In this episode we talk again with Nathan Stob. Nathan is the Director of ATLAS Ministries in Orange City, IA where they work with people who have been sidetracked or sidelined, and help them to get back on the road of life.
In our conversation, two important and essential practices were revealed that will help pastors rid themselves of the scourge of pornography addiction.
The first practice is to make yourself accountable to another. That sounds simple enough, but in the podcast, we break that down and explain what that really looks like. This is not simply a matter of an accountability partner who will ask you the tough questions. It is actually much different than that.
The second practice is that of Scripture meditation. This addresses the need to renew your mind. If you've been viewing pornography for a long time, your mind is warped, and your attitude toward the opposite sex is completely skewed. You need to heal, to become whole and holy in your thinking about sex, love, intimacy, and purity. Meditation is one of the answers.
As you meditate on God's Word and his truth, your mind becomes aligned with the heart of God, and your heart follows.
We will definitely have a part 3 on this issue of pornography addiction in an upcoming episode. There is so much that we did not talk about, and would like to share with you in the future!
We hope you are encouraged as you listen to this episode! Here are two other posts that will be helpful on this topic:
Small Church Pastors and Porn – Some Ugly Stuff
Episode 43 - Small Church Pastors & Pornography Addiction
Do You Carry Pastor Porn Insurance?
**We will do another episode on the practice and benefits of meditation for renewing your mind. We would suggest starting in Paul's epistles...
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