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Removing the Mask of Addiction

In the latest episode of Out of the Darkness with Ruth Hovsepian, I had a raw and real conversation with Neil Getzlow, a brave soul who lifted the lid on his battle with porn addiction. This candid conversation explores how a childhood curiosity escalated into an all-consuming obsession and the transformative power of faith and forgiveness that pulled him out of his darkest days.

Neil's journey started at the age of just 10 when this seemingly harmless encounter set him on a destructive path, warping his perception of love and sex and wreaking havoc on his relationships. The corrosive effects of his addiction led him into dangerous situations, with one terrifying ordeal in Chicago serving as a stark reminder of the dangerous path he was treading.


The conversation takes a brighter turn as we delve into Neil's journey of redemption. His story is a testament to the human capacity for change – a change fueled by faith and forgiveness. Neil’s wife, Amy, played a pivotal role in his transformation, providing support, love, and forgiveness during his darkest days. This powerful story underscores the transformative power of faith, showing how Neil not only conquered his addiction to porn but also alcohol and infidelity.

Neil's candidness about his journey from darkness to light is a potent mix of raw emotion and resilience, underpinned by an inspiring message of redemption and second chances. It's a powerful reminder that change is possible, even in the face of overwhelming odds.

However, the story does not end with Neil's redemption. He shares how his faith journey and his wife's prayers led him to a season of rebirth. He talks about the transformative power of reading the Word of God, prayer, and the support he received from his wife, Amy. His story is an example of grace and forgiveness, a beacon of hope for others struggling with similar challenges.


This episode serves as a reminder that no one is beyond redemption, and everyone deserves a second chance. It is a testament to the power of faith, forgiveness, and human resilience. Neil's story is a beacon of hope for anyone struggling with addiction, a testament to the power of faith and the transformative potential of forgiveness.


Neil Getzlow's journey from addiction to redemption is a story of resilience, redemption, and the transformative power of faith and forgiveness. His story serves as a powerful reminder that no matter how far one may fall, there is always a way back, a path to redemption through faith and forgiveness.


Effects of Pornography on Children and Relationships

Research has shown that exposure to pornography can have detrimental effects on both children and relationships. Some key statistics include:

  • A study found that 90% of children between the ages of 8 and 16 have viewed pornography online, often by accident or while searching for something else.

  • Pornography consumption is linked to negative attitudes and behaviors towards women, contributing to the objectification and degradation of women in society.

  • A survey revealed that 56% of divorces involved one partner having an obsessive interest in pornographic websites, leading to relationship dissatisfaction and breakdown.

Bible Verses About Living Holy Lives

Living a holy life is emphasized in the Bible. Here are a few key verses:

  1. "But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy.'" - 1 Peter 1:15-16 (NIV)

  2. "Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body." - 1 Corinthians 6:18 (NIV)

  3. "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." - Colossians 3:2 (NIV)


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