“Can you recover from sex addiction by praying to God?” (Booth, 2009, p. 120)
Most people who pray to overcome are still addicted to pornography. God hears the prayers of those hurting from sexual addiction. However, for them, prayer did not work.
Spiritually speaking, prayer opens the door for recovery; however, sexual addicts must take steps for recovery (p. 120). I know because I was one of them.
I prayed and remained addicted to pornography. However, when I realized that I had to act on my prayers, answers came to me. I then learned what a “surrendered will” meant to being ready to change.
Living in the present moment, I only had to take small steps to overcome. Other times, I went out of my comfort zone. For instance, going to a therapist and meetings was difficult for me. However, I surrendered my will and did what I had to do to recover.
Keep praying and taking small steps, you find and maintain recovery in doing so.
Booth, L. (2009). Say yes to your sexual healing: daily meditations for overcoming sex addiction. Deerfield; FL: Health Communication.