Act Like Men

Men’s Leadership Podcast

#61: Purity: a Biblical View – Featuring Steve Etner

Episode cover for #61: Purity: a Biblical View – Featuring Steve Etner
Listen on Spotify

June 20, 2024

Show Notes

This podcast is designed to be an encouragement. While our topic is pornography and all that comes with it, our cure is not “You have got to do better – you know what you are doing is wrong”. The cure – change your love – love God and worship him supremely, hide His Word in your heart, and have accountability as you are walking through this journey. God loves you – gave His son to die for you so you could be free in this life and have life everlasting with Him.

The statistics are that as many as 77% of men and 27% of women struggle with pornography consistently. We know that when a man struggles with pornography, whether or not it is still a secret, it impacts his relationship with God, his self-image and identity, and of course, it impacts his wife and his children. The impacts are devastating as some of you know. Steve’s approach is different than many approaches one might normally hear. Steve indicates that what one is experiencing is not a sexual problem – it is a worship problem. Who are we worshipping? Have we fallen in love with Jesus? Do we hide His Word in our hearts?

  • The Bible tells us that we should “hide God’s Word in our hearts that we might not sin against Him” Psalm 119:11
  • I John 5:17 says “All wrongdoing is sin”. There is no distinction between kinds of sin. God paid for and forgives them all.
  • Ecclesiastes 7:20 says “There is not a righteous man on the earth who does what is right and never sins”.
  • Numbers 32:23 also says, “Be sure your sin will find you out”. Eventually, every sin is discovered.

You will be encouraged by Steve’s story. He is open, honest, and real, and provides hope by sharing his path to victory. His approach is non-judgmental, hopeful, and very clear on the path to victory.

I close as Steve started – it is not a sexual addiction problem; it is a worship problem.

Friend – today be encouraged! There is hope, help, and direction to get you unstuck as you move forward in victory. Do not do this alone! Find the strength to move forward as you trade your struggle for Worship and the Word!!

You can reach Steve Etner personally (his phone number is listed on his website), or any of his resources: thepuritycoach.com

Transcript

Coming soon…

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.