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My Story: Imperfect but Growing

“Porn has been an issue for me for as long as I…

“Porn has been an issue for me for as long as I can remember. I didn’t always see it as a problem, but in I missed out on developing lasting friendships during my high school…

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How to Fight Sin Like a Psalmist

Thanks to my wonderful wife Ruby, who suggested I write a post…

Thanks to my wonderful wife Ruby, who suggested I write a post on this passage and gave me this outline. Let your cries for help be praise. “I call to you, Lord, come quickly to…

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Porn Star to Pastor: Joshua Broome’s Incredible Message of Hope

1. Childhood Wounds Shape Your Life The things we experience in childhood…

1. Childhood Wounds Shape Your Life The things we experience in childhood play a powerful role in shaping our decisions as adults. Joshua shared what happened to him: “I grew up without a father. [He]…

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Porn and the Hope of Resurrection

One early spring day, a little over a week before his own…

One early spring day, a little over a week before his own death, Jesus stood at the side of a tomb, weeping. A dear friend had been laid inside several days earlier. The man’s two…

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How does Lent call us to “behave” as Christians?

Remember when you would misbehave as a kid? Maybe you were jumping…

Remember when you would misbehave as a kid? Maybe you were jumping on your parents’ bed. Maybe you took all of the marshmallows out of the brand new box of SuperSugarBlast cereal. Perhaps you were…

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Understanding the Shame Cycle

Shame plays a very important role in the ongoing use of pornography.…

Shame plays a very important role in the ongoing use of pornography. In his book Unwanted, Jay Stringer found that for each unit of shame they felt, men were 300x more likely and women were…

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Sexual Purity: What Scripture Teaches About God’s Plan for Sex

Since the ’60s, our culture has gone through a sexual revolution. This…

Since the ’60s, our culture has gone through a sexual revolution. This era overturned ideas of sexual morality, poked fun at the prudishness of previous generations, and offered a compelling alternative to traditional ideas about…

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Mind, Body, Spirit: A Holistic Approach to Recovery

“What are you made of?” It sounds like a rhetorical question, something…

“What are you made of?” It sounds like a rhetorical question, something from a motivational speech. And in the context of overcoming porn, “What are you made of?” could be taken as a challenge—a test…

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