We were created to love God and to love others. A focus on increasing in love for people (platonic) is a key for quitting. When we replace our unhealthy thoughts with love, we make progress. Love is doubly important because when we are weak with it, isolation increases and addiction thrives in isolation. But when we fight to increase in love we start to reverse the tendency to put “something” as more important than people or God. To begin, we focus and pray about making love a priority. Pray: “Father, take away my spirit of lust and fill me with a love for others.” Love is patient. Pray: “Father, help me to be patient and help me to care about people.” Love is kind. Pray: “Father, take away my spirit of lust and help me to increase in kindness.” Love does not envy. Pray: Father, help me to be content with the pleasures that lead to joy. Help me to not envy pleasures that lead to destruction.” It is impossible to pray: “Father, fill me with Your love,” too often. God is love. Increasing in love starts to force our bad stuff out. Praying about love is a powerful tool for fighting habits.