Listen below or subscribe on iTunes or Google Play Nick and Noah talk through the desire that is underneath the desire to look at pornography, and how the only real way to find freedom is to have that desire met in legitimate ways. Listen in to find out what those legitimate ways are and how you can get […]
It sounds kind of bad when you put it that way, doesn’t it?
Our culture has adopted lust, casual sex, and pornography as normal and expected behavior, as if there are no consequences attached. Meanwhile, each of us deals with the litany of consequences that these behaviors bring with them, both internally and affecting our society at large.
Episode 22 dives into all the many ways we try to feel whole, valuable, accepted, and loved. Noah leads the way with opening up about some current struggles he is dealing with. This leads to a conversation about what to do with our brokenness and the amazing way God’s love can be experienced in the midst of not knowing how to fix ourselves.
“My dad told me it’s okay to look, as long as you don’t touch,” a large, well-past-puberty 8th grader once told me with a smile.
This boy’s father passed on to him the idea that objectification doesn’t hurt anyone. This is a lie. It’s a lie the father had bought into and has now passed on to his son. It’s a lie from culture that many of us have bought into as well.
One could argue that it’s better to look and not touch than it is to give unwanted touches, which is obviously true. This is probably what this father was trying to teach his son. But the fact that unwanted touches bring great harm does not mean that “looking without touching” is a victimless crime, as this dad had led his son to believe.
Noah’s sermon from 12.30.18 “Beyond the Sexual Purity Battle” includes his testimony as well as a walk through 1 Corinthians 6:12-20.
Listen below or subscribe on iTunes or Google Play Episode 12 provides a practical path to walk to fill the hole inside of us that screams out for approval and to be told we are valuable. We typically attempt to fill this hole with sexual sin and fantasy, as well as anything from money, our reputation, to our […]