Overcoming Sexual Addiction

Eric’s testimony last Sunday is evidence that God’s love can bring profound and lasting change to a life, marriage and family. And while God’s love is

always present, its impact is not automatic. It is possible for us to ignore it and even easier for us to put up barriers that block it. Of all the barriers that we can create, it is often a barrier of shame and fear that keeps us from knowing God’s love.


To hear more about Eric and Laura’s journey of overcoming addiction and experiencing God’s love, set aside ten minutes to watch their complete story.

Other Resources: Conquer Series and Women’s Support Group

Pornography is a shame-filled, fear-inducing addiction that erodes a person’s life, family and spiritual growth by blocking a person’s ability to receive God’s love. For this reason Covenant will again offer the Conquer Series on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm beginning tonight, February 5. If you are a man who struggles with porn use, you know a man who does, or are a father who would like to become better equipped to talk to your sons, then joining this men’s group is the start toward freedom and hope. It’s not too late. Register by going to http://bit.ly/ConquerSeries2020. If you need more information, contact Eric Teninty.

 

Alongside the Conquer Series, we are offering an on-going support group for women who love someone caught in sexual addiction. Covenant's Women's Support Group meets twice a month and provides a safe place to heal from the wounds. Our prayer is that this group will help women find a place of wholeness and hope in Christ. Contact Radonna Fiorini (765-463-7303) to learn more.

 

Men, if a woman in your life wants to attend this confidential group, please encourage her and don’t stand in the way of her seeking healing.

 

As the Lord brings them to mind, please keep Eric, Laura and these two ministries in prayer. May God’s love break through the shame and guilt that keeps many from seeking the help they need.

Rob Eyman

Prayer

Heavenly Father,


We know that this fallen world produces many things that seek to block us from receiving and experiencing your love. Each barrier becomes a giant that blocks our path, a thief that steals our name, a prison that ties us up or a grave that holds us down. But you took away fear when you forgave our guilt and covered our shame. When you left the prison of your grave you cut the path for us to do that, too. Help us see what you have done so that nothing might ever hold us down or keep us from experiencing the love you have.


In complete surrender, we kneel before you, our Father, the One who made us, named us and loves us more than we can know. And we ask you to use your limitless riches to strengthen us with power through your Spirit in our inner being so that Christ may fully dwell in our hearts through faith.


Would you please root us and establish us in love and give us the power with all your people to grasp the unfathomable scale of your love. Lord, we want to know this love in a way that touches us and transforms us personally and relationally.


Reveal to us whatever it is that blocks us from receiving your love, whether that be fear, shame, guilt, pride, disappointment, dashed dreams, disease, physical suffering, emotional trauma or any number of countless and false barriers that stand in the way. Reveal them to us and then strip them from us, Lord. We want to be yours.


And as we learn to surrender to your love and so receive your love for us, help us also learn to express your love to others.


Amen