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Interview with David Blythe – Pastor and Former Porn Addict

Last Updated: February 21, 2014

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

Covenant Eyes Podcast – Episode 26

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David Blythe InterviewToday on the Covenant Eyes I will be playing my interview with Pastor David Blythe of Phoenix First Assembly. David is the author of The Secret in the Pew, a book about his story of slavery to pornography and the freedom he found in Christ.

Today David will talk about

  • Some of his story of addiction and how God set him free
  • What helpful accountability relationships look like

For more information about David, pick up a copy of his book, or contact him at his church, Phoenix First Assembly, at 602-867-7117 ext.1425.

  • Comments on: Interview with David Blythe – Pastor and Former Porn Addict
    1. El on

      This is so honest and real. I love the part about developing intimacy with God.

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    2. David on

      I am priveleged because I have been able to hear Pastor Blythe’s testimony more than once because I attend Phoenix First Assembly. He has prayed for me and I have read his book, Secret in the Pew, more than once. His testimony and book has helped me in my recovery from porn addiction!

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    3. Pastor Charles montgomery on

      Thanks Pastor, I am pastor Charles and this was a struggle for me for many years. My struggle led me to a period of restoration that I fully excepted and work through. My wife was very supportive though hurt she stayed with me through the whole thing. I didn’t have anyone sadly to talk about this with not even the overseer of the church learning that he had issues as well. I love God and God’s people and did not want to mislead anyone so my cry for help can through a angry person who felt they were hurting but the end result was the beginning of new life. My wife is my accountability partner and our marriage has soared to new heights. Thank God I can breath again without this thing choking life out of me. But I thank you for your testimony which encourage me to keep believing and one day at a time.

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    4. Liz McMaster on

      Luke and David,
      Thank you for your passion with addressing sexual sin that has been around throughout history. It started with the fall of man and free will. The devil is always lurking for week humans, especially ones who have turned their back on God. Our marriage is still healing from this destructive addiction and we will spend the rest of our years together working at the pain and wounds it has left us with. Our son on the other hand has turned his back on God. He watched his dad as a church goer be a hypocrite, so he refuses to be a hypocrite he just won’t involve himself in any church. After reading so many books, listening to testimonies it sounds like we just have to wait for our son to hit rock bottom like so many do before they give up any addiction. We as the parents believe in miracles and David you and many others have been a miracle. Remember you are now a bigger target for the Devil so don’t quit doing what you are doing to follow God.We also believe in the power of prayer we have spent many hours praying and fasting to save the souls of those who struggle with this horrific addiction that is destroying marriages and families. As the wife who has been betrayed I try to take the focus off myself and think about the the many who are hurt and hurting others because they won’t follow God. I could go on and on but I am pretty sure their isn’t anything you haven’t heard before. I pray for the future of our young grandsons who will be up against tougher challenges when it comes to media and technology. Listening, talking and blogging the elephant in the room helps with the healing that must occur.

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