Articles by Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner leads the Sexual Integrity ministry at Xenos Christian Fellowship. By day, he works as a software developer; the rest of the time he leads a college home group, teaches classes on pornography addiction for men, does pastoral counseling, and tries to find time once in a while to play some golf. Brian has been married for almost 35 years and is the proud father of two grown kids (and grandfather to one grandson). He blogs at “Bought With a Price."

Quit Porn Addiction: 3 Reasons Why Godly Sex is Better than Immorality

Sometimes we spend so much time emphasizing the evils of sexual immorality that we forget to build a positive vision for sex, one that is so satisfying that it makes other alternatives seem less desirable.…

Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle – Book Review

Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges, argues that we are heading for economic, environmental, political, and moral collapse, as a once-proud nation becomes…

Reflections on C.S. Lewis and Killing Lust

I first discovered the Breaking Free blog somewhere around the beginning of 2008. I was in the middle of extending the curriculum I had developed for the Sexual Integrity for Men course that I teach.…

Costly Grace and Living Free From Lust

“Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ… Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell…

Porn Blockers, OpenDNS, and Accountability

Are porn blockers a good solution for men who are struggling with the temptation to look at pornography? There are lots of products out there like Cybersitter, Net-Nanny, and OpenDNS. Will they help you stay…