80 of the BEST Resources for Overcoming Pornography in the Home

Tackling & Overcoming Pornography in your Family

Pornography is EVERYWHERE. It’s a little terrifying! It’s so easy for a curious child to accidentally encounter, and an easy trap for spouses to fall into as well. There are all sorts of levels of battling pornography, whether it’s preparing and teaching your children how to react when it pops up (and it’s definitely a WHEN, not an IF, they find it anymore!), helping a teen who feels guilty for something they’ve seen, struggling to free yourself from pornography or healing with a spouse or loved one who is caught in the web. It can seem daunting, hopeless and overwhelming BUT it doesn’t have to be! Although the internet can be a sleazy, slimy place, there is so much GOOD information out there to help you protect your marriage & family. We know this is a big issue for families today, and have gathered some amazing tools for overcoming pornography to help you fight this battle!

The Best Resources for Overcoming Pornography

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There are lots of mixed messages in our society about pornography, but we stand by the research (discussed in the articles below) that viewing porn damages marriages, harms children and teens’ sexual development, causes binding addictions and breaks apart homes. Many of our readers write to us with heartbreaking stories seeking advice about how to repair a marriage torn apart by pornography. With the porn industry growing and easy access to the internet becoming more available, it seems inevitable that porn will creep its way into your family, one way or another. That’s all pretty grim sounding, but armed with the right tools, YOU can keep pornography out of your life, your marriage, and your home. The following is a giant list of websites, online communities, support groups, articles, blogs, videos, books and more to help you fight the battle against pornography. And this is a war you are going to WIN! We know it!

(A lot of these resources are Christian based, but we feel they can help anyone despite your religious beliefs. Furthermore, we occasionally reference the “LDS” Church and their resources, which stands for Latter Day Saints.)

We’ve broken things down into 5 sections:

  • 20 Resources for Pornography Education and Information
  • 10 Resources for Men Overcoming Pornography
  • 10 Resources for Women Overcoming Pornography
  • 15 Resources for Supporting a Spouse Who is Overcoming Pornography
  • 25 Resources for Parents to Tackle Pornography in the Family

How do you fight against something you don’t understand? Not very well. Getting educated about the reality and dangers of pornography is the first weapon you have in defending your family. We gathered some of the best sources to provide you with the knowledge to tackle this head on. Knowledge is power!!

20 Resources for Pornography Education and Information

These sites and articles shed light on the harms of pornography and help you educate yourself and family. Included as well are general support groups and recovery programs.

Resources for pornography education and information.

1. How Pornography Effects Your MarriageGreat information and research from the Dating Divas (us!) about the effects of pornography on marriage, based on many of our reader questions.

2. Fight the New DrugPornography is our society’s new “drug” of choice. This anti-pornography movement discusses the harms of porn on the brain, relationships, and society, along with tools to fight back.

3. The Porn EffectDedicated to exposing the reality of pornography and ways to develop a battle plan against it.

4. End Sexual ExploitationDiscusses pornography as a public health crisis.

5. Cure the CravingOnline recovery resources and information for parents, spouse, and addicts.

6. Lifestar NetworkFreedom and hope for anyone struggling to overcome an addiction to pornography.

7. Pornography 101Internet safety information to educate, equip, and empower families.

8. Why Porn Should Never Be Part of Your MarriageWhy pornography harms your marriage and intimate life, rather than enhances it, as many sources may claim.

9. The Real Cause of AddictionHelpful article about addiction. Although this applies more specifically to drugs, it can be insightful to pornography as well.

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10. Mending the ArmorAn LDS-based recovery programs for pornography addiction.

11. Getting Help with PornographyAn article from LDS Family Services with steps to take to get help for a pornography problem.

12. Integrity Restored: Porn AddictionEducation, training, encouragement, and resources for breaking free and preventing pornography exposure through Christ.

13. Rowboat & MarblesEssays of hope about recovery from porn and sexual addiction from an LDS recovering addict.

14. My House: Freedom from PornographyA Catholic resource for stories, testimonies, and steps to gain freedom from pornography.

15. Hope and HealingSupport, information, help, and community for those who struggle or loved ones who battle a pornography addiction.

16. PornBattle – A leading online seminar for overcoming porn- restore your integrity and marriage.

17. Understanding Pornography and Sexual AdditionFree web book for parents and leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

18. Overcoming PornographyThoughts on turning to Jesus Christ and finding the power to overcome pornography through his atonement.

19. He Restoreth My SoulA Christ-centered book about understanding and breaking the chemical and spiritual chains of pornography addiction

20. LDS Reading List for Overcoming Pornography A great list of books and articles to tackle sexual addiction.

10 Resources for Men Overcoming Pornography

Husbands, fathers, and men everywhere are pulled into the temptation of pornography, some are hooked from their early teenage years. These links provide recovery programs, support groups, and information specifically for men struggling with a porn problem.

Resources for Men Overcoming Pornography

21. Fortify ProgramFight the New Drug’s help program, designed by professionals including psychologists, neurologists, therapists and other mental health experts.

22. Men of MoroniAn LDS-based classes and support for husbands and fathers who struggle with pornography.

23. ProvenMenA Christian men’s support group to overcome sexual addiction & pornography and find encouragement.

24. 3X ChurchChristian information for filtering and blocking systems, online support groups and blog posts for men’s recovery help.

25. Elevated Recovery Youtube ChannelWA website, online courses & YouTube channel from a former pornography addict & licensed therapist.

26. Reboot NationMany resources and educational materials about the negative effects of pornography and how to start a “brain reboot” from porn.

27. For Married Men: Your Porn Habit is an Adultery HabitA frank and honest article from the Matt Walsh blog about the relationship between pornography and adultery.

28. Is Porn the Same as Adultery?This article outlines several ways pornography can cause your partner to feel betrayed and it’s emotional effects on men and women in marriages.

29. Dr. Doug Weiss BlogThis blog is full of articles on sexual addiction, including pornography, and steps to move forward to find healing.

30. Pure Eyes: A Man’s Guide to Sexual IntegrityIn this book, Christian authors help men cope with sexual temptation, and help to find freedom to experience forgiveness and renewal.

The Battle of Overcoming Pornography


10 Resources for Women Overcoming Pornography

Porn isn’t just a “guys” problem anymore. Many women struggle with pornography temptations and addictions, but the stigma that it’s “mainly a men’s issue” makes many women afraid to speak up and seek help. Gals, you are not alone! These stories, articles, recovery and support groups are here for you!

Resources for Women Overcoming Pornography

31. Dirty Girls MinisteriesThe mission of this site is to break through the stigma that surrounds female porn & sexual addiction by creating safe spaces for women to find help, hope and healing.

32. Daughter’s of LightLDS courses for women who struggle with sexual misbehavior including pornography, self-harming or other unhealthy behaviors.

33. Covenant Eyes for WomenResources for women caught in the struggle of pornography including podcasts, articles, webinars, videos and more.

34. Beggar’s Daughter BlogA former pornography addict shares her story through this blog and motivational public speaking.

35. 10 Truths About Women & Porn AddictionsAn article providing education, statistics, and information specifically about women’s pornography issues.

36. My Difficult Struggle as a Female Porn AddictAn article from Fight the New Drug by a woman fighting against pornography, which sheds light on women’s struggles.

37. Two Womens’ Stories about Overcoming PornographyAn article sharing two LDS womens’ journeys to find freedom and healing from pornography.

38. It’s Not Just a Guys ProblemThis site, the Porn Effect, has many articles specifically for women addressing porn addictions.

39. Christian Women and PornYou are not alone if you struggle with pornography! A Christian woman’s website and book sharing her story and hope.

40. Beggar’s Daughter BookThis book shares a former pornography addict’s journey to finding forgiveness and grace.

15 Resources for Supporting a Spouse Who is Overcoming Pornography

When you find out a spouse has a pornography problem, it’s heartbreaking, devastating and painful. Many steps are required to heal yourself, and then to be strong enough to help your spouse and repair your relationship. These resources include support groups & programs, therapy recovery programs, articles, tips and books for those who have been hurt by a spouse’s pornography use.

Resources for Supporting a Spouse Tackling Pornography

41. Couples Against PornographyCouples Against Pornography is a group dedicated to helping all couples understand and deal with pornography in their relationship.

42. Partner HopeAuthentic hope for betrayed partners who find their spouses experiencing sexual addiction.

43. Lifestar NetworkRecovery and healing programs for spouses of pornography addicts.

44. Cure the CravingSpecifically for wives, healing your wounded heart will help you and your partner recover.

45. Blazing Grace for WivesHealing for wives hurting from their husband’s porn use or adultery.

46. Integrity Restored: SpousesResources dedicated to protecting and healing marriages from pornography.

47. Reclaim Sexual Health It’s very difficult to discover that your spouse is involved with pornography and this site has steps towards your own self-care and healing.

48. New Life Partnersan online, Christian resource and support group for women whose lives have been impacted by loved ones caught in the web of pornography.

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49. Overcoming Pornography in MarriageDating Divas article addressing the question: What do you do after you discover there is a pornography problem in your relationship?

50. Finding or Giving Support in RecoveryAn LDS Article on giving support through addiction recovery.

51. Drawing Together While Overcoming PornographyAn LDS article that addresses 6 tips to draw closer together in marriage while trying to overcome a pornography struggle.

52. To the Tender WivesAn LDS article touching on the principles of helping heal the broken hearts of wives.

53. Healing Concepts for Women Impacted by PornographyAn LDS article on 3 concepts that can help women heal when their spouse is struggling with a pornography problem.

54. What Can I Do About MeBook that shines light on the darkness of pornography and sexual addiction, the trauma felt by loved ones, and the hope that recovery and peace are possible.

55. Pure Eyes, Clean HeartBook about a couple’s story as the husband struggled with pornography addiction and how they found recovery through Christ.

25 Resources for Parents to Tackle Pornography in the Family

We won’t always be there to protect our children, and they WILL encounter pornography at some point or another. No beating around that bush! These resources offer ways to teach, protect and educate our children and teens. And if you have a child already caught in the trap, there are many resources for supporting them to recovery!

Resources for Parents to Tackle Pornography

56. What Should I Do When I See Pornography?Straightforward and non-threatening LDS video for children that teaches what pornography is and what to do about it.

57. Pure Hope: Quest Parenting SeriesOAn online parenting series about how to talk with your children about sex and an overly sexualized culture.

58. My House: Safer FamiliesCA Catholic resource for protecting and teaching families, including articles and discussion topics.

59. Reclaim Sexual Health for ParentsParenting training on effective ways to help a child caught in the trap of pornography, and how to avoid the approaches that can actually deepen the addiction.

60. Integrity RestoredChristian-based tips on protecting youth from the harms of porn and helping those who already struggle.

61. Kiddle Search EngineA kid-geared search engine that allows children to use the internet without stumbling on inappropriate content.

62. Youtube Kids AppLet your kids enjoy Youtube videos without the fear of finding inappropriate or harmful content.

63. Parental Control Apps for AndroidParental control apps that are specifically for Android users.

64. How to Block Porn on Internet Connected DevicesEight informative steps to help block internet pornography for your family.

65. K9 Web ProtectionA free internet filter and parental control software for Windows or Mac computers.

66. 5 Parental Controls Apps to Help Safeguard Your KidsFive reviewed and highly rated apps & programs for internet safety on your family devices.

67. Family Protector AppAn app and monitoring service that allows parents to set age-appropriate limits, stop in-app purchases, and monitor online usage easily.

Parents must have an ongoing conversation that happens many times.

68. Cure the Craving – A free e-book that outlines a plan to help a struggling son or daughter move away from pornography with coping tools.

69. Helping your Teen Escape the TrapA Christian article about the dangers and reality of pornography and how parents can help.

70. Helping Your Child Avoid the Pornography TrapAn article suggesting personal convictions to teach your children to help them protect themselves from pornography.

71. Creating A Safe Place to Talk About Dangerous TopicsAn LDS Article with ideas on how to have an on-going conversation with kids about pornography and sex, and create a safe place for questions.

72. Teenagers and Pornography: Treating the Silent EpidemicAn article sharing information about the effects of pornography specifically on teenagers, and treatment tips from a counseling standpoint.

73. How Can I Teach My Kids About Pornography?Five LDS family lesson topics for instructing your children in Family Home Evening.

74. Healthy Views On SexAn LDS Article about how to make sex a special, sacred topic for you family.

75. Teaching Kids About SexA Dating Divas article helping you have the tools to talk to your kids about intimacy, helping prevent curiosity and giving them a safe place to come when they need help.

Overcoming pornography requires a safe place to ask questions.

76. Good Pictures, Bad PicturesA comfortable, read-aloud storybook about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it.

77. 30 Days of Sex TalksThis book makes it easy to engage your child in conversations about relationships, affection, anatomy, boundaries, predators, online dangers and many other vital topics, specifically for ages 3-7.

78. 30 Days of Sex TalksThis book makes it simple for you to discuss love, sex, changing bodies, as well as address dangerous messages from the media and various online sources, specifically for ages 8-11.

79. 30 Days of Sex TalksThis book discusses topics like creating healthy relationships, consent, social media, pornography exposure and emotional intimacy, specifically for ages 12 and up.

80. How to Talk to Your Kids About PornographyA book that helps you prepare to have worthwhile, relevant discussions that help protect and prepare your kids.

There they are, your battle weapons! 80 of them! We hope you feel more educated, empowered and hopeful about tackling the tough topic of pornography in your family, and have found tools to help you or loved ones on the road to happiness and freedom.

Pornography isn’t a “fun” topic, and it isn’t fun to think about, but it’s one of those things we need to tackle head on. While gathering resources and writing this post, I was a little disturbed and alarmed at the prevalence of pornography in our society and how harmful it can be. It’s hard to swallow. Luckily, whatever your family’s situation, there is hope for you and your loved ones! Our children and marriages need to be fortified, and anyone struggling with this issue needs to understand that they can break free! So let’s get to work strengthening our families and marriages. We can do this!

About the Author: Gabby

I'm a happy gal who's lucky enough to have the sweetest, goofiest, most handsome husband, and two darling little girls! I try to stay positive, look for the best in others and my highest priorities are my faith, family and friends. Some of my favorite things include cuddling (I wish it was my full-time job!), yoga, DIY home projects, donut hunting, bike rides, parties, picnics and trying new recipes. I have a serious sweet tooth and will do anything to get to sunshine & the beach!

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  1. SOOOO many great resources! SO important that everyone is educated on how damaging pornography can be. Once you find out what it REALLY does to the brain and expectations in a marriage, you won’t be able to run away fast enough! 😉