The fifth in a series of 11 blogs answering anticipated objections to material set forth in A Way of Escape, i.e., the fifth in a series of 11 blogs answering anticipated FAQs.
OBJECTION #5 (of 11)
I am a staunch advocate of accountability. Millions have overcome addictions to porn with the help of an accountability partner or group. I personally know of many that have been set free with the aid of an accountability-based program that I helped to develop here in my office. Several papers of mine have appeared in refereed medical journals. I have even published a book on the necessary role of accountability in breaking free from a porn addiction. Accountability is a must. Professionally speaking, I cannot endorse a purity program that omits accountability. I cannot endorse your escape-without-accountability purity program.
Wonderful that you have already helped so many break free from a porn addiction. But there are so many more that want help. Help that you are uniquely positioned to provide!
THE UNREACHED 83 PERCENT
In a survey of persons wanting to quit porn, participants were asked whether they had anyone in their life helping them to quit. 83% of respondents confessed to having no one . For all the success that accountability-based purity programs are reporting, the simple truth is that a whopping 83% of persons (5-of-6) wanting to quit porn are not enlisting the aid of an accountability partner/group to help them quit. The Shame Factor is simply too high for them to admit they have a problem and seek help.
UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO REACH THE UNREACHED 83 PERCENT
I am a one-man ministry with limited reach. I will reach a few with my book. But many of the 83% will remain unreached.
You could do so much more. With your contacts in the medical community, you are one of a few uniquely positioned to oversee a larger clinical study. As a published author, you already have an online presence, and already have all of the necessary marketing tools in place. With your background and experience, you are uniquely positioned to reach the unreached 83%.
ADDING AN “ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP NOT REQUIRED” OPTION TO YOUR PROGRAM
The Spirit-anointed apps can be seamlessly incorporated into any accountability-based program. An “Accountability Group Not Required” option can be easily added to the front end of your purity program.
Once client/subscribers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit,” a good number of them may be able to exit your program without ever having to set foot in an accountability group. And for those that may still be struggling, the accountability-based option is still there.
You have already reached X persons with your accountability-based purity program. Based on the respected Barna Group’s 83% statistic, your reach could grow to as high as 6X if an “Accountability Group Not Required” option were to be added to your purity program.
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers.
The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!
A WAY OF ESCAPE
A Spirit-Powered Battle Plan for Purity
(Accountability Partner/Group NOT Required!)
1. The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact of Pornography in the Digital Age, Barna Group, Ventura, CA, page 112, 2016 (83% determined as the average of 79% for Teens and Young Adults and 87% for Adults Age 25 and Older)