Pornography is a defining problem of our age, so it is also a defining problem for counselors. The Bible often addresses people enmeshed in wayward sexuality, and Alasdair Groves digs deeply into one significant aspect in the sanctification of pornographied souls.
Sex is a beautiful gift from God. But in a fallen world, sex can be devastatingly harmful when used in ways that violate God’s design. This bundle of articles from the JBC explores different aspects of sex: from the negative impacts of its misuse to the restorative experience which God intends and Jesus redeems.
Excuse me for barging in, but it might be time for more people to intrude into the marital bedroom. Though there are some good Christian books on marital sex, most of them repeat two basic mantras: (1) Christians are not sexually reserved. Behind closed doors we are incredibly frisky and uninhibited, and (2) let your conscience be your guide. If a particular form of sexual expression is acceptable to both spouses, it is okay with God. Let’s not get legalistic in matters where we have freedom of conscience.
Just when we think our culture can't be any more sex-saturated, we find that there is room for more. Are you in danger of growing numb to the explicit sexuality around you? Is sexual experimentation inevitable? Is the primary parenting goal to keep our children safe from pregnancy and disease? Every shift in our culture needs new application of biblical teaching about purity and intimacy. This seminar will discuss how to live in a godly, biblical way in today’s culture and how to counsel those who have been stained and damaged by the misuse of sexuality.
It usually goes like this - a husband wants sex on the hour and a wife would be okay with a nearly celibate married life. Of course, stereotypes are changing but the problem remains. What do we do with differences in sexual desire? This elective will offer effective ways to have helpful conversations that could easily get complicated.
This elective will address the messages and stories we encounter in both pop culture and the Christian subculture about sex, and will help sort out what's helpful and what's not, what's true and what's not.
Hooking up, "sexting", friendships with "benefits" – it's all happening on the college campus. The meaning of both friendship and sex has been lost on the college campus where physical proximity and lack of boundaries affect sexual relationships. Technology makes anytime gratification possible, and virginity pledges and purity rings trade on the fear of unwanted pregnancy and moralism. This elective will explore how a biblical view of sexuality can offer hope to college students who face confusing relationships and choices on campus.