Pure Victory Podcast

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Summary

Josh McDowell is a world-renowned speaker and author of over 150 books who has tackled the porn problem in many of his books and conferences. Josh gives incredible insight on why porn is such a pervasive problem and how the church can effectively battle the most insidious "drug" of our time.

Show Notes

Welcome to episode #53!

This week, the guys chat with well known apologist, author and speaker Josh McDowell on the pervasiveness of porn, and how to effectively deal with it in and outside of the church.

Porn is an epidemic and it affects us all!
The affects of porn are far reaching and building awareness of its prevalence and the way it damages us all is a key part in moving towards health. Porn causes both men and women to lose purpose and to lock up hearts so that it is harder to give and receive. It also disconnects us from God in that we build up a wall of shame and guilt that we have a hard time giving over to God. But he wants to heal us and restore us - and that hope is there for us all through Jesus!

The church can be a bridge of hope and help!
Church leaders, pastors, and seminaries need to become educated to the point that they can have an understanding of how to help someone battling a porn addiction. Creating space to talk about this struggle as well as having active and present help are key in building up people torn down by porn. The stories of freedom that can come from this would help in moving people forward and bringing hope to people in distress.

Parents need to become educated!
The porn industry is actively seeking out children to become users of their product and to become entangled in addiction so that they are ongoing repeat customers. As parents, we need to become educated to this and to understand that the first point of contact on average is around the ages of six or eight years old. We need to build a safe environment where a child can share what they have seen with us without fear of being reprimanded or shamed.


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Next week, Matt and Braden chat with Ben Bennett of Resolution Movement about conquering porn, masturbation, and fantasies as an unmarried Christian.

Resources
Josh McDowell's webpage
Your Pure Freedom Journey through Restored Ministries
Personal 1-on-1 Coaching with one of Restored Ministries' trained coaches
FamilyLife Canada:  Resources and events to strengthen your marriage
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Podcast Hosts
BRADEN HAFNER
Braden is the Regional Director in Alberta for FamilyLife Canada. He has been married for 12 years to his wife Kristen, and they live in Edmonton, Alberta. He is passionate about seeing marriages grow and thrive, and helping couples move to a deeper oneness with one another and with God. FamilyLife Canada has a variety of resources and events to help you and your spouse take your marriage to the next level. See what would benefit you at www.familylifecanada.com

MATT CLINE
Matt and his wife Louise raise their little guys, David and Oliver, in Edmonton, Alberta. He is honored to do what he can to tackle the epidemic of pornography and sexual perversion in every way possible. Seeing lives and marriages get free and experience the love of God in profound ways is what drives him every day. He leads Restored Ministries, is a certified speaker and coach for the John Maxwell Team, and formerly played hockey in the WHL and for Hockey Canada. You can visit www.restoredministries.ca.

What is Pure Victory Podcast?

Faith-based inspiration to win at sex, conquer porn, and find purpose in staying free forever.