Articles by Jim Rose

Rev. J.E. (Jim) Rose is an ordained minister, licensed professional counselor, and certified clinical supervisor. He is a staff counselor at Covenant Eyes and specializes in sexual addictions and the unique needs of clergy and other professional caregivers. He is also the Director of Nehemiah Ministries, a 160-acre retreat and counseling center in south-central Michigan for pastors and missionaries.

Pleasure, Longings, and an Unsatisfied Heart

There were early indications that I had unrealistic expectations and was prone to disappointment and depression when things didn’t go according to plan. An early story took place at a railroad crossing. I don’t have…

“Why Doesn’t God Help Me Overcome Porn for Good?”

You’ve tried everything to deal with your porn struggle. You’ve read all the right books, listened to the podcasts, maybe even talked to a counselor. You studied passages in the Bible about freedom from sin…

What Does Accountability Look Like for Pastors?

In the fall of 1948, a lanky 30 year old evangelist who called himself “Billy” pondered the amazing successes he was experiencing and began to pray for wisdom: how could he avoid the dangerous traps…

3 Strategies to Avoid Burnout from a Veteran Sex Addiction Counselor

Pastor D made an appointment to see me because of a combination of discouragement in his ministry, declining physical energy, and increasingly intense marriage conflicts. After we met, I realized he hadn’t told me half…

Science Reveals 3 Reasons We All Need (Good) Mentors

If you’ve read Covenant Eyes’ articles before, you’ve probably heard about the need for accountability relationships. A good accountability partner is essential in our fight against porn. But accountability is really a sub-category of the…

Neuroscience and the Mind of Christ: A Reaction to The Huffington Post

Recently, I read an article about the intersection of brain science and human conflict that I found most fascinating. I before you read on, I recommend you first be familiar with Derek Flood’s “Neuroscience and…

The Chemicals of Internet Addiction

As a Christian counselor working with addictions of various kinds my number one priority when working with clients is to point them to Jesus Christ as their deliverer. I will also say, by way of…

Experts Admitting Internet Addiction Really Does Exist (It’s About Time!)

A thirteen year old boy, punching holes in the wall, throwing things angrily,  going to school only intermittently, refusing to do anything that will take him away from his obsession. Is this the plot of…

Building Spiritual Resistance Against Lust

Back in the 70s (when I was a teenager) there was a popular ad campaign for boys by Charles Atlas. If you’re old enough, you remember it: I was that skinny kid. My ribs showed.…