This meeting is open and anyone may attend.
Sexual Integrity issues for men. I was one of those with some deep rooted issues - pornography since my early teens. I brought it into my marriage and eventually that helped in the break-up of my marriage. I was already 'clean' for two years before the break-up, but the damage had been done. I did not know about groups like this or of New Life or Every man's Battle. I wish I did. It took me years (with God's help) to overcome. I knew I was hurting my wife and my family. So I tried on my own to quit; in silence. Needless to say, it took me quite a few years to quit. I have a story to tell and I am not afraid to tell it if it will help somebody else quit. I want freedom for men as I have finally achieved it; and it is quite a relief. God has instilled a passion in me to help others, and not only in this area. I conduct our bible Study and am doing a series on Forgiveness. Now He has put on me to do a series on guilt. I preach two to three Sundays a week, and conduct the Christmas Eve and Easter Services. I have been invited to preach at other churches and am currently involved with three churches in our area. I would not be able to do any of this if I was still involved in pornography. By getting rid of the sin in my life (which wasn't easy) (that doesn't mean that I'm not tempted from time to time, I just haven't given in to the temptation), I am free from the guilt and shame that I carried while I was doing it. I have had men crying on my shoulders after having given my testimony asking for help. God has put it in my heart to help, and I cannot ignore that. I want to help. I do not want anybody to go through the pain that I have gone through.
Petersburgh, NY 12138