Pornography is not just a problem in the secular world-it’s invaded the Christian church as well, devastating marriages and tearing families apart.
In response to this serious epidemic, a group of Christian filmmakers have created a DVD curriculum called the “Conquer Series,” a five week program which teaches men how to conquer porn addiction and find freedom through Biblical counsel and guidance.
“The shocking statistics were the game-changer for me,” director Jeremy Wiles told Christian Newswire, referencing a recent survey which revealed that 50% of pastors and 68% of Christian men confessed to looking at online porn on a weekly basis.
“So, we spent two years developing a 5-hour discipleship curriculum, interviewing top Christian leaders on this subject and shooting battle reenactments to illustrate the war that every man faces with sexual temptation. I wanted to give men proven principles on how to find freedom. We can be the generation that changes the statistic,” adds Wiles.
Dr. Ted Roberts, a former U.S. Marine fighter pilot, hosts the Conquer Series, which features the bold tagline, “The battle plan for purity.” A former pastor and head of Pure Desire Ministries, Dr. Roberts has counseled men for over 30 years — mainly dealing with pornography issues.
“Our goal with the Conquer Series is to give men a battle plan for purity. We’ve got a great tool here that will change lives, but we need pastors to partner with us to fight this battle,” Dr. Roberts said.
The Conquer Series website states that the program “is not about behavior modification, but heart transformation.” The 5-week curriculum provides insights from top Christian leaders, pastors and scientists who give Biblical strategies and practical advice to teach men how to maintain sexual purity. Each video also features cinematic reenactments of real experiences in Dr. Roberts’ life, such as aerial fights over Vietnam.
Although discussing the problem of porn within the church has historically been taboo, its devastating effects on the family have lately caused it to become a frontline issue.
“It’s ruining marriages, destroying relationships, harming youth, and hurting the body of Christ,” Pastor Charles Swindoll lamented, calling it the #1 secret problem within the church. “Our churches are in trouble. This is no time to simply wait and pray.”
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SOURCE: Gospel Herald
Leah Marianne Klett