Wednesday, April 05, 2017

For the Pod: Porn free

These are the notes, resources, books and links for Ruth Jackson's brilliant and courageous talk on pornography last Sunday @ HT Barnes. It should be listened to by all who want to be better informed about this cultural pandemic and particularly its impact on young people. Please know this talk is not for the easily-shocked and contains some challenging material. Ruth is a member of our church and is a speaker, apologist, journalist and Deputy editor of Youth and Children's Work Magazine, 


Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:1

For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

2 Cor 3:17

'Regardless of how messed up we have become or how far we have travelled from our Father's home, God does not forget who we are. We are his children and he is always waiting for us with an embrace and an offer of new life' 

Ian Henderson of Naked Truth

The true god of your heart is what your thoughts effortlessly go to when there is nothing else demanding your attention. What do you enjoy day-dreaming about? What is it that occupies your mind when you have nothing else to think about?' 

Tim Keller

People who conceal their sins will not prosper,
    but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.


Proverbs 28:13

He has removed our sins as far from us
    as the east is from the west.


Psalm 103:12

'Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don't be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you......
for your creator will be your husband; the Lord of Heaven's armies is his name! He is your Redeemer, the holy One of Israel, the Lord of all the earth'

Isaiah 54

The only way to dispossess [the heart] of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one' 

Thomas Chalmers

“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

C S Lewis 'The Weight of Glory

'I am not what I ought to be, nor what I wish to be, nor what I hope to be but by the grace of God, I am not what I once was'

John Newton

Christian Books

Confronting porn- Paula Hall

Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction- Paula Hall

Every Man's Battle Stephen Arteburn (and 'Every woman's battle')

A Parent's Guide to Young People and Porn- Rachel Gardner

General Books

Sex, Likes and Social Media- Harvey and Puccio

Pornland: How porn has hijacked our sexuality

Your brain on porn Gary Wilson

Christian Websites

the naked truth project.com- helpful videao, resources, recovery programs, support groups, conferences, workshops, schools work (UK Based)

click to Kick- support groups from Naked Truth

xxxchurch- online resource for those struggling with pornography (US based)

Your children are watching porn

paulahall,co.uk

romanceacademy.org

covenant eyes.com

There are numersous TED talks on pornography (not Christian):

Why I stopped watching porn Ran Gavrieli

The Great porn Experiment Gary Wilson

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