Tim Clinton, Ed. D. is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)—the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. He is a professor of counseling and pastoral care, and executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University.
If you’re struggling with pornography, you’re not alone. It’s hard to feel that way though because the church doesn’t talk about it much. Dr. Clinton says, “Almost 50% of Christian families now say that porn is the major issue in their home. Come on. Somebody needs to flip the switch.” When we feel alone in our sin, it makes confession—and the healing it brings—that much harder. Whether you struggle with porn personally or not, someone you know does, and it’s a conversation the church needs to have.
Dr Carol Clemans
Satan is attempting to destroy souls worldwide through sexual abuse, sexual addictions, pornography addictions, sex trafficking, etc. Sexual abuse victims are sitting on our church pews. Many victims were then introduced to porn at a young age. The addiction to porn can lead to repeating the pattern of sexual abuse, fornication, homosexuality and adultery – it’s a vicious cycle of sin.
Sadly, the church is almost silent on all these subjects yet they are pervasive among us. It’s like the illustration of having an elephant in the house. We walk around him, feed him, pick up his poops, but refuse to talk about the elephant in the house. We must bring the sexual sins out of the church ‘closet’ and confront, teach, encourage, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine – preach the Word. If we do not, people will go to hell and stand in judgment and say to leadership, “Why didn’t you help us? Why didn’t you continue to teach us and admonish us?”
The issue of pornography and sexual addiction is destroying lives at an unprecedented rate… The awful truth is that the men and women affected within the church are being spiritually sidelined the same way the army of Israel was sidelined by the giant Goliath . Neither side could move forward to victory or defeat as long as they continued to fear facing the challenge !
It is time that we face down this uncircumcised philistine and take him out of the equation !
Preacher, Pastor, Parent….get involved !
Shut the enemies mouth ! So many feel that they have nothing with which to fight….I am saying that you need to grab your sling and 5 stones, David ! Grab your ox goad, Shamgar ! Grab that jawbone, Samson ! Pick up your staff, Moses, for God is going to bring a mighty deliverance !!!
Use whatever God has placed in your life and start the battle and pursuit of purity !
Step one – we are only as sick as our secrets – speak up and speak out !!