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Breaking Free:

12 Steps to Sexual Purity for Men

By Stephen Wood

Young Men Breaking Free

By Stephen Wood

The 12 steps outlined in “Breaking Free” will not only help you quit porn, but also prove to be useful in preventing an addiction to pornography. Breaking Free will teach you how to give up porn, find accountability, look for accountability software, protect yourself against sexual addictions and sins, and how to prevent future problems that could destroy your marriage and family life.

“Breaking Free” is a must read for all men (and women) who desire sexual purity, need help getting rid of porn, or want to prevent a porn addiction.

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Gabriel Project

Toll-Free Confidential Helpline at 866-444-3553

Gabriel Project in the Diocese of Arlington


The Gabriel Project is a pregnancy outreach program that helps expectant mothers. The Gabriel Project offers care and support to any pregnant woman and her family in need, regardless of education, race, religion, financial, or marital status, free of charge. The Gabriel Project offers support to women through financial and material assistance, referrals for prenatal care, counseling, housing, and through a variety of other resources.

Project Rachel

Project Rachel in the Diocese of Arlington

Contact: Josephine

Phone: 703-841-2504



Spanish Contact: Maria Luisa Aliaga

Spanish Phone: 703-841-2504

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Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

Project Rachel is the Catholic Church's ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion. In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.

It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness. Be assured that there is forgiveness, hope and healing - many women and men have participated in diocesan Project Rachel Ministries and returned to a loving relationship with God.

Desire of the Everlasting Hills

By Courage/EnCourage

From COURAGE International, a Catholic apostolate that faithfully embraces the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and her norms for pastoral care, ministering to those who strive to live chaste lives rooted in the love of Jesus Christ, comes a profoundly moving documentary: “Desire of the Everlasting Hills”. Here are the intimate and candid portraits of three Catholics who struggle to navigate the waters of self‑understanding, faith, and homosexuality.

“Desire of the Everlasting Hills” is a must watch for teens before encountering same-sex attraction on the job or away at school.

For further resources from COURAGE regarding Church Documents, Member Testimonies, Prayer & Spirituality, Spiritual Friendship, Forgiveness please visit: 

Find a Catholic Therapist Near You

Principle: New Age concepts often masquerade as Christianity. Finding the right therapist can be a perilous endeavor. The goals of are to help those seeking therapy and coaching, or even those just seeking to learn more about the emotional life, to find professionals who are Catholic and faithful to the magisterium of the Church.

Format: A simple search engine helps you find a Catholic therapist according to specialty and location. Their blog addresses relative to therapy, the emotional and spiritual life, relationships, as well as marriage and family issues.

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