Oct 15, 2015


Episode 70: Helping College Students Break Free from Sexual Addiction

*DISCLAIMER: The content of this episode may not be suitable for listeners of all ages.*

Pornography is the secret sin that is ravaging many in our culture, but really capturing and suppressing this generation of college students. However, there is hope and freedom from sexual addiction that every student can have in Christ. This podcast will look at some of the science of what is happening to those addicted as well as some very practical steps to help leaders and students find their way to dependence upon Christ not sexual addiction.


Mitch Tidwell // Minister, First Baptist Church Colleyville, TX // @mitchtee


Notable Points:

  • Startling Stats on those viewing pornography:
    • Males 18-30 year olds: 79% view  once a month; 63% view it several times a week.
    • Females 18-30 year olds: 34% view  once a month; 18% view it several times a week.
  • Pornography is literally changing the brain in many young adults and has become the drug of choice to cope with difficulties in life.
  • To help students you must develop relationships with them that can allow for conversations that push this deep. This is a shameful topic for many and they will struggle to share.
  • Helping students admit their struggles and getting them into a 30 day media fast is a great first step. We want to replace the dependence upon the porn with a dependence upon Christ.


Additional Resources:

Josh Proctor’s Sexual Addiction Recovery

Fight the New Drug: Dropping Knowledge on the Harmful Effects of Porn

Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children by Joe Mcllhaney and Freda McKissis Bush

Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America’s Sexual Culture Does to Young by Joe Mcllhaney and Freda McKissis Bush


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about the author

Mitch Tidwell

Mitch serves as the Collegiate Associate at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Mitch’s desire is to assist churches in advancing God’s kingdom on college campuses in Texas. He lives in Fort Worth, TX with his wife, Olivia.