Pornographic Culture

Overt sexual imagery saturates our culture. When this imagery is calculated to arouse sexual desires that are inappropriate to a faithful Christian life, and when it distorts the dignity of men's and women's bodies, we call it "pornographic."

Our contributors remind us that pornography's influence is spreading through our culture in subtle and complicated ways. They invite us to appreciate how true sexual intimacy goes to the heart of God's character and intention for us. If our thinking has been marred by the culture's constant flow of unhealthy messages, here we'll find sage advice dispensed with great compassion.

The study guides and lesson plans integrate Bible study, prayer, and worship to help us engage the pornographic culture with Christ-transformed minds. The guides can be used in a series or individually. You may download and reproduce them for personal or group use.

Download the entire Pornographic Culture issue and the set of six Study Guides. Or, download individual pieces by clicking the titles below.



Hymn and Worship Service

Inspirational Pieces

Book Reviews

  • "Sexual Authenticity and Character," by Bradford S. Hadaway
    • Judith and Jack Balswick, Authentic Human Sexuality: An Integrated Christian Approach
    • Marva Dawn, Sexual Character: Beyond Technique to Intimacy
    • J. Heinrich Arnold, Freedom from Sinful Thoughts

Study Guides and Lesson Plans (Download the set of six Study Guides)

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