December 8, 2005
A Message from Kirk Franklin from http://www.kirkfranklin.us/blog/Hello everyone. I hope your week is going well and your family is holding on to the commitment that you made to God and each other.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I would share with you guys some important news about something coming up that is very dear to me. Tomorrow I will be on the Oprah show sharing my testimony about pornography. I know you probably wonder why I would go on a show like Oprah and share something so personal and private. I believe that if God can take my broken past and use it to help free some people and some marriages, then God will be glorified through my story; a story He allowed to be written.
Even though I didn’t get a chance to share my faith as much as I would have liked to, I’m thankful for the opportunity the show gave me and I pray that He can take my “fish and bread” and multiply it.
When they contacted me and asked if I would come and be honest about my story and past struggle, I sought counsel from my pastor and prayed for direction. I received a peace and believed that it was a door He opened, and that it was a real issue not talked about because of the stigma in the church about sexuality.
So here I am, wanting to help as many as I can. After viewing the show I want to hear from you. Write me back and also share your heart with others.
I want to give you some resources that I believe in that I pray will help someone who feels lost and ashamed. As an additional resource for more on the story than I got to share on Oprah, check out this interview that Tammy and I did with CBN last year.
It’s now five and a half years for me that I have been free of my struggle. I have no desire to go back. If I can say that, believe me it can happen.
By his grace.
1. Grace Walk by Steve McVey.
2. Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey
3. www.XXXChurch.com A website packed with resources, accountability tools and help for anyone dealing with any part of the struggle, including men, women, teens and pastors. Also the home of x3watch, a free accountability software tool.
*The above text was excerpted from http://www.kirkfranklin.us/blog/