Purity for Life is the bi-weekly podcast from Pure Life Ministries. Each episode will take you where real life meets real Christianity as we tackle the tough issues for those struggling with sexual sin. Thanks for listening!
Are We Accepting Addiction in the Church?
The statistics are clear: more and more Christians are becoming addicted to sex. But what's not clear is whether addiction might have other negative effects on the rest of the church. Could a rise in sexual sin among members be changing the church's overall attitude toward addiction? And when so many seem to be in bondage, how can the church respond to offer hope?
Am I Just “Struggling” or Addicted?
Those dealing with sexual sin sometimes have difficulty understanding what's happening to them. In a world filled with sexual temptations, it can be hard to judge whether what someone is experiencing qualifies as a serious problem or not. Ken Larkin explores what addiction actually looks like, and Ryan Schiavo illustrates the progression from his personal story.
BONUS (From #317 - Am I Just “Struggling” or Addicted?)
Counselor Ken Larkin tackles more questions about the nature of addiction and the way to escape it.
Coming Out...of Homosexuality
In a rapid cultural shift, homosexuality has been normalized in America. But many people who've been caught up in its grip quietly wonder if there is something different available for them. Jordan Yoshimine, who made the difficult journey out of homosexuality, offers hope to others by answering difficult questions about this issue. Also in this episode: Christian myths about fixing sexual sin and the power of God's mercy to change addiction.
Why Understanding Addiction Won't Change You
When people in addiction are ready to find help, there's lots of places they can turn. Many try psychology, which offers an almost endless amount of information about addiction. But when counselor Jim Lewis was addicted, he found it took something completely different to change him. Also in this episode: common myths about sexual sin and how giving is key to finding freedom.
How Can I Know if I'm Truly a Christian?
This week: Steve Gallagher joins us to tackle life’s greatest question—how someone can know they’re a Christian. Then, Rose Colón explains what an engaged couple should do if sexual sin comes to light before the marriage. Plus, Kathy Gallagher counsels a woman who wants to date…while she’s separated from her husband.
How to Respond to Homosexuality
This week: Homosexuality....It pervades our culture, and many are struggling to respond to it—in their own lives and the lives of those they love. First, Jeff Colon addresses the church’s approach to this controversial issue. Next, is homosexuality a “special case” that requires unique solutions? Biblical counselor Ed Buch explores the answer. Plus, Steve Gallagher offers help to a couple who’ve just found out their son is involved in homosexuality.
Bert Demicell's Testimony of Redemption
This week: Successful businessman Bert Demicell shares how losing it all forced him to face his secret life and find redemption. Next, we’ll look at alarming trends in the American church—and their connection to 2,000-year-old prophecy. Plus, Jeff Colón discusses the epidemic of sexual abuse and how to offer real help and hope to young people who’ve been hurt.
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