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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.
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.
Digging For Truth
Josh McDowell on the Bible's truthworthiness, the internet, and the future of the church
In your view, what concerns you about where we are today? Probably my greatest concern and fear is about the invasiveness of the internet—especially regarding pornography.
The Duggar Abuse Case: A Lesson for Churches
What churches can learn about the need to report abuse—and the consequences of failing to do so.
mandatory reporter. In an unrelated case, In Touch reports that that trooper is now serving time in prison for possession of child pornography. Once the
Using Scripture Well in Pastoral Care
When speaking truth one on one, you're not delivering a sermon.
We need to see the struggles they face. We need to pray, asking God what he wants revealed to the person. Jack, like Tom, also was using pornography.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
Ministry emerges out of a person's character. Today that is tested by the pervasiveness of pornography and electronic gambling, or escapist behaviors such as drinking and overeating.
From Moralizing to Connection
XXXChurch's Steven Luff on how local churches can engage porn addiction.
Any tips for addressing cultural issues of sexuality or pornography without coming across as some frigid puritanical stereotype? Humans are wired for connection.
Restoring Fallen Leaders
What a healing response produces
"I had a moral failure" does not do the trick, but admitting, "I have watched online pornography and visited massage parlors for the past three years" does.
Keys to Preventing Adultery
Resisting sexual temptation involves taking practical steps and caring for your soul.
important. But sometimes the neglect of a leader's soul—especially during stressful seasons—can increase the appeal of pornography and affairs. It's
Unprecedented, All Over Again.
3 of today's crises the church has faced before.
sexes, for mirth and jollity" late into the night "without regard to any order in the families they belonged to." There was even a nasty controversy over boys passing around pornography.
My First Sexuality Sermon
Can I keep it biblical and interesting without becoming TOO interesting?
But what should that be? Is it my place to talk about pornography to the men in my congregation? I'm not sure I feel comfortable with that. And pornography is not only viewed by men.
Every Idle Word: 8 Cautions for Ministers on Social Media
Social media is a powerful tool for good, for evil, and for mischief. These eight ideas can help keep conversations civil and reputations intact.
can't trust our online behavior. In this post, I'm not referring to such obviously sinful behaviors as watching pornography. I'm looking at seemingly innocent
Max Lucado: Dangerous Voices
Don't be quick to believe what others say about you—whether it's bad or especially if it's good.
As a pastor, what are some uniquely loud voices that you're hearing? Every time somebody says, “You're such a wonderful spiritual leader,” there is a temptation to believe that.
Divide Over Franklin Graham's Comment ...
Bob Jones Retracts Idea, 10 of the Worst Christian T-Shirts, and other interesting links
Men, Sinful Cravings, and Pornography - Two related articles; first, one by JD Greear when you wonder why God doesn't simply remove the cravings: "[S]ometimes God allows us to
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homosexuality? How does a Christian live in a world of sex slavery and rampant pornography, a world where babies are aborted and widows are abandoned?