Discipleship

Helping Women Who Struggle with Pornography

By Stephanie Laferriere | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

“Men, what do you view on your screens when no one is watching?” This question will bury some women in shame.

Book(s) Review: Hide or Seek, by John Freeman; Sexual Sanity For Men, by David White

Review by Raymond Johnson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

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.

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What to Say When a Church Member Asks for Help

By Clint Darst | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

When a church member first confesses pornography consumption, they’re usually relieved to admit their battle and get help in their fight.

The Sins Behind the Sin of Pornography

By John Henderson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Pornography flourishes under the right conditions—within a broader ecosystem of sins, struggles, and situations. It never operates in isolation.

Book Review: Wired for Intimacy, by William Struthers

Review by Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Those who want to understand the biology that contributes to porn addiction will be well served by Struthers’ book.

Book Review: The Game Plan, Joe Dallas

Review by Nate Keeler | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Overall, I would strongly recommend The Game Plan as a tool for discipling men through habitual sexual sin, especially pornography.

Book Review: A Better Story: God, Sex and Human Flourishing, by Glynn Harrison

Review by Dave Gobbett | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

A Better Story is a thoughtful, faithful and persuasive proposal for how to respond—or at least begin to respond—to the sexual revolution.

Cultivating a Culture of Transparency in Your Church

By James Choi | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

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

8 Tips for Fighting Pornography

By Paul Jeon | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

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.

Book Review: Finally Free, by Heath Lambert

By Nick Dorsey | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

The best commendation I can give for this book is that I regularly give it away to my church members and use it in discipleship groups and in counseling.

Killing an Increasingly Tolerated Sin

By Vergil Brown | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.29.2018

The temptation for the Christian is to redefine sexual purity according to the shifting standards of morality.

Civil Rights Vision Trip: One Church’s Story

By Mark Vroegop | 10.22.2018

A few weeks ago, I led 50 leaders from our church on what we called a Civil Rights Vision Trip. Here’s what we learned.

Are Catechisms a Baptist Thing?

By Jeff Robinson | 10.01.2018

To the thinking of many, “Baptist” and “catechism” aren’t allies. But historically speaking, nothing could be further from the truth.

Book Review: No Quick Fix, by Andy Naselli

Review by Justin Harris | 09.17.2018

This book expertly exposes the dangers and errors of “higher life” theology.

Not Satisfied with Our Shepherding Yet—But Doing Much Better than Before

By Bob Johnson | 09.11.2018

Can you imagine what it’s like to go home after a leadership meeting with the knowledge that you were actually fulfilling your God-given mandate?