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.

*****************Romantic Couple at Sunset

This material was originally written by Daniel Henderson at – strategicrenewal.com and adapted by Dr. Dave Earley at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

Forty powerful reasons to avoid pornography

  1. I enjoy the pleasure of a love relationship with God.
  2. I fulfill my true identity as a child of God.
  3. I experience God’s provision of empowering grace.
  4. I enjoy my spiritual freedom to its fullest.
  5. I avoid a life pattern of deception.
  6. I cultivate a soft and sensitive conscience.
  7. I turn away from the solicitation of harlots in my heart.
  8. I refuse the temptation of idolatry.
  9. I prove to be a faithful steward of my money.
  10. I prove to be a faithful steward of my time.
  11. I abstain from any promotion and support of the pornography industry.
  12. I preserve God’s gift of loving sexual expression for its intended purpose.
  13. I protect the purity and power of my God-given imagination.
  14. I develop disciplined character.
  15. I guard the integrity of my Christian testimony.
  16. I promote health and harmony in the body of Christ.
  17. I cultivate a stronger resistance to future interpersonal sexual sin.
  18. I nurture the proper biblical view of the sanctity of womanhood.
  19. I relate to women as equals and persons of ultimate worth.
  20. I learn to live in reality rather than fantasy.
  21. I steer clear of unnecessary personal guilt and shame.
  22. I steer clear of unnecessary personal guilt and shame.
  23. I cultivate a lifestyle of contentment and satisfaction.
  24. I experience the blessing of living as a servant.
  25. I learn the relational skills of authentic intimacy.
  26. I avoid future mental, emotional, and spiritual scars on my life.
  27. I experience the joy of the Christian life.
  28. I learn to deal with the causes of my problems rather than treating symptoms.
  29. I prevent potential temptations for others in my sphere of influence.
  30. I honor the trust and prayer support of those who have invested in my spiritual life.

If I Am Married

  1. I avoid adultery in my heart.
  2. I encourage my wife’s trust.
  3. I honor my vow of marital purity and faithfulness.
  4. I keep my marriage union pure from fantasies of other women.
  5. I communicate acceptance and honor toward my wife.
  6. I avoid the pathway that could easily result in infidelity.

If I Have Children

  1. I minimize the risk of my children being exposed to pornography.
  2. I model strong and genuine moral values for my children.
  3. I avoid embarrassing and embittering my children.
  4. I encourage all of the above positive qualities in their lives.