“How can I make a plan to stop viewing pornography?” Help for Me (2021)
“How can I make a plan to stop viewing pornography?” Help for Me
President M. Russell Ballard taught, “Some have difficulty differentiating between a goal and a plan until they learn that a goal is a destination or an end, while a plan is the route by which you get there.”1 Setting a goal to stop viewing pornography and to repent requires careful planning.
As you start down the path to changing your behavior, you will likely experience setbacks and adversity. But as you experience setbacks, you can learn and become stronger. The key is to not give up on yourself and your plans just because you make a mistake or things don’t go as you had hoped.
If you feel unsure about figuring out a plan that will work for you, you can ask the Lord for help, and He will direct you to people who can help you plan and make adjustments.
Consider consulting with family, friends, a support group, a mental health professional, medical professionals, and others who may be able to help.
Seek out self-help books or articles on topics that may be affecting you.
Study the examples of people in the scriptures who have overcome trials. What can you learn from them?
Consider what you can do to repair damaged relationships. In healthy relationships, partners are expected to not view pornography. What can you do to restore lost trust?