Saturday, July 22, 2006

Help In The Battle Against Pornography

Romans 13:14 says, “Rather clothe yourself with the Lord, Jesus Christ than to think of how to gratify the desires of sinful nature.” This has been a life verse for me as I have worked to find victory over issues of sexual sin in my own life. Needless to say, I am very passionate about guys and gals being loosed from the bondage of sexual sin.

This evening in services at Parkview Pastor Jeff spoke from the book of Proverbs on turning from temptation. His talk primarily focused in upon this very issue. I thought I would take a moment to post several resources that were available in a hand-out that accompanied tonights service program.
  • X3watch is free accountability software that gives an accountability partner a complete list of questionable internet activity you’ve had over the last month. This is available for Mac or PC, but I will say that I have had a difficult time getting it to work properly on my Mac.
  • Covenant Eyes, like X3, monitors internet activity and sends it to accountability partners. This software is for windows only.
  • Safe Eyes allows you to monitor where your accountability partner visits. This program gives you the ability to filter searches and site visits. It is available for Mac and PC.
  • Pure Online, will take you through a recover course to help you break free from an addiction to pornography.
In closing, I just read that Joshua Harris has a newly published book called Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is). I have not read it, but it looks like a good read. You can check it out at this link.


Vitamin Z said...

Might want to retitle this post. It just kind of looked funny coming up in my reader...


scooterpastor said...

OK Zach. The post is no longer entitled "Pornography Resources." You gotta admit, it made you curious to read it!!

scooterpastor said...

Josh, I was messing with comment moderation and lost your comment. I think I've got things back online. Your comment is below.

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My comments exactly Zach! Probably a good change Scott, altho not nearly the same "shock value." Admittedly I think some spiritual life resources can be cheesy, but when I read thru "Every Young Man's Battle" with some college students I was working with in Dallas I was surprised to find it to be a very helpful resource for group discussion accountability (the only complaint I remember was that at times it was too explicit in the recounting of stories/details) - I think JeffG listed this in the Sunday Bulletin insert today.I think Josh Harris's book "Sex Isn't the Problem: Lust Is" is a retitle of "Not Even a Hint" - an earlier book he wrote. I know I'm probably alone here, but have never been a Josh Harris fan since "I Kissed Dating Goodbye." I was in college when this came out and it seems like everybody got on the "courtship is biblical" kick (not realizing at all that it was merely the cultural form that existed in the ANE). For my part (I actually dated VERY little) I thought his entire premise was flawed, while I admit his intentions where good. That book seemed like it confused a TON of students who began to think that having coffee together was a proposal for marriage (and you "just know" before you know somebody). Since that time I've just never really had any interest in Josh Harris stuff. Maybe I should give him another chance?