As most of you know, I serve in a ministry called X3Groups. The program enables persons struggling with unwanted sexual behaviors to meet others who share their pain, in a place without judgment, where they can explore what is motivating their habits and how they can overcome them.
I’ve been with X3 for over 2 years now, and I have seen real change in the lives of men with whom I’ve worked. They pay for it: we dig deep, we share grief, we challenge each other, and we fight desires that once numbed our pain. Plus, there is an actual fee ($39 a month). But those who are willing to pay the price get the rewards.
Bottom line: we are a church—a real church. A body of persons who come together from all over the world, share our lives, confess when we have fallen, and affirm our value as persons made by God, each of us having inherent worth despite choices that make us feel otherwise.
Why am I telling you this today of all days?
Scriptures, of course. Below is the Verse of the Day from the BIBLE app (YouVersion). Feels like they must have had X3 in mind!
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” —-James 5:16 ESV
Struggling with porn use you want to stop? Lusting after women when you know you shouldn’t? In need of help with others who share your beliefs and values?