Reader Comments

Brain C-13

by Jerome Princy (2020-02-12)

Provide hope that the Brain C-13 Review client will be able to realize victory over this. Let the person know that there will be times of temptation and possible setbacks, yet God is faithful to forgive and restore. Assure the person of your continued support through this process. Instruct the person to structure a system of accountability through the help of a trusted friend. Help the person identify all the locations and activities that provide temptation. Avoid bookstores that sell pornographic magazines. Only use the computer when someone else is in the room. Purchase software that blocks access to undesirable Internet sites. Are there work associates, times of the day, or particular stressful situations that trigger the temptation?Identify which part of HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired) is the person strongest trigger. Encourage the person to take specific steps to minimize the triggers. It is important that the person see the behavior as sin and no longer justify it. Discuss how God views his sin, the nature of forgiveness, and God unconditional love. Evaluate with the client how he sees himself in relationship to how God sees him. Help the person develop a plan to strengthen and deepen his relationship with Jesus Christ. Make him accountable for daily Scripture reading and prayer. Encourage memorization of Scripture so that he can bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). Promote involvement in a local Christian ministry that supports men who are experiencing this struggle. Evaluate his relationship with his spouse (if married) and provide an invitation to meet with both to explore the affects of this behavior on their relationship and to find healing for wounds.