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End of the Year Roundup: Top 5 Articles of 2014

Last Updated: April 13, 2015

Luke Gilkerson
Luke Gilkerson

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

This year on the Covenant Eyes blog we published more than 180 articles, but these five made the biggest splash.

5. What I should have told Bob Coy 29 years ago

by Nate Larkin

Mega-church pastor Bob Coy was fired from his church for “moral failings.” I know the issue is Bob’s sin, but I still can’t help feeling a measure of responsibility. I keep wondering what might have happened if I had only summoned the nerve, 29 years ago, to share my own struggle with my good friend.

4. Talking to Your Kids About Sex: A Parent-Child Bible Study

by Ron DeHaas

Children are becoming more and more aware of sex from unwanted sources. Did you know 51% of boys and 32% of girls see porn before their teenage years? So, use these elementary school years to talk to your kids about God’s plan for sexuality. Do it before the world does and when their minds are ripe to absorb it.

3. Hope After Porn: “Our Marriage Would Never Be the Same”

by Laura Booz

When my husband answered the phone, I simply said, “You need to stop looking at pornography.” I knew that he could hear the finality in my voice; I knew that somehow, he got the message that I would not fight this losing battle anymore. The pattern had always been the same: when I initiated a solution, he never followed through. This time, he had to figure something out for himself.

2. Brain Chemicals and Porn Addiction: Science Shows How Porn Harms Us

by Luke Gilkerson

Over a decade ago, scientists theorized that the brain might be damaged while watching porn, speculating that future brain studies would reveal that the surge of neurochemicals and hormones released when someone watches porn has measurably negative effects on the brain. Recent studies have now validated this theory.

1. What Every Wife of a Sex Addict Has a Right to Know About Her Husband’s Recovery

by Ella Hutchinson

One way you can make your relationship with your wife go a little more smoothly is to keep her informed of what your porn addiction recovery looks like and even allow her to be involved. Put yourself in her shoes. Her world has been turned upside down. Does she deserve to be told to butt out and wait for you to be ready to be there for her? Of course not. But chances are that is what has happened.