Week after week there are husbands, fathers, grandfathers, sons, boyfriends, sons-in-law, brothers, and uncles sitting in our services, volunteering for ministry, or performing their tasks as church staff with deep secrets. Deep sexual sin type of secrets wishing, praying, hoping for the right message, the right contact, the right source of information and help to live a life of sexual integrity.
These people think they are all alone and if anyone “really” knew them, they would be rejected as an outcast. They cry out to God and promise to never repeat the sin again, just to have the cycle start over again and again. God has grace for them, he is able to forgive them, renew them, provide them with a Clean Heart. There is hope, and these people could be the person you sit next to this week at church, or the person who stands shoulder to shoulder with you on your ministry team. They could be the people who come to church this week hoping they can find help with their problem at your church.
Scott and the Clean Heart for Men leadership team desire to team up with you to educate, equip, and encourage men to live a life of integrity in this sexualized world. Sexual Integrity is an issue that must be addressed within the church setting.
Whether pastors and church leaders want to admit it, adultery, co-habitation, sex before marriage, pornography and many other forms of sexual sin are in every church, and we as church leaders cannot pretend if we don’t talk about it it will go away, while the consequences of sexual sin are having its impact on the marriages and families making up our congregations.
According to a 2003 study conducted by The Barna Research Group, 84% of all adults consider themselves to be Christians, and the following behaviors were considered morally acceptable by the study participants:
60% view Co-Habitation as morally acceptable
42% view having a sexual relationship with someone of the opposite sex other than their spouse as morally acceptable.
38% believe viewing pornography to be morally acceptable.
30% believe homosexual sex to be morally acceptable.
And according to the American Association of Christian Counselors (http://www.aacc.net)
Every second – $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography
40% of pastors have also been involved with internet porn sites
Only 46% of men believe that online affairs are adultery.