Use our practical and experience-proven accountability questions to start on the path to purity. Find some other brothers or sisters you trust and go through this together weekly, you cannot make this journey on your own!
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Pureheart Check-In Instructions (Stop the bleeding today...)
Most of the Check-In sheet is self-explanatory. However I do want to clarify a few items:
1.Identification: I encourage you to use numbers rather than write names on the Check-In
sheet. Numbers protect confidentiality and encourage honesty in case the Check-In sheets get
lost or stolen, etc. Especially, if you are leading a group and using this Check-In sheet, USE
NUMBERS NOT NAMES. The leader of the group can keep a list of who has what number in his
2. Quality/Quantity Time with God. The first two questions deal specifically with devotional
time (not general prayers throughout the day). This is to encourage you to set specific devotional
goals because building a daily, routine time with God in prayer, the Word, and worship, is
absolutely critical to your recovery!
3. Exercise My Temple. This is referring to aerobic activity (swimming, running, serious
walking, anything that gets your heart rate elevated and burns off testosterone and stress).
A must for single men and those who are overweight, but exercise is an important discipline
for all of us. Remember being out of control in one area makes it easier to be out of control in
4 Dream Goals/Destiny. I will cover dream goals/destiny in more detail in the next two
books, but there is no time like the present. Essentially these are long-term, personal destiny
type goals (why am I here?). Write a book, get married, find a better job, go to college, etc.
Remember the ultimate goal of purity is not to be porn-free; it is to walk in your unique destiny
as a warrior in God’s Kingdom.
5. I Looked at Erotic Material. When men answer the erotic material question, they need
to be specific about the where and how (without getting graphic or inadvertently putting ideas
in other guy’s minds). In other words, I looked at porn on the Internet (not the specific web
6. Acting-Out Sexually. The question about sexual acting-out is a catch-all question for any
behavior beyond masturbation and looking at porn (affairs, prostitutes, flirting, fetish, etc.).
Again, men need to answer specifically but not graphically.
7. Other Addictive Behaviors. The other addictive behaviors question is an important one
because addicts often succeed in breaking one addictive habit only to replace it with another.
Also watch for life-threatening addictions like alcoholism or drug use. These men will probably
need additional professional counseling.
8. Tangible Consequences. See the briefing on masturbation for a more detailed explanation.
9. Action Steps. Another important question. If a brother relapsed last week, what specifically
is he going to do this week to prevent relapse? Repentance is more than just talk, it means
actual change. I’m putting a filter on my computer on Monday, I’m calling John Doe, I’m driving
home a different route, etc.