This is probably the most important post I’ll make in a long time. I’ve added a new “page/tab” at the top you might notice called “Daily Victory“. It’s the audio and slides from a talk I gave in church a few weeks ago (4/13/08) about my struggle with pornography addiction and how the battle to find victory nearly destroyed my marriage, family and life – but how His unrelenting pursuit of me just wouldn’t let go. The end result is a marriage and family that is strong (not perfect mind you – we still have a lot of learning to do) and a strengthened passion for helping men find freedom from this junk and step into their calling as a man/husband/father.
With that in mind I approached the elders recently and asked if they would let me use some/all of the men’s ministry budget to help subsidize accountability software for anyone in the church that wanted to use it. They were all for it and so I presented that to the church by sharing my story. I pray that as men (and women) choose to become accountable for this one area, it will free them up to step into the calling God has placed on their lives in other areas. But, for this generation, I believe that this is one of only a few major battles for our future and our growth in Christ as a whole.
Please let me know what you think. It’s tough to take off the mask sometimes, but if Christ is glorified – then it’s all worth it.