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False Intimacy Conference

Living Waters has been invited by CARE Scotland to speak and minister at their False Intimacy Conference. This one-day conference will help address the need for church leaders to be equipped to offer help and support to those within their congregations – and beyond – who find themselves addicted to internet pornography.

Microsoft estimates that 60% of all website visits are 'sex related'. A recent survey by CARE found that 97% of church leaders believe online pornography to be a serious issue within the church.

For more information and to book please visit the CARE Scotland conference page.

Programme for the Day:

Morning: (10am - 12:30pm):

9.30 -10am Registration and Coffee

Opening worship

Setting the scene
Why are we at this conference?

Going nowhere fast
Diminishing returns of pornography

I just can’t stop
Addictive consequences of pornography use

What’s going on?
Pornography use flows from our wounded hearts

Personal testimonies

Question and answer session

Afternoon: (2-4pm):

Choice of Workshops:

Workshop 1: Starting a Ministry in Church
This workshop offers advice on how to develop approaches within your church community to provide healing, restoration and accountability.  Workshop led by Peter Watts, Living Waters

Workshop 2: The Effect on Spouses
Pastoral needs often extend to the family of anyone who misuses the internet. In particular the spouse, usually the wife, will feel hurt and rejected. This workshop explores some of the issues which need to be considered.  Workshop led by Lisa Guinness, Living Waters.

Workshop 3: The Impact of the Internet
The Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council has recently undertaken a major review ‘The Internet: in Whose Image’, a response to the moral and ethical issues of the internet. This workshop helps position the content of the conference in a wider setting of Scottish society and of the digital revolution. Workshop led by Murdo Macdonald, Society, Religion and Technology Project of the Church of Scotland.

Testimony of a local church leader who has been involved in pastoral care of people with addictive behaviour

Pastoral approaches to internet addiction:

  • Practical measures
  • The healing journey

Ministry time

Most of the main sessions will be presented by the staff of Living Waters

Regional Event
10 am to 4 pm
Renfield St Stephen’s Church of Scotland, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4J