Category: The Fight for Purity: Uncovering the Evils of Pornography and Sex Trafficking

Purity is Possible: How to Live Free of the Fantasy Trap

The issue of purity, especially when it comes to matters of a sexual nature, is not just a problem for men. Women also face the pernicious allure of sexual impurity and the draw of fantasy, whether that is through mental images parading across their thought life, or the plethora of sexualized material available in print and video. With that said, women can become victorious over sexual impurity through the power of Christ. Helen Thorne, in her book Purity is Possible: How to Live Free of the Fantasy Trap, provides the reader with valuable insight, tools, and a biblically based...

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Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace

Heath Lambert’s book, Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, is an issue-specific book for men and women who struggle with sexual sin, specifically in the area of pornography. In the introduction of the book Lambert puts forth his thesis: “This book is about the amazing power of Jesus Christ” (12). This thesis sets Lambert’s book apart from most books on pornography. It’s unique because it’s about God’s powerful Gospel and how he loves to distribute it to those who desire to change. Many books assume the Gospel. This may be because they believe that only...

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Pornography and Purity: Pursuing a Biblical Vision of Manhood and Womanhood to the Glory of God

Over the past five years (or more) now, I’ve been reading and writing a lot on the topic of biblical manhood, pornography, and purity. During the course of that time, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. Often times the conversation is about how men can overcome an addiction to pornography. Resources are needed to help men and women overcome pornography and you won’t ever hear me say otherwise. The main problem is that the impression I get from these resources, and the message they send, is in emphasis. The emphasis is clearly on overcoming an addiction to pornography. What happens...

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Five Ways to Help You Grow in Christ and Defeat Your Addiction

Sam struggles with pornography on a weekly basis. Every time he looks at pornography he feels guilt and shame. Sam has read the books and articles on how to fight pornography but still thinks, “Help, I’m addicted to pornography and don’t know what to do!” There are many people like Sam out there. In this article, my purpose is to help the many “Sams” out there to understand five critical truths that will help them (and you) to grow in the grace of God. Over the course of two Sundays in 2005, the Lord convicted me of my addiction...

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The Fight for Human Dignity: Pornography, Sex Trafficking, and the Hope of the Gospel

Few issues in recent days have seen as little coverage as sex-trafficking. While there is lots of good work being done in this area of ministry, my goal in this article is to articulate a biblical view of mankind with the goal of pointing us towards the Gospel. Biblical View of Man God created mankind to dwell in perfect harmony with the Lord. Adam lived in the Garden with uninterrupted and unhurried time to lift up the Lord, to take dominion over the earth, and to enjoy his wife, Eve (Genesis 1-2). Then sin came into the world. Adam...

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