Discovering God's freedom from pornography

Pornography and sexual addiction can feel like an inescapable darkness. But there is hope! God’s guidance through a healing journey can lead you to a place of renewal. That’s why we created this six-part video series called “Discovering God’s Freedom From Pornography,” featuring Nick and Michelle Stumbo of Pure Desire Ministries.

Episode 1: The Shame Factor

In the first episode, Jim Daly and Nick Stumbo discuss how Christian homes often treat sex like a secret, which discourages honest talk about sexuality and can spiral into deceptive behavior.

We want to come alongside you and point you to the best resources possible:

Step 1
Meditate on 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ESV“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.”

Step 2
The website, Pure Desire Ministries, is designed to assist both men and women in the pursuit of God-honoring purity

Step 3
Read this article Protecting Teens from Pornography by Frank York

Episode 2: Sexual Addiction and a Caged Bird

In the second episode, Jim Daly and Nick Stumbo talk about the freedom that God designed for sexuality is so much better than the knock-off version offered by the world.

We want to come alongside you and point you to the best resources possible:

Step 1
Meditate on Galatians 2:20 ESV- “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” 

Step 2
Read this article Pornography? Not my husband! by Louise Madill

Step 3
Listen to this broadcast The Truth About Pornography Addiction (Part 1 of 2) by Claire Moore

Episode 3: Biblical Warning Signs of Sexual Sin

In the third episode, Jim Daly and Nick Stumbo explore how chemical reactions in the brain demand more and more stimulation, mirroring the Bible’s warning that sexual sin easily entangles us.

We want to come alongside you and point you to the best resources possible:

Step 1
Meditate on Hebrews 12:1-2 AMP- “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us,  [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus…”

Step 2
Read this article Porn: Is it okay to look? from ‘The Great Marriage Q&A Book’ , by Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg

Step 3
Listen to this broadcast The Truth About Pornography Addiction (Part 2 of 2) by Claire Moore

Episode 4: The Gift of Pain From God

In episode four, Michelle shares how Nick finally realizes his struggle with pornography was hurting her and their relationship. For the first time in their ten year marriage he had empathy towards her that started his final journey to healing.

We want to come alongside you and point you to the best resources possible:

Step 1
Meditate on 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV– “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Step 2
Read this article Overexposure to Traumatic Images

Step 3
Listen to this broadcast Man Uses Porn Because Wife Is Overweight

Episode 5: The Public Me and The Private Me

In the fifth episode, Nick Stumbo tells about his double life—how he acted one way in front of people and a different way in private. But he realized Christ died for the broken, sinful version of himself to make a way for Nick’s transformation.

We want to come alongside you and point you to the best resources possible:

Step 1
Meditate on 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV– “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

Step 2
Read this article Next Steps for a Concerned Spouse By Steve Watters, M.A.

Step 3
Listen to this broadcast Replacing Porn With Sexual Photos of Wife

Episode 6: Three Life Changing Questions

In the sixth and final episode, Nick shares that overcoming pornography is not only about correcting wrong behavior. He and Michelle had to embrace a healing process and community to confront his addiction.

We want to come alongside you and point you to the best resources possible:

Step 1
Read this article Dangers and Disappointments By Ryan Hosley and Steve Watters, M.A.

Step 2
Visit this website puredesire

Step 3
Listen to this broadcast Husband Recovering From Porn Addiction – No Sexual Desire

Step 4
In his book 5 Steps To Breaking free From Porn Joe Dallas developed a five-step plan for breaking the cycle and developing a practical structure anyone can implement to keep himself from the destructiveness of pornography

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