient treatment, group counseling, and retreats, along with an online course.

Desert Solace

A residential recovery center for individuals and families. The curriculum is spiritually-based and includes individual and group therapy, a 12-step program, health and wellness training, after-care, creative arts, music therapy, and life balance education in the areas of emotional, physical and relational well-being.

Feed the Right Wolf

This course recommends addicts read their list of 23 articles that “contain all of the information that you need to break free from pornography addictions,” attend group or one-on-one coaching sessions, and install filtering software.

Sexual Recovery Institute

The nation’s only comprehensive 2-week intensive treatment program for sexual addiction and sexual compulsivity. They also offer an evening intensive program 3 times per week.

Sex Addict Help

A listing of psychotherapistsin the San Francisco Bay area who offer counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families struggling with sexual addiction and sexual compulsion.

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)

A database to find local sex addiction therapists, support groups, 12-step programs, and sex addiction treatment options. They also provide educational materials to understand sex addiction.

LDS Addiction Recovery Program

The 12 steps of the program are based on gospel principles to help individuals overcome addiction through the Atonement. The steps contain explanations of principles, practical suggestions for applying those principles, and “understanding” questions relating to each step.

Innergold: Addiction Recovery Simplified

Innergold.com offers an online treatment program with over 15 videos, a book and a manual. Gordon S. Bruin L.C.M.H.C. is a pornography addiction counselor that has had great success in helping individuals find sobriety.

Integrity Restored

A seven-point plan where each point is of equal importance and worked on in unison. When all points of the plan are addressed daily, sobriety and recovery can be achieved.

BraveHearts

This program is a mentoring program, with options for personal or group mentoring.

Setting Captives Free

A Christ-centered, 60-day online course based on Biblical principles, personal evaluation questions, and accountability questions.

The Kings Men

“Under Christ the King’s universal call to serve, we as men, pledge to unite and build up other men in the mold of leader, protector, and provider through education, formation and action.” General information and suggested steps for overcoming addictions.

Reclaim Sexual Health

This online program has a neuro-cognitive and faith-based focus with personal tracking and feedback.

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered ministry and biblical program that helps addicts overcome through face-to-face group sessions.

Battle Plan Ministries

A Christ-centered recovery plan that uses scripture study, prayer and spiritual focus to overcome sexual addiction.

Faithful and True

Multiple options to customize treatment: one-on-one counseling, retreat workshops, and group counseling, along with online audio and video training.

Be Broken

A 40-day online course delivered in a daily email, with access to group and personal counseling, workshops, educational resources, and mobile apps.

Mind Armor

“Using principles from scripture and how God designed you to operate, MindArmor®Training Tools teaches you how to break destructive thought patterns associated with lust and pornography through an online training course.” The course includes interactive videos, a workbook, scripture verses, and exercises.

L.I.F.E. Recovery International

“A Christ-centered support group ministry whose mission is to encourage, empower, and equip God’s people to live everyday in sexual integrity. L.I.F.E. provides consistently-revised workbook resources, educational multimedia presentations, and support group structure to the Christian community across the globe.”

Freedom Coaching

A one-on-one mentoring relationship, either in person or via face-to-face video chat online. It is based upon Catholic theology, though this process is available to everyone regardless of religion.

Dirty Girls Ministries (DGM)

DGM offers online recovery groups, online community, accountability, and a coaching/consulting network for churches and individuals.

Christian Women and Porn – Guide to Breaking Free

A book, Christian Woman’s Guide to Breaking Free From Pornography, and a free download of their 30-page eBook, The Misery of Porn and the Joy of Purity.

We Will End the Conflict Now

Written from the religious perspective of a successfully recovered addict and his wife, this book is the culmination of their discoveries concerning the principles vital to recovery and healing.

Route1520

Several recovery options including 4-day Recovery Intensives, Recovery Groups, Sponsorship Groups, and educational resources.

Purify Your Gaze (Muslim-based Resource)

Since 2009, our organization has been dedicated to serving Muslims struggling with unwanted sexual behaviors on their journey to change. We provide online training programs, support groups, and personal coaching. More than 1,000 members from over 35 countries have been through our programs and their testimonials and personal stories can be read on our blog at http://purifyyourgaze.com/blog

National Human Trafficking HotlineCall 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711)|Text 233733

SexTradeSurvivorResources.com

We care about the safety and well-being of those in the sex trade, ie: prostitution, stripping, escorting, pornography, etc. This website hosts a list of resources may be able to help individuals with short-term solutions and a range of emergency services that may be able to help adults involved in the sex trade.

CyberTip Line

Official place to file complaints with the Federal Government about child pornography and suspected child sexual exploitation. Directed by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in connection with the FBI.

National Human Trafficking Referral Directory

The online National Human Trafficking Referral Directory is designed to provide access to critical emergency, transitional, and long-term social services for victims and survivors of human trafficking. The directory also connects individuals with training and technical assistance and opportunities to get involved in their communities.

Beauty From Ashes

Where victims become over-comers. You can also contact their helpline:

1-877-4BFA-SOS/1-877-423-2767

Victoria’s Friends

Faith-based outreach and support for women in the sex trade industry

Treasures

Faith-based outreach and support group for women in the sex industry

Sex Industry Survivors Anonymous

Or check out Anne Bissell’s website.

GEMS

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Hookers For Jesus

Faith-based organization that addresses the realities of human sex trafficking, sexual violence, and exploitation linked to pornography and the sex industry. We are committed to reaching out to children/teens/women that need assistance/escape from sex slavery.

The Dream Catcher Foundation

Seeks to improve the lives of Chicago’s most disadvantaged and disenfranchised young women through  education, empowerment and prevention of sexual exploitation.

Strip Church

XXXChurch’s outreach ministry to those in the sex industry

4Sarah

Faith-based nonprofit that empowers change in the life direction of women and girls who are adult entertainers, prostitutes, escorts or victims of sexual exploitation by offering a holistic approach as well as an educational, emotional, physical and spiritual support system

LightDancers

Faith-based outreach to for exotic dancers.

JC’s Girls

Women’s ministry, started by a former stripper, to help women who currently are or have been in the Adult Entertainment Industry

New Friends, New Life

Faith-based organization located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that enables women to leave the degradation of the sex industry and to build new lives for themselves and their children.

Candeo Healthy Sexuality

Candeo’s cognitive behavior modification program is presented in an interactive, multimedia format. It begins with training videos to educate addicts about the brain science behind addiction.

Addiction Recovery Program

The 12 steps of the program are based on gospel principles to help individuals overcome addiction through the Atonement. The steps contain explanations of principles, practical suggestions for applying those principles, and “understanding” questions relating to each step.

Changing Lanes Ministries

Changing Lanes is a Christ-centered restoration ministry to help provide options for recovery in small groups and equipping family to battle porn in their homes. We offer small groups for men and teens with in-person or online options available. CL Parent Forums and church training available to help train and equip families and communities.

InnerGold

An at-home treatment manual or online multimedia program with email support.

Integrity Restored

A seven-point plan where each point is of equal importance and worked on in unison. When all points of the plan are addressed daily, sobriety and recovery can be achieved.

BraveHearts

This program is a mentoring program, with options for personal or group mentoring.

Setting Captives Free

A Christ-centered, 60-day online course based on Biblical principles, personal evaluation questions, and accountability questions.

Avenue Ministry

Confidential Healing Groups for Pastors, Men, and Women: Avenue empowers change through healing groups of like-minded men or women with the same needs, led by Avenue Alumni. Avenue is a confidential environment for women to overcome wounds from broken intimacy, trust, loss, and, to heal and thrive. Avenue also helps your church through its ongoing Leader Coaching, which keeps the burden off the pastoral staff. It equips leaders and the church with comprehensive Leader Tools, Church Visual Kit and sermon notes.

The Kings Men

“Under Christ the King’s universal call to serve, we as men, pledge to unite and build up other men in the mold of leader, protector, and provider through education, formation and action.” General information and suggested steps for overcoming addictions.

Reclaim Sexual Health

This online program has a neuro-cognitive and faith-based focus with personal tracking and feedback.

Battle Plan Ministries

A Christ-centered recovery plan that uses scripture study, prayer and spiritual focus to overcome sexual addiction.

Faithful and True

Multiple options to customize treatment: one-on-one counseling, retreat workshops, and group counseling, along with online audio and video training.

Be Broken

A 40-day online course delivered in a daily email, with access to group and personal counseling, workshops, educational resources, and mobile apps.

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered ministry and biblical program that helps addicts overcome through face-to-face group sessions.

Mind Armor

“Using principles from scripture and how God designed you to operate, MindArmor®Training Tools teaches you how to break destructive thought patterns associated with lust and pornography through an online training course.” The course includes interactive videos, a workbook, scripture verses, and exercises.

L.I.F.E. Recovery International

“A Christ-centered support group ministry whose mission is to encourage, empower, and equip God’s people to live everyday in sexual integrity. L.I.F.E. provides consistently-revised workbook resources, educational multimedia presentations, and support group structure to the Christian community across the globe.”

Freedom Coaching

A one-on-one mentoring relationship, either in person or via face-to-face video chat online. It is based upon Catholic theology, though this process is available to everyone regardless of religion.

Dirty Girls Ministries (DGM)

DGM offers online recovery groups, online community, accountability, and a coaching/consulting network for churches and individuals.

Christian Women and Porn – Guide to Breaking Free

A book, Christian Woman’s Guide to Breaking Free From Pornography, and a free download of their 30-page eBook, The Misery of Porn and the Joy of Purity.

We Will End the Conflict Now

Written from the religious perspective of a successfully recovered addict and his wife, this book is the culmination of their discoveries concerning the principles vital to recovery and healing.

Latter-day Saint (LDS) Addiction Recovery Blogs

A selection of personal recovery blogs from the perspectives of recovering LDS addicts as well as recovering LDS loved ones.

Route1520

Several recovery options including 4-day Recovery Intensives, Recovery Groups, Sponsorship Groups, and educational resources.

International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (IACSAS)

Our goal is to train and promote those clinicians and church leaders who demonstrate a standard of excellence in training, education, and practice as sexual addiction specialists.  Our vision is to train and equip a growing body of competent Christian counselors worldwide so they will have a transforming impact on the culture.

Clinicians who are certified by the IACSAS have received training, education, and supervision in understanding and treating sexual addiction.  The IACSAS is committed to supporting training opportunities and to conducting research in the field of sexual addiction.

Conquer Series

For the first time in history, a cinematic teaching series on sexual purity is here to help men get to the root of bondage, while offering proven principles and practical tools to conquer pornography and find freedom. The Conquer Series, unrivaled in its scope and authority, is not about behavior modification, but heart transformation. This life-changing, 5-week discipleship curriculum provides insights from top Christian leaders who lay out biblical strategies, scientific facts and teach men how to use God’s weapons to become conquerors. Each DVD is approximately 1-hour in length.

Blazing Grace 

Blazing Grace is an international ministry that is committed to bringing awareness, help, and healing from the effects of pornography, adultery, and all forms of sexual abuse. We offer individual counseling for men and women, couples counseling, a two-day couples intensive, men’s accountability groups, wives support group, an 8-week course for men, an 8-week course for wives, men’s retreats, wives retreats, couples retreats, and do conferences all over the world. 

New Life Ministries

Individual Christian counselors working for New Life Ministries are located throughout America, and are available as a resource for those struggling with pornography and for the partners or spouses of those struggling with pornography.

New Life Ministries also runs intensive workshops including:

Every Man’s Battle – This three-day workshop is designed to help men who have engaged in pornography, sexual addiction or adultery and help them to get back their sexual integrity.

Intimacy in Marriage – If you want something better than the marriage you have and are ready to experience an astounding richness in your relationship, New Life has designed a life changing weekend to give you the tools to develop a healthy, healing intimacy.

Marriage Solution – A workshop that provides the tools to rejuvenate a good marriage; rescue a marriage in conflict; or restore a marriage broken from betrayal and infidelity.

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Porn Harms Research
These archives, managed by National Center on Sexual Exploitation, offer the most comprehensive look at peer-reviewed research on pornography available today. Hundreds of articles are available and summarized for easy understanding and they are divided by more than 20 specific categories.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Talking Points Webpage
Find summarized talking points backed by credible research and surveys, along with video presentations led by experts, on the topics of pornography and addiction, marriage, brain science, impact to children, links to sex trafficking and prostitution, increased violence and more.

PornHarms.com
Website directed by National Center on Sexual Exploitation to help educate on the harms of pornography and provide actions to actively oppose policies that promote pornography and sexual exploitation.

Fight the New Drug
This organization targets teens and young adults and provides clear education, tools, and resources to avoid and overcome pornography addiction.

Your Brain on Porn
“This site will help you understand exactly how today’s extreme Internet porn can alter the brain. In our view, porn use isn’t a moral issue. This site grew out of a decade of research analysis on the effects of sex on the brain, and six years of listening to recovering porn addicts.”

Pink Cross Foundation
“This web site contains large doses of truth about the sex industry for purposes of education… Men and women addicted to porn need to hear it straight from the women who were there.”

Covenant Eyes
This is an accountability and filtering software company, but has really great resources about the consequences of pornography and they regularly update their blog to help you understand latest information and dangers.

Internet Safety 101 from Enough Is Enough
Provides updates and help to adults for protecting children online. Site exists to educate you about the dangers; to empower you with the ability to recognize the warning signs and with helpful ways to discuss Internet safety with your kids; and to equip you with the safety resources you need.

Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation
The EndExploitationMovement.com website lists hundreds of groups who are involved in opposing sexual exploitation and you can search by category to find what groups cover the specific areas you hope to learn more about.

Reboot Nation
We are a community of people who have discovered the negative effects of pornography. If you or loved ones struggle with porn addiction and/or porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, this place is for you!

National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. NCSE works to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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“Seven Deadly Sins: Lust”; Proverbs 5:1-8, 1 Thess. 4:1-8; 9-20-15
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