John and Jeff met at Panera Bread one morning and were discussing opportunities to expand their Internet business partnership. Their conversation drifted to the many individuals in the Internet business who have been or are currently having their lives negatively affected by pornography. We found information that confirmed porn was growing to epidemic proportions for both men and women. As our hearts melted in sorrow over this we decided to do something.
We are both keenly aware of the transforming power of God to produce a life that is free from porn. Because porn is such a private sin, with public consequences, we realized it could be a difficult balance to provide help discretely.
To solve this we can up with the idea of a daily email with a link to an encouraging and instructive video message, directed at harnessing the power of God to produce a transformed life that was free from the clutches of pornography. Our original name for our program was No More Porn. As we began to pilot our emails we discovered how problematic this was. While we loved the name, as it describe the outcome, emails showed up in our in boxes with No More P*rn, which was hardly discrete.
As we brainstormed through what to do, we discussed the outcome was based on a transformation process. That process, we called Transformed-Lives. We knew that by following the transformed lives process God has designed, freedom is a promise from God not from a program. So that was the birth of the daily emails from Transformed-Lives.
God’s power through this process has allowed us to live a transformed life. A transformed life is not a once and done experience, it is a daily process of abiding in or connecting with God and His Spirit thorough is Word and prayer. Transformed lives describes God’s process for the best life you can live. Many of you have tried internet filters and other “external” ways to “change.” Our personal experience is while these “tools” may prevent access to porn, they do not provide freedom from the root cause of your desire to look at porn. That is our crusade. We want you to understand the power of God available to you as a follower of Jesus so that your mind (heart) may be transformed so your desires change and you no longer WANT to look at or seek after porn. We want to teach you how God can overcome your lustful thoughts and redirect them so you do not end up in porn.
Our prayer is that whatever amount of time a year you spend looking at or being involved in porn it will be eliminated as you engage with the power of God and His Spirit as your life is transformed. It does take work, as you will learn. The exciting thing is this is work that you will do in partnership with God and His Spirit. In fact you will learn that He does all the heavy lifting.
Think about it, God created the earth in six days; surely He can transform your desires in 12 weeks. We pray that your faith may be increased and your life may be transformed providing you freedom your never thought possible, all of the Glory of God.