Hope, Healing and Lasting Recovery

Sons of Helaman is a gospel oriented training program for young men, teaching them to overcome pornography challenges and other unwanted sexual self-mastery behaviors.

The goal is to train young men to leave pornography behind and discover their spiritual gifts to use in blessing the lives of others.

“…they fought for their lives, and for their wives, and for their children; therefore they exerted themselves and like dragons did they fight.”

(Mosiah 20:11)

Who is Sons of Helaman for?

The Sons of Helaman are groups of young men (ages 13 to 24) who have dedicated themselves to overcoming unwanted pornography habits and related issues.

In groups led or supervised by a licensed professional therapist, young men acquire tools and learn various strategies required to win their self-mastery battles. Recovery techniques combine modern scientific knowledge with principles taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Train young men to fight the real enemy!

“Sexual self-mastery is one of the most central issues in our culture. We are watching too many of our loved ones being attacked on a regular basis, and unless they are well trained, we could lose them. We can fight! We know how to fight! We know how to win this war! We are the Sons of Helaman. We train young men to fight their adversary and WIN.” – Maurice Harker, Director

Learn to fight and win daily battles!

Young men learn drills and strategies to fight the daily battles in their minds. They learn to identify the adversary and take him out at a sniper’s distance, to identify a mood battle and understand where they are on the chemical scale. Young men in this program practice calling upon the power of God and gain a familiarity with the scriptures and how to apply them to real life. 

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Discover spiritual gifts and use them to bless the lives of others

It is time to increase focus for each Warrior, not only on leaving their unwanted behaviors behind, but fulfilling their calling to truly become The Noble and Great Ones (NGO’s) of the Final Generation. We have developed a way to help these young men align their energy with God, discover their spiritual gifts and use those gifts to bless the lives of others.

What to Expect in Sons of Helaman

Both in-person and online training groups
Young men can attend wherever they live

In weekly group training sessions, young men learn to fight and win their battles using effective drills and techniques to change unwanted behaviors. Read more…

Find a group online or near you

How many exposures to pornography before one becomes hooked? We are never quite sure.  As with the many different forms of cancer, catching it early is key to minimizing training costs and maximizing positive outcomes.

For a quick self-assessment take our brief sexual self-mastery survey

We hope our loved ones will never be exposed to inappropriate media.  Unfortunately, we have reached a phase in technology where it is no longer a matter of “if” but “when” and “how much”.

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"I learned two things: this was hurting people I love, and what I am fighting for."
Sons of Helaman Graduate
"I experienced a training program instead of talk therapy program.

I experienced having my peers hold me accountable to my actions instead of my parents and/or therapist. (Therapist also did this).

I learned how to make the atonement personal to me. I gained a fighting mentality, to fight for the spirit, fight for my life and freedom. I learned satan’s role, as well as my own role, in my addiction. I learned how to discern good from evil. I learned how to seek, receive, and then follow personal revelation. I learned how to be a warrior of God."
Sons of Helaman Graduate
"Don’t fight alone. You need to find support from others that either have battled or are battling the same thing you are."
Sons of Helaman Graduate
I am grateful for the things my son has learned [through the Sons of Helaman program] and for the warrior he has become. It took about 18 months for my son to graduate. On Mother’s Day this year, he will have been clean for a full year. I can honestly say that even though this has been a most difficult challenge, I would do it all again to have the results that have come from it.

There is hope. There is recovery. There is relief from the pain.
Lisa, Mother of Warrior
"I learned how to act and apply the atonement, Satan’s role in addiction, accountability, peer support, the effect of brain chemistry, i.e. actual chemical addiction, and I was able to see examples of other young men on what it took to be successful."
Sons of Helaman Graduate
I used to be heavily addicted to pornography and masturbation and they dictated my drives and desires for years. When I attended my first Sons of Helaman meeting, my outlook on overcoming this addiction was changed forever.

This program will teach your son the true nature of his situation. We are at war. There really is an enemy who wants to destroy us and handicap our abilities before we can fully use them to build God’s kingdom and raise righteous families.

Today I still use every tool I learned in this program not only in remaining clean and worthy, but in how I plan and go about my daily life. I plan every day and invite the Holy Ghost to be with me always. Because of the principles taught in Sons of Helaman I know how to live my life on purpose and become the Man of Christ my Heavenly Father always intended me to be.
Sons of Helaman Graduate
As a Bishop, I have worked with several agencies and therapists, helping my youth overcome the addiction of pornography. By far, the Sons of Helaman program has been very successful in helping my youth fight this addiction. I would highly recommend this program to youth who are suffering to overcome their addiction. It has certainly proved life changing.
Bishop Stone
"I learned not to dwell on the fall, but to get up, and never give up."
Sons of Helaman Graduate
"I learned to do the little things everyday to make sure that I was secure. I also learned how to see, and anticipate attacks so I could do things beforehand to stop them."
Sons of Helaman Graduate
My struggle with pornography began when I was about 12 years old. It wasn’t until my high school years that it really took hold of me. I felt as though I could handle it by myself and that when I got older it would stop on its own. But each succeeding year in high school it got worse and worse.

I felt so alone and helpless. I needed help to overcome it completely. That is what led me to the Sons of Helaman program. It was there that I learned how to defend myself against Satan, and to really harness the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I view the program as a way to end this addiction which can only come through Jesus Christ. The biggest help for me was keeping hope that one day, if I didn’t give up, I would be free of this addiction. I am now 20 weeks clean and I am an ordinance worker in the Holy Temple of God. I know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real. It does work. So long as you don’t give up, even in the darkest of nights, remember that in the morning the sun ALWAYS rises to reveal the beautiful morning. Through Jesus Christ I have been made clean. It works. Believe it.
Sons of Helaman Graduate

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