Articles by Joe Dallas

Joe Dallas is the Program Director of Genesis Counseling. He is also the author of several books, including, The Game Plan: The Men's 30-Day Strategy for Attaining Sexual Integrity. He is a pastoral counselor and a popular conference speaker. For more than three years Joe taught and conducted the nationally recognized Every Man’s Battle conference as the originating Program Director, and from 1991 to 1993, he served as the President of Exodus International. Joe and his wife Renee reside in Orange County, California, with their two sons.

In Case of Relapse

“Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor.” –Horace “Relapse” means “deterioration after a period of improvement.” It’s an enemy to avoid, and it makes life hard when it happens. But in the…

Don’t Neglect the Full Armor of God

  “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of…

So Does That Make Me an Adulterer?

“But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” – Matthew 5:28 For over 28 years I’ve heard the question from…

Still In the Dog House? Try a Weekly State of the Union Address

For the married man, there can be a real helplessness that goes along with repentance. You know you’ve messed up, you’ve apologized every which way you can, and you’ve taken some concrete steps to get…

Surveying the Damage: When You’ve Sexually Sinned Against Your Spouse

I’m somewhat OK about admitting my sin. Taking a look at its consequences is another matter. Yet when Nehemiah set out to rebuild Jerusalem, he began by taking a close look at the damage done…

Under New Management: You Are Not Your Own

When my wife and I moved into our current home 19 years ago, we decided to hang onto our prior house and rent it out. Since then, land-lording has provided plenty of teachable moments, none…

The Intensity Trap: Why Porn Is Really Addicting

In the summer of 1966, I discovered a thrill that would keep me hooked for life. I was 11, and we were visiting an old amusement park in the downtown sector that featured one of…

How to Quit Porn: “Not Interested. Thanks. Goodbye.”

It took me about four decades to perfect the art of brushing off pushy solicitors. Not that I begrudge anyone their means of making a living, but when I want something, I’ll go out shopping…

Why Men Like Porn: Hunger vs. Appetite

If you’ve ever dieted, you know the difference between your hunger and your appetite. Your hunger signals are accurate and honest. They tell you what your body really needs, creating a discomfort based on deficits…