One of the better resources out there on the topic of sexual sin and how it damages relationships. Dr. Schaumburg has a ministry that deals specifically with those enslaved with sexual sin, Stone Gate Ministries.
Harris’ original book entitled Not Even a Hint has been re-released under this new title. Perhaps one of the more well-known books written from a solid, biblical perspective, Harris wastes no time in identifying the root of the problem with pornography and other sexual sins.
Tim Chester’s recent offering on the topic if living porn free is a much-needed resource that balances the principles of God’s grace and the gospel with other resources that stress somewhat external precautions as it comes to pornography. Chester does an excellent work at connecting one’s motivation to be porn-free with the greater themes of God’s glory and beauty.
Daniels’ book offers a solid look at the interior of the heart where the struggle with all sexual sin lies. At the end of the book Daniels gives a helpful summary of his major principles as well as practical chapters on internet pornography and masturbation.
This compilation of chapters written from some well-known figures in the church is a treasure trove of wisdom and counsel in many different areas. David Powlison’s chapter and contribution on “Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken” is one every counselor should read and think through.
CCEF has several minibooks that are commendable. The range from the topics of Sexual Addition: Freedom from Compulsive Behavior (David Powlison) to It’s All About Me: The Problem with Masturbation (Winston T. Smith). These small booklets are an invaluable resource for any counselor. Other helpful titles include What’s Wrong with a Little Porn When You’re Married (Nicholas Black) and What’s Wrong with a Little Porn When You’re Single(Nicholas Black).
This series of booklets, similar to CCEF’s mini-books, is another helpful tool in the counselor’s toolbox of go-to helps on a variety of topics. Titles include, Help! He’s Struggling with Pornography (Brian Croft); Help! She’s Struggling with Pornography (Rachel Coyle); Help! My Spouse Has Been Unfaithful (Mike Summers).
Covenant Eyes has been a helpful partner in the process of aiding those who are enslaved to pornography to put up helpful parameters to guard one’s heart. This complimentary e-book has many helpful chapters in dealing with pornography, counseling those enslaved to pornography and the role of the local church. Authors and contributors include Luke Gilkerson, Alasdair Groves, and Tim Chester.
This excellent book which originally grew out of a series of blog posts from Christian author and blogger, Tim Challies, is well-written, biblically-based, and gospel-centered. It is also available as an e-book.
This short book (51 pages) is the result of a study done from The Witherspoon Institute at Princeton University. Although not written from a Christian and biblical perspective, their observations and recommendations are both startling and insightful as they recommend a course of action.
all living things as a sacred work, and he considered it all “good.” Human
life, therefore, comes from God and is of ultimate value to him. He not only
created human life, he also redeemed human life from the power of sin (John
3:16), continues to recreate human life in procreation (Isaiah 44:2), and daily
sustains it (Matthew 6:11).
Last Sunday we learned that God’s love for human life
impacts how we view life, and how we treat other human beings. We value life
only as much at the life we value the least (tweet this). This has an impact on
what we do with guns, military might, the environment, our bodies,
entertainment, hunger, poverty, and unwanted pregnancy, just to name a few.
Abortion is an example of how our culture has come to
devalue life. The good news is that abortion rates have decreased over the last
20 years, from 1.6 million in 1990 to less than a million last year. This has been due, in part, to sex education
in the public schools and a proliferation of Crisis Pregnancy Centers that
provide support and help as they provide alternatives to abortion. These strides should be celebrated. The bad
news, however, is that there are still close to a million abortions per year,
most of which are abortions of convenience, as birth control.
What are ways we can help?
the Conversation, but do so, with kindness and respect.
unashamedly, for core Biblical values.
(with kindness) for those who have no voice.
people, especially those who are hurting.
a part of the solution
(i.e., volunteer at a Crisis
Pregnancy Center, reach out to someone who is struggling with an unwanted
pregnancy, advocate for unconditional, non-judgmental love in your church
If you have been through this issue first hand and want
someone to talk to, I would encourage you to take advantage of several
1. Contact our Counseling Center – Call 972-235-5296, and set up an appointment
to talk to a professional counselor.
2. Contact Lisa Lloyd
Lisa had an abortion at the age of 18 and gave her testimony on Sunday. She is
willing to minister to those who have been through it. You can hear her
testimony on our podcast at www.fbcrpodcast.com.
Her testimony begins 26 minutes into the podcast.