Mending The Armor for LDS Young Adults is a formal treatment program designed for overcoming pornography addiction.
"Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
Young Adult Program
Preserving Future Families
Research suggests that pornography and sexual addiction first manifest during adolescence and young adulthood. Unfortunately, most don't seek treatment until later in life when the problem has resulted in tragedy such as failed marriages, betrayed spouses and children scarred by divorce. Mending The Armor for Young Adults is a program for LDS young adults between the ages of 18 to 30 who are combating pornography addiction and other sexual behavior issues. For many, this is a particularly vulnerable time period in their lives and for those struggling with pornography, the risk of the addiction interfering with future relationships and life plans is strong. Professional counseling is often needed for the emotional and psychological issues with which these young adults are battling.
- Assist young adults in eliminating the use of pornography, and other unwanted sexual behaviors.
- Assist young adults in learning to manage their shame and begin the process of recovery.
- Assist young adults in identifying and resolving the issues in their life that have led to participating in sexually compulsive behaviors.
- Encourage young adults to continue to remain in communication with their bishops and to remain active in the church.
Who Should Participate?
- Potential missionaries striving to become worthy to serve a mission, but struggling to break free from a pornography or masturbation addiction.
- Missionaries who have returned home early because of morality issues.
- Returned missionaries who have fallen back into addictive behaviors.
- Young adults who are not able to serve missions because of sexually compulsive behaviors.
- Young adults preparing to enter marriage who have a history of pornography addiction.
Many of these young adults are burdened with tremendous shame which creates a barrier for seeking help. Feelings of shame and unworthiness can result emotional and psychological problems if left untreated.