Pornography

David Powlison  - Minibooklet  - Mar 18, 2014

"Private sexual fantasy can preoccupy vast areas of a person's mental life," notes David Powlison. "As explicit sexual images proliferate in films and magazines, on television, and over the Internet, the temptations increase and the bondage seems unbreakable. Even Christians can find that their lives have become a push-pull struggle between indulging in fantasy and resisting it."

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David Powlison  - Minibooklet  - Mar 11, 2014

Coming Clean: Breaking Pornography's Hold On You is the Kindle version of the original print minibook titled Pornography: Slaying the Dragon. Click here to purchase the print version.

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John Freeman  - JBC Article  - Jul 29, 2013

The pervasive availability of pornography creates an explosive, era-defining problem. John Freeman brings decades of ministry with sexual strugglers to his review of Tim Chester’s Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free. He notes with appreciation both the depth and the comprehensiveness of Chester’s approach. 

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Alasdair Groves  - JBC Article  - Mar 25, 2013

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.

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Winston Smith  - Premium Resource  - Jun 14, 2012

Pornography is not a "private sin." It infects every area of life, including marriage. To battle pornography effectively, it is important to understand the connections between pornography, relationships, marriage, and the gospel.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Nov 01, 2010

An email, intended for one person, was accidentally sent to another. And it happened to be about that other person. The resulting conversation did not go well.

Word gets around. Make an off-hand and critical comment about a co-worker, and that co-worker will hear about it. The whisper-down-the-lane of the elementary school yard is alive and well . . . everywhere.

With electronic memory that seems to have a half-life of centuries, private information doesn’t feel so private. As a result, we must redouble our efforts to safeguard information. Even more, as another example of the way the Kingdom of Heaven cuts against the grain of the world, we must affirm the abiding spiritual reality that we, indeed, live publicly.

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Winston Smith  - Web Article  - Oct 29, 2009

An interview with CCEF faculty member Winston Smith originally published at www.9marks.org.

Winston will speak on some of these same topics at CCEF’s National Conference Sex Matters in November. Click here for more information.

9Marks: What is the conventional wisdom for having a healthy, happy marriage among evangelical Christians? Would you differ from the conventional wisdom? How?

Winston Smith: I think that the buzz word for the day—not just for Christians but marriages in general—seems to be compatibility. The idea is to locate your "soul mate" or the person who is most compatible with you.

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David Powlison  - Web Article  - Oct 15, 2009

Can God change those who are addicted to pornography? Yes, God can and does bring people out of their isolated, imaginary world of sexual addiction into the real world of authentic, loving relationships with God and people. David Powlison explains that change happens as people are lovingly challenged to face their behavior honestly, understand its roots, and turn to God for help. True change from God will bring freedom from pornography addiction by transforming the sexual addict’s imagination and behavior.

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Winston Smith  - Web Article  - Oct 12, 2009

In this article, Winston shows how seemingly “harmless” sexual fantasies and masturbation negatively impact people and their ability to have healthy relationships with others. He shares how to build a new inner world founded on Christ’s love, instead of imaginary fantasies. Learning these truths will help those who struggle with masturbation and sexual fantasies to grow in their ability to have loving relationships with the real people in their lives.

Winston will speak on this topic in a lecture titled “Solo Sex” at CCEF’s National Conference in November. Click here for more information.

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Winston Smith  - Podcast  - Jun 15, 2009

Masturbation, pornography, sexual fantasies...what's so bad about these? No one gets hurt, right? Aren't they better than indulging in actual sexual indecencies with other people? In this podcast, CCEF faculty member Winston Smith addresses the issue of what's sinful (if anything) about these supposedly "victimless" indulgences.

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