Other Religions Angels and Miracles How to Work with Angels to Overcome a Pornography Addiction Angel Healing and Recovery for a Porn Problem Share Flipboard Email Print You can call on God's angelic messengers of love for help in many ways to recover from a pornography addiction. Design Pics/Ron Nickel/Getty Images Angels and Miracles All About Miracles An Introduction To Angels Prayer and Meditation Religious Texts Famous Archangels By Whitney Hopler Religion Expert B.A., Comparative Religion, George Mason University Whitney Hopler has written on faith topics since 1994. She is communications director for the Center for Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. our editorial process Whitney Hopler Updated April 27, 2019 Angels can empower you to overcome an addiction to pornography. You can call on God's angelic messengers of love for help in many ways to recover from a porn problem. Here's how to work with angels to overcome addiction to porn and and find healing for your sex life: Acknowledge that Porn Has Become a Problem in Your Life Honestly assess the impact of pornography on your life. Is it really benefiting you, or is it actually enslaving you? “Porn is so addictive that time and money and mental activity spent on it takes away from using that time and giving that money and involving one’s brain for the things of God," write Knofel Staton and Leonard Thompson in their book Angels/Demons. "And at its worst, pornography leads to crime, particularly violence and inhuman and indecent treatment of other human beings who are … created in the image of God.” They add that “… pornography is a good example of demonic oppression through compulsion, addiction, and obsession.” Porn distorts God's good design for sex by blocking the intimacy sex was created to nurture through real relationships. Moreover, porn mistreats the people God loves by presenting them as objects to be used rather than as souls to be loved. The more pornography you view, the more unhealthy neural pathways are created in your brain, making it difficult for you to think and feel in ways that lead to healthy relationships. “If you are emotionally and spiritually healthy, pornography will not interest you," Diana Cooper writes in her book Angel Answers: What the Angels Can Teach Us About the World We Live In. "Your energy centers or chakras will be flowing with energy or light.” Porn use puts people's energy "out of equilibrium," she writes, but angels "shine the light of pure spirit and innocence onto all sexual areas, so that the glorious energy of love and creation can be used appropriately.” Ask Your Guardian Angel to Help You Understand the Problem Since your guardian angel is constantly with you, he or she has a close view of your life day by day and knows your habits well. Your guardian angel has a lot of valuable wisdom to share with you about the factors that are fueling your porn addiction. Through prayer or meditation, ask your guardian angel to make you aware of what you're trying to escape from by using pornography. Seek guidance from your guardian angel to identify the circumstances or feelings that trigger you to look for fulfillment in porn. Do you turn to pornography as a way of trying to find stress relief? Is it anger, boredom, or sadness that triggers you to use porn? Your guardian angel may communicate information you need to know in a variety of ways, from sending you a message in a dream to giving you words, images, or feelings while you're praying or meditating. Record the messages your guardian angel sends you. Then you can study them and incorporate them into your life. For instance, your guardian angel may tell you that you're using porn to try to avoid dealing with a difficult issue in your marriage that you don't want to deal with emotionally. Being aware that you're using pornography to avoid facing feelings during sex will help you gradually address the marital issue. Then you can work to restore a healthy emotional connection with your spouse -- which will strengthen your ability to recover from a pornography addiction. Ask Archangel Raphael to Empower You to Heal Raphael, God's top angel of healing, can send you tremendous healing power for your recovery journey. As the master of healing body, mind, and spirit together, Raphael has often healed people of unhealthy sexual problems like pornography addictions. When a fallen angel (a demon) who lusted after a wife named Sarah killed her husbands out of jealousy, Raphael appeared to her new husband, Tobias, to help him fight that fallen angel's influence on their sex life, according to the Book of Tobit (part of the Bible for Catholics and Orthodox Christians). The demon had already killed seven of Sarah's previous husbands in the same way: in Sarah's bedroom, as the men were preparing to consummate the marriages. This time, Raphael tells the new husband, Tobias: “Do not worry about the demon” (Tobit 6:16). Raphael advises Tobias in verses 17 and 18: “Then once you are in the bridal room, take the heart and liver of the fish and lay a little of it on the burning incense. The reek will rise, the demon will smell it and flee, and there is no danger that he will ever be found near the girl again. Then, before you sleep together, first stand up, both of you, and pray. Ask the Lord of heaven to grant you his grace and protection. Do not be afraid.” Ask Archangel Chamuel to Help You Repair Sexual Brokenness Chamuel, the angel of peaceful relationships, can give you the help you need to grow toward a healthy sexuality. Chamuel and the angels who work with him will teach you how to incorporate attitudes and behaviors about sex into your life that will lead you to peace (within yourself, with other people, and with God). Chamuel “is the angel to pray to if you are having sexual problems … [his energy heals] battered bodies and spirits," write Samantha Stevens and Donna Lypchuk in their book The Seven Rays: A Universal Guide to the Archangels. "He is the angel who can sweeten sour memories and repair a damaged relationship.” Seek advice from Chamuel about what practical steps you should take to stop using pornography. Chamuel may inspire you to install porn-blocking filters on your computers and mobile devices or stop surfing the Internet when you're feeling whatever your trigger emotions are. Chamuel will also suggest ways you can take better care of yourself and your romantic relationship to better meet your sexual needs. Ask Archangel Jophiel to Show You the Beauty of Intimacy Jophiel, the angel of beauty, will help you replace the ugly thoughts that pornography has put into your mind with beautiful thoughts that reflect God's love and purpose for romantic relationships (intimacy). Praying for Jophiel's help is all you need to do to set the process in motion. “Jophiel helps us restore balance in our thoughts … So when we enter a negative thought spiral, we attract chaos and problems," write Doreen Virtue and Yasmin Boland in their book Angel Astrology 101: Discover the Angels Connected with Your Birth Chart. "Often it’s a matter of ‘correcting’ our thoughts so that we can see someone or something from a different angle. If we ask Archangel Jophiel for assistance, she balances and beautifies our thoughts in order to improve our perspective on life. The more we appreciate beauty, the more we draw it to us.” Celebrate the Spiritual Side of Sex Sex is sacred -- and the best sex is holy sex, the way God intended it to be, in a relationship between two people who love each other and love God as well. From this point on, don't settle for anything less than that. “The experience of eroticism is magnified and intensified to a supreme ecstasy when we use it with correct attunement – an erotic ecstasy unconscionably more potent than anything that pornography could engender," Claire Nahmad writes in her book Kick-Ass Angels: The Dynamic Approach to Working with Angels to Improve Your Life. "… angels, in their desire for our liberation and greatest good … [call us to] conceive of an approach to sexuality and eroticism that is very different than the distorted, enslaved, vulgarized, and squalid projections of these forces that surround us today.” The more you treat sex as a sacred experience, the more you'll enjoy it. Eventually, you'll be so fulfilled by the spiritual ecstasy that comes from healthy sex that pornography will just turn you off. Your porn cravings will be gone, and you can celebrate the freedom that angels helped you achieve.