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

  • Why is watching porn a bad idea? Christian in College

    This message was given at the University of Texas Dallas Baptist Student Ministry. I shared on the danger of pornography: how porn impacts our brains, society, and relationships. If you struggle with pornography, join one of our online groups. Click the photo below for more info. Read more…

  • 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…

Bible Study

  • How to Overcome Sexual Shame |Video

    How to Overcome Sexual Shame: Check out this video from my talk at the adolescent girls ministry, Four ThirTeen Youth Ministry. In this video, I briefly share my story. Then we look to Genesis to see how God created us as sexual brings and how Adam and Eve first experienced sexual shame. Lastly, we will […] Read more…

  • Freedom from Porn for Women Bible.com

    FREEDOM from Pornography Addiction Through The Holy Spirit

    Did you know that JP Ministries offers a free 6 day Bible reading plan on the YouVersion Bible app? (Click here to start the plan.) Attached below is a sneak peak of the plan. Here is Day 2: FREEDOM Through The Holy Spirit. Without a relationship with Jesus, freedom from addiction is practically impossible. When […] 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 and Sexual Shame (Part 2)

    Pornography is a growing epidemic. 1 out of 3 visitors to adult sites are women. Joy will talk about the problems of pornography, how it impacts us, our society, and our relationships, and then provide practical ways to begin walking in freedom. Read more…

  • Women Struggle Too, From Pornography to Freedom (Part 1)

    Testimony: From Pornography Addiction to Redemption
    God uses our pain and our past to help others. Joy Pedrow Skarka has struggled with promiscuity, pornography, masturbation, and sexual shame. She will share her story, and talk about the freedom we have in Christ. Read more…

Resources

  • Heart Strong Faith Podcast

    I am so excited that HeartStrong Faith has launched a brand new podcast called, “Honest Conversations | HeartStrong Faith.” What they do is discuss difficult topics by seeing what the Bible really has to say about them. This week, I joined Rebecca Carrell and Liz Rodriguez to share my journey of sexual healing and how […] Read more…

  • Gay Girl Good God

    Gay Girl Good God Book Review

    This book review of Gay Girl Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been, by Jackie Hill Perry is written by Drey Clark. Drey serves as a student pastor at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston Texas and is currently working on his ThM at Dallas Theological Seminary.  He […] Read more…