Why do good people fall into immorality and hurt the people they love most? Why does it seem that todays most visible, powerful leaders are so easily giving in to temptation despite the loss of reputation, respect, and position that it inevitably brings?
Why Good People Mess Up explains the powerful unseen forces that can drive people into adultery and other sexual sins. It includes practical guidelines and understanding for everyone involved help and hope for those who want to stand in the face of overwhelming compulsions, and knowledge and forgiveness for those who have been hurt.
The truth it, nobody is immune to sexual temptation. Why Good People Mess Up helps us understand why this is such an issue in our postmodern world. With a focus on historical, theological, and cultural causes combined with a solution-oriented look at the personal causes of moral failure, this book is a highly effective tool for maintaining purity in our immoral world.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Personal Causes for Sexual Sins and How to Overcome Them
Chapter 1: Why Some Christians Commit Adultery
Chapter 2: Defilement
Chapter 3: Attachments and Transferences
Chapter 4: Fornication
Chapter 5: Pornography, Voyeurism, Fantasy, and Masturbation
Chapter 6: Homosexuality
Part 2: Historical, Cultural, and Theological Causes
Preface to Part 2
Chapter 7: Historical Causes for Sexual Sins
Chapter 8: Cultural and Theological Causes for Sexual Sins
Chapter 9: Cheap Grace
About the Author
John Loren Sandford graduated from theological seminary with an M.Div. in religion. He pastured churches for twenty-one years before founding Elijah House with his wife, Paula. The Sandfords are considered pioneers in the prophetic and healing movements of our day. They have been married since 1951, have six children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren