Sick of porn? Time to detox.

A huge percentage of men need a porn detox, a moral and psychological reset. Do you? If so, whether you know it or not, pornography has corrupted your thinking, weakened your conscience, warped your sense of right and wrong, and twisted your understanding and expectations of sexuality. You need a reset by the One who created sex.

In this book, I hope to help you reorient your understanding of sex, both in the big picture and in the act itself, according to God's plan for this great gift. I want to help you detox from all the junk you've seen, all the lies you've believed. This is not an easy process. It is rarely a quick process. It involves a letting go of old realities and an embrace of a new normal. To be willing to go through it you need to see how bad your current situation really is, and how the path you are on leads no place good. You need to see that the path of porn leads only to more isolation, guilt, alienation, and pain. Whether single or married, such a reset to normal is the only thing that can ever equip you to become a pure, loving, attentive, sacrificial husband.

But you already know you need to change. Few Christian men indulge in porn without realizing they need to quit. Every Christian guy who looks at porn wants to stop, but many of us want to stop just a little bit less than we want to keep going. The problem isn't knowledge-it's desire and ability. So sin prevails.

Here's a promise. You'll never stop until you begin to see the monstrous nature of the sin you're committing. You'll never stop until the sin is more horrifying to you than the commission of the sin is enjoyable. You'll need to hate that sin before you can find freedom from it. That means you need more grace. You need to cry out to be changed and to see the monstrous nature of this sin. And then you need to behave in faith that God will meet you with grace as you act to cut off the porn and begin the reset.

-Tim Challies

Each generation suffers from self-obsession, and we do well to keep one eye on the past, to consider not only where we wish to go, where we have been. Christianity has a long and storied past that testifies to God's enduring grace, and even though so much of Christian history has passed away and many of its people and objects have been lost to time, a few precious relics and locations remain.

As we consider these objects with careful eyes and look at them in their historical context, we find the beginnings of a story. Through thirty-three carefully selected objects, author and pastor Tim Challies introduces readers to the history of Christianity in a unique and creative way. It's a story that tells us what God is accomplishing in this world, whether through princes or peasants, triumph or trial. Each of these objects offers us a tangible link between the present and the past, between the Christians of the twenty-first century and the Christians who lived and died in centuries past.

In a few cases these objects are hidden away or in private collections, but more commonly they are there for all who wish to see them. Beginning with the relics of the earliest Christians, we journey through history to look at the importance of a peculiar scrawl of graffiti and the creedal significance of an otherwise unremarkable carving. We take a leap forward in time to consider the loving labor of monks and the martyrdom of Christians who called for reform long before the days of Luther. We look at pulpits and paintings and posters and pieces of machinery. And, of course, we look at books and the remains of books--for nothing has so charted and maintained the course of Christian history as its books.

Sick of porn? Time to detox.

A huge percentage of men need a porn detox, a moral and psychological reset. Do you?

If so, whether you know it or not, pornography has corrupted your thinking, weakened your conscience, warped your sense of right and wrong, and twisted your understanding and expectations of sexuality. You need a reset by the One who created sex.

In this book, I hope to help you reorient your understanding of sex, both in the big picture and in the act itself, according to God's plan for this great gift. I want to help you detox from all the junk you've seen, all the lies you've believed. This is not an easy process. It is rarely a quick process. It involves a letting go of old realities and an embrace of a new normal. To be willing to go through it you need to see how bad your current situation really is, and how the path you are on leads no place good. You need to see that the path of porn leads only to more isolation, guilt, alienation, and pain. Whether single or married, such a reset to normal is the only thing that can ever equip you to become a pure, loving, attentive, sacrificial husband.

But you already know you need to change. Few Christian men indulge in porn without realizing they need to quit. Every Christian guy who looks at porn wants to stop, but many of us want to stop just a little bit less than we want to keep going. The problem isn't knowledge. It's desire and ability. So sin prevails.

Here's a promise. You'll never stop until you begin to see the monstrous nature of the sin you're committing. You'll never stop until the sin is more horrifying to you than the commission of the sin is enjoyable. You'll need to hate that sin before you can find freedom from it. That means you need more grace. You need to cry out to be changed and to see the monstrous nature of this sin. And then you need to behave in faith that God will meet you with grace as you act to cut off the porn and begin the reset.

--Tim Challies

  ★ 美國亞馬遜5顆星滿分好評!


  書中蒐集了十一位傷心、奉獻、流淚、平凡,甚或單親母親的故事。

  這些母親都有一個共通點:都是敬虔愛主的。

  這些母親在孩子年幼時種下神的道,即便有的孩子很長一段時間離開神,仍然是帶來了盼望。甚或有母親中年信主,對兒子的影響仍是有目共睹,可謂推動搖籃的手就是推動世界的手。

  快速瀏覽歷史,自初代教會,我們看到使徒保羅的得力助手,是從坐在媽媽膝上接受聖經教導開始的。將鏡頭拉近幾世紀,一位婦女不斷地禱告,終於上達天庭帶下賜福,使浪蕩子信主回頭,並且成為歷史上最有影響力的神學家。再將鏡頭拉到近代以及當今現存的領袖,看到敬虔母親的禱告、教導與榜樣,塑造出佈道家、牧師、神學教授、信仰堅定的護教家。

  於古於今,無論時代如何演變,也無關自身條件如何,或貧窮或單親,體弱或受教育不高,這些母親對兒子的靈性及品格都有深遠的影響,我們為這些被主使用的母親感到驕傲,因為她們塑造了改變世界的男人。

  我們一起向他們學習,即使兒女已成年也為時不晚,跪禱主前,使「下垂的手、發酸的腿挺起來」,直到主恩澤沛臨。

各界好評推薦:

  「我極力推薦這本好書,一面細細讀,一面思考每個故事後面的回應,一面為兒女禱告,將使所有的母親充滿美好的盼望。」——顧美芬,中華信義神學院兼任老師

  「推薦給期待有敬虔下一代的媽媽、準媽媽,或是覺得在孩子信仰的帶領和教養上很挫折的媽媽,甚至爸爸。」——楊載道,台北真理堂青年牧區區牧

  「提供豐富的鼓勵、智慧與希望給任何渴望自己兒女跟隨與愛護基督的母親。」——胡蘭茜(Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth),知名作者、《復興我心》(Revive Our Hearts)主持人

  「提姆.查理斯帶領讀者走過橫跨兩個世紀的歷史,看這些沒有一個在理想條件下的母親們,如何以他們不同的個性、能力、優勢和劣勢來培養偉人。感動推薦!」——金伯利.瓦格納(Kimberly Wagner),《Fierce Women》作者

  「提姆為我們收集的許多偉大女性的故事來啟發並鼓勵我們的每一天。」——崔利婭.紐貝爾(Trillia Newbell),《God's Very Good Idea》、《Enjoy》、《Fear and Faith》作者

Each generation suffers from self-obsession, and we do well to keep one eye on the past, to consider not only where we wish to go, where we have been. Christianity has a long and storied past that testifies to God's enduring grace, and even though so much of Christian history has passed away and many of its people and objects have been lost to time, a few precious relics and locations remain.

As we consider these objects with careful eyes and look at them in their historical context, we find the beginnings of a story. Through thirty-three carefully selected objects, author and pastor Tim Challies introduces readers to the history of Christianity in a unique and creative way. It's a story that tells us what God is accomplishing in this world, whether through princes or peasants, triumph or trial. Each of these objects offers us a tangible link between the present and the past, between the Christians of the twenty-first century and the Christians who lived and died in centuries past.

In a few cases these objects are hidden away or in private collections, but more commonly they are there for all who wish to see them. Beginning with the relics of the earliest Christians, we journey through history to look at the importance of a peculiar scrawl of graffiti and the creedal significance of an otherwise unremarkable carving. We take a leap forward in time to consider the loving labor of monks and the martyrdom of Christians who called for reform long before the days of Luther. We look at pulpits and paintings and posters and pieces of machinery. And, of course, we look at books and the remains of books - for nothing has so charted and maintained the course of Christian history as its books.

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