According to a recent study by the Barna Group, over half (55%) of married men view porn at least monthly. Moreover, 65% of Christian men say the same thing. If your Christian husband looks at porn, you might be like the couple in this video… Rethinking Accountability for Men The sin of pornography thrives in secrecy, and it is killed in the light of accountability. What is accountability? An accountability relationship is a relationship where you specifically discuss the details of your sins and weaknesses, and you receive help, encouragement, and challenge. Accountability is, unfortunately, looked down upon by a lot of guys. … Continue reading →
How do we slay the power of sin in us? What means has God given us to destroy sinful lusts? Too often we look for the answer to that question on a vertical plane only: we expect sin-killing power to flow through prayer, fasting, Scripture meditation, or some other personal spiritual discipline. Undoubtedly, these are some of God’s primary means to transform us, but they are not the only means. The Holy Spirit doesn’t merely empower His people as individuals. He fills and empowers the church collectively (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). Yes, it is the gospel that transforms us, but it is in … Continue reading →
When my son was 12 years old I came home one day to find the phrase “sexy nude girls” typed in to our family computer search engine. I wasn’t shocked or even disappointed. I knew at some point I’d eventually catch my son trying to look at naked girls. Of course I knew he knew better. But I also knew he had the healthy curiosity of a boy entering puberty. I quietly asked, “Son, how would you feel if somebody looked at your mom or your daughter that way?” Before my sentence was finished his head hanging so low I … Continue reading →
The following is an excerpt from the book, Stop the Demand: The Role of Porn in Sex Trafficking, available for free as a digital download from covenanteyes.com. According to Shared Hope International’s report on the demand for sex trafficking, pornography on the Internet is a gateway to the purchase of humans for commercial sex. This becomes clear when we think critically about what pornography is and how it affects its consumers. “Pornography” comes from the Greek words porne, meaning “prostituted woman”or “prostitution,” and the word graphos, meaning “writings.” Under this definition, pornography is not the graphic portrayal of sex or … Continue reading →
Voting is now closed. Check out the 10 finalists and pick your favorite at this blog post.