Category: Sexual Sin

Four Ways to Minister to People with Sexual Addictions

Over the past few years, I’ve been in a fortunate position to be able to minister to many men locally and across the United States who are struggling with an addiction to pornography. Pornography is a huge issue inside and outside the Church. In ministering to men, I’ve learned four keys to helping men who struggle with pornography. These are, build a relationship with them, speak the truth in love to them, confront them in love, and preach the gospel to them. Build a Relationship with them Chances are only those who know you will open up to you...

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Three Ways to Pursue Purity

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what holiness is, and how to reflect the holiness of God through Christ in a sinful world. Chris Poblete shares David Brainerd’s thoughts on longing for holiness. C. Walter wrote on the beauty of holiness. Brian shared directions to walking with God. Today Dave writes on three ways to pursue purity. ************************************************** Christians have been called out of darkness and into Light. As such they are to put off the flesh and put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14). As a result of being...

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Hide Or Seek: When Men Get Real with God About Sex

When it comes to the topic of pornography and/or sexual sin, there are a growing number of helpful resources that address the issue from a variety of angles. What is needed, however, are more books—not less—that address this topic, for the simple fact that this is one of the greatest issues facing the Church today. The problem of addiction to pornography and/or sexual sin is not going away, but is instead growing rapidly. This is a battle I personally know well, as I’m one of the men who has overcome an addiction to pornography. The pornography addict (as I’ve...

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Hope and Freedom for the Captives

Recently a new survey commissioned by a nonprofit organization called Proven Men Ministries and conducted by the Barna Group took a national representative sample of 388 self-identified Christian adult men. The statistics are alarming and paint a picture of the serious problem that is addiction to pornography. The statistics for Christian men between 18 and 30 years old are particularly striking: 77 percent look at pornography at least monthly. 36 percent view pornography on a daily basis. 32 percent admit being addicted to pornography (and another 12 percent think they may be). The statistics for middle-aged Christian men (ages...

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Forty powerful reasons to avoid pornography

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this series is to help singles think through how to be single in the church, those who are married but don’t have kids to continue to pursue each other and those who are married to excel at parenting by the grace of God. Dr. Brian Cosby opened the series with a look at six ways his church connects the church and the home. Mike Boling helps us understand the proper balance between social media and parenting. Mathew Sims wrote about how families can rehearse the gospel. Matthew Fretwell wrote about how married couples can...

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