Resources for Further Research on Sexual Purity ("Sticks")

For those who have read Called Higher, we pray that the Lord has sparked a new fire in your heart to pursue sexual purity, and we also pray that the content of the book has served as some of the much-needed kindling to help that fire grow. But kindling can only take you so far; you are going to need to gather some sticks if you want keep your flame burning long enough to cook anything worthwhile.

To help get you started, we have gathered some sticks for you here.

Sermons & Articles

  • Chandler, Matt. "Is masturbation OK (even without pornography)?" uploaded by David C Cook, 15 Sep. 2014, vimeo.com/106221371.

  • Piper, John. “Missions and Masturbation.” Desiring God. 10 Sep. 1984, www. desiringgod.org/articles/missions-and-masturbation. Copyright Desiring God Foundation.

  • Piper, John. “You Can Say No to Porn: A Pleasure Greater Than Lust.” Desiring God. 11 Feb. 2015, www.desiringgod.org/messages/you-can-say-no-to-porn. Accessed 4 Jan. 2016. Copyright Desiring God Foundation.

  • Platt, David. “Secret Church 15: Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action – Session 3.” Radical. 24 Apr. 2015. Sermon. radical.net/?session=christ-culture-and-a-call-to-action-session-3. Copyright David Platt. Courtesy of Radical. See 01:06:45 to 01:08:27.

  • Same as above, from 01:18:47 to 01:21:57

Videos & Documentaries

  • Every Day in Cambodia.” CNN Freedom Project, 14 Dec. 2013, www.cnn.com/videos/intl_tv-shows/2015/04/28/spc-freedom-project-every-day-in-cambodia.cnn.

  • Dobson, James. Interview with Ted Bundy. Focus on the Family, 23 Jan. 1989, www.focusonthefamily.com/media/social-issues/fatal-addiction-ted-bundys-final-interview.

    UPDATE: Original source above has been removed by Focus on the Family. See this youtube video for a recorded copy of the interview.



Academic Research

Contrary Viewpoints on Masturbation