The most important resource of the day is God’s Word. Rise early and seek Him, renew your mind daily through mediation in His Word and prayer. The Holy Spirit living in you will make His Word alive; if that has not happened for you yet, then enter relationship with Jesus Christ, humbly ask Him to forgive you of your sin and to fill you with His Spirit.
Habitual sexual sin and how to gain freedom…
ADDICTION: How NOT to Raise an Addict by Mark Shaw. Book Dr. Mark Shaw has written a variety of insightful books on addiction. I highly recommend his books. Other Booklets by Mark Shaw: Hope and Help for Video Game, TV & Internet “Addiction“, Hope & Help in Marriage, Hope & Help for Self-Injurers & Cutters, Hope and Help Through Biblical Counseling.
Betrayed? Here’s a website that will help you understand the process and steps to stability. Great resource. www.affairrecovery.com
Sexual Addiction – Videos
Dr. Doug Weiss (H2H) – Has served people for 30 years to break free of sexual addiction. He offers honest and clear teaching on the physiological effects of sexual sin. Videos: A Sexually Healthy Church (60 min) Highly recommend, especially for church leadership. Helping Her Heal – Part 1 of 3 (aftermath of betrayal, 28 min). Sexless Marriage insights (7 min), Now That I Know, What Should I Do? ( 2 min), When Men Are Tempted on sexual sin (53 min), Conferences and ministry overview (2 min). H2H website 10 different short Videos.
Dr. Doug Weiss does a great job in educating on habitual sin (addiction) and understanding the physiological results. Biblical Counseling, which focuses on the sin issues of the heart, is the ultimate life-giving way to set one free from any addiction through the power of the Holy Spirit within.
Porn Protection: Covenant Eye Unfiltered (30 min) video – Very insightful on the curiosity of porn to children, hormonal effects of porn, the brain and porn, role of masturbation, how to protect yourself and those you love. Covenant Eyes
Pure Life Ministries – Freedom from Sexual Sin: Unchained Testimonies. Short Videos with HOPE.
TERMINOLOGY: Excellent Manual by Marshall and Mary Asher: The Christian’s Guide to Psychological Terms. Compares terminology and diagnosis for man-centered/needs-based counseling (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health/medical model) vs. Discipleship/God-glorifying counsel (From God’s Word/heart model). Very helpful and insightful.
Testimony (10 min) of how the Holy Spirit and angels ministered to Richard Wurmbrand while in solitary confinement in a communist Romanian prison.
Marilyn Van Derbur shares her insightful story of childhood sexual abuse/incest. A Survivor’s Story (23 min.) is helpful in understanding the fallout of this sin against innocence. Good for both victims of childhood sexual abuse or a helper/counselor.
Human Trafficking Survivor: Carol Knuth’s Story. Carol shares about her past in foster care and what life is like for her now and her hope. Foster children are prime targets for traffickers. Fostering and/or adoption can save a child.
Suicide Prevention/Help Someone
Encouragement: The Seasons of Your Life shows how when you’re in a trial season, hold onto God’s Hand, it will change. Ask Him to carry you through, He will