For many men who are willing to fight for sexual purity, an important step is finding accountability support in a men’s Bible study group, in a smaller group of one or two other men serving as accountability partners, or by going into counseling.
Use caution, however, if you’ve considered enlisting you wife as your accountability partner. There’s no way most guys will get real with their spouses in something as starkly personal as one’s thought life and masturbation habits.
For an accountability partner, enlist a male friend, perhaps someone older and well respected in the church, to encourage you in the heat of battle–someone who can pray for you and ask you the tough questions.
And keep in mind that accountability works only when coupled with a firm commitment to win.