KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER
The silence around women and porn creates the façade that women don’t struggle with sexual sin, which is incredibly isolating and creates a lot of shame for those that do.
Porn creates a parody of love, intimacy and connection which convinces women to enter into the fantasy world in order to escape from reality.
“You are not alone” and “you are not damaged goods” are two of the most important things a woman can hear regarding this issue.
TOP 3 RESOURCES
‘Click to Kick’ is Naked Truth’s 8 week online recovery course for women wanting to overcome dependency on porn. A trained female facilitator leads a small group of women through the course material which gives participants an understanding of their addiction as well as providing practical steps to freedom. It also provides users with support and friendship from others in a similar position.
DANGEROUS HONESTY, KARIN COOKE
A Naked Truth book containing the stories of women who have courageously chosen to speak out about their journey as a porn addict or as the partner of an addict. The book also provides encouragement for those struggling to share with others.
DIRTY GIRLS COME CLEAN, CRYSTAL RENAUD
Written by the founder and director of ‘Dirty Girls Ministries’, this bold and easy-to-read short book is packed full of stories, helpful tools and clear advice for women struggling with porn and sex addiction.
Jessica Harris has written books, hosts a blog and conducts live-streams to help women who struggle with porn addiction. She shares her own powerful testimony and offers help to a community of women who are seeking freedom. You can also find her on social media as ‘Beggars Daughter.’
PornHelp’s mission is to help people who want to stop using porn to take the first step. They offer comprehensive, unbiased and regularly updated information about the different options for quitting porn. A fantastic site for those who are unsure of the options available to them.
This is a christian website with testimonies and articles providing and signposting practical help for women wanting to break free from porn addiction.
The ‘Kick Start Recovery Programme’ which can be downloaded on this website is a free UK resource written by Paula Hall and has been created to offer the many thousands of people who struggle with sex and pornography addiction with a reliable and tested self help solution.
It may be necessary for some women to seek professional help and they can do so from the Association of Christian Counsellors. Please note that not all counsellors registered on this site have had training in or experience with dealing with pornography addiction so do check before committing to therapy.
CHRISTIAN WOMAN’S GUIDE TO BREAKING FREE FROM PORN, SHELLEY HTIZ
With a large focus on putting selfish desires to death each day, this book presents encouraging testimonies from women who have overcome their addiction, and various strategies for resisting temptation in order to break free from porn.
BEGGAR’S DAUGHTER, JESSICA HARRIS
This book follows the true story of Jessica who, after being exposed to porn at 13, attempted to join the industry at 17 and started to live a life consumed by porn. With statistics, stories from other women and excerpts from her journal, she gives readers a candid glimpse into the heart, mind and struggle of a female porn addict.
NO STONES: WOMEN REDEEMED FROM SEXUAL ADDICTION, MARNIE C. FERREE
Based around the author’s personal story, this book gives clinical expertise on female sexual addiction and offers counsel and practical advice on how to achieve sobriety and healing.
EVERY WOMAN’S BATTLE, SHANNON ETHRIDGE
By using real-life stories, including the author’s, this book addresses the issue of sexual temptation for women (whether single, dating, engaged or married) by acknowledging that the only way women can survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity is by guarding the body, mind and heart.
PURE HEART: A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO SEXUAL INTEGRITY, SHELLIE R. WARREN
This refreshingly honest book, published by XXXchurch, tackles issues such as adultery, lust, flirting, porn, godly femininity, perseverance and purity, and includes accounts of real-life women and their struggles with sexual temptation.
PURITY IS POSSIBLE, HELEN THORNE
Acknowledging that more and more women are using internet porn and even more are reading explicit novels, Thorne, by sharing her own story, writes a refreshingly honest and gospel-soaked book showing that purity is better and more satisfying than fantasy.