Pastor Gregg's prayer is for his message on Victory over Pornography to be more than a one-time event for our church family. He and the staff are asking God to use that message to change lives — and not just within our church.
In addition to the biblical truths shared in that message on Sun, Jan 17, we are providing the following resources to help those struggling with pornography and to assist parents in guiding their children. These resources were recommended by staff members in our Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, Counseling Center, and other ministries. The list includes:
Share this page with your friends and partner with Pastor Gregg and the Houston's First staff as we seek to spread hope for those struggling with pornography. Rescue and redemption are possible as we lean in to and stand firmly on God's Word!
Pastor Gregg answered questions during two live webcasts:
The Overcome Porn app is a 40 day program that helps you break free from the temptations of pornography. Each day you’ll learn how to run from porn, run to God, and run with somebody in pursuit of holiness.
The iRecovery app helps you track your recovery from addiction — any addiction. iRecovery assigns recovery points for various recovery activities and then tracks your progress week by week. You may add your own activities to truly customize your own recovery program.
The NextGen Team at Houston's First — serving families with children ages 18 and younger — provides the entire Houston's First family with a FREE membership to RightNow Media. Learn how to create an account here, then find these free resources:
FamilyLife has developed Passport2Purity® (P2P) to assist parents in building heart-to-heart communication with their preteen while laying a foundation of purity that will prepare them for the turbulent years ahead. Through the shared listening experience, object lessons and guided conversations of a P2P weekend getaway, parents can set their son or daughter on a journey of moral integrity—and strengthen the bond between you.
Has his addiction wounded you? Do you want to heal, but can't seem to make much progress? Does he wonder when you are going to "get over it?" Take the first step to healing today! I Must Heal gives you a road map to healing and wholeness. This 3-DVD set contains 30 videos, one for each of the next 30 weeks.
Recovery and sobriety from all destructive sexual behavior begins now! Have you ever wished there was a way to do recovery from sexual addiction in your own home that was both affordable and effective? During the next 30 days, you can experience complete freedom from all acting out behaviors!
A “Family Technology Plan” is a set of guidelines that helps the whole family understand how technology and things with screens will be used and interacted with inside the home. Tony Bianco, Minister to Middle School Students at The Loop Campus, provides this one-page snapshot of what such a plan includes and how parents can implement one in their home. Read Taking Back Family Time to learn more about the role of such a plan and one family's experience with the process. Single adults and couples without children can adapt the plan for their use, as well.
The Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center at Houston's First offers a variety of counseling services for individuals, couples, and families. They recommend groups and counselors outside of Houston's First, as well.
Counseling sessions through the Counseling Center are available at The Loop, Cypress, and Sienna Campuses of Houston's First. Spanish-speaking counselors are available at The Loop and the Faith Center-Spring Branch. Counseling services are offered to Houston's First members and students of First Baptist Academy at the reduced rate of $50 per session. Non-members are charged $100 for each session. To schedule an appointment at any campus, please call 713.335.6462.
Therapy group for men struggling with pornography begins Thu, Jan 21 @ 5:30-7p meeting at The Loop Campus. Contact Greg.Curnutte@HoustonsFirst.org for more information.
This therapy group will be open to wives of men who struggle with sexual integrity. The start date and time are still to be determined, but contact Tiffany.Green@HoustonsFirst.org for information.
Celebrate Recovery provides a safe confidential environment to break free from the hurts, habits, and hang ups that hinder us from experiencing the True Joy found in Christ. The group meets at The Loop Campus in the Oasis Room on Thursday evenings from 6:15-9p. Celebrate Recovery is a national ministry, so visit CelebrateRecovery.com to find meeting locations near you or a loved one.
Battle Lines lends encouragement and support for men who seek freedom from sexual compulsions and/or addictions. The group gathers at Second Baptist Church's Woodway Campus on Tuesday evenings at 7p. For information, contact Benno Bauer at 713.365.6095 x6092, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope and Freedom's mission is to show men how to get free from all compulsive sexual behavior permanently and, for those who are married, lead them in a process that can result in full trust being restored in their marriage.
At Comfort Christian Counseling, licensed therapist Ella Hutchinson and pastoral counselor Jeff Hutchinson have a personal passion for helping couples affected by sex addiction.
Enie Bourland provides individual counseling for both men and women and couple counseling for relationship issues. Her practice is limited to adults.
Houston Center for Christian Counseling offers individual, marital, family, and group counseling. Their therapists encompass a wide variety of gifts and specialty areas and have a wide range of skills, training, and expertise.