Resources for Those Struggling Sexual Sin
The book of Ecclesiastes teaches us that "there is nothing new under the sun," and that's certainly true of sexual sin. From Genesis to Revelation we see sin's effects in this area and are reminded that all generations experience temptation to sexual immorality. Yet the unlimited and anonymous access to pornography that technology has provided has allowed this ancient sin to become a modern epidemic, and knowing how to pursue the path of purity in today's world can be difficult.
As we saw in last week's sermon, the crucial first step in overcoming any sin is to bring it into the light, confessing it to the Lord and others. If you are struggling with sexual sin, we encourage you to join a Community Group if you are not already in one so that others can join you in your struggle. We also invite you to consider registering for the summer session of Redemption Groups.
Below are some additional resources we hope will be helpful as you walk with others.
Resources for men and women struggling with sexual sin
Finally Free: Fighting For Purity With the Power of Grace by Heath Lambert
Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free by Tim Chester
Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who Are Sick of Porn by Tim Challies
Sacred Sex: A Spiritual Celebration of Oneness in Marriage by Tim Alan Gardner
Sex and the Supremacy of Christ by John Piper and Justin Taylor (ed.)
"Making All Things New: Restoring Pure Joy to the Sexually Broken" by David Powlison (This is a chapter taken from Sex and the Supremacy of Christ above. A video of this material is also available.)
"Seven Things You Must Do After You Look at Pornography" (Desiring God's website has numerous articles on this topic and is a fantastic resource.)
Resources for wives whose husbands are struggling
When Your Husband Is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart by Vicki Tiede. (Click here to read an excerpt.)
"5 Lies I Believed When My Husband Was Watching Porn" (Covenant Eyes and Harvest USA both have several articles written for wives.)
"Is My Husband's Porn a Marriage Deal Breaker?" by John Piper
Again, these are secondary resources to involving other brothers and sisters in Christ in your life. If you are struggling and would like to talk with someone at Providence, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.