Freedom from Sexual Addiction with Christian Counseling
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36
Issues such as lust, addiction to pornography, or illicit sexual behaviors plague many people who may be too ashamed to seek help. If you’re one of them, please know that there are solutions available to you.
At Newport Beach Christian Counseling, we have specially trained sexual addiction and CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist) Christian counselors. They are educated and experienced in methods to help clients struggling with unhealthy sexual behaviors. They will also help you work through the effects these behaviors have on your life and relationships.
Sinful habits and addictions can feel impossible to escape from, especially those of a sexual nature, but at Newport Beach Christian Counseling, we believe there are freedom and redemption available through Christ. We want to see His promises come to fruition in your life and walk with you through the process of healing.
Stop trying to overcome sexual addiction on your own. Call us at 949-668-0335 to begin your recovery today.
Areas of Treatment in Christian Counseling for Sexual Addiction
Sex and Porn Addiction
There are numerous ways that sexual addictions can gain a foothold in someone’s life. These include activities such as compulsive masturbation and the use of pornography or virtual sex services.
Someone struggling with sex addiction may begin crossing the line into illegal activities such as soliciting prostitution or violating others’ sexual boundaries. Christian counseling for sexual addiction addresses issues from minor to severe.
Partners and Spouses of Sex Addicts
If you are in a relationship with or married to someone struggling with sex addiction, you’re most likely experiencing intense emotional struggles as a result, including insecurity, depression, anger, etc.
Your trust has been violated and you’ve experienced deep pain as a result of your partner’s choices. Seeking Christian counseling is crucial to help you recover from these wounds and make decisions about how to move forward.
Couples’ counseling is often a necessary step in the sexual addiction recovery process. Healing from the devastation sex addiction wreaks in a relationship can seem impossible, but through Christ there is hope.
The counselors at Newport Beach Christian Counseling offer a safe, supportive environment where you can work through the rebuilding process. Please know that with commitment and effort, marriage recovery is possible. We believe that Christian counseling for sexual addiction can play a vital role in ensuring that your marriage can be stronger than ever before.
Sexual Addiction Recovery Groups
A common treatment method for sexual addiction is attending a recovery group. Like-minded people who experience similar struggles can be a source of encouragement and accountability on your recovery journey. Mutual goal-setting and companionship on this difficult journey can increase your likelihood of a successful recovery and healing process.
Affairs and Infidelity
Sexual addiction is frequently associated with affairs and betrayal, causing further damage to the marriage relationship. We can help both the unfaithful spouse and the betrayed spouse process the affair, and we’ll offer you tools and resources to repair the damage and make the best decisions for your future.
Adolescent Sexual Addiction Recovery
The teen years are a particularly sensitive and vulnerable time for sexual issues and temptations. Christian teens who are struggling with any kind of sexual addiction can benefit from Christian counseling.
Pornography has become pervasive, and sexual behavior at a young age is seen as commonplace. This means that teens who want to live out Biblical values will need a lot of support. We offer a safe environment to discuss these issues and help your teen find or strengthen their commitment to a godly lifestyle.
Seeking a sense of identity, acceptance, and connection through illicit behaviors such as one-night stands or affairs signals a possible struggle with love addiction. This condition is treatable, and one of the best ways to recover is to seek Christian counseling for sexual addiction.
Sexual Addiction: The Facts
Sexual addiction can be hard to pinpoint, and some may question if it’s even a real addiction. Sexual addiction is both legitimate and treatable, and its incidence is increasing; in the United States, it is estimated that over 30 million people suffer from this addiction, including men, women, and teens.
You might be wondering if you suffer from unhealthy habits or preoccupations, or whether you’re actually addicted to harmful sexual behaviors. Christian counseling for sexual addiction recovery might be for you if you answer yes to some of the following questions:
- Does your sexual behavior interfere with intimacy with your spouse?
- Do you use sexual behavior as a mood-booster?
- Do you keep secrets from your partner about certain aspects of your sexual behavior?
- Is your partner concerned about your sexual behavior?
- Do you want to stop inappropriate behavior but feel unable to?
- Do you feel bad about your sexual behavior?
- Are you a frequent pornography user? Do you use other explicit materials?
- Do you feel that your sexual behavior is abnormal?
- Do you find yourself preoccupied with sex?
Believers in Christ will have a desire to please Him in everything we do. Therefore, whether or not you feel that your actions are part of an addiction to sex, if they are against His teaching they are sinful and will keep you enslaved.
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” – John 8:34
Sexual addiction is not an issue that should be taken lightly. But it is not a hopeless condition; there is freedom in Christ. His perfect patience can embrace you as you work through the process of repentance and recovery. At Newport Beach Christian Counseling, we want to create a safe and compassionate environment for this process to take place.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. – 2 Peter 3:9
If you’re struggling with sexual addiction, we are not here to judge or condemn you. We know that addiction often brings feelings of shame, fear of exposure, and a sense of being out of control. Sin can have you in a chokehold and it can be very difficult to escape.
We know that if you could, you would not give in to habitual sin. The power to change only comes through Christ, and we want to help you find the strength He offers and move towards healing.
Christian Counseling for Sexual Addiction: How Can It Help?
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life. – John 8:12
Sexual addiction doesn’t have to keep you in bondage. We want to help you see the freedom available in Christ. The darkness of sin and shame can be revealed and changed in the light of His grace.
Sexual addiction often springs from a root of emotional pain, and we want to help you uncover that so you can experience full healing. Christian counseling for sexual addiction can help you:
- Thrive in your sexual identity.
- Connect in a healthy way with others, including in your intimate relationship.
- Come to a full understanding of the roots of your addiction and the effects it has had on you and others.
- Have a strong, loving relationship with yourself, others, and God.
- Find a new, positive direction for your life.
- Deal fully with underlying issues.
In Christian counseling for sexual addiction, both you and your loved ones can understand your struggles, what to expect in the recovery process, and the tools you’ll need for lasting change.
Sexual addiction doesn’t just hurt you; it hurts everyone in relationship with you. This is why getting help quickly is so important. Don’t let shame stop you from seeking Christian counseling. We are here to help you find the healing grace of Christ.
Are You Tired of Living in Darkness and Shame?
Contact Us Today to Learn More About Christian Counseling for Sexual Addiction.
The CSAT and CSAT-candidate Christian counselors at Newport Beach Christian Counseling are here to help you move towards recovery from sexual addiction. Contact us online today or call us at 949-668-0335 to schedule your risk-free initial session.