“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17) The ministry of Iron Sharpens Iron seeks to mobilize local churches all over the country with a one-day intensive conference for men. We here at Covenant Eyes are helping to make these conferences all they can be, helping men to stand together and “sharpen” one another through Internet accountability. Free to be the man God intended . . . that is ultimately what Internet accountability is all about. For too long God’s men have been pinned under a weight of chronic sin, habitually going back again and again to … Continue reading →
Sexting is the act of sending or receiving sexually suggestive messages or photos via cell phone (or some other hand held device). How widespread is this, you may ask? The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com commissioned a survey of teens and young adults to explore electronic activity. They found . . . 1 in 5 (20%) teens overall have sent or posted nude or seminude pictures or videos of themselves. 2 in 5 (39%) teens are sending or posting sexually suggestive messages
I’ve corresponded with many people who ask me the same question: How do I win the long battle against sin? How do I fight sin in such a way that I’m not merely changing my behavior, but really changing my heart? For most of these people, their big battle is lust or pornography. Their sin feels so deeply rooted, so much a part of them, that they don’t understand how they are going to win the fight. The new movie Fireproof tackled this issue head-on. And people are listening: the movie has grossed $33 million in the last 18 weeks. … Continue reading →
Watch this short video featuring John Piper’s thoughts on the crippling effects of sexual sin from a sermon he preached in 2007: Is this you? Are you walking away from a radical dream of building for God’s kingdom because you are pinned under guilt and shame from pornography and lust? Theology with Passion for Jesus Can Conquer Biology. What does this mean?
Many unmarried people struggle with abstinence and wrestle with God-given desires for intimate relationships and sexual expression. In the wrestling, some are drawn to the temporary pleasures of pornography. The world of porn-viewing offers an illusion of intimate connection and it does stir and lead to satisfaction of sexual urges, either with self or with others. However, this supposed intimacy and expression of sexuality is far from the goodness of God’s plan for sexuality, because it is outside of His design. Let’s consider four principles that govern godly unmarried sexuality and the treasures that we have in Christ that … Continue reading →