Monday, November 4, 2013

The Armory

"with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left" - 2 Corinthians 6:7

Do you want some solid weapons for the fight against sexual sin? Welcome to The Armory.

Scriptures on Sexuality: Nothing is as solid as the WORD of God. Get in the Bible to see God's heart and plan for sexuality. 
  • Genesis 1-3
  • Psalm 51
  • Proverbs 1-7
  • Song of Solomon
  • Matt 5:27-30
  • 1 Corinthians 5-7
  • Ephesians 5
  • 1 Thess 4:1-11
  • 1 Timothy 5:2
  • Hebrews 13:4

Recommended Books: Solid resources for the fight, spend the time pouring over these. 

Helpful websites: There are TONS of resources, articles, books, sermons, and video content on these websites. Bookmark them. 

YouTube songs and clips that will get you pumped: Watch them.

Internet Software and Tools: There are several methods for fighting for sexual purity online. Some programs block porn, others log your activity and send it to an accountability partner. No filter is perfect, but it's a helpful "speed bump" to slow you down and help to give time for conviction and repentance. 
  • Covenant Eyes: A paid subscription filter software. 
  • K9 Web Protection: Free web filtering software. 
  • X3Watch: A paid subscription that logs your internet activity and alerts your accountability partners once a week of any suspicious sites.
  • Curbi: Designed for parents to monitor & protect their kids' mobile devices, there's an Android & iPhone app. 
  • Acccountable2You: A paid subscription filter and instant alert system, able to be installed on ALL devices: mobile, tablet, desktop, laptop. 
  • Adblock Plus: removes ads on your web browser, like on the side board of Facebook. 
  • OpenDNS: filters all your web traffic on your wireless router. Highly recommended!
  • If you have an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch: You will need to disable Safari and use the custom apps (for instance, X3watch) in order for the filtering to happen. Alternately, you can use the built-in adult website filtering for Safari by going to Settings>General>Restrictions>Websites>Limit Adult Content.
  • Note that if you know the password for these filters, obviously you can shut it down and get around it.  That defeats the purpose. So consider having a close friend know the password, or if an apartment has OpenDNS on their wireless router, have 2 roommates know half the password each! 

Top shelf sermons: There are so many out there, but here's just a few of the best. Listen to them. 

Hopefully this list is helpful to YOU. But think... who ELSE might benefit from it? Share this Armory with them! Maybe pick a book together with a group of friends who are struggling and read it together. Listen to a sermon and post it on social media. Start a Bible study with some friends on what the Bible says about sex. The resources are there. Now it's YOUR turn.

The Relentless Fight