My One Thing: Dr. Ted Roberts

“What’s the one piece of advice you would give
to someone struggling with porn addiction?”

Dr. Ted Roberts is the Founder of Pure Desire Ministries International and author of the bestselling book, Pure Desire.

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Steve: Hey guys! Steve here with Belt of Truth Ministries. I’ve got Dr. Ted Roberts on the line. Dr. Ted is the founder of Pure Desire Ministries International and author of the bestselling book Pure Desire. Dr. Roberts, I’d like to ask you what’s the one piece of advice you’d give to somebody struggling with porn addiction.

Dr. Ted: I wouldn’t hesitate to respond by saying trying harder doesn’t work. It’s important to understand porn is not primarily a moral problem. It has moral implications. It’s primarily a brain problem. Neuroplasticity sets in and sets you up to become very addicted to porn. And you have to understand that porn is driven by trauma and you have to understand the arousal template. If you don’t understand the arousal template, you cannot make an effective real life prevention plan. Trying harder will never solve the problem. If it did, we wouldn’t have this problem. It would’ve been solved hundreds of years ago.

Steve: Great. I think that’s a great advice. Thank you for sharing that with us. Tell people where they can find out more about Pure Desire and your ministry.

Dr. Ted: You can find us online at and our website is located there and you’ll be able to pick up all the materials and be able to receive counseling if you need it.

Steve: Great! Thanks again. I appreciate your time. I love what you’re doing. Keep up the good work.

Dr. Ted: Thanks Steve.

Steve: Thank you.

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