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Full disclosure: I am one of the team members at Strength To Fight, a Canadian anti-porn organization.

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Meet the people who can help you (or a loved one) quit a porn addiction

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When I speak about pornography, I typically get a lot of questions from people who are relieved that the conspiracy of silence has finally been broken. Are there organizations that help break porn addictions? Are there people who can help me navigate my spouse’s porn problem? Are there resources that can help us repair our marriage post-porn addiction? Are there good programs for keeping people accountable when they’re surfing the Internet?

In a word: yes, there are. I’d like to introduce you to just a few of them—and encourage you to share this article far and wide so that your friends, family, and acquaintances can also make use of the wealth of resources that are out there. There is an anti-porn movement emerging, and it’s growing fast.

1. Covenant Eyes

Covenant Eyes is an amazing organization, and an amazing accountability program that you can install on all of your devices—I have it installed on both my laptop and my cell phone. They also provide the most updated statistics on pornography, and try to break down info about the porn industry so that readers can understand what it’s all about. Their e-books are second-to-none, and are free for download, with essential titles like Porn-Free Church, Porn and Your Husband: A Recovery Guide for Wives, Hope After Porn, The Battle Plan, Coming Clean, and many more. The Covenant Eyes website is a one-stop shop for accountability filters, essential information, and valuable support.

2. Fight The New Drug

Fight The New Drug is a trendy organization that has created a huge anti-porn movement through savvy marketing and incredible social media skills. Their Facebook page is close to reaching a million “likes,” and pictures of thousands of young people of all walks of life wearing T-shirts featuring slogans like “Porn Kills Love” have done much to make opposing pornography mainstream. They keep a steady stream of blog posts written by “Fighters” from around the world who are committed to fighting the influence of pornography in their culture, and raise awareness about the impact of porn both online and on the streets.

3. Matt Fradd

Matt Fradd is a one-man porn-fighting machine, so I have to list his name all by itself. He has launched a number of projects specifically targeted at helping Catholic communities become porn-free. Integrity Restored, for example, is an enormously helpful online resource for spouses, parents, and the clergy. The Porn Effect is another online resource targeted at teens, featuring advice from experts, battle plans to kick porn out of your life, and tips for accountability and even counseling. To help with all of this, Matt Fradd helped develop a fantastic app that can be downloaded to your phone, called The Victory App, which helps you track your progress at beating pornography and staying away from it for good. This app is free—and already getting rave reviews. Matt’s vision is to see porn get stigmatized the way so many other cultural plagues have been stigmatized—and knows we need all the help we can get. When someone mentioned that he must be in competition with Fight The New Drug, he laughed and said, “No, my competitor would be Playboy.”

4. Strength To Fight

Strength To Fight is a Canadian anti-porn initiative that began only last year to fill the huge and increasingly noticeable void of anti-porn organizations in Canada working to connect people with the help and the resources that they need. Full disclosure: I am one of the team members at Strength To Fight, and we bring the truth about pornography and how to fight it to churches, youth groups, high schools, conferences, universities, and frankly anywhere where there are people who want to get free of porn and need the information and resources to do it. My colleague Josh Gilman has done a magnificent job of creating essential networks of counselors and other resources to ensure that Canadians across the country have access to everything they need to get free of pornography for good.

These are just four resources that Christians of all stripes can utilize to fight the influence and spread of pornography, both in their own lives and in the lives of their loved ones. Pornography has spread far and fast, but the good news is that the anti-porn movement is exploding too—thousands of people are standing up to defend love, beauty, innocence, and the fragile relationships being damaged by pornography.

The tools are out there. Arm yourself. 

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.