Helpful Recovery Tips from Sexual Addiction Tip #3: Pray it out

Finding freedom in Jesus Christ from sexual and relational sin

Helpful Recovery Tips from Sexual Addiction
Tip #3: Pray it out

Prayer is having a conversation with God. It involves sharing and listening. The port of entry to God’s healing and restoration from sexual sin is the commitment to honesty. That honesty begins with your prayer life and asking God to make you honest and then being bluntly honest with Him. One of the goals of recovery is to strengthen your dependency upon God and decrease self-reliance. That process begins with prayer. I jokingly tell people I give assignments to this phrase; “I want your next or your first tattoo to say Pray first Think Second.” If we could think our selves out of our problems then God would become very small and secondary in our lives. The Bible encourages us to pray unceasing. If you are at a place of brokenness then you alone are powerless to change your addiction. Seek the One who is not powerless and can change and heal you. That begins with prayer. It is helpful to refer back to Tip #2 and record your prayers in your journal or to keep a separate prayer journal. As you begin to practice persistent prayer times, don’t forget to pray for others and their needs. Sexual addiction promotes self-centeredness and focus. Prayer puts the focus upon God and others. As you progress through the healing process, remember to seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance through each step of recovery. That seeking and directing begins with prayer.
If you or someone you know needs help regarding recovery from sexual sin, give us a call at 877-320-5217 or visit or website at

David Jones, MS
Executive Director

Restoration Path Ministries
PO Box 343418 Bartlett TN 38184-3418
(877) 320-5217


About David Jones

David is a Memphis native and lives with his wife of 25 years and two children. David has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis. He has worked in mental health for over 30 years with adolescents and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. For the past 15 years David’s primary focus has been working with men and their spouses in intensive sexual addiction workshops.

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