Dear Ladies, as you probably know, Reston Bible Church held an All Men’s Meeting on January 12 to provide hope, healing and a pathway to freedom for men who struggle with sexual addiction and/or pornography.
Because we understand that this isn’t just a men’s problem, we want you to know that we also desire to support and help the women at RBC.
If you are struggling with pornography or sexual addiction, our desire would be to walk with you and help you find a pathway to freedom.
In the event that you, your marriage, or family has been impacted by a spouse or relative disclosing an issue of sexual addition or pornography we have a recovery plan to assist both you and your spouse.This includes availability of a few women who have already navigated this painful pathway and are experiencing the LORD’s healing with their husband.
We also want you to know that the same series the men are going through is producing a series designed for women who are feeling betrayed by their husband’s, fiancé’s or boyfriend’s disclosure of his struggle. This series is currently planned for release this fall. After we review it, we are hopeful it will also serve as a tool for support.
If you are struggling with any of the above, please reach out to Cheryl Ryan, Women’s Counseling and Resources Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com. We can provide counsel, encouragement and practical next steps.
On this page, you’ll also find helpful articles to help women who may be struggling with sexual addiction or pornography or ministering to those who are. Additional content and resources are still being reviewed. In addition you can visit the All Men’s Meeting page to listen to most of the sessions from that event.
Remember, you are not alone and we are here to help.
Director of Women’s Ministry
A CALL TO ACTION
As a call to action, we have asked all men of RBC to participate in a 12-week All Men’s Group. For those men who struggle with pornography to any degree, these groups could likely be a pathway to freedom. For those men for whom this is not a current struggle, they will serve as great encouragement in these groups to those still seeking freedom. We realize for many of you — particularly mothers with young families — it may be a sacrifice to facilitate the additional time your spouse will be out of the house for these groups. We are grateful for your willingness, prayers, and support in this, and look to the Lord with you for a good harvest from this investment.
FOR THOSE IMPACTED
In the event that you, your marriage, or your family has been impacted by a spouse or relative disclosing an issue of sexual addiction or pornography, we want to provide avenues of support to you. Likewise, if you are struggling with pornography or sexual addiction, our desire would be to walk with you and help you find a pathway to freedom. Please reach out to Marsha Mathews, our Director of Women’s Ministry, or Cheryl Ryan, our Women’s Counseling & Resources Director. They can provide counsel, encouragement and practical next steps as we seek the light of Christ together and leave behind the darkness of sexual sin.
ARTICLES & RESOURCES
In addition to the resources on the All Men’s Meeting page, here are some selected articles specifically for women who may be struggling with sexual addiction or pornography or ministering to those who are.
- To the Woman Addicted to Porn: You’re Not Alone
- Not Just a “Man” Issue
- Practical Help for Woman Addicted to Pornography
- Ashamed, Alone & Addicted to Porn: Do Other Women Struggle With This?
- I Was a Christian Woman Addicted to Porn
- Porn’s Effect on the Brain
- Talking to Your Daughter About Sex & Porn: A Stage-By-Stage Guide
- Helping Your Teen Daughter Who Struggles With Porn
- Girls Like Porn, Too: A Timely Message to Parents