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Identifying and resisting the things that cause you to stumble.

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Sex Talk and God Talk

Sex Talk and God TalkSubscriber Access Only

Some people have an easier time talking about sex than about God.
'Help, I'm Gay'

'Help, I'm Gay'

A pastoral conversation about same-sex attraction
True Discipleship Waits

True Discipleship WaitsSubscriber Access Only

What ever happened to self control?
Strip Clubs and Cupcakes

Strip Clubs and CupcakesSubscriber Access Only

What does it take to reach women in the sex industry? Maybe just a little love … and frosting.
Let's Talk About Sex

Let's Talk About SexSubscriber Access Only

How to acknowledge the complexities of women's sexuality.
Where Lust Leads

Where Lust LeadsSubscriber Access Only

One pastor's journey through sex addiction.
Leaving My Lesbian Past

Leaving My Lesbian Past

The church that walked with me away from homosexuality.
When Church Becomes an Idol

When Church Becomes an Idol

A Leadership Journal interview with Craig Groeschel and Kyle Idleman
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Our editors have compiled our best on Temptation topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

The War Within

The War Within

Why THIS?
In Leadership's earliest years, this article evoked more responses than any other. Long before issues with pornography were discussed openly, one pastor anonymously shared the extent of his struggle with lust.
Strategies to Keep from Falling

Strategies to Keep from FallingSubscriber Access Only

Some practical steps can help maintain sexual purity and effective ministry.
Why THIS?
One of Leadership's most-requested pieces, this article outlines practical steps for avoiding the lure of a pervasive temptation.
DNF

DNFSubscriber Access Only

Many in ministry Did Not Finish. What can we do about that?
Why THIS?
Numerous ministries have been derailed by moral failures. Moral faithfulness requires accountability, honesty, and the acknowledgment of temptations.
Does Ministry Fuel Addictive Behavior?

Does Ministry Fuel Addictive Behavior?Subscriber Access Only

Certain approaches to ministry lead to self-destruction.
Why THIS?
Written by a woman who witnessed the devastation of sexual addiction firsthand when her husband (a pastor) was convicted of a felony sexual offense, this article explores whether addictions are fostered by a life in ministry.
The Transparent Pastor

The Transparent Pastor

When a pastor struggles with an addiction, who needs to know?
Why THIS?
People respond to vulnerability and authenticity, but how much should a pastor share about his struggles? When a pastor is struggling with addictive behavior, who needs to know?
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What I Learned in the Fire

What I Learned in the Fire

When pastoring a church plant became a living hell, I thought I was done with ministry.
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