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Category Archives: Pornography

4 Strategies from Proverbs for Breaking the Grip of Porn

You’re reading the third of a three-part BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on Biblical Counseling and Addictions. In today’s post, Luke Gilkerson, of Covenant Eyes, shares 4 strategies to break the grip of porn. Continue reading

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No Grey Area in 50 Shades of Grey

We are about to see a new wave of counseling cases because of 50 Shades of Grey, and here’s why: Christian women are reading this tripe at the same rate as the general population. A Barna survey shows that 9% of American adults have read 50 Shades, and the statistic is exactly the same for professing Christians. Shocked? Screenings for the movie sold out fastest in Bible Belt cities, too. This is not a demographic—these are our sisters in Christ. There is something desperately wrong when a Christ-follower chooses to put this kind of material in her mind. Let’s consider three specific “heart issues” involved with choosing to read or watch 50 Shades. Continue reading

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4 Approaches to the Use of the Label “Porn Addiction”

For the biblical counselor—indeed, for any counselor—words matter. How we label a problem impacts how we approach it. And since pornography use is at an all-time high—and by some estimations, even in the church—it remains a critical question for biblical counselors today: Should I encourage others to label their problem an “addiction” and if so, what does that mean? Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Psychology and Christianity, Sexual Purity | Tags: , ,

Porn-Free Home: 3 Proven Tactics for Proactive Parents

Pornography is readily available everywhere, but parents can take be proactive and give their children the best chance at a porn-free life. Continue reading

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Weekend Media Resource: When a Husband Is Discovered Looking at Pornography

This is an audio recording of a conversation between David Powlison, Deepak Reju, and Garrett Higbee about how a counselor might help a couple when the husband has just been discovered in a struggle with pornography. All three men share their various perspectives on how to understand the problem as well as the way forward. Continue reading

Topics: Adultery, Audio, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , ,

Ensnared by Lust

I grew up hearing that that women do not enjoy looking at naked bodies the way men do. Yet, women are being seduced into the world of pornography. Young and old, Christian and non-Christian, married and single, women are viewing pornography in record numbers. Continue reading

Topics: Adultery, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Pornography, Sexual Purity, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , ,

Dumb Down Your Smart Phone

There was a time when porn was primarily a problem for desk-tops or laptops, but over the last few years, technology has expanded to a host of different mobile formats—ipods, smart-phones, tablets… So, if you are helping someone fight a porn problem, you’ve got to ask about all of their devices. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Discipleship, Humility, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity | Tags: , , , ,

Pornography, Radical Measures, and the Gospel

With regard to pornography, this means it is good for us to think about outward measures we would employ to defeat pornography. In fact, if we are serious about becoming free from pornography we must think about this. For all of us who are committed to the sufficiency of the gospel, however, we must be clear that outward measures can never change our heart. Continue reading

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14 Gospel Promises That Trump the Power of Lust: A Buzz Better Than Porn

I opened my e-mail to find the usual assortment of business and junk mail, but then I saw an e-mail that caught my eye: an Internet accountability report for my friend “Matt.” I knew after looking at this report I was in for a long conversation with him. Continue reading

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5 Things Your Teen Must Hear You Say about Porn

In the teen years, candid conversations about porn are a must. Yes, Internet filtering and monitoring should go without saying, but more than good technology, your teens need to hear godly advice from you about the subject of porn. Continue reading

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