Pure Victory Podcast

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How church leaders and members can tackle the porn epidemic

Show Notes

Welcome to episode #12! In this week's podcast, Braden and Matt discuss the importance of intentionally addressing pornography in the church. Find out what the Bible says about it, what happens when church leaders take action, and practical ways to implement programs in your church.

Here is a brief summary of the episode.

Church leaders need to understand the threat porn is presenting
The time for urgency is now! If we don't talk about porn and sex in the church, we'll be spinning on our wheels in the church, but going nowhere. When people are in sexual sin, they can't relate to sermons about worship, intimacy, outreach, etc., because they are too full of guilt and shame over their addiction. In Ezekiel 34, church leaders are called to address the hurts that members experience. Right now, a major 'hurt' in the church is pornography.

Porn affects everybody
This is more than just a man's issue. Women are the fastest growing subsection in terms of porn viewership. Parents often don't know how to talk about porn in the home. Wives are also so traumatized by their husband's porn use and often feel left out whenever porn is mentioned. 100% of people in our churches live in a hyper-sexualized world and we are to be equipped to make a difference.

Be proactive, not reactive
We need to address porn in the church knowing that it's already a problem. It's damaging to wait until couples are on the brink of divorce to finally talk about it. Non-church leaders, it's unhealthy to be bitter about your pastor not addressing it if porn is in your life. Find help wherever help is being offered! Take action to get free and healthy yourself. You can lovingly let your pastor know the damage in your life and encourage them to address it.

Partner with us to develop leaders in your church
There are so many resources out there for you to take advantage of whether you're a pastor or not. Keep listening to our podcast, read our blogs (link below), take advantage of our Pure Freedom Journey, host youth and parent nights on porn, organize a weekend event. Make your church a church that is a leader in the area of sex and health so that the people in your church can live healthy, free, and powerful lives for the Lord.

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Next week, Matt and Braden interview Sheldon Dean, a former hockey referee on the way to the NHL, who decided to quit his job, drinking, and porn in order to rebuild a life gone astray.

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Podcast Hosts
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 and his wife Louise raise their little guy, David, 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.

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

What is Pure Victory Podcast?

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