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Hugh Hefner, Mourning, and Legacies: Beyond the Pipe and the Robe
Is sex better because of Hugh Hefner?
Sadly, the average age when boys first view pornography is 11. That means only 17 percent of pastors said pornography has not adversely impacted their church.
Theology for Life (Ep. 9): False Intimacy: A Discussion on Pornography, the Brain, and Our Faith
Dr. William Struthers is Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College.
Theology for Life (Ep. 9): False Intimacy: A Discussion on Pornography, the Brain, and Our Faith. 9): False Intimacy: A Discussion on Pornography, the Brain, and Our Faith.
Planting 1,000 Churches in Your Lifetime
Churches need to be planted and then quickly need to plant other churches.
If you're not careful, this conference can become ministry pornography for you—an unrealistic depiction of an experience that you're never going to have, and one that distracts you from
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
The deepest place of confusion and internal struggle for me as a teenager was finding pornography at the home of neighbors where I babysat. How can I look at pornography?
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
I fear the pressures of secularism, campus rape, cell phone addiction, pornography, consumerism, disordered eating, greed, loneliness, loss of faith, underage drinking, drugs, campus
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?
When the public hears that a pastor, known for his campaign against pornography, is discovered with terabytes of pornography on his computer, most respond by saying, “What a
Rural Matters: Part of God's Plan to Transform Our Communities and Our World
Rural North America needs Jesus.
dissolving. Critical problems such as drug addiction, pornography, racial tensions, broken relationships, lack of job opportunities, and more are widespread.
A Small Rural Church Is Hard to Kill
A Texas Baptist pastor on the risk and resilience of America’s smallest congregations.
changing. Violence in television, movies, gaming, and pornography reaches more and more homes, in rural America just as much as urban contexts.
Parenting in a Porn-Saturated World
It’s addictive, has devastating consequences, and nearly all of our kids will be exposed to it. What can we do?
While some studies indicate the average age children first view pornography is between 11 and 13, a growing number of experts believe this number is changing.
Are You on Track if You Lead a Church of Less Than 100?
Most of the time church planting is a long, hard slog.
I reminded those in the crowd that this conference could help them, or it could hurt them. “If you aren't careful,” I told them, “this conference can be ministry pornography for you.
Are You And Your Church Acting Like Sheep? An Invitation To Correctional Ministry
Our biblical mandate requires us to care for the marginalized, including those impacted by crime.
primarily white, middle-class congregation of 500 has experienced juvenile and adult congregants who have been found guilty of crimes such as drugs, child pornography, and murder.
Porn Is More Criticized and More Popular Than EverSubscriber Access Only
There are so many problems with porn; it’s hard to pick just one.
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Halee Gray Scott| June 23, 2016. This spring, Utah became the first state to declare pornography a public health crisis, calling on businesses and educators to protect children from it.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Any contact they made to reach out to me, I reported to her as soon as possible. Also, I would have no contact with other women, no pornography, and no masturbation.
I Never Became Straight. Perhaps That Was Never God’s Goal.Subscriber Access Only
Why I embraced the Bible's sexual ethic before I understood it.
whether God could exist. Back in my room, I started Googling religious search terms like a middle-schooler searching for pornography. When my roommate
Here's How 770 Pastors Describe Their Struggle with Porn
More than half have wrestled with it, but less than 1 percent recommend telling their congregation.
for an April summit. The study examined pornography's effect on pastors, churches, the general population, and young people. “Most pastors (57%) and
Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online
The conversation about the pornification of social media is long overdue.
Pornography really is central to what's going on with girls and social media,” journalist and author Nancy Jo Sales told me in a phone conversation from her Manhattan apartment.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
I have seen pastors return to pornography after a 10-year abstinence when the stress of success hits home. 6. Opportunities for an affair increase with popularity.
36 Years Of Ministry: One-on-One With Erwin Lutzer
My interview with Erwin Lutzer on what it takes to survive, and thrive, during 30+ years of ministry.
families. Of course we do have men's ministries at The Moody Church, and even more recently have a program for men who struggle with pornography.
Pastor Saeed, Globally-Known Iranian Prisoner, Is Accused of Spousal Abuse — Five Ways We Can Respond
Moments like this they remind us of important (though painful) realities
[Naghmeh] confirmed that she had experienced “physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse through her husband's addiction to pornography.” She wrote at the time, “The
NEW RESEARCH: Divorce Divides More Than Just Families
Pastors are divided about when divorce is sinful and whether or not they would perform the wedding of someone who is divorced.
the couple no longer loves one another; 38 percent when a spouse abandons the other; 37 percent when a spouse is abused; and 35 percent when a spouse is addicted to pornography
Today’s Church Needs the ‘Timeless Spirit’ of Pietism
Today’s Church Needs the ‘Timeless Spirit’ of Pietism
Why a centuries-old reform movement might hold the key to transforming our world, one renewed heart at a time.
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