PURITY 101 – Build a Good Defense
All of these 101 tips come from chapters in my book 21-Day Purity Jumpstart. It is the foundational book for our ministry.
The quickest way to get results in your sexual purity journey is to build a good defense.
A good Defense creates a barrier between you and the people, places and things that challenge your purity.
To understand defense: eliminate, block, and slow down.
Eliminate Access – A complete cutting off of your access to the source.
Examples: Cut your internet, change from a smart phone to a dumb phone, cut cable, break off a relationship, delete your social media account
Block Access – Obstacles that prevent you and the source from getting together. Roadblocks.
Examples: Internet filters, password protect your computer, carry no cash, block television channels, “unfollow” a person or groups on social media
Slow Down Access – Obstacles that slow you down from getting connected with the source. Some call them hurdles. My accountability partner, Tom, calls these “speed bumps”.
Examples: Shut down your laptop at night, leave your tablet in another room, take a different route home, change seats at a restaurant
Your sexual purity defense should do the same things:
- Prevent the source of struggle from getting to you
- Give you breathing room to work your offense (talked about in Day 6)
You want to get points on the scoreboard when it comes to your sexual purity journey. You want to advance, you want to grow and you want to win. You will win by having a good offense, but first, you have to strengthen your defense.
Action Steps – Work on your defense today. Write down what you need to do to build up a good blockade.
Q: What sources trip you up the most?
Q: What steps do you need to take to:
Eliminate Access –
Block Access –
Slow Down Access –