As church leaders, we have a responsibility to help those we care for to live a life “worthy of the Lord and please him in every way” (Col 1:10).

Sadly, in our broken world there are many pressures and temptations facing those in our congregations, including the temptation to view pornography. All the statistics tell us that within our congregations, there will be many people experiencing an addiction to pornography.

This can lead to a deep sense of guilt and shame, knowing that as Christians, this is not how God wants us to live, but at the same time struggling to break free.

Yet, we have good news. Our God is a gracious God, “compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love…” (Ps 103.8). In Jesus, there is forgiveness and the hope of defeating sin in our lives (1 Cor 6:11). Further, the scriptures show us God’s good design for us to enjoy his gift of healthy sexuality and relationships.

The following resources are designed to help you understand the problem of pornography, to help those who are trapped and to set before people God’s good design.

Understanding the problem

Helping those who are trapped in pornography use