Encouraging words here brother. It gives power to say out loud that we are men who don’t use porn! That’s been my experience at least.
Thanks, berry! It is a drawing a line in the sand, a separating of higher brain (prefrontal cortex) from the lower instinctual brain, which wants to engage in it's former behaviors.
I appreciate that you have an attitude of being victorious even when tempted...it’s easy for me to be anxious when I’m tempted but expecting to win this fight is life giving.
It is a precarious situation to be sure, and there's no intended over dependency on self or the flesh. At the same time (and almost paradoxically), there is a taking back of power from these outer or internal stimuli that coax one toward former behaviors.
It's also the Art of War, by Sun Tzu, which speaks of having that mindset of victory, even before the battle is engaged. This too is, of course, the 'good fight of faith'- that as even as we engage the battle, we stand on the ground of victory.