Hope for Spouses
Resources for Church Leaders, Lay Ministers, and Christian Counselors
A 2014 Barna study concluded that 66% of married Christian men (and 11% of married Christian women) watch porn on a consistent basis and 35% have committed adultery. These numbers are staggering…and they are in your church.
Can you recognize the signs of unfaithfulness and do you know how to support not just the person caught in sexual sin but their betrayed partner and children as well?
Recovery is much more complicated than you can imagine. If you have not successfully navigated sexual addiction or betrayal recovery yourself and/or been thoroughly educated in this phenomenon that is a cancer in the modern day church, you will more than likely cause more harm by trying to help a couple in the throes of such trauma.
Please, please, please education yourself. Here are some resources where you can start.
Kim Pullen’s 90-minute lesson from the 2020 STRONGER Conference
Betrayal & Grace: How Leaders & Laymen Can Support the Victims of Sexual Sin
Free, Subtitles in 9 languages
Highly Recommended for all church leaders and Christian Counselors
Leslie Vernick’s 3-hour Online Course
Abuse, Trauma, and the Emotionally Destructive Marriage
$69 from AACC and Light University
Divorce & Remarriage Podcast Series
Dr. Douglas Jacoby’s 5-part podcast series on divorce and remarriage.
What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage? All together, the 5 talks total a little less than 2 hours.
- Intro / Permanence of Marriage
- Old Testament on Divorce
- Jesus on Divorce, Pt.1
- Jesus on Divorce, Pt.2
- Paul, Early Church, and Wrap-up