Setting the Tone

As was stated in Prework III, having goals with which to measure progress are important. In order to set the tone for success, starting with…

Accountability 

This lesson does not have discussion questions to be used in the group call. Instead, during this week’s call share your reflections of the past…

Choosing Real Food over Junk Food

Dealing with a porn and/or masturbation addiction is less like an addiction to drugs and alcohol, and more like a struggle with unhealthy or addictive…

Each Slip is a Stepping Stone

Have you heard the story of the invention of the incandescent lightbulb? It apparently took Thomas Edison 1,000 tries to make his invention work! When…

Guilt and Shame

Guilt “Guilt is like a gauge or light on the dashboard. It means that something is wrong.” – Wade Powers Have you felt the weight…

Guilt and Shame – Activity

To be read together in the group after the check-ins and before the activity.   One thing shame tells us is that we are unworthy…

The Integrity Muscle

Before you read on, watch this famous, Brick by Brick, video. At the beginning of our sexual integrity journeys, our goals to be porn and/or…

A Radiant Couple

Whether you are currently married or not, your life will benefit by clarifying and deepening your vision for a Blessed life with your eternal spouse.…

Contribution

This lesson, more than being a call to action to give back, is a suggestion on how to elevate your recovery and growth to the…

Getting the Most From Your Group

Agreements We’ve identified four agreements that will ensure the highest value and quality of your group experience. Participating in an Ascend group requires you to…

The Sexual Addiction Cycle

This lesson does not have discussion questions to be used in the group call. Instead, during this week’s call share your reflections of the past…

Integrity Through Accountability

While the first focus of this group is honesty and grace through practicing telling the truth about yourself, the second focus of this group is…

Honesty & Grace

A Secret Battle Kate was sick with anxiety. How could she have these terrible sexual thoughts? She’d never had a sexual relationship with someone but…

The 5 A’s of Porn

The internet has exponentially expanded the reach that porn has in society. In today’s video, we are going to talk about how exactly porn has…

Mindset

Before we move any further, we have to talk about mindset. Mindset is the foundation that all of your success or setbacks will be build…

Porn: What’s The Big Deal?

Sometimes people ask, “Why’s porn suddenly such an emergency? People have been drawing pictures of people having sex for thousands of years.” Soon after printing…

Rituals

The thing you do before the thing you do. It’s important to understand that porn or masturbation is the result, not the cause. Today we’ll…

Your Brain On Porn

Here’s a fantastic video explanation going more into porn’s effect on the brain.

Triggers 201

Today we’ll look a little deeper at triggers. What they are and how to identify them. Triggers can be broken down into two categories: External…

Reboot & Rewire

Reboot Your brain’s real craving isn’t for porn, but dopamine. Porn and masturbation just happens to provide a lot of that. The over-stimulating nature of…

Triggers 101

In Week 2 we focused on some immediate ways you can reduce the temptation to access pornography. The barriers you set up for yourself last…

Your God

Your god is what you devote your energy to. Your god is what you go to in times of distress. Have you made porn or…

Triggers, A Second Look

Another way of looking at everything we talked about this week is taking a look at your triggers. Has this week helped you get a…

Intentional Day

We do sooo many things by habit. From the order we put our clothes on to what food we eat throughout the day. The same…

Pornification Of Society

Have you noticed how much sex there is around you? That’s part of why it can seem so impossible to break away from its influence.…

Putting It Into Action

Today’s a light lesson. Instead, spend time today setting up some of the different strategies we talked about yesterday. Like we said yesterday, none of…

The Good Stuff

Earlier we looked at yellow circle activities that cause you to act out. This is actually not the whole picture. There’s one more layer that…

Your Home Is Your Haven

Where do you most often act out? Is it at home? For many people, the thought of being home alone is a nerve-wracking thing. Just…

Goals

Today we’ll talk about what goals you have for the duration of this course. Keep in mind what we talked about yesterday regarding mindset. What…

Self Reflection Week 1

You’ve made it through the first week — Bravo! This is a big deal. Maybe this is your first time trying something like this; going…

Spectrum Of Addiction

How much is too much? That’s the question people often have in mind when it comes to their porn use. “Maybe I can regulate myself…

Your Rituals

Your ritual is a key part of your porn use and masturbation habit. Everyone has rituals for acting out, and this is one of the…

Unstoppable You

Yesterday you briefly allowed yourself the time and space to consider what it will be like when you are free from the shackles of porn…

Self-Esteem

Focus on the things YOU can change – bad habits, relationships, perspective, etc. Daily affirmations: This can be you looking at yourself in the mirror…

Your Story

We’ve covered some of the things that have influenced how you got to where you are. Now let’s go deeper. It’s important to know your…

Urge Surfing

Throughout this program, we’ll go deep into why people develop compulsive, unwanted sexual habits. Before we do that, we want to equip you with tools…

History of Porn

Today we’ll have a short history lesson. How the porn industry became what it is. The following are sources we used to create this video.…