Porn Again Christian (free e-book), by Mark Driscoll Mark Driscoll’s writing style is much like his preaching-blunt, biblical, bold, and balanced. Porn Again is as refreshing as it is hard-hitting. Driscoll’s book is a rudimentary theology of lust which aims at proclaiming the victory available to us in the gospel. Driscoll calls men to “take any sexual sins you may have as seriously as your God does.” He also includes an appendix for military men “and other men who like prostitutes.” 13 Ways to Ruin Your Life (free e-book), by Jarrod Jones. This cleverly titled book is written for the … Continue reading →
I’ve been doing quite a bit of meditating on Proverbs 7 recently. In the text, King Solomon is looking out his window, looking down on the streets of Jerusalem, giving his commentary about a naïve man he sees strolling by the door of a prostitute. She lures him in. He follows. Adultery ensues. As a recovering porn addict I couldn’t help but see myself in text. No, I’ve never been enticed into a brothel, but discovering the world of Internet porn presented a similar temptation to me. If you haven’t read Proverbs 7 recently, give it a quick read (it … Continue reading →
(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 →
A special thanks to A Good Husband blog for asking me to write a couple short posts about overcoming pornography addiction: Overcoming Porn Addiction (Part 1): This post talks about the reality of pornography addiction, both from a physical and a psychological perspective. Overcoming Porn Addiction (Part 2): This post gives some brief thoughts about where to go for help with a pornography addiction.
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 →