Welcome. Latter-day Saints Overcoming Sex and Pornography Addiction.

Where Mormons Learn about the “Pornography Problem” and How to Overcome It.

To overcome addiction, I depend upon my faith in Jesus and His atonement

**As of September 2016, this site is no longer being updated. It’s still loaded with some awfully good stuff! Check it out!**

The purpose of this website is simple: To offer hope to those hurt by sex and pornography addiction. In these pages, we help visitors come to understand (1) that sex and porn addiction is absolutely real, and (2) that recovery is definitely possible. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Although this site is not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its creators approach the subjects of sex addiction and recovery from the LDS or Mormon perspective. Also, there is no affiliation between this site and Sexaholics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous or any other 12 Step program or fellowship.

Education About Addiction Is Key for Latter-day Saints.

According to the LDS Church, education is key to protecting families from pornography. The sooner members of the LDS Church come to understand sex and pornography addiction as it really is, the sooner they can take their rightful places on the front lines in the battle for the souls of God’s children. Rather than being helpless spectators, they can save lives and marriages.

A Willingness to Accept Help from Others Is Also Vital.

Christ's atonement can heal an addiction if we are doing to do our part.Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve counseled addicts not only to get help, but to be grateful for it:

Acknowledge that people bound by the chains of true addictions often need more help than self-help, and that may include you. Seek that help and welcome it. Talk to your bishop. Follow his counsel. Ask for a priesthood blessing. Use the Church’s Family Services offerings or seek other suitable professional help. Pray without ceasing. Ask for angels to help you (General Conference, April 2010).

A good place to start is in Addiction 101 (The Basics) in the sidebar.►
(Mobile readers go to the Menu at the top.▲)

You should also check out the blog posts down below.▼

If you have thoughts or experiences about recovery, we invite you to share them with us.

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Common Questions and Answers for Latter-day Saints:

What is addiction? Is there a difference between pornography addiction and sex addiction? Should Mormons care? Are Mormons “protected” from becoming addicted to sex and pornography?
Is sex the highest form of love? Do a lot of Latter-day Saints believe that it is? What is pornography really? As a Latter-day Saint, can I look at porn and still go to the temple?
Does viewing pornography impair other aspects of my life that are non-sexual? I feel crazy when my LDS husband looks at porn. Am I crazy?
Can I look at porn and still be a good husband and father and a worthy Melchizedek Priesthood holder? • I’ve tried and tried for years to stop looking at porn, but I just can’t seem to stay stopped. What’s wrong with me?
What do secrecy and isolation have to do with why I can’t stop looking at porn? What resources exist for LDS bishops to help ward members deal with a porn problem?
What is the difference between addiction and sin? How about recovery and repentance? Can an LDS man or woman with a “little porn problem” stop without the help of anyone else?
What is co-addiction? Why should Latter-day Saints care? How does a Mormon woman set boundaries to protect herself from her husband’s porn addiction?

A Sampling of the Blog Posts:

A Retirement of Sorts

I don’t plan to update rowboatandmarbles.org for the foreseeable future. You may have noticed that I’ve only posted one piece of new writing about addiction and recovery in 2016. In 2015, there were only a few posts. It’s not that … Continue reading