Step 3: Church-Accountability Groups

The ability to be honest, open, and accountable with a group of brothers and sisters is invaluable. We suggest that accountability groups:

Meet for 6-12 weeks, 2 hours/week.
Read through suggested books or work through recovery kit (see below)

Suggested Kits for Accountability Groups

Strength in Numbers Groups from Blazing Grace

Blazing Grace Biblically-based website and ministry addressing the epidemic of pornography use, providing help for those who struggle and support for those affected by pornography users.


Celebrate Recovery Kit

Celebrate Recovery
A ministry of Saddleback Church, Celebrate Recovery's purpose is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the "8 Recovery Principles", promoting freedom from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors.




Suggested Books for Reading in Accountability Groups


Every Man's Battle
by Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, Mike Yorkey

For the challenge every man faces...the fight every man can win, this book shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual purity.


Men's Secret Wars
by Patrick A. Means
This book helps readers recognize the "at-risk" factors that precede the development of a secret life which can include workaholism, sexual addiction, substance abuse, pornography, and extramarital affairs. The author provides tested strategies for defeating the habits and secrets that threaten men's private lives.


At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry
by Steve Gallagher
Sexual temptation is undeniably the greatest struggle Christian men face. Here’s a book that digs deep and has the answers men are looking for—the kind that actually work.



Step 1: Staff and Leadership Team Meeting

Step 2: Men's Group Meeting

Step 3: Church-based Accountability Groups

Step 4: Churchwide Online Safety Initiative

Step 5: Sermons and Special Events*