Book Review: Eyes of Integrity

Eyes of Integrity:The Porn Pandemic and how it affects you is the latest book by Craig Gross (click here for a review I did a while back for Christian Marketplace magazine of The Dirty Little Secret). It pretty much does what it says on the tin, it brings out into the open the issue of pornography and the church and simply by doing that, it does the church a powerful service. It opens with a couple of chapters on how bad the problem is in the world and in the…

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Book Review: Virtual Integrity

I’ve been thinking for some time about how I use the computer and the internet, it’s probably one of the biggest daily challenges I face. Not simply in avoiding temptation but in not using it as a cover for idleness or avoiding the important work I need to do. Not only that but in discipling and leading youth and helping parents, the issues thrown up by mobile phones, social networks and general internet access issues are important ones. So as always I sought out some books on the subject and…

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Pornography, lust and staying out of harm's way

There’s a bit of backstory here so bear with me. The other Saturday I was at a wedding and during the post service lull while Emma was feeding Noah some lunch I went in search of a paper. I only read the Sports section before the days events moved on, and yesterday evening I enjoyed the simple pleasure of reading a newspaper. What struck me was how much reference to porn there was. Porn is in the news not because we think it’s wrong but because the husband of the…

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