According to Covenant Eyes, at least one in every two American men, and a growing number of women, struggle with compulsive pornography use. Despite these high numbers, countless individuals think that they are alone in their struggle.
Author Brene Brown once said, "Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage are not always comfortable, but they are never weakness." Telling your story requires a great deal of vulnerability. Oftentimes, we fear appearing to be weak if we admit our struggles. But the truth is the exact opposite. Being vulnerable is one of the most courageous and freeing things we can do. Vulnerability can give others permission to be vulnerable themselves and find healing as a result.
Hearing a journey of authentic healing and recovery from pornography can empower someone else to open up and seek help. Sharing stories can literally change a life. Sharing requires courage and vulnerability, but it is an act of service and love.
Nate was a successful pastor with a large following of admirers. After facing a crisis in his life, he finally found the courage to tell his story. Hear about Nate's victory over pornography in this video.
If pornography is going to be defeated in our culture, we need more courageously vulnerable truth-tellers to stand up and be honest about their struggles and victories with pornography. Telling your story is a powerful act of resistance because you are not defined by your past decisions, and do not have to fight alone.