Posted by: Justin Wallace | September 23, 2010

ResourceRoom :: XXXChurch (Please Read)

*Even if you’ve heard of and used XXXChurch.com in the past please take 3 minutes to read this.

A good friend of mine called me a few days ago. His phone call woke me up. We talked about ministry, family, life and then there was a pause…he said, “I have something I want to talk to you about, something I need your advice on, but I understand you just woke up…so maybe we can talk about it later.”

Well I’m wide awake at this point. So, I ask, “What is it?”

Another pause…

“Well…I walked in on my son looking at porn. I’m not sure what I should do. What do you think?”

A few years ago a cool new Resource and a shocking conversation was introduced to the church world called XXXChurch.com.

It was the hot new thing. Every church was talking about it, doing a teaching series on it, signing all their guys up for it. It helped thousands of men and then women work through and talk about their addiction to pornography.

But, something interesting happens with things like this…a new, cool, hot thing comes along and the other one is a distant memory.

I’ve watched this happen in our community. A few years ago it was our goal to have every guy signed up for XXXChurch. But then something else came up, we were tired of sounding like a broken record, we moved on and the XXXChurch conversation, the discussion about pornography was pushed to the back burner.

It was needed, it was introduced, it was used and then it was old…so we moved on.

Then my friend told me this story and my mind was jolted, my heart was rattled and I was reminded that there are some things, some conversations, some issues that can never just be a fad.

We must continue this conversation with our students. We must talk about pornography, addiction and sexuality. We must introduce great resources like XXXChurch to our students (both guys and girls) and we must challenge them to use it. We must! Their marriage, sex life, parenthood and walk with God depends on it.

So, this is my plea to you, the men and women, who work with college students around this country, to re-introduce this resource, this conversation and this discussion to your communities. They offer a free accountability resource that you can download to your computer. Put it on your computer and challenge your students to do the same. Do it today…it’s needed…they’ll thank you for re-starting the conversation.

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  1. Great stuff, thanks for this post. I’m actually leading a workshop at our Fall Retreat this weekend for girls struggling with pornography.


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