a burden seems lighter when it is shared with others. Or another
person might have a good suggestion for addressing and overcoming temptation. Support groups can be a great help in this
respect, and they come in many different varieties - from ongoing
weekly meetings to residential programs.
several of the
better known ministries that offer them:
The Restored Hope Network maintains
a geographical listing of affiliate ministries and
counselors that have undergone a rigorous screening and
accountability process. Groups include ongoing meetings and
residential treatment programs for same and opposite sex
Stream Ministries brings
hope and the healing power of Jesus for sexual and relational
issues like homosexuality, sexual addiction, sexual abuse
and emotional dependency.
Recovery is a Christ centered 12-step program "ministering
to those who struggle with hurts, hang-ups, habits or addictions"
of any kind. Not specifically dedicated to sexuality issues,
most of the support groups do deal with them when they surface.