How to Overcome Masturbation?

How to Overcome Masturbation?

by Jesus Centric

How do I overcome sexual impurity or masturbation?

How to break the habit

Ultimately, the pain a person is trying to numb with masturbation is just another indication of a God-shaped void at the center of every human heart. Only a personal relationship with the Lord can fill that empty space in a deep, lasting, and satisfying way. But there are practical steps you can take to live out His truth in your life:

  • Talk with someone — a pastor, a professional counselor or a trusted Christian friend. The more deeply hidden you keep your secret, the stronger and more powerful the struggle becomes. Confession is always the first step toward healing and change.
  • Avoid magazines, books, films, or anything else that stirs up sexual desire. Ask friends, mentors, and advisors to hold you accountable. But don’t beat yourself up when sexual thoughts intrude on their own. Instead, be as patient and gracious with yourself as you would be with anyone else struggling in this area.
  • Remember that masturbation often originates as a self-soothing behavior. It’s a way to cope with pressures and try to meet basic human needs for peace, security, comfort, and reassurance. Replace it with a legitimate method of addressing the underlying need — talking things over with a friend, taking a hike in the mountains, reading a good book, listening to music, pouring yourself into a project, or serving other people.

Don't be afraid to ask for help. If you have any questions or need prayer, reach out to our Instagram and we'll pray for you.

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