- Never touch the intimate parts of your body excepduring normal toilet processes.
2. Avoid being alone as much as possible. Find good
company and stay in this good company.
3. If you are associated with other persons having this same problem, YOU MUST BREAK OFF THEIR FRIENDSHIP. Never associate with other people having the same weakness. Don’t suppose that two of you will quit together, you never will
4. When you bathe, do not admire yourself in a mirror. Never stay in the bath more than five or six minutes just long enough to bathe and dry and dress AND THEN
GET OUT OF THE BATHROOM into a room where you will have some member of your family present.
5. When in bed, if that is where you have your problem for the most part, dress yourself for the night so securely that you cannot easily touch your vital parts,
and so that it would be difficult and time consuming for you to remove those clothes.
6. If the temptation seems overpowering while you are in bed, GET OUT OF BED AND GO INTO THE KITCHEN AND FIX YOURSELF A SNACK, even if it is in the
middle of the night, and even if you are not hungry, and despite your fears of gaining weight.
7. Never read pornographic material. Never read about your problem. Keep it out of mind. Remember “First a thought, then an act.” The thought pattern must be changed. u must not allow this problem to remain in your mind. When you accomplish that, u soon will be free of the act.
8. Put wholesome thoughts into your mind at all times. Read good books — Church books — Scriptures. Make a daily habit of reading at least one chapter of Scripture. Anything from the Bible can be helpful
because of their uplifting qualities.
9. Pray. But when you pray, don’t pray about this problem, for that will tend to keep it in your mind more than ever. Pray for faith, pray for understanding of the Scriptures, your friends, your families. BUT KEEP THE PROBLEM OUT OF YOUR MIND BY NOT MENTIONING
Pray daily, ask for the gifts of the Spirit, that which will strengthen you against temptation. Pray fervently and not lout when the temptations are the strongest
Set goals of abstinence, begin with a day, then a week, month, year and finally commit to never doing it again.
Until you commit yourself to _never again_ you will always be open to temptation.
Change in behavior and attitude is most easily achieved through a changed self-image. Spend time every day imagining yourself strong and in control, easily
overcoming tempting situations.
Begin to work daily on a self-improvement program. Relate this plan to improving your Church service, to improving your relationships with your family, God and
others. Strive to enhance your strengths and talents.