A Small Group Focused on Enriching and Strengthening Marriage in Accordance with God‘s Design
Discussion Topic: “God's View on Sexual Sin...Adultery and Pornography”
In this session, our leaders will tackle and shed light on the sexual sins of adultery and pornography. Adultery is devastating to a marriage and weakens the foundation of trust, love and intimacy. One of the greatest lies about adultery is that it only happens to “bad people.” But, an affair can happen to anyone who does not have his or her guard up. Adultery doesn’t “just happen.” It’s progressive and systematic. It plays on our brokenness and preys on our unmet needs.
Pornography is a drug that seeks to numb the pain and deafen the cries of one's brokenness. Pornography is an illusion that tries to represent real life, real emotions, real situations and real people. But it always falls short. And, while promoting this illusion, pornography slowly rewires the brain, numbs relationships and creates heartache. The research related to porn is alarming; here are some highlights as it relates to faith and marriage:
•59% of pastors said that married men seek their help for porn use
•Porn use increases the marital infidelity rate by over 300%
•Happily married men are 61% less likely to look at porn
•55% of married men and 25% of married women say they watch porn at least once a month
•56% of divorce cases involved one party having an obsessive interest in pornographic websites
The greatest antidotes to the dangers of adultery and pornography are a relationship with Jesus Christ and a transparent relationship with your spouse.
The Marriage Small Group is an interactive small group for married couples who want to enrich and strengthen their marriage. Each meeting and discussion focuses on real-life topics, practical application and biblical truth, all designed to help couples have and maintain thriving marriages.
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