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How can churches help those struggling with porn?

//How can churches help those struggling with porn?

How can churches help those struggling with porn?

REDMINUTE No. 19

Pastor, Dr Allan Meyer answers the question “How can churches help those struggling with porn?”

One of the challenges of helping someone who have been struggling with porn is that any sexual issue can involve tremendous levels of shame. This makes it difficult for people to be open, honest and transparent or even to say “I need help!”

Because we know the importance of sexual purity and have clear morals about sexual behaviour, it can make the church a difficult place to tell the truth.

One of the most important things that the church has to be prepared to do is to create an environment where it is possible for people to deal with the real issues in their lives and not pretend that things are going better than they are.

So the church can start to deal with this issue by:

  • facing it honestly
  • avoid shaming people into pretending that they are doing better then they are
  • create an atmosphere of honesty and transparency
  • make information and support available

Remember, God loves people when they are struggling and when they are not.  Create an environment where it is ok to tell the truth, and then begin a journey that can lead to something better.

Dr Allan Meyer is founder of Careforce Lifekeys and author of the book “From Good Man to Valiant Man.”

By |2016-10-14T11:11:17+00:00April 26th, 2014|REDMinutes|0 Comments

About the Author:

Luke Gibbons
Luke Gibbons is a volunteer with Guilty Pleasure. Luke's struggle with pornography and sex chatting eventually led him to open up to two friends who supported him in seeking professional help and going to rehab, beginning his recovery journey. Luke knows first hand how avoiding this topic and keeping a struggle with porn in the dark can disrupt friendships and destroy someone's character, but he also knows the hope and restoration that comes withe a life free from porn. You can read more of Luke's story right here.

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