I will be interviewed live today at noon EST for The Techology Show.
You can listen here.
For those of you who are visiting from there, welcome!
When the guys from TTS contacted me to set up this interview, they wanted to talk about porn and crisis pregnancy counseling. That may seem like a bizarre connection to some of you, but both have a place in my heart.
I have been ministering through Beggar’s Daughter for four years, and during two of those years also served as a crisis pregnancy counselor. I was amazed at how similar the messages were. In both cases, it was reaching out with the love and grace of God to let women know that they are more than the sum of their mistakes.
So, today’s interview may seem disconnected and it certainly won’t be in-depth in many areas. Much of it will be from my own experience as it relates to my own struggle with pornography as well as my time counseling in the CPC. Still, I’ve tried to gather some content into one concise place for you, so you don’t have to go looking for it.
Please note: I have accepted compensation from none of these groups for mentioning them today. I mention them because I truly believe in the message they share.
Abortion and CPCs:
“…Perhaps the most disturbing statistic for the Church: 65 percent of the women obtaining abortions identify themselves as either Protestant or Catholic (37 percent Protestant and 28 percent Catholic). That?s 650,000 abortions obtained by Christians every year.”
“The Secret Sexual Revolution” Relevant Magazine
created by Lila Rose, “Live Action is a new media movement dedicated to ending abortion and building a culture of life. We use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the pre-born child and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.”
by former Planned Parenthood Director, Abby Johnson. A look at Abby’s journey from supporting abortion to standing against it.
“The ultimate aim of Care Net and its network of pregnancy centers is to share the love and truth of Jesus Christ in both word and deed. As a result, the hearts of women and men are being changed by Christ’s love. In addition, those struggling with past abortions are finding God’s healing and forgiveness.”
“Save The Storks is a grassroots, pro-life non-profit with the mission of saving these endangered creatures and the precious cargo they carry. We seek to empower every abortion-minded mother to choose life and to share with them the good news of Jesus.
Using mobile ultrasound units equipped with a state-of-the-art sonogram machine and the ability to provide pregnancy tests, we are able to meet with abortion-minded mothers right at the door of an abortion clinic to show them an image of their child. The majority of the women we come in contact with are not fully convinced that abortion is the best option, but instead feel as if it is their only option.”
Pornography, Girls, and the Church
Resources for Women– from Covenant Eyes
Rape-myth is the thought that women actually do enjoy aggressive and violent sexual behavior. In essence, this study and the ones it cites, shows that violent pornography (80% of porn videos contain an act of violence) can actually train a woman to believe that sex should be violent.
A division of Morality in Media, this is a collection of research and articles about the widespread and devastating effects of pornography.
Fantastic resource put out by Harvest USA. (Only available in the US) I wrote a review about it here. This is the curriculum I will be using to facilitate support groups at my church this coming year.
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