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Churches Face Epidemic of Pornography

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in WFP Blog | 0 comments

Churches Face Epidemic of Pornography

Churches Facing the Addictive Epidemic of Pornography It’s a Sunday morning and a brother in Christ answers the invitation, struggling down the aisle, with several problems immediately apparent. His pants are torn, he has blood streaming down his leg and the femur of his right leg is protruding through the skin. He has experienced some type of major trauma. He needs care and needs it immediately. The elder in charge quickly goes over to him and is told by the brother that he was just injured in a car wreck and needs the prayers of the church for healing. What does the elder do? I’m quite certain an ambulance would be called to take the man to the hospital and while the ambulance is in route, a prayer for healing would be in order. Why would an ambulance be called? Doesn’t the elder believe in prayer? Of course, but he also understands the gravity of the situation. He realizes he is not an orthopedic surgeon and, although God is certainly capable of healing the brother’s leg miraculously, none of us have witnessed such a healing in our lifetime. So he calls the ambulance, a necessary component toward proper healing of the brother’s leg. The elder would feel no lack of confidence, no abandonment of his duties, no worries about the church accusing him of not being qualified to be an elder, because it was apparent that operating on the broken leg was way out of his league. But he did provide the help that was needed in the healing of the brother. Prayer would be a welcome and necessary part of the healing process. It’s the next Sunday and another brother answers the invitation with no problems immediately apparent. This brother confesses to the elder in charge that he has been struggling with sexual addiction, pornography to be exact. He confesses that his addiction was about to destroy his family and he needs the prayers of the church for healing. What does the elder do? More likely than not, the elder would make some sort of statement to the church that this brother has come asking the prayers of the church for some struggles he was having. He would then lead a prayer, and rightfully so, asking God to help the brother and to heal him. Perhaps after services were concluded, the elder would express to the brother his appreciation for his willingness to confess this sin, and then go on to make some sort of statement of assurance that God had forgiven him. Which is absolutely true. But is the brother free from the addiction? Absolutely not! Marnie Ferree, Exec. & Clinical Dir. of the Bethesda Workshops in Nashville, Tenn., says in all her years of helping both men and women who were caught up in the addiction of pornography, although she is confident God has the power to instantly heal, not one time has she witnessed such healing from this addiction. It takes a lot of work...

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Dangers of Pornography

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in WFP Blog | 0 comments

Dangers of Pornography

Pornography ensnares a wide variety of people in its trap…and we want to help people create a different ending to these tales of addictive woe…

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Intensives

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in WFP Blog | 0 comments

Intensives

Two professional counselors who specialize in sexual addiction have teamed up to facilitate weekend therapy intensives for those struggling with sexual integrity.

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