Posted by: Arden Compton | November 17, 2012

The Point of Safe Return

When a person is struggling with pornography, there can be the feeling that there is no hope, that there is no way to return to a normal life. A person may feel they have passed a point of no return, and that they will always have this problem. This leads to discouragement, and often a person will just give in to cravings for pornography because they think that since they have crossed this point of no return, why bother fighting it. Why bother trying to live free of pornography?

All of this is Satan’s lie. Because of the mercy that Christ offers, there is always a way back to a happy, clean, joyful life. There may be long term consequences to past choices, but there is a way back to a happy life, free of pornography. No matter where you are, you are still in place where you can make a safe return back to God. You are at the point of safe return, not the point of no return. That doesn’t mean it will be easy, but it is possible, and it is worth the effort!  If you would like my help, I am here to help. I believe there is always hope. I strongly disagree with the common belief that once an addict, always an addict. I have seen otherwise as I have helped many former addicts truly break free of addiction. True freedom from addiction is possible because of the infinite atonement of Christ. To say once an addict always an addict limits the healing capacity of the atonement, as if the Christ can’t help someone with a pornography addiction. He can. There is no challenge you struggle with outside the scope of his help. With the right belief, the right tools, with God’s help, you can be 100% free of pull of pornography in your life! I have seen it over and over as I have worked with many who struggled with this problem, but don’t any more.

Here is a link to a article by Dieter F. Uchtdorf about the point of safe return. This applies to pornography addiction, and many other challenges in life.



  1. Thank you for the reference to pres. Uchdorfs (spelling) talk in conference. I am the YM pres and myself and my YM are having issues with pornography and the more “light” we receive such as talks tools etc. the better chance we have in combating this. Thanks again, Dave

    • Thanks Dave, I hope this is helpful. Make sure you read the post at the top called “Why you can’t stop once you start” This shows what is really going on when people are viewing pornography, and why it is so hard to stop once on starts. I wish I could impress on every addiction recovery program that this is what is really going on. Once we truly understand what is happening, it much easier to address the problem and help those enslaved by pornography to be free.
      Thanks for all you do as YM President. God bless you!

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