When Good Men Are Tempted

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-01
  • Publisher: Zondervan
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Bill Perkins taps into years of research, biblical study, and personal experience to provide a blueprint for sexual purity that has proven its efficacy in the lives of countless men. In When Good Men Are Tempted, he lays out that plan with transparency, humor, and simplicity. Perkins maintains that Christian men who fall sexually have suffered the worst kind of identity theft. Since that's the case, lasting victory rests on an understanding of their new and true identity in Christ, coupled with the insight needed to tap into the wisdom and power of God. Perkins unfolds a three-part plan that will help men think and live in accordance with their true identity. As that happens they'll resist sexual temptation. And every temptation resisted will vitalize their walk with God, buoy their self-respect, strengthen their marriage, and provide an example for their children and friends to follow. Updated to provide current resources to combat Internet pornography, When Good Men Are Tempted also features a chapter "For Wives Only," and "Take Action" steps and questions suitable for individual reflection or small group discussion. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Case of Identity Theftp. 9
The Struggle
Why Naked Dogs Look So Dressedp. 15
Why Naked Women Look So Goodp. 23
Why Other Women Look Betterp. 37
The Power of Taboo-Charged Sexp. 54
The Thrill of Young Lovep. 66
Admitting the Struggle
How Big Is Your Problem?p. 79
Three Ways to Lose the Battlep. 88
Crawl into the Cave and Drag Out the Bearp. 97
Grab the Grace of Godp. 107
Finding Freedom
Count the Costp. 125
Choose Your Masterp. 134
Discover the New Youp. 148
Four Steps to Freedomp. 155
Guard Your Thoughtsp. 168
Break the Temptation Cyclep. 180
Living Free for the Rest of Your Life
The Four Phases of Friendshipp. 193
What to Look for in a Friendp. 204
For Married Men Onlyp. 218
The M Wordp. 234
For Wives Onlyp. 240
Tools for Tight Cornersp. 246
A Final (Very Short) Storyp. 261
Notesp. 265
Acknowledgmentsp. 269
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