When Pastors Need Deliverance By Doris M. Wagner
"Why do some Christian leaders--who appear to be pillars of strength--fall into sin? Here's a look at how pastors get caught in the enemy's snare, and how they can break free."
A Pastor’s Struggle With Sex and Porn Addiction by MICHAEL JOHN CUSICK
Cusick is the author of Surfing for God: Discovering the Devine Design Beneath the Sexual Struggle. Read the article to get a glimpse of the struggle between being a pastor and a sex and porn addiction.
Pastors and Pornography by Paul Kendall
"Let’s settle something once and for all: Viewing porn is a sin, and a pastor’s use of porn is the pastor’s ultimate responsibility to address and rectify. But there is a better option than earthly exposure or ultimate judgment: deliverance. It is absolutely possible to be delivered from the grips of pornography and sexual sin."
Join Paul and explore fighting the good fight while remembering what the strategy of porn really is.
Pastor's, Porn and Blazing Grace Seminary by Mike Genung
"Have you ever wondered how half of our pastors could have a porn problem, as the statistics show? Our country is packed with seminaries and Bible colleges led by devoted and gifted scholars, yet many of our ministry leaders are masturbating to pornography. How could these men pass through our Christian educational centers knowing so much of God’s truth, (in Greek and Hebrew even) yet still have a secret addiction to sexual sin?"
Explore Mike's Blazing Grace Seminary.
Pastors and Cybersex Addiction By Dr. Mark Laaser and Louis Gregoire
ABSTRACT Clergy of all religious traditions are presenting in increasing numbers with addiction to Internet pornography. This article examines the characteristics of clergy who suffer from it. Clergy have been shown to be uneducated about healthy sexuality and boundaries in ministry. The nature of their role increases vulnerability to addiction and adds unique challenges to treatment. Treatment for clergy must be sensitive to these challenges particularly in assessing ability to remain in or return to the practice of ministry. An ongoing accountability plan will be essential in allowing church authorities to feel confident about the ministerial practice of those who suffer from Internet addiction.
"For a while, porn was a hobby. Then it became a habit. Within a year or two of my first exposure, it was an addiction. It had become the most important thing in my life. It had become my identity. I knew it was destroying me, and I couldn’t stop it.
Pornography and lust have such deep and underlying causes and consequences. There are lies sown in those years of lust that take years to uproot. Thoughts need to be silenced; opinions need to be changed; lies need to die. The damage lust inflicts on a woman’s heart goes far beyond what meets the eyes, but not beyond the reaches of grace." from Beggar's Daughter ~ Jessica's Story
Beggar's Daughter Blog is a resource to provide help through restoration and grace for women addicted to pornography and lust. Join Jessica and find love, freedom and joy again in your life.
Pure Intimacy wants to help anyone who is looking for hope, regardless of where we each stand on matters of faith.
No matter where you are on the spectrum of faith, pure intimacy wants to welcome you. They are devoted to providing the best available resources on sexual addiction, pornography use, and other areas involving sexual brokenness.
"Sometimes people wonder...why does XXXchurch exist? Why did we make pornography our ministry focus? Why did we choose to ruffle feathers and pull back the curtain on this industry? Why didn’t we focus on something a little more culturally tolerable, something that isn’t so much of a punch line?" from Pastor's Blog Jan 7, 2014.
An honest and real look at this issue pastor's face, but too often don't talk about. Porn has either grabbed a hold of their life and they are drowning in guilt and shame, or they are hearing from numerous men facing the same struggle.
Freedom is possible. One post that really encourages freedom is Craig Gross's post titled "Action Steps Encouraging Others".
Freedom Begins Here blog offers insight and help for pastors and individuals looking for resources to really help with the problem of pornography and sexual addiction.
Freedom Begins Here is confronting the issues no one else wants to talk about. We've created numerous resources to help people find freedom from porn addiction and other sexual sin.
Freedom Begins Here was created in response to countless emails and phone calls from pastors and individuals looking for resources to really help with the problem of pornography and sexual addiction. Not just another book to read or a twelve-step program. Not a band-aid to cover the wound or a pill to mask the pain. We need to begin to shine the light of truth on the darkness by honestly talking about the problem, admitting our weaknesses and failings, and walk together in ruthless accountability.
"You are not the only one being affected if you are married. She is in pain because of your porn usage. Your children are being affected as well. They deserve the best man you can be. You decide. Do they get the porn drunk you or the porn free you? I recommend the porn free you. It’s the better you!"