Battling Porn : Spiritual Weapons

What comes to mind when you think of fighting a Battle and winning a War?

For myself it’s, the Weapons and Armour that will be used to fight the many battles. The War against demons and pornography in particular lie on a spiritual battlefield. This is one of the more important battlefields, yet is invisible and internal. Your “Allies” will be other men that will fight their battles alongside yours, but often separately which makes this one of the most challenging fights you will ever experience.

An online search will reveal several “Catholic” and “Secular” resources that will provide “Tools” and “Weapons” in your battles. As a Catholic though, Strive21.com is my first recommendation as acknowledging and giving your burdens in this battle to Him, make a big difference. This is in comparison to the secular approaches which I have also tried, of just attempting to understand the behaviours/triggers in order to manage them, sometimes with the use of medication. With these secular methods, the healing aspect is often overlooked and not even addressed. Not acknowledging the deeper spiritual damage that Porn leaves behind only allows these spiritual wounds from the battle to become “re-infected”.

I’ve been battling Porn for a very long time as I was exposed to it at a very early age. While the Internet has allowed Pornography to proliferate at an unprecedented level, it has also made the many weapons to fight it accessible as well. There are dozens of resources that will arm you in this battle online but there are two that are often neglected which have always been available long before the Internet existed: The Holy Eucharist and the Rosary.

The Spiritual Weapons of a program like Strive21.com and daily recitation of the Rosary along with receiving the blessed sacrament have given me a reason to “stay clean” and to continue down the path. Reciting the Holy Cloak of St Joseph has often helped ward off the demons that constantly tempt and surround me with impure thoughts and images.

St Joseph Terror of Demons, Pray for Me, that through Jesus, I may continue wielding these Spiritual Weapons with the utmost proficiency and that I may have the strength to keep fighting the Battles I face in my Daily Life.

Author: Bad Catholic Dad

I'm a Husband and a Father of 3 quickly growing little ones and Step-Father to 3 already grown "little" ones. My goal is to share and to testify about my journey as a Catholic Husband and Father in this World where false idols have been made the centre of peoples lives. I dislike terms like liberal and/or traditional when it comes to identifying Catholics as I believe it attempts to force a Faith so beautiful, rich and powerful into a tiny box. I have worked with Technology in various roles and responsibilities for the past 25 years and have now only started to use my God given gifts to share my experiences in the "Hospital for Sinners".

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