Did you know that there are several different ways that we hide when we’re involved in pornography or some other from of sexual sin?
It’s been my experience that nothing good rarely comes out of hiding from something that we know is wrong or immoral. One way that we hide is by lying and trying to cover up our sin….which only leads to more sin. We may not see the immediate ramifications, but you can bank on the fact that they’re coming.
Unfortunately, hiding and lying tend to be our first response. We don’t want to come clean. We want to protect ourselves, and for many of us we’ll go to great lengths to do so. These unbelievably elaborate lies, that we actually believe ourselves! But when other people don’t believe us, well, the lying then leads to anger and around and around the spiral of sin we go.
In today’s podcast we’ll discuss.
#1: Why sexual sin demands isolation.
#2: Why it’s extremely important to realize why I go into hiding before I sin.
#3: The reality that When I choose to hide, I’m moments away from acting out in sin
Yesterday we learned about how we rationalize - how we talk ourselves into - committing the sin of looking at pornography.
This podcast is part two of two. This teaching is from the series called “The Sex Spiral: Forgiven and Free from Pornography. This podcast series is a sample of the upcoming book with the same name.
In this podcast you'll learn the lies that are in these rationalizations and more:
#1: Once I’m married I’ll stop.
#2: It’s safer than real sex
#3: It’s unhealthy not to masturbate.
We begin our new lesson on the Rationalizations we give ourselves to look at pornography. This is part one of two. This teaching is from the series called “The Sex Spiral: Forgiven and Free from pornography. This podcast series is a sample of the upcoming book with the same name.
In today’s lesson we’ll see how easy it is to rationalize our behavior before we commit the sin. We also discuss some of the most popular rationalizations so you can start becoming aware of the things you may be telling yourself.
In this podcast you'll learn:
#1: The difference between rationalization and justification
#2: Why we only rationalize sin to ourselves
#3: How to recognize the lie in rationalization and replace it with truth
We continue our new lesson on Resisting Temptation today. This is part two of two. This teaching is from the series called “The Sex Spiral: Forgiven and Free from pornography.
In today’s lesson you are going to grab a lot of information. Lots of key points for practical use. So you may want to have your Bible, notebook and pen ready for this lesson.
In this podcast you''l learn:
#1: How Resistance can and will work against you.
#2: How resistance can be in complete opposition to what you are trying to achieve in purity.
#3: How Extended resistance only intensifies the pleasure of pornography.
Today we begin a new lesson. It’s a two part series on Resisting Temptation. This teaching is from the series called “The Sex Spiral: Forgiven and Free from pornography.
Resistance is a funny thing isn’t? We tend to think that the better I am at resisting pornography (or any sin for that matter) the holier I must be. The opposite is also true. If I don’t resist temptation here at this trigger, well…then I think that I”m not holy enough. These are both lies and and in today’s podcast you’ll find out why.
In this podcast you'll learn:
#1: A Biblical Definition of “Resistance”
#2: How to resist temptation correctly and Biblically.
#3: The biggest mistake we make while trying to resist porn.
Today we wrap up our lesson on Temptation. This is lesson number three of three.
In this podcast you'll learn: 1) How we’ve actually been waiting for this temptation because we love the pleasure that our sin brings 2) How the temptation can be our excuse to participate in the promised pleasure 3) What happens if we don't need to be tempted anymore to sin and act out.
Lastly, we’re briefly going to cover how the brain chemistry of porn addiction effects us physiologically. Is porn addiction a lust issue or a brain chemistry issue?
Today we begin lesson number two of three when it comes to Temptation. This teaching is from the series called “The Sex Spiral: Forgiven and Free from Pornography.
In today's podcast you'll learn: 1) How temptations come from our own desires
2) The longer I wait to pray, flee or confess the trigger….the weaker I become to exit the Sex Spiral 3) Why our decision to not quickly exit the Spiral is indeed a decision to sin.
Today we begin a new Trigger in the teaching series of the Sex Spiral: Forgiven & Free From Pornography. It’s something that we are all very familiar with - Temptation.
In this podcast you'll learn 1) Whether or not temptation itself is a sin
2) How Jesus handled temptations 3) One of the Greek words for Temptation and it's true meaning.
Yesterday we learned that there are four general categories of what’s called our Shame Story.
I’m guessing that you saw yourself in one or two of those categories. Now, learning to understand the power of our false belief statements in combination with our shame story is a huge revelation. It’s a giant step forward in this journey toward purity.
This is where we begin to experience the weight of our shame falling off us us. The chains that have bound us up for so long…begin to snap one by one. Why? Because the Truth of who you really are is more powerful than the lies that have held you down.
In today's podcast we’ll learn: 1) How how to be encouraged in this journey toward purity by looking at Hebrews 12, 2) a life changing statement that will draw you closer to Jesus.
On today’s show we continue our discussion regarding the four false belief statements that we tell ourselves while involved in pornography. These statements are flat out lies that keep us in bondage.
Yesterday we discussed the first one - I’m a bad and unworthy person.
In this podcast we’ll learn the other three: 1) No one will love me as I am 2) My needs are never going to be met if I depend on others 3) Sex is my most important need
We'll also learn what a "Shame Story" is and why it's so important to understand yours.