Get A Program

Get A Program

“No one overcomes this by themselves.” That’s what ex-users and experts repeatedly report. Studies show that those who have most successfully changed unwanted habits need a clear process, structure, information, social support and sometimes personal coaching. Work With The Experts Brain and addiction research have now produced programs, both in person meetings and online, that have proven to be highly effective with thousands of men and women. PureMind.Online recommend that you investigate and adopt one of the following programs as a centerpiece of your change efforts. These programs feature engaging research-based video education, interaction with other learners, and often include coaching. They…

Get Informed About the Habit

Get Informed About the Habit

It’s one thing to learn about your habit and how it affects your mind and heart, your relationships and even society. It’s another thing to understand about how change takes place and the path of healing and recovery from the habit and its effects. Just as you wouldn’t think of renovating your garage without understanding how it’s done and what to expect, so you need to become familiar with what it takes to renovate yourself. Understand How the Habit Works The way a well-formed habit works has been studied. Something that makes you think of it is a trigger–seeing something, feeling…

Get Connected – Don’t Let Loneliness Be Your Trigger

Get Connected – Don’t Let Loneliness Be Your Trigger

A youth pastor who remained a virgin until his marriage at 30 said, “Whenever I got a sexual urge, I took it as a signal that I needed other people, and I reached out to my friends and family.” Sex-related habits are most clearly a substitute for our need for true love, and so strong and healthy relations with others is the best remedy and  protection. Loneliness Is A Trigger For Porn Use In addition, the use of porn is associated with greater loneliness, since it interferes with connecting with other people on an emotional and spiritual level. On the…

Get Inspired By People Who Have Had Success

Get Inspired By People Who Have Had Success

With insight, perseverance, and support, many people have overcome their unwanted sexual habits and have built productive lives and beautiful families. It is important to hear such stories and keep them in mind to stay motivated, especially as you go through difficult times. Learn and Connect At the same, though it is always inspiring to listen to testimonies of those who have become victorious, sometimes it can be more valuable to connect with someone who has simply made progress in the next step of the journey. That’s why we have the Pure Mind Forum. Connect with others who are making…

Become Aware of Your Thoughts

Become Aware of Your Thoughts

Related to our feelings are our thoughts, and these too can be so fleeting we don’t even realize what they are. Again, we can be deeply affected by our underlying beliefs and thoughts, and yet they can work outside of our awareness and control. Identifying Your Thoughts It is not external events that create your feelings, but rather what you think about what happened. When someone cuts you off in traffic, you could see it as an insult, or as the result of the person not paying attention. Unreasonable thoughts lead to unnecessarily bad feelings.  It helps to notice what…

Get Aware – First Step to Win the Battle

Get Aware – First Step to Win the Battle

Our efforts to  change are constantly sabotaged by powerful feelings outside of our awareness and thus, our control. Emotions move us every moment. Yet often this happens behind the scenes and we can be baffled to understand why we do what we do.  This is particularly true of unwanted habits.  Identify Your Feelings The first task to gain more control is to practice identifying your feelings. What is motivating you right now? Consider four basic emotions: Glad, mad, sad, and scared. Feelings like guilt, pride and disgust can all fit in within these. You can have a mix of emotions all at…

Get Aware – Learn How the Habit Affects You

Get Aware – Learn How the Habit Affects You

Becoming an expert on yourself is a key part of unlearning unhealthy habits and learning new ones. This includes understanding how you think, feel and what motivates you, as well as learning how the “enemy” affects you. Get Empowered by the Scientific Facts All strong habits and addictions have common elements, whether they be sex, gambling, alcohol, marijuana, or cocaine. But internet porn and masturbation have some unique qualities that make them particularly addictive. Study all that science has revealed about how people get hooked. Learning about the process of addiction and its typical patterns of thinking, feeling and behavior will help you…

Good People Just Like You Struggle With Porn

Good People Just Like You Struggle With Porn

Do you see yourself in this? The profile of the typical porn user may surprise you, in this promo for a recovery program, at CandeoBehaviorChange.org: The Profile of Porn and Sex “Addicts”: Overcoming Some Myths Knowledge is power and support is strength. Anyone can be susceptible to pornography; male, female, young or old. You are not alone. The answer to all problems can be found in truth and true love. Here at Pure Mind Online are resources to help you restore your freedom and self-respect.

Among Blessed Families

Among Blessed Families

In an informal anonymous survey of adults in three small UC congregations, 35% see pornography as a critical church problem.  Two thirds of the men admitted to some issue with viewing pornography, with  one in five admitting it was a “difficult, ongoing issue.“ Porn Impacts People of All Faiths  Among self-identified Christians, 2 out of 3  men confessed to having used porn weekly, while 1 out of 6 women admit viewing it at least monthly. Twenty percent of youth pastors are currently struggling with it, and one in seven senior pastors. In fact, Bible Belt and Mormon states use porn…

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