Act Like Men

Men’s Leadership Podcast

#24: How to Break the Cycle of Porn – Featuring Sam Black of Covenant Eyes

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February 2, 2023

Show Notes

More than 50% of Christian men struggle with pornography. Even with this epidemic, it is so rarely discussed in the local church. In this episode Sam Black speaks to three questions:

  1. How did I get here in this cycle?
  2. Why do I stay here in this cycle?
  3. How do I get out of this cycle?

In answering these three questions, Sam dicusses his own personal journey through grace to freedom. He discusses in depth the cycle that traps us, and some very clear steps that can be taken to be set free.

If you are in this cycle, struggle even a little bit with porn, or know someone who does you will want to explore the resources available to help you break free.

There are two sources of freedom:

  1. The Victory App – wherever you get the apps for your phone. This app was created by Covenant Eyes, which is an organization to help men break free of porn.
  2. Newcomer meeting for people wanting to take the first step. Sam hosts these meetings personally so you know you are dealing with a man who has struggled like so many, yet is now free from the cyle. These online meetings can be found at: samsonsociety.com

Sam also talks about four area of self awareness, to be understand how to get out of this cycle:

  1. What am I feeling?
  2. What am I thinking?
  3. What am I doing?
  4. What am I thinking of doing?

Three Questions to ask yourself:

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10, where do I find myself in the cycle that was described by Sam today?
  2. Do you have a safe place to begin to walk thru this journey of breaking this cycle in your life? Who are you thinking of to provide support?
  3. Will you make the call now, get the Victory app, and get on the next Newcomers Meeting this week?

Men’s Ministry Catalyst is a partner of Covenant Eyes (covenanteyes.com) as we understand the path to freedom requires men who have broken the cycle to help other men also break the cycle. There is hope and help! Take the first step today!

Just a reminder these podcasts are leased on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.

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About Wendell Morton

Rev. Morton graduated from Western Evangelical Seminary with a BA in Religious Education and a Master of Counseling Psychology, Rev. Morton was in full-time ministry for 17 years with both small and large churches. He spent four of those ministry years with Promise Keepers. He was the the US representative to PK Canada – serving on the PK Canada Board.

Wendell also spent 23 years in Corporate America. He built and led sales teams that worked with very small businesses and other groups that worked with Fortune 500 companies. He is gifted at helping identifying the next generation of leaders as well as helping those around him being successful.

Rev. Morton has a passion to help pastors and church leaders build growing churches. Having men come alongside the vision of the pastor, build a dynamic team, create a plan, and execute the model of “each one brings one” has been proven effective for more than 2,000 years. This approach is a great way for every local church in North America to grow while helping men better understand biblical manhood.

About Dale Eudy

As an advocate for ministry to men, Dale Eudy brings a combined background of leadership skills developed in the marketplace along with senior leadership experience in the Church.

Following military service, Dale earned his undergraduate degree and gained valuable systems and operations experience working for two prominent Fortune 50 companies. Responding to God’s leading in his life to focus on leaders in the body of Christ, he went on to complete seminary and served as a pastor for 16 years in a large church in the Denver area and as a denominational leader at the regional and national levels. With his background, Dale knows the heartbeat of the local church.

Dale’s passion is the discipleship (spiritual reproduction) of men. That passion is what drew him to partner with Men’s Ministry Catalyst. In his words, “The simple call of Jesus to follow him and to make fishers of men is the most foundational call in my life.” Using his spiritual gifts of leadership and exhortation, Dale is a great coach and cheerleader for those involved in the arenas of life.

Dale and his wife Kathy live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and serve their home church, Cherry Hills Community Church. They have two grown children and a caring extended family.