Ministry, Discipleship & Sexually Addictive Behavior
As the sexualization of American culture surges forward the need for a scientifically informed and spiritually sensitive voice has grown. This training will provide a basic introduction into wrestling with the issue of Internet pornography and will equip participants with a firm foundation to build
upon in addressing the need for sexual purity within our communities of faith.
This training will examine the impact of Internet pornography at the individual, familiy and community levels, as well as exploring a model for discipleship for those struggling with this problematic sexual behavior.
- NEED FOR DISCIPLESHIP AND EDUCATION: Dr. Mark Laaser says, “The greatest threat to sexual health in the church is silence.” Regardless of religious affiliation, the need to stay abreast of changing sexual dynamics in Western culture and the pandemic of sexual addiction we are facing is a reality we must face if we are to minister to the world effectively.
- IMPACT OF PORNOGRAPHY: The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers state that one in four (25%) divorces in a given year is due to pornography, cyber-sexual behaviors, or cyber-
- infidelity (“The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers”, Stoner and Hughes, eds, 2014, The Witherspoon Institute, Washington, DC).
- SEQUENCE OF SEXUAL SIN AND ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR: This webinar will review elements that contribute to sexual addiction and examine causes of problematic sexual behavior, all within the context of hope for restoration and reconciliation through the redemptive power of discipleship.
- September 10th – Noon – http://bit.ly/T-Bowman-9-10-15
- September 17th – 8pm – http://bit.ly/T-Bowman-9-17-15
Dr. Todd Bowman is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University and the director of the SATP (Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider) Institute, LLC, which offers training in sexual addiction treatment for therapists and pastors. He is the author of “Angry birds and killer bees: Talking to your kids about sex”, published in 2013 by Beacon Hill Press.
The Salvation Army is an active member of the Religious Alliance Against Pornography (RAAP). We encourage you to register and participate in this webinar.