Resources

Resources for Sexual Addiction (Pornography. Erotica. Masturbation.)

Resources for Parents

  • Plugged In Online for family friendly movie reviews
  • Mytruegirl.com
  • Mamma Bear Apologetics
  • Accountability Software Options: Accountable 2 You, Covenant Eyes, Ever Accountable, Lion, Router Limits, X3 Watch
  • Good Pictures, Bad Pictures – Kristen Jenson
  • Before the Sex Talk – Noble and Stewart

Resources for LGBTQIA+

  • lauriekrieg.com
  • Hole In My Heart Podcast
  • centerforfaith.com
  • genderresourceguide.com (This is not a Christian source but accurate and informative)
  • Gay Girl, Good God – Jackie Hill Perry
  • Holy Sexuality – Christopher Yuan
  • People to Be Loved – Preston Sprinkle
  • Embodied – Preston Sprinkle
  • Living in A Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality – Preston Sprinkle
  • Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughter – Abigail Shrier

Resources for UNDERSTANDING BIBLICAL SEXUALITY

  • centerforfaith.com
  • authenticintimacy.com
  • girldefined.com
  • dannahgresh.com

Our favorite books (in review):

Stop Calling Me Beautiful… Really [Book Review]

I’ve heard so many speakers designed to hype me up about who I am and how that should draw me close to God as a result. You’re a princess, they’ll say. You’re a queen; God made you perfect; He made you beautiful, and so on. That’s all well and good until suddenly…I’m faced with my own sin and struggles. Sure, God did make me beautiful. He did make me perfect…but then I was born into sin, and I let “ugly” things in (Psalm 51:5). So a clichéd phrase about my being flawless does not help me when I look in the mirror, or when I’ve disappointed a friend who comes to me with hurt feelings from an unhealthy moment I didn’t speak from a place of love.

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Irreversible Damage Abigail Shrier Book Review

Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters [Book Review]

Lucy’s is just one of many stories author Abigail Shrier tells in her book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. Although not a Christian book, Shrier analyzes a problem facing a segment of our population Across My Heart Ministries cares deeply about: teenage girls. In her book, she unpacks the gender identity crisis seizing today’s adolescent girls like a viral contagion. For this reason, I read the book, and I am so glad I did!

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What’s Up with the Fig Leaves? [Book Review]

Modesty is a hot topic! No one wants to be told what they can and cannot wear. As a ministry that tackles these tough topics, believe me, we know.
But the seductive, tight-fitting clothes aren’t the true problem. It’s the heart behind them, the heart that says to God… “I don’t care what you have to say about my body.” But God does care. He wants what is best for us in all areas of life…. even our wardrobe. And modesty is about so much more than the outfits hanging in our closet. In the book “What’s Up with the Fig Leaves?”, Heather Thieneman uncovers the purposes and practices of modesty. I read the book this summer, and it answered so many questions that I, frankly, didn’t know how to address. Rather than asking what to wear and where to draw the “hemlines”, she challenges us to consider why we wear the clothes that we do.

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Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart [Book Review]

From front to back, the authors are candidly honest yet gracefully tactful about the details of their own sexual sin. If there is one thing you’ll get form this book, it’s that you are not alone. We all sin. We all have sexual struggles. And we all have the same solution – Jesus Christ. Written for older teens and college girls, this book includes practical resources for the Christian woman who wants to reclaim purity in her life.

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Sex, Jesus and the Conversations the Church Forgot [Book Review]

Sitting in the church pew, Mo admits that she looked every part “good girl”. She wasn’t trying to lose her virginity before prom night like so many of her classmates. She didn’t even feel the need to have a boyfriend. No. She admits that it all felt beneath her. Like a judgmental prude in her ivory tower, she pompously promoted abstinence knowing she still had her own virginity vow intact. But her self-righteousness lacked the humble reverence for God’s ways. And it didn’t take long for her heart to shatter under the weight of her pride.

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God’s Design and Why It Matters: Rethinking Sexuality Book Review

As a single woman, though I’ve been passionate about the topics of sexuality and purity, I’ve had a hard time understanding where I fit in the puzzle. The church is so good at telling single Christians “no, don’t do that” and “wait.” At times it’s felt like I was in a holding area until meeting my future husband and starting our lives together. Through reading this book, I felt like my passions were reignited.

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