Singleness & Dating

  • 4 Ways the Church Hurts Single Women

    How many sermons have you heard on singleness and sexuality? Sadly, many churches fail to cover these topics in messages. Our singles are believing the lie that something is wrong with them for having sexual desires and curiosities. Can we free these women from shame and share the message that God created them as sexual […] Read more…

  • Does Sexual Shame Sometimes Make You Feel Stupid?

    Does Sexual Shame Sometimes Make You Feel Stupid?

    You’re not alone. As my now husband and I were dating, we felt shame for our sexual desires. We chose to avoid sex before marriage, but longed for “oneness.” No one told us this was normal, healthy even, and that God created us as sexual beings. The fact that we desired sex revealed that we […] Read more…

College

  • For the Girl Who Was Raped | JoyPedrow.com

    For the College Freshman Girl Who Was Raped

    I’ve been there. I was a college freshman who was lost searching for what would give me an identity. What would give me hope. What would make me feel loved. As a college student, one desires to fit in and find her place and to meet a guy. At least, that is what I wanted. Read more…

  • Why follow God in college?

    Why Follow God in College?

    The transition from high school to college can decide who you are, who you will become, and who you will follow. You must decide now, before you enter college, if you’re going to follow God in college. With the start of the new semester, many women will leave home and move to a new place […] Read more…

Bible Study

  • Sexual Shame

    3 Bible Verses for Healing from Sexual Shame

    With a past filled with sexual abuse, promiscuity, and an unhealthy sex education, I lacked a healthy view of sexuality. The biggest lie that I believed was that I was sexually broken. My view of sex was far from the truth that God promises in His love letter. I had two distorted and conflicting views of […] Read more…

  • Freedom from Porn for Women

    FREEDOM From Porn for Women | YouVersion Bible Reading Plan

    Addicted to pornography? Desiring freedom but feeling alone? Looking for a new devotional? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this new and FREE resource is for you. This inspiring reading plan on Bible.com is for women that struggle with pornography and seek FREEDOM. God has created each of us with a desire […] Read more…

Relationship With Jesus

  • Jesus Loves Porn Addicts _ JoyPedrow.com

    Jesus Loves Porn Addicts

    Jesus loves people who watch porn. Jesus even loves porn stars. Yes, Jesus loves both of these groups of people. No matter what, His love for them will never change. Why is this? Because Jesus came to save the broken, the lost, and the hurting. While on earth, Jesus spent most of His time with […] Read more…

  • Instant Intimacy _ JoyPedrow.com

    Instant Intimacy: When one click, swipe or like isn’t enough.

    Desiring to feel loved and beautiful, I downloaded Tinder and uploaded my cutest selfie. Sick of being single and waiting on God’s perfect timing, I wanted to take things into my own hands. I wanted control over my dating life. Impatient and not trusting God, I began the quest for a man. Swiping right if […] Read more…

Your Story

  • Pornography | A Man’s Perspective

    About the poet: Mitchell Rodgers is on staff at The Rock Community Church in Lakeland, FL working with youth and college students. He is the founder of Still Small Voice Ministry, firmly believing that God still speaks. He is working on his Masters of Divinity at Southeastern University, binge watches Netflix, and loves his wife […] Read more…

  • 5 Ways Parents and the Church Can Help Teens Live Pure Lives

    Pornography and masturbation—two words we almost never hear from parents or the church, yet teens are asking questions about them. Children begin watching pornography at younger and younger ages, possibly around four or five years old. Porn becomes a child’s sex education. To help teens live pure lives, we must intentionally invest in their lives and talk […] Read more…

Resources

  • Best Books for Intimacy in Marriage

    The Mingling of Souls In this book Matt Chandler addresses topics of romance and sex. This book focuses on the marital process as a whole and gives tools to understand your partner and plan ahead for greater intimacy. (Buy on Amazon.) Now You’re Speaking My Language This book is specifically from a Christian worldview and […] Read more…

  • Pastor Encourages Pornography to Stop Shame

    Should pastors encourage people to look at porn to avoid shaming them? “I’m not going to shame people when they already feel ashamed,” said a well known Lutheran pastor in an interview. She believes that consumption of pornography should not be shamed. I agree. We should never shame someone for viewing porn, but this doesn’t […] Read more…