Viewing Internet pornography isn't just a secular sin---it affects pastors, too. How can you free yourself from this harmful obsession? Revealing core issues related to sexual addiction, Laaser and Earle expose pastoral vulnerability; offer insight into the physical, behavorial, emotional, and relational dimensions of healthy, biblical sexuality; and guide you toward spiritual healing
Leaders both within the church and outside of it can deal with a sexual sin epidemic that is sweeping across churches today via the Internet and other venues. According to a Leadership Journal survey, almost two-thirds of all pastors struggle with Internet pornography. Men everywhere are living in bondage and fear of exposure.The Pornography Trap, 2nd Edition, is for pastors, leaders that may be flirting with this devastating addiction, or even those who counsel others who may have already crossed that line. Mark Laaser & Ralph Earle Jr. helps one understand the core issues related to sexual sin and give insight into developing a biblical view of healthy sexuality.
Ralph Earle served as professor emeritus of New Testament at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, where he first began teaching in 1945. He served on the Committee on Bible Translation, which is the governing body for the New International Version of the Bible. Earle earned degrees from Eastern Nazarene College, Boston University, and Gordon Divinity School. He also took post-doctoral courses at Harvard and Edinburgh Universities. Dr. Mark Laaser has ministered to hundreds of sex addicts and their families, consulted with numerous churches, developed treatement programs for a variety of hospitals, and has conducted workshops and seminars worldwide. His first book, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction, was the first Christian book to address the issue of sexual addiction. He has since written six other books including, Talking to Your Kids About Sex and The Pornography Trap. Dr. Laaser holds a PhD in Religion and Psychology from the University of Iowa, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of Denver Theological Seminary, Fuller Seminary, and the Psychological Studies Institute.