A hidden cycle traps Christian men and women in a repetitive course of porn use and private confession. The answers most ministry leaders offer fail to free the ensnared. It is not enough to say the local church has a hidden porn problem. Church leaders deserve a primer on how people become trapped, why they often stay stuck alone, and how the Church can help people come out of hiding and find lasting healing and freedom. This workshop will explore how pornography impacts the lives of people and the spiritual health of local congregations. The presenters help ministry leaders discover how to create safe spaces and use safe processes to help those trapped in compulsive behaviors with pornography. Successful examples will be outlined from local churches doing this hard work well. Attendees will receive a free copy of the new book, The Healing Church: What Churches Get Wrong about Pornography and How to Fix It.
502 | The Healing Church: What Churches Get Wrong about Pornography and How to Fix it
Troy Haas, M.Div.; Melissa Haas, M.A.; Sam Black, B.A.
Approved For CE
Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches
Approved For CME/CEU
1. Outline the reasons why pornography use remains hidden in local congregations and how this paradigm impacts the spiritual health of individuals and the local church body
2. Explain biases, unconstructive teaching, and unhealthy culture that keeps people from seeking help through the local church
3. Identify the steps necessary for creating a culture where compulsive pornography users find a safe place and safe processes to begin a healing journey
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