The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 160 - HELP! My Wife Doesn't Want Sex - Part 2

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Tony recently received a letter from a man asking for help because his wife doesn't want sex.

Of course... this creates great difficulty in this man's heart and life... because he does want to have sex with his wife.

In the letter... this man explains...

* That his wife has very little desire for sex.

* That when she does have sex with her husband... she does it for him... even though she doesn't really enjoy it.

* How difficult it is for him to have sexual desire when his wife isn't interested.

* How he doesn't just want sex... but he wants a deeper connection and intimacy with his wife.

* How he longs for his wife to "want" to have sex with him... and not just offer him "duty sex".

Through this letter... this man is asking for some help and guidance on how to manage this difficult issue in his marriage.

In response... Tony shares 8 principles intended to help this couple with this challenge.

What should a couple do when there's a significant disparity between their levels of sexual desire?

What should a couple do when one person wants sex more than the other person?

In the second episode of this 3 part series... Your Wife Doesn't Want Sex... Tony shares principles 4 - 6 of his response.

Posted on February 18, 2019 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 159 - HELP! From The WIFE Who Doesn't Want Sex

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Tony recently received a letter from a man asking for "HELP"... because his wife doesn't want sex.

In response.. Tony recorded 3 episodes of The Power of Purity Podcast in order to speak to this mans questions and concerns.

The first of those 3 episodes was Episode 158... and after publishing that episode... Tony received another letter... only this time from a woman who was responding to that episode.

At the beginning of her letter... this woman writes...

I guess you could call this letter... "HELP! From The WIFE who doesn't want sex!"

In this episode of the podcast... Tony shares that woman's heartfelt letter... as she describes what it's like to be a woman who struggles with diminished sexual desire... what that looks like in her marriage... and how it affects her relationship with her husband.

In the context of her letter... this woman makes several very important points... and asks some very important questions.

Among others... these include...

* The issue of a woman feeling "pressured" by her husband to have more sex.

* The issue of the kind of sex a woman should be having with her husband.

* The issue of a woman who is willing to have sex with her husband because he desires sex... but she doesn't really desire sex.

* The issue of a man appreciating his wife... not just because of sex... but because of who she is as a person.

* And the issue what a woman can do in order to stimulate higher levels of sexual desire within herself.

 If you're a guy... hold on to your hat... because you're about to get an inside glimpse of what a woman who doesn't want sex is really struggling with!

Posted on February 11, 2019 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 158 - HELP! My Wife Doesn't Want Sex - Part 1

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Tony recently received a letter from a man asking for help because his wife doesn't want sex.

Of course... this creates great difficulty in this man's heart and life... because he does want to have sex with his wife.

In the letter... this man explains...

* That his wife has very little desire for sex.

* That when she does have sex with her husband... she does it for him... even though she doesn't really enjoy it.

* How difficult it is for him to have sexual desire when his wife isn't interested.

* How he doesn't just want sex... but he wants a deeper connection and intimacy with his wife.

* How he longs for his wife to "want" to have sex with him... and not just offer him "duty sex".

Through this letter... this man is asking for some help and guidance on how to manage this difficult issue in his marriage.

In response... Tony shares 8 principles intended to help this couple with this challenge.

What should a couple do when there's a significant disparity between their levels of sexual desire?

What should a couple do when one person wants sex more than the other person?

In the first episode of this 3 part series... HELP! My Wife Doesn't Want Sex... Tony shares the first 3 principles of his response.

Posted on February 4, 2019 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 157 - Tigerlili Resources with Meredith Seithel Mitelstadt - Part 2

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Are you ready to hear an amazing story of God's ability to change the human heart and life?

Ephesians 4:19-24 speak of God's ability to transform a person who has given themselves over to sensuality and all types of impurity... to a person who is now created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

It's an amazing metamorphous as God enables a person to TAKE OFF that which is OLD... and to PUT ON that which is NEW... through Christ Jesus.

In this episode... and the next... Tony interviews Meredith Seithel Mitelstadt who is the founder of Tigerlili Resources. 

Meredith has an amazing story... and she truly is a trophy of God's grace!

* Meredith became highly sexualized as a young lady.

* This led to a significant level of promiscuity in her young life.

* This led to her working as a bar tender in a strip club.

* This led to her dancing at strip clubs.

* And this eventually led her into a life of prostitution.

Through this amazing story of redemption... like that of Mary Magdalene... you'll hear how God is still in the business of redeeming deeply broken women... and learn how God is now using a former prostitute... to rescue other prostitutes... and introduce them to the God who heals and redeems!

tigerlilireources.org 

Posted on January 28, 2019 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 156 - Tigerlili Resources with Meredith Seithel Mitelstadt - Part 1

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In this episode... and the next... Tony interviews Meredith Seithel Mitelstadt who is the founder of Tigerlili Resources. 

Meredith has an amazing story... and she truly is a trophy of God's grace!

* Meredith became highly sexualized as a young lady.

* This led to a significant level of promiscuity in her young life.

* This led to her working as a bar tender in a strip club.

* This led to her dancing at strip clubs.

* And this eventually led her into a life of prostitution.

Through this amazing story of redemption... like that of Mary Magdalene... you'll hear how God is still in the business of redeeming deeply broken women... and learn how God is now using a former prostitute... to rescue other prostitutes... and introduce them to the God who heals and redeems!

tigerlilireources.org 

Posted on January 21, 2019 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 155 - The Human Brain, Neuroplasticity & Porn Addiction - Part 3

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Can you relate to this cycle?

A man looks at pornography... and it makes him feel good!

There's a rush of adrenaline... there's a sense of eroticism... there's a sense of pleasure... and there's a sense of euphoria.

Together these sensations literally create a kind of "high".

The reason for this is because looking at porn causes an EXPLOSION of the 4 "feel good" chemicals in the brain:

(1) Dopamine - the chemical of PLEASURE!

(2) Oxytocin - the chemical of BONDING!

(3) Serotonin - the chemical of MOOD!

(4) Endorphins - the chemical of SATISFACTION!

Together these 4 "happy" chemicals produce an intense sense of pleasure very similar to the "high" an addict experiences from a drug such as cocaine.

And this is a PROBLEM... because when the brain experiences this intense pleasure... it intuitively wants MORE... and MORE... and MORE... and MORE!

So a man feels compelled to look at porn... AGAIN... and AGAIN... and AGAIN... and AGAIN.

And each time he looks... there's another EXPLOSION of the 4 "happy" chemicals in his brain... which embeds the desire to look DEEPER... and DEEPER... and DEEPER.. and DEEPER... within him... which makes it harder and harder for him to resist the ongoing temptation!

Said another way... what's happening in a man's brain is typically a GIGANTIC part of his struggle with porn... or any other addictive behavior.

The GOOD NEWS is that it IS possible for a man to literally retrain his brain... and to create new neuro-pathways that will enable him to resist temptation... and to honor God with the expression of his sexual gift.

In this series of episodes Tony does his best to explain... on his own kindergarten level...

The Human Brain.. Neuroplasticity... and Porn Addiction!

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Posted on January 14, 2019 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 154 - The Human Brain, Neuroplasticity & Porn Addiction - Part 2

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Can you relate to this cycle?

A man looks at pornography... and it makes him feel good!

There's a rush of adrenaline... there's a sense of eroticism... there's a sense of pleasure... and there's a sense of euphoria.

Together these sensations literally create a kind of "high".

The reason for this is because looking at porn causes an EXPLOSION of the 4 "feel good" chemicals in the brain:

(1) Dopamine - the chemical of PLEASURE!

(2) Oxytocin - the chemical of BONDING!

(3) Serotonin - the chemical of MOOD!

(4) Endorphins - the chemical of SATISFACTION!

Together these 4 "happy" chemicals produce an intense sense of pleasure very similar to the "high" an addict experiences from a drug such as heroine.

And this is a PROBLEM... because when the brain experiences this intense pleasure... it intuitively wants MORE... and MORE... and MORE... and MORE!

So a man feels compelled to look at porn... AGAIN... and AGAIN... and AGAIN... and AGAIN.

And each time he looks... there's another EXPLOSION of the 4 "happy" chemicals in his brain... which embeds the desire to look DEEPER... and DEEPER... and DEEPER.. and DEEPER... within him... which makes it harder and harder for him to resist the ongoing temptation!

Said another way... what's happening in a man's brain is typically a GIGANTIC part of his struggle with porn... or any other addictive behavior.

The GOOD NEWS is that it IS possible for a man to literally retrain his brain... and to create new neuro-pathways that will enable him to resist temptation... and to honor God with the expression of his sexual gift.

In this series of episodes Tony does his best to explain... on his own kindergarten level...

The Human Brain.. Neuroplasticity... and Porn Addiction!

 

 
Posted on January 7, 2019 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 153 - The Human Brain, Neuroplasticity & Porn Addiction - Part 1

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Can you relate to this cycle?

A man looks at pornography... and it makes him feel good!

There's a rush of adrenaline... there's a sense of eroticism... there's a sense of pleasure... and there's a sense of euphoria.

Together these sensations literally create a kind of "high".

The reason for this is because looking at porn causes an EXPLOSION of the 4 "feel good" chemicals in the brain:

(1) Dopamine - the chemical of PLEASURE!

(2) Oxytocin - the chemical of BONDING!

(3) Serotonin - the chemical of MOOD!

(4) Endorphins - the chemical of SATISFACTION!

Together these 4 "happy" chemicals produce an intense sense of pleasure very similar to the "high" an addict experiences from a drug such as cocaine or heroine.

And this is a PROBLEM... because when the brain experiences this intense pleasure... it intuitively wants MORE... and MORE... and MORE... and MORE!

So a man feels compelled to look at porn... AGAIN... and AGAIN... and AGAIN... and AGAIN.

And each time he looks... there's another EXPLOSION of the 4 "happy" chemicals in his brain... which embeds the desire to look DEEPER... and DEEPER... and DEEPER.. and DEEPER... within him... which makes it harder and harder for him to resist the ongoing temptation!

Said another way... what's happening in a man's brain is typically a GIGANTIC part of his struggle with porn... or any other addictive behavior.

The GOOD NEWS is that it IS possible for a man to literally retrain his brain... and to create new neuro-pathways that will enable him to resist temptation... and to honor God with the expression of his sexual gift.

In this series of episodes Tony does his best to explain... on his own kindergarten level...

The Human Brain.. Neuroplasticity... and Porn Addiction!

 
Posted on December 31, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 152 - Make Way For God

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The day that this particular episode was published is December 25h... Christmas Day!

So Tony thought there would be no better topic to reflect on for this particular episode than the birth of Christ... and the meaning of the coming of God to our world... and to our lives. 

Matthew 1:23 says that the baby who was born would be called Immanuel... which means "God with us".

John 1:14 says that God became flesh... and made his dwelling among us.

Isaiah 40:3 says that a highway has been prepared that allows God to travel directly into our mess. 

Luke 2:12-14 says that because of this baby... wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger... that God would bring "peace" to men on earth.

The fact that God has placed himself within our reach... through the Incarnation... makes all the difference in the world.

It inspires hope for our lives!

It creates possibility!

It means that we are no longer alone!

It means that God... and all of his resources... are now available to us!

This means our hearts... our lives... our marriages... our relationships...  our priorities... our futures... and even our relationship with sex... can be completely different than ever before! 

So... Make Way For God... and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Posted on December 25, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 151 - Every Woman's Battle with Shannon Ethridge - Part 2

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Shannon Ethridge is a million-copy best-selling author, international speaker, certified life coach, and advocate for healthy sexuality with a master’s degree in counseling and human relations from Liberty University.

Shannon speaks to high school and college students, single adults, and married couples about:

Embracinga lifestyle of sexual integrity

Overcomingpast sexual & emotional baggage

Cultivatinggenuine intimacy in marriage

Instillingsexual values in young children

Shannon has written 22 books... including...

* Every Woman's Battle

* The Fantasy Fallacy

* The Passion Principles

* The Sexually Confident Wife

 Tony had prepared an entire list of questions for Shannon in advance of this interview... but their conversation was so spontaneous that they never made it to the prepared questions.

In this episode... and the next... among other topics... Shannon shares some of her story... and talks about how the power of fantasy invites married couples into the deeper eroticism and ecstasy that God has intended for them.    

Shannon currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

www.shannonethridge.com

Posted on December 17, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 150 - Every Woman's Battle with Shannon Ethridge - Part 1

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Shannon Ethridge is a million-copy best-selling author, international speaker, certified life coach, and advocate for healthy sexuality with a master’s degree in counseling and human relations from Liberty University.

Shannon speaks to high school and college students, single adults, and married couples about:

Embracing a lifestyle of sexual integrity

Overcoming past sexual & emotional baggage

Cultivating genuine intimacy in marriage

Instilling sexual values in young children

Shannon has written 22 books... including...

* Every Woman's Battle

* The Fantasy Fallacy

* The Passion Principles

* The Sexually Confident Wife

 

Tony had prepared an entire list of questions for Shannon in advance of this interview... but their conversation was so spontaneous that they never made it to the prepared questions!

In this episode... and the next... among other topics... Shannon shares some of her story... and talks about how the power of fantasy invites married couples into the deeper eroticism and ecstasy that God has intended for them.    

Shannon currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

www.shannonethridge.com

Posted on December 10, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 149 - Full Disclosure with Greg from Washington - Part 4

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In the previous 3 episodes of the podcast - (episodes 146-148) - Tony interviewed Greg from Washington.

After these 3 episodes were already edited and in the process of being published... Greg contacted Tony with a concern.

He felt that he had not been clear enough with certain details of his story during the original interview... and he was concerned about this because he did not want to be dishonest... or duplicitous... in any way... and he did not want to misrepresent the truth about himself... or his walk of purity.

Greg's concern was this...

Although he did make a vow to God of sexual purity... and complete sexual abstinence... and although Greg did honor that vow for 3 entire years... he eventually came to the place before God and his own conscience... where he began allowing himself to masturbate again... on occasion… within the parameters of certain mental and spiritual limitations.

Greg wanted to bring absolute clarity to this part of his story... because he did not want to be dishonest in any way... nor cause a stumbling block to any other person by misrepresenting himself through his original interview.

For these reasons Tony decided to honor Greg's good conscience... and to present this additional aspect of Greg's story in the pursuit of absolute honesty and transparency.

Is it ever... under any circumstances... acceptable or appropriate for a Christian man to masturbate?

If a Christian man does masturbate... does that mean that he is dishonoring God with the expression of his sexual gift?

Tony speaks to these important questions... and others like them... in this spontaneous addendum to Greg's story.

Posted on December 4, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 148 - Can A Single Man Honor God With The Expression of His Sexual Gift with Greg from Washington - Part 3

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This interview is with Greg from Washington.

Greg was married for 9 years when his wife discovered that he was having an affair.

During the dark days that followed... Greg's wife discovered The Power of Purity and Tony Ingrassia online... and gave the information to her husband.

Greg ordered and watched all 30 sessions of The Power of Purity Video Conference... and following that he contacted Tony to come to St. Louis for a week of intensive counseling.  

On the verge of loosing his marriage and his family... Greg was more broken and motivated than he had ever been to finally deal with the root issues of his sexual struggle... and was willing to do whatever it would take in order to become a healthier man.  

Although Greg had been a Christian for many years... and was very actively involved in church and serving the Lord... he struggled in secrecy to honor God with the expression of his sexual gift.

Although Greg was hopeful that his marriage and family could be saved... the difficult situation eventually led to a divorce... and the loss of his family.

This unexpected season of his life came with new challenges... because Greg was more committed to sexual purity than he had ever been before... and this led to the very difficult question...

Is it really possible for a single / divorced man to honor God with the expression of his sexual gift?

At the time of this interview Greg has been divorced for 4 years... and he shares with us the challenges... lessons... and joys... he's learned along the way on his new journey as he seeks to be the man of purity that God has called him to be.

Be blessed as you listen to Greg's story! 

Posted on November 26, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 147 - Can A Single Man Honor God With The Expression Of His Sexual Gift with Greg from Washington - Part 2

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This interview is with Greg from Washington.

Greg was married for 9 years when his wife discovered that he was having an affair.

During the dark days that followed... Greg's wife discovered The Power of Purity and Tony Ingrassia online... and gave the information to her husband.

Greg ordered and watched all 30 sessions of The Power of Purity Video Conference... and following that he contacted Tony to come to St. Louis for a week of intensive counseling.  

On the verge of loosing his marriage and his family... Greg was more broken and motivated than he had ever been to finally deal with the root issues of his sexual struggle... and was willing to do whatever it would take in order to become a healthier man.  

Although Greg had been a Christian for many years... and was very actively involved in church and serving the Lord... he struggled in secrecy to honor God with the expression of his sexual gift.

Although Greg was hopeful that his marriage and family could be saved... the difficult situation eventually led to a divorce... and the loss of his family.

This unexpected season of his life came with new challenges... because Greg was more committed to sexual purity than he had ever been before... and this led to the very difficult question...

Is it really possible for a single / divorced man to honor God with the expression of his sexual gift?

At the time of this interview Greg has been divorced for 4 years... and he shares with us the challenges... lessons... and joys... he's learned along the way on his new journey as he seeks to be the man of purity that God has called him to be.

Be blessed as you listen to Greg's story! 

Posted on November 20, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 146 - Can A Single Man Honor God With The Expression Of His Sexual Gift with Greg from Washington - Part 1

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This interview is with Greg from Washington.

Greg was married for 9 years when his wife discovered that he was having an affair.

During the dark days that followed... Greg's wife discovered The Power of Purity and Tony Ingrassia online... and gave the information to her husband.

Greg ordered and watched all 30 sessions of The Power of Purity Video Conference... and following that he contacted Tony to come to St. Louis for a week of intensive counseling.  

On the verge of loosing his marriage and his family... Greg was more broken and motivated than he had ever been to finally deal with the root issues of his sexual struggle... and was willing to do whatever it would take in order to become a healthier man.  

Although Greg had been a Christian for many years... and was very actively involved in church and serving the Lord... he struggled in secrecy to honor God with the expression of his sexual gift.

Although Greg was hopeful that his marriage and family could be saved... the difficult situation eventually led to a divorce... and the loss of his family.

This unexpected season of his life came with new challenges... because Greg was more committed to sexual purity than he had ever been before... and this led to the very difficult question...

Is it really possible for a divorced and single man to honor God with the expression of his sexual gift?

At the time of this interview Greg has been divorced for 4 years... and he shares with us the challenges... lessons... and joys... he's learned... as a divorced and single man... who is seeking to be the man of purity God has called him to be.

Be blessed as you listen to Greg's story! 

Posted on November 13, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 145 - What My Struggle With Porn Has Been Like For Me with Greg from Louisiana - Part 2

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Episodes 111 & 112 of The Power of Purity Podcast were entitled:

What My Husband's Struggle With Porn Has Been Like For Me... with Renee from Louisiana. 

Now... in episodes 144 & 145 Tony interviews Renee's husband... Greg... in these 2 episodes entitled:

What My Struggle With Porn Has Been Like For Me... with Greg from Louisiana.

Greg is a Christian man who struggled with his addiction to pornography for many years.  Although he loved God... was involved in church... and was serving God in many ways... he seemed powerless to resist the temptation of pornography... and acted out over and over again.

In these episodes you'll hear much of Greg's journey... and what enabled him to finally begin achieving authentic victory over the pornography that held power in his soul for so long.

Although Greg hasn't achieved a perfect track record yet... he's come a remarkable way in his healing journey... and he's experiencing more freedom and victory over porn than ever before.

Greg is living proof that it really is possible...

A man who has struggled with pornography for many years can learn - through the power of Christ... to resist the temptation of porn... and honor both God and his wife through the expression of his sexual gift. 

Posted on November 5, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 144 - What My Struggle With Porn Has Been Like For Me with Greg from Louisiana - Part 1

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Episodes 111 & 112 of The Power of Purity Podcast were entitled:

What My Husband's Struggle With Porn Has Been Like For Me... with Renee from Louisiana. 

Now... in episodes 144 & 145 Tony interviews Renee's husband... Greg... in these 2 episodes entitled:

What My Struggle With Porn Has Been Like For Me... with Greg from Louisiana.

Greg is a Christian man who struggled with his addiction to pornography for many years.  Although he loved God... was involved in church... and was serving God in many ways... he seemed powerless to resist the temptation of pornography... and acted out over and over again.

In these episodes you'll hear much of Greg's journey... and what enabled him to finally begin achieving authentic victory over the pornography that held power in his soul for so long.

Although Greg hasn't achieved a perfect track record yet... he's come a remarkable way in his healing journey... and he's experiencing more freedom and victory over porn than ever before.

Greg is living proof that it really is possible...

A man who has struggled with pornography for many years can learn - through the power of Christ... to resist the temptation of porn... and honor both God and his wife through the expression of his sexual gift.

Posted on October 29, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast - Episode 143 - Covenant Eyes Vice President - Sam Black - Part 2

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Do you know why they put guardrails next to the highway?

They do it to keep cars from running off the road!

In much the same way... God has called us as Christian men to journey on the "highway of purity" that he has intended for our lives.  But unfortunately many of us keep running off the road when we succumb to the temptation... over and over again... to look at Internet pornography... or to act out sexually in some other inappropriate way.

This is where Covenant Eyes comes in... because Covenant Eyes is like a "guardrail" that helps us stay on the highway of purity!

Covenant Eyes is an Internet safety tool that brings authentic accountability to your life through the power of "relationship" so you can break free from the destructive power that Internet pornography has held over your heart and life.

In this episode... Tony continues his interview with Sam Black... who is the Vice President of Covenant Eyes.  Sam helps us understand why Covenant Eyes is such an effective tool on the journey of purity... and shares the story of his own struggle to overcome Internet pornography.

It's a powerful story... and Sam Black is living proof that a man really can find freedom and victory from pornography through the work of Christ in his heart and life.

If you think the "guardrail" of Covenant Eyes could help you on your journey of purity... click on the link below... and you can try Covenant Eyes FREE for 30 daysto see if you like it.

http://www.covenanteyes.com/services/?clickid=wm7SWDRweQPNUPiyHg2geSbfUkgzgpX5wTKeRI0&irgwc=1&utm_source=IR&utm_medium=1289796&utm_campaign=Online%20Tracking%20Link&utm_size=&utm_type=ONLINE_TRACKING_LINK

If Sam Black can overcome pornography in his heart and life... so can you!

Posted on October 22, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 142 - Covenant Eyes Vice President - Sam Black - Part 1

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Do you know why they put guardrails next to the highway?

They do it to keep cars from running off the road!

In much the same way... God has called us as Christian men to journey on the "highway of purity" that he has intended for our lives.  But unfortunately many of us keep running off the road when we succumb to the temptation... over and over again... to look at Internet pornography... or to act out sexually in some other inappropriate way.

This is where Covenant Eyes comes in... because Covenant Eyes is like a "guardrail" that helps us stay on the highway of purity!

Covenant Eyes is an Internet safety tool that brings authentic accountability to your life through the power of "relationship" so you can break free from the destructive power that Internet pornography has held over your heart and life.

In this episode... and the next... Tony interviews Sam Black... who is the Vice President of Covenant Eyes.  Sam helps us understand why Covenant Eyes is such an effective tool on the journey of purity... and shares the story of his own struggle to overcome Internet pornography.

It's a powerful story... and Sam Black is living proof that a man really can find freedom and victory from pornography through the work of Christ in his heart and life.

If you think the "guardrail" of Covenant Eyes could help you on your journey of purity... click on the link below... and you can try Covenant Eyes FREE for 30 days to see if you like it.

http://www.covenanteyes.com/services/?clickid=wm7SWDRweQPNUPiyHg2geSbfUkgzgpX5wTKeRI0&irgwc=1&utm_source=IR&utm_medium=1289796&utm_campaign=Online%20Tracking%20Link&utm_size=&utm_type=ONLINE_TRACKING_LINK

If Sam Black can overcome pornography in his heart and life... so can you!

Posted on October 15, 2018 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 141 - Tullian Tchividjian - Part 5

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William Graham Tullian Tchividjian... as Billy Graham's grandson... was born into a family of "Christian Royalty".  But despite this fact... he dropped out of high school during a period of rebellion... and sank deeply into South Florida's "pleasure-saturated culture".  At the age of 21 he came to personal faith in Jesus and began to truly serve God for the first time in his life.

After earning an M.Div. degree at Reformed Theological Seminary... he was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in American (PCA)... founded his own successful and growing church near Ft. Lauderdale Florida (New City Presbyterian Church) and eventually merged with what had been one of the largest and most respected churches in America - Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. 

At this time Tullian became a "celebrity pastor"... a sought after public speaker... and the author of numerous popular books including...

  • One Way Love

  • It Is Finished

  • Jesus + Nothing = Everything

  • Surprised By Grace

  • The Kingdom of God

  • Glorious Ruin – How Suffering Sets You Free

Then in 2015.. after serving as the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge for seven years (2009 - 2015)... Tullian's life came crashing down after allegations emerged of an extramarital affair... the first of more than one to which he would admit.

As a result of these events... Tullian lost his wife... his marriage... his family... his church... his ministry... his job... his reputation... and in the darkest of days he despaired of life itself and literally contemplated suicide.

In a mystery... it was during these darkest and hardest days of his life that Tullian came to understand the graceand forgivenessof God in a deeper way than he had ever known before.

Be blessed and encouraged as you hear this amazing story... and realize that the same mercy that's rescuing this deeply broken man is also available to you and me!

Welcome to Tullian's story!

Posted on October 8, 2018 .