Matt Coker | @MatthewSCoker
My name is Matt Coker and I’m a grateful believer in Jesus Christ who struggles with pornography, overeating, depression, and co-dependency.
I’ve given my testimony a quite a few times in the past few years, and I’ve always focused a lot on what God has saved me from. But now that I’ve got some significant clean time under my belt, I plan on also sharing what God has done with me since. But first, let me tell you how I got here.
Usually, when I give my testimony in person, it's when I'm standing in Celebrate Recovery meeting. And not many people tend to come to CR because they have a problem with pornography. But statistically, 80% of the men and 50% of the women have viewed pornography in the last month and 50% of the men and 20% of the women look at it habitually, addictively. In fact, that's true of ALL men and women.
So, the odds that you reading this right now have a problem with pornography are high.
I'm about to say something that might shock you, but I beg you to read until the end. Don't jump ship when I say this, because it's hard for me to admit, but a necessary part of my story: I’m a registered sex offender. And when someone wears that label, people immediately assume you have done the worst, most disgusting, perverted, devious things a human being can do and you are endangering them and their children just by existing.
So, what did I do to get put on this list?
Aaron Jeffries | @arjeffries1
Let’s talk about the birds and bees and the flowers and the trees and the thing called love.
Ok, now that I have your attention, I’m not really here to embarrass you. I do however want to give a testimony on how I saved myself for marriage.
It is no secret that we live in a sex driven culture. You can’t walk through the mall without sexual images jumping out at you. It has become so bad in this society that children know more about sex, and pregnancy than the average adult. Not to mention Hollywood glorifying abuse with movies like “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
Before we dive in any further, I will say I’m not here to bash anyone or make you feel like a failure. I want to let you know that Jesus loves you and can give you more than what any other person can give you.
Growing up, I didn’t date much. In fact, I stayed home more than went outside. I knew that I wanted to be married and to find the perfect woman - a woman who was pure in heart, loved God more than the air she breathed and would be a great mother to my future children.
Matt Coker | @MatthewSCoker
It's been over 5 years since I've last look lustfully at image of pornography, but the journey to this place was a long a difficult one. This is my story about how God gave me a wake-up call and eventually restored my life.
Matt Coker is the Ministry Director of The Back Row. He is married to a beautiful woman he met when they were both in youth group and they have one mischievous son together. Matt collects Funko Pop figures, loves time travel movies, and enjoys exotic jerky meats. You can contact Matt via the contact page or on Twitter at @MatthewSCoker.
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