(The following post is from a friend and avid reader who wishes to remain anonymous. We asked him to write up some book reviews for our blog. This is his first installment.) The Purity Principle is a concise 100 page book that contains Randy Alcorn’s impassioned plea for readers to live a life of sexual purity. Unlike some books on sexuality, Randy Alcorn writes for a broad audience and avoids vividly describing sexual impurity. The fundamental premise that underlies the book’s message is what Alcorn describes as “The Purity Principle: purity is always smart; impurity is always stupid” (16). Whenever … Continue reading →
This is a guest post by Anne Jackson. Anne currently serves on staff at LifeChurch.tv in Edmond, Oklahoma, and is the author of Mad Church Disease, a book about the burnout epidemic in the church. Anne has written several articles for Relevant Magazine and is a Compassion Blogger, using her influence in the blogosphere to to transform the lives of children in poverty worldwide. You can find out more about Anne at her widely read blog, FlowerDust.net. In a prior post, “Not Just a Man’s Problem,” we opened the can of worms of female porn addiction. Anne Jackson has graciously … Continue reading →
In my experience there is usually one of the spouses in a marriage that handles the majority of the doctoring and nursing duties. There is one who has the medical knowledge and who knows what to do when a child or spouse is injured or maybe just plain under the weather. There is one who can clean up vomit without having to don a hazmat suit. For my marriage, this person is most definitely Aileen. She is the one who is always the first to notice the signs of sickness in our children. I may think they are acting perfectly … Continue reading →
Personal and professional reflections on Covenant Eyes, the widely used Internet accountability software tool Covenant Eyes is an accountability software service which monitors activity on your computer. It compiles this activity into an accountability report and sends it to people of your choosing. The websites you have visited are sorted and rated in terms of the likelihood that they contain questionable content. The Covenant Eyes service is offered through their website and it typically costs eight dollars per month for an individual user. In addition, Covenant Eyes recently added the option for an Internet filtering component.
At the heart of addiction is a deep seeded unwillingness to rely on others. Other people, loved ones or even God. A willingness to wait is vital to any successful recovery from addiction. Sexual addiction has a strange way of distorting time in the lives of those whom it grips. It is striking to see how an addict can be covered in shame the minute after he/she acts out, but nearly forget the event happened a day later. A man can struggle with pornography addiction for nearly two decades and then feel “cured” after two weeks of sobriety. An addiction recovery … Continue reading →