Church leaders must pay careful attention to themselves and protect the flock from pornography. Join Viji as he delves into this urgent yet difficult-to-discuss subject.
I. Websites and online articles:
Setting Captives Free is an excellent discipleship website for helping people get free from the addiction of pornography.
One Million Men in the War Against Pornography by Jay Dennis
“Pornolescence” and “Seven Good Reasons to Stop Looking at Porn Right Now” by Tim Challies
Covenant Eyes e-book. Produced by the excellent web accountability ministry www.CovenantEyes.com.
Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time by Stephen Arterburn, Random House, 2009. Arberburn has authored a series of books, including Every Young Man’s Battle and Every Young Woman’s Battle, coauthored with Shannon Ethridge.
When Good Men Are Tempted by Bill Perkins, Zondervan, 1997
Finally Free: Fighting For Purity With the Power of Grace by Dr. Heath Lambert. If you have struggled personally against the powerful draw of pornography, or if you have ever tried to help someone fighting this battle, you know how hard it is to break free. But real freedom isn’t found by trying harder to change. Nor is it found in a particular method or program. Only Jesus Christ has the power to free people from the enslaving power of pornography. In Finally Free, Dr. Heath Lambert, a leader in the biblical counseling movement, lays out eight gospel-centered strategies for overcoming the deceitful lure of pornography. Each chapter clearly demonstrates how the gospel applies to this particular battle and how Jesus can move readers from a life of struggle to a life of purity. If you or someone you care about is fighting this battle, there is good news: No matter how intense or long-standing the struggle, Jesus Christ can, will, and does set people free from the power of pornography. “I’ve read just about every Christian book on the topic of pornography. Finally Free is now the number one book I will recommend to pastors, counselors, strugglers, and those who love them. – Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Biblical Counseling Coalition; Author, Sexual Abuse: Beauty for Ashes. “This book is richly biblical, soundly Christian, and centered in the gospel. Christians should read it and quickly pass it to others. It will be of enormous help to pastors, youth ministers, college ministers, and the Christians of all ages struggling against the tide of our pornographic age.” – R. Albert Mohler Jr., president Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain by William M. Struthers
When Temptation Strikes: Gaining Victory Over Sin by Dr. Larry Dickson
B. Freedom from Pornography and Masturbation. YouTube video by “Asking David”
Covenant Eyes Ministry: This is a subscription based service where your accountability partners receive a periodic listing of all the web-sites you visit, with questionable sites flagged. Virtually foolproof and provides an excellent deterrent. CE also provides web-filtering software. The site itself contains many helpful articles dealing with the temptation of internet pornography.
OpenDNS offers parental controls for the home wireless router, so the controls affect all devices on your home network.