Top Ten Posts of All Time – #9

Jonathan Holmes

One problem that biblical counselors will surely face in their counseling and everyday conversations, regardless of gender, is the addiction and enslavement to pornography. With a problem so prevalent and pervasive in the church, numerous books and articles have been written on the topic. How can biblical counselors contribute to this conversation? Continue reading

Top Ten Posts of All Time – #5

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

If you are dating someone right now, are you scared to tell him or her about your sinful past? Whether you’ve struggled with difficult sins from the past, or you are still struggling with significant sins right now, it’s important to talk to your future spouse about these things. Continue reading

Top Ten Posts of All Time – #3

Luke Gilkerson

One of the tasks of a good friend or accountability partner to someone who is entrenched in pornography is to help them understand their own heart. Why do they run to porn again and again? Solomon reminds us that “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water” (we often can’t see our own motivations) “but a man of understanding will draw it out” (Proverbs 20:5, parenthesis added). A wise friend helps to draw out of others the deeper motivations they are unable or unwilling to see in themselves. Continue reading

Counseling Teens Hooked on Porn

Steve Hoppe

Steve Hoppe

Although counseling a teen with a porn addiction is a difficult, intimidating, and often thankless task, this does not diminish its importance. How are teens unique clients with respect to the porn epidemic? Which counseling strategies tend to fail and which strategies tend to bear fruit? What role should a parent play in the process? Are you willing to use unorthodox strategies? Are you willing to be vulnerable with a person less than half your age? Are you willing to tackle the challenge of counseling a teen hooked on porn? Continue reading