Freedom From Pornography
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
If you, or someone you love, is struggling with pornography, know that you are not alone, you need not be ashamed, and that freedom is possible.
Resources for prevention and healing:
Provides online filtering and accountability by monitoring computer and mobile device site and screen usage. This independent company provides resources for individuals, families, clergy, churches, and communities including articles, courses, videos, and e-books.
Catholic ministry offers help for pornography addicts as well as conferences and other events to help educate and break free.
Reclaim Sexual Health
Catholic, online program geared toward recovery from pornography and sex addiction. Rooted in science and integrates Theology of the Body.
Road to Purity
A Catholic program developed in Denver Colorado to help men and women understand the issue of pornography and achieve freedom. The Des Moines metro area is establishing local support groups to aid individuals seeking freedom. To find out more email Adam Storey, Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for women and families:
Be Broken Ministries
Offers podcasts, videocasts, webinars, and online courses to offer healing for men, women, and families. A Christian resource rooted in grace, truth, and community.
Educate and Empower Kids
Provides resources to parents and educators to encourage deep connection with their kids through media education, meaningful family communication and intentional parenting. A secular tool which focuses on healthy sexuality education—including how to interact when children are exposed to pornography. Some resources on their site available in Spanish.
Bloom for Catholic Women
Bloom for Catholic Women offers therapeutic and Catholic-based online courses for women healing from the trauma of discovering their husband’s sexual and/or pornography addiction. Dedicated to helping Catholic women gain confidence, hope, and resilience through professional therapeutic support, spiritual insight, educational resources, and an empathetic community.
Resources for Education
Brain, Heart, World is a free three part documentary that illustrates what pornography does to the brain, the heart, and the world.
Covenant Eyes has various free ebooks that discuss the effects of pornography, the prevalence of the issue, and how to regain freedom.
Resources for Ministry Leadership
Covenant Eyes has various resources for ministry leadership, including a podcast, video series, and many free ebooks related to the topic of pornography.
Resources in Spanish
Many of the available books and resources from Covenant Eyes and others are available in Spanish, and can be found at the following links.
Ministry Leadership Resources
Brain, Heart World in Spanish
USCCB document Create in me a Clean Heart in Spanish