When Porn and Pastors Collide By Douglas Weiss, Ph.D.
Few things are more disheartening than seeing one of your own staff members fall to pornography. As a senior pastor, your reaction and guidance set the stage for this leader's future path. Do you have a policy on porn? Are you updated on the latest stats? Are you proactive or reactive?
Read the discussion about actions you can take to help close the door on pornography use among your staff as well as have open conversations for restoration and healing.
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.
Conventional wisdom says that guys don’t talk about their feelings.
Music for the Soul director Steve Siler says, “That’s nonsense! Over and over I’ve heard that as an excuse for why one can’t talk to men about the issue of pornography.
I’ve found from personal experience when speaking to groups of men that this is simply nonsense. True, they may be used to doing it in a more off-color way. But I’ve found it’s actually quite simple to get guys to talk seriously about pornography. I start by giving them something I call the Ephesians 5:3 Quiz*”
As the church we are called to live as "children of the light." Review the PDF to find several ways your congregation can become one that tells the truth about pornography, offers counseling and support to those who need help, educates and mentors its youth, and empowers its members to become change agents in the community.
If you like no-hold barred, no compromise content on porn, the church, the Christian life, and finding freedom from sexual addiction, this blog is for you.
Porn and adultery are destroying families left and right. Men are in deep bondage, women are hurting, kids are being neglected – and corrupted by our sex-saturated society. We know, because we receive your emails. And, I struggled with porn and sexual sin for 20 years and could have lost my marriage because of it.
When children lose their fathers because Dad was so self-absorbed and in bondage to sin that he didn’t see what was important until it was too late, it breaks my heart. When wives email and say their Christian husband won’t give up porn and ask what to do, it grieves us to hear that another family is on the edge of destruction.
When churches don’t talk about sexual sin or porn just because they’re afraid of saying the word SEX, it makes me sick. Our families are failing because we’re too afraid to confront the truth that at least half of the men in church are messing with porn; many families are at risk because the men aren’t being confronted with no-compromise truth that they could destroy their lives and that of their families from “just porn.”
We’re building a team of writers so you’ll get a rich variety of perspectives and life experience.
"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".