Almost every small group of teenage guys eventually comes to the topic of sex and porn. In fact, it’s probably the only subject that makes teenage boys giggle! Their hormones are raging, their world is visually stimulating, and many of their friends are sleeping with their girlfriends. It’s naive to think that most of the guys in our youth groups aren’t actively experimenting with pornography, which is why I gladly welcome the topic in small groups.
One resource I’ve used over and over again is a free ebook called, When A Man’s Eye Wanders: Breaking the Power of Pornography, by RBC Ministries. This 31-page resource discusses the dangers of pornography, why men are vulnerable to it, why men return to porn over and over again, and how to have victory over the struggle. It lists further resources at the end, too. I often print out a copy for each teen guy in the small group and discuss the main points in it with them.
To download a copy of the ebook, visit the following link and click “View PDF.”
Also check out some of RBC Ministries’ other free ebooks.
P.S. It’s not free, but I strongly recommend that all youth workers use Covenant Eyes on all their computers. Even if you don’t struggle with porn, it’s wise to have that accountability and a record in place in case accusations are ever made. $7.99/month is worth it! X3Watch.com has a free version of their accountability software, but Covenant Eyes is much more fool proof.
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Great Skypecast today
We had a great discussion today about ministry philosophies, using “youth center” buildings in ministry, and our personal walks with the Lord. See you all again next Friday at 1:00 PM central time! More Skypecast info here.
Posted on May 30, 2008