Why Power Over Pornography?
Yesterday, someone asked me why I wrote the book Power Over Pornography: The Breakthrough Formula to Overcome Pornography Addiction. I explained that it was not a book I ever wanted to write or sought to write but I felt that I was supposed to write it.
My background was investment finance as well as entrepreneurial business. It didn’t seem to fit for me to write a book describing a step-by-step system to overcome pornography viewing.
I think God had other plans. Several years ago, I traveled to “family day” at the end of a family member’s inpatient drug rehab. I was shocked to find that the failure rate was 80% at one of the best rehabs in the country. I discovered that the best available methods produced similar results.
Not that long after this experience, I was asked to serve in a capacity to help others overcome their addictions, including pornography.
I quickly saw how pornography addiction sucks the life out of its victims and their families and that success rates of the best programs were no better or in many cases worse than those treating alcohol or drug addictions. 20% success or worse isn’t good enough for something with such serious consequences.
I began my research from a spiritual point of view while focusing on results. There had to be a better way to help pornography users. To make a long story short, I discovered and created (all the glory to God) methods that worked far more effectively than anything available. Not only are they far more effective, they are easier to follow.
I taught them directly and also shared them with others who helped pornography viewers. They had better success than anything they had used in the past. Pornography viewers and those with chronic masturbation habits suddenly were overcoming the addictions and habits that they felt would always be with them. I felt that it wasn’t fair for me to share them and teach them to just a few people when they could help so many others. So I wrote the book.
The second edition of “Power Over Pornography: The Breakthrough Formula for Overcoming Pornography Addiction” was published in October 2015 (available for free plus shipping at http://freebook.poweroverpornography.com) . I’m gratified with all of the favorable feedback from viewers. I’m receiving many stories of “changed lives” after battling for many years.
I’ve discovered some “what should have been” obvious conclusions over the past several months. Let me share them with you:
- Many viewers gain confidence after experiencing some success with the first half of the Power Over Pornography system. But if they do not stay with it through all the steps, they end up relapsing. Each step is important and when the entire program is completed, relapse is rare. Conclusion: Complete the entire program even if you feel “cured” before completion.
- Practice is an essential step in the program. Many viewers stop practicing once they feel cured only to relapse after several weeks or months. The practice schedule is not overly rigorous (30 seconds per day on most days) but is essential to staying free.
- Book is good, course is better, workshops are best. My original goal was to be finished at writing the book and getting the methods into the hands of those who can benefit. I discovered that the book works and helps and is successful for those using it. I discovered that a course is even better, especially when it offers follow-up and practice. One-on-one or one-on-many workshops work even better, providing strong accountability and success. So, we’re not stopping with the book. The on-line course is available at http://freebook.poweroverpornography.com. You’ll have to enter your information and buy another book but you’ll be able to access the course at a discounted rate. The more formalized workshops are in development.
My strong desire is to help you. The consequences of pornography viewing and masturbation are too big and too negative to live with. They hurt you every day. As part of Power Over Pornography., you’ll find reservoirs of love, happiness and self-confidence that you didn’t know you were capable of. Your relationships will provide you with joy and your personal progress in all aspects of your life will start shooting up. I look forward to helping you on your journey.