Can we restore pastors after sexual sin?
At what point, if ever, does a persistent pattern of pornography warrant church discipline?
If porn goes unchecked, the corporate consequences will be pervasive.
What would it mean to fight pornography together? What would it look like to cultivate a culture where leaders and members help one another?
The sting of pornography has struck many marriages. The way forward can feel confusing and demoralizing. But there’s hope.
“Men, what do you view on your screens when no one is watching?” This question will bury some women in shame.
Unfortunately, many young people don’t remember a time without unlimited access to pornography.
Pastor, are you regularly indulging in pornography and rationalizing to yourself why it’s okay for you to do that? If that describes you, then you are in danger.
The question I want us to consider is this: how do we discern whether or not a pastor who sins with pornography is disqualified?
When a church member first confesses pornography consumption, they’re usually relieved to admit their battle and get help in their fight.
Pornography flourishes under the right conditions—within a broader ecosystem of sins, struggles, and situations. It never operates in isolation.
When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from ministry altogether? If so, for how long? Forever? Can he ever be restored? If so, how soon?
We should pray that our members would understand the need to make our relationships transparent—to share embarrassing things about ourselves, to speak honestly, and to ask one another careful, loving questions
We must continue to struggle, for this is why God’s grace has been revealed, that we might be delivered from all lawlessness and pursue upright and holy lives as we await Christ’s return. Our Lord demands nothing less.