Biff is in his junior year at a local Christian college. And he struggles with pornography and masturbation. When he was 12 years old, his best friend introduced him to those sins. Not understanding the addictiveness of porn and having no serious interest in girls, he thought it was weird but stimulating.
Biff’s dad is an insecure, angry, and harsh man. Biff gave up years ago ever having a real relationship with him. As a teen, his relationship with his father worsened. One of the side-effects of this relationship was fear of man; Biff craves affirmation.
Porn seemed like the perfect solution. Biff could have a “virtual,” no-risk-of-rejection relationship with girls on the Internet while enjoying the physical stimulation of those relationships by masturbating.
The good news is that Biff is a Christian and he hates living a double life. The bad news is that his Christian college has a low tolerance for sin. Rather than a grace-to-restoration system, they have a demerit-to-expulsion mandate.
While Biff wants to change, he is acutely aware that his sin would mean expulsion from his college, until he could rehabilitate himself. At that point, he may be able to complete his education.
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).