“Abide hard by the cross and search the mystery of His wounds.” (Charles Spurgeon) As someone with a past of pornography addiction, I know all too well that there are no quick fixes, no tricks, no easy solutions. Believe me, I’ve tried them. There were many times of spiritual desperation where my latest epiphany seemed like the missing link to my personal holiness. “This is it!” I thought, “This is the key to beating this addiction.” I’m not much for self-help psychology, but I was the first guy in line to buy the newest book about sexual healing, go to … Continue reading →
Many thanks to Christianity Today for their most recent thought provoking story, “Help for the Sexually Desperate,” which explores sexual addiction among Christian men. Sexual addiction is on the rise in the church today, but how is sexual addiction being handled in Christian circles? Isn’t “Sexual Addiction” Just Another Way to Say “Sin” or “Lust”? Christianity Today reports, “The dividing line between sexual lust and addiction is often hard to draw.” Some claim there is no dividing line at all. Calling something an “addiction” paints the picture of someone who is helpless, hopeless, and perhaps even a victim of their own … Continue reading →
A brand new resource is available today for those who feel caught in the grip of pornography addiction. The “Freedom Begins Here” tool kits are available for purchase online (available in select stores later this year). This is a quality DVD series that will teach clear strategies for those struggling with sexual temptation to understand their needs, find inspiration to be transformed, and develop a means of personal accountability. A church tool kit is also available that gives church leaders resources to help their members with habitual sin. All of these tool kits have a Covenant Eyes CD included in … Continue reading →
The next best thing to be wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are – CS Lewis (This blog is dedicated to my old friend and mentor, Shawn, and to all who help bear the burdens of those caught in the grip of pornography.) I had the privilege of attending Friday’s Casting Crowns concert in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Right before the show my wife and I got a chance to go backstage and meet Mark Hall, the rest of Casting Crowns, and the opening bands. It was a very memorable night.
Many churchgoers are in the liturgical season of Lent, a corporate time of fasting, self-denial and prayer, leading up to the events of Holy Week. But the married members of Relevant Church in Tampa, Florida, are planning on having lots of sex right up to Palm Sunday. Pastor Paul Wirth issued the 30-Day Sex Challenge to his congregation: “Relevant Church is proposing a challenge encouraging married couples to purposely engage in sexual activity for 30 days and singles to intentionally forgo sexual activity for 30 days” (from Relevant’s website).