Freedom Begins Here is confronting the issues no one else wants to talk about.
We've created numerous video resources for individuals, small groups, youth groups,
and counselors to help people find freedom from porn addiction and other sexual sin.
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May 14, 2013
Thank you for the church promo kit. I was given a book earlier by your organization and passed it on to a young man struggling with porn. Since then, he has taken himself from the porn and married a fantastic young woman. Thanks again.
I used to personally struggle heavily with pornography and all the sin that surrounds that. During that time a friend of mine gave me his copy of your book. Your book was a huge tool in my freedom with Christ from pornography. I have been free from looking at porn for well over three years now and I owe all the gratitude to God and how he used your book to set me free from it all. That being said, I am a huge advocate of this book. I have bought it for a friend in the past already. I am currently leading a small group of about five people.
Nearly 12 million people in America today fight a sexual addiction, according to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Pornography is recognized as an addiction in the counseling and psychological community. It has been treated similarly by Alcoholics Anonymous since the late 1970’s.
Addictions are labeled as diseases and disorders by the medical community. I’m not writing this to dispute those labels, but to speak to what my experience and education by said experience has taught me about addiction. And in particular, my (past) addiction to pornography (sexual addiction).
Pornography in and of itself is sin. Therefore, a pornography addiction is sinful. The bible teaches us this in 1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” Galatians 5:19 “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;”
As a NEW YEAR begins, many will take time to reflect on the past twelve months; the joys, the growth, the changes, the challenges along with the tears, the regrets, the losses, the hurts and the pain.
Although a new year is dawning, many have hurts from yesterday that will carry over.
Some sisters are still on their arduous journey of healing while others may have just begun. Friend, I don't know where this new year finds you, what hurts you woke up with today, what wounds are gaping open or what thoughts torment you. However, I do know that in the darkness of betrayal, Jesus illuminates that darkness with the light of His enduring love and there He embraces His beloved, broken daughter. Friend, this is where your healing begins!