Help! I Want to Stay Pure

Do you feel like battling lust is like trying to stop a tidal wave from crashing down on you? The truth is, even as a teenager, you can resist the temptation to lust. The battle for purity is a battle of faith, believing that God is more satisfying than any pleasure sexual lust gives. The Bible gives us hope-filled instruction about how to stay pure.

Our enemy is defeated; his power is broken; his reign has ended. In Jesus, sin is no longer our master!... Praise God, the power of the gospel is not simply for salvation. Jesus continues to deliver his people day after day.


A Plan for Killing Sin

Make a specific plan for killing sin, following the steps outlined in Romans 6: know, reckon, yield.

Help! I Want to Stay Pure Journal

Record impacting statements and write out your answers to the Questions for Reflection at the end of each chapter.

My Tree (Purity)

Use this simple discipleship tool to get to the heart of your struggle with lust/pornography.

A Way of Escape

God promises that He always provides a way to escape temptation to sin. Use this tool to help you find specific actions steps to take when you are tempted.

Store up God’s Word in Your Heart

One of the most important steps you can take to prevent sin is to actively hide God's Word in your heart.

Teens struggle with constantly changing moods, overpowering emotional extremes, identity uncertainty, friendship conflicts, and paralyzing doubts about how God is relevant to their struggles.... These booklets will show not only the sufficiency of the Bible, but also its relevancy for the problems youth face today.

— Dr. John Street

The “LifeLine Mini-book for Teens Series” meets critical needs for today’s young people. The biblical approach, structured presentation, and personal application projects make these mini-books ideal for parents and other counselors of teens. Thank you Shepherds Press and The Wilds for beginning to fill a crucial void in biblical counseling tools.

— Dr. Jim Berg

About the Author

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Zach Sparkman

Zach, ThM in New Testament, has served teens in various settings: local churches, camps, and schools. Currently, Zach serves as a lead pastor in the Metro Denver area of Colorado with his wife and three boys.


Pages: 48

ISBN: 978-1-63342-323-7

“Unlike the many counseling resources we can find for adults, there are few directly relatable to teens and the issues they face. These mini-books bring the Scriptures to bear in a relevant way for both teens and those ministering to them.”
– Dr. Stuart Scott