Here are eight maxims pastors ought to remember as they shepherd people through difficult bioethical decisions.
Have you ever thought that you, your house, and your time are not your own but rather God’s ordained way of escape for someone?
Practically, let’s talk about when and how pastors can guide dating or engaged couples through difficult conversations about past sexual sin.
Local churches ought to be the “safest space” for Christians to confess sins in general and sins tied to pornography in particular.
We need to foster better, more vertical accountability in our churches. How do we do that?
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.
Sexual wholeness is vital to healing, and these resources will help pastors better structure small groups in ways that facilitate a more open and safe place for people to come and share their experiences and struggles.
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.
Those who want to understand the biology that contributes to porn addiction will be well served by Struthers’ book.
Overall, I would strongly recommend The Game Plan as a tool for discipling men through habitual sexual sin, especially pornography.
A Better Story is a thoughtful, faithful and persuasive proposal for how to respond—or at least begin to respond—to the sexual revolution.
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