The Missing Ingredient for Sexual Purity

Luke Gilkerson

Purity is a funny word. It is a word that stresses the absence of something—the absence of some kind of contamination. In my mid-20s, this was the heart and soul of my pursuit as a young man: flee from porn and lust and hope it isn’t fast enough to catch me. Continue reading

How to Confess the Sin of Pornography to Your Wife (And How Not To), Part 1

Jeremy Pierre

The only thing worse than the unsettled disgust after falling to porn is the even more haunting thought of your wife finding out. The tears, the anger, the shattered respect—they’re too much to think of. So often men don’t think of it. They promise God to do better, resolving to keep it between them. After all, “against you and you only have I sinned,” right? Not exactly. David’s statement in Psalm 51:4 functions to magnify the rightness of God’s judgment against him, not to lessen his guilt before others. David’s sin had terrible consequences for others—Uriah, Bathsheba, his wives (!), his children, his nation. But porn is victimless, right? Why don’t you ask your wife? Continue reading