First and foremost, an individual who is struggling with pornography use must recognize that they need to be in charge of their own recovery. Without a yearning desire to break free from the addiction it will not happen.
The Importance of Honest Communication
Individuals who are struggling with pornography use will often attempt to hide this struggle from their ecclesiastical leaders. Deep shame drives people into hiding, and in hiding the addiction thrives. When an ecclesiastical leader holds a person accountable for honest, transparent, and regular communication about their struggles and addictive behaviors, the individual is strengthened and their resolve is magnified.
The path of recovery will always involve slipping and set-backs. During such times the importance of honest communication is vital to continued forward progress on the path of recovery.