Friday, December 11, 2009

Battling for Purity

From Justin Taylor:

A sobering stat from a university study:

Researchers were conducting a study comparing the views of men in their 20s who had never been exposed to pornography with regular users.

But their project stumbled at the first hurdle when they failed to find a single man who had not been seen it.

“We started our research seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography,” said Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse. “We couldn’t find any.”

HT: Mike Anderson

Here are some free resources to consider using as we battle together for purity:

•R. Albert Mohler Jr., “The Seduction of Pornography and the Integrity of Christian Marriage” (talk to college students: PDF, MP3)
•David Powlison, “Breaking Pornography Addiction” (article: part 1, part 2)
•David Powlison, Making All Things New: Restoring Pure Joy to the Sexually Broken (conference talk: audio, video, and chapter)
•John Piper, Battling the Unbelief of Lust (sermon in manuscript, audio)
•John Piper, A.N.T.H.E.M: Strategies for Fighting Sexual Lust (article)
•Tim Challies, Sexual Detox: A Guide for the Single Guy (free eBook)
•Tim Challies, Sexual Detox: A Guide for the Married Guy (free eBook)
And here are a couple of books to consider purchasing:

•Joshua Harris, Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is): Sexual Purity in a Lust-Saturated World (book)
•Ed Welch, Crossroads: A Step-By-Step Guide Away from Addiction (study guide)
•Kris Lundgaard, The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin (book on sin and temptation in general, built on John Owen’s work)


Dan said...

"The Purity Principle" by Randy Alcorn is another good one.

Todd Pruitt said...