68% of church going men and 30% of women struggle from the pain of sexual addiction and intimacy disorders and the accompanying betrayal and shame. Barna reports that only
68% of church going men and 30% of women struggle from the pain of sexual addiction and intimacy disorders and the accompanying betrayal and shame.
Barna reports that only 7% of churches are effectively ministering to these unspoken truths within our congregations and communities.
Pure Desire University is a two-day conference on April 6-7, 2018 at The Falls Church Anglican church offices (6565 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA).
It provides a comprehensive understanding and the tools required to develop a healing ministry and support groups at your church that offers hope and freedom to men, women, students, and families.
Pure Desire exists to help local churches, and too frequently overloaded leaders with a full complement of Christ-centered and research backed resource materials, treatment options, partnership opportunities, and conference presentations.
Here is a link to a short video on the nature of the problem.
($99, $129 after March 5th)
Contact Anna at 503.489.0250 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you can’t make the conference, here are two other opportunities:
1. Introduction at your leadership cluster or church by Capt. Brent Breining, USN, Ret. and men’s pastor at The Lighthouse Fellowship, Alexandria (email@example.com) and C. B. Nagel, Cru (Christian.Nagel@cru.org) will facilitate for you.
2. A 5-week DVD teaching series that offers men proven principles and practical tools to break free from pornography. This study will unlock hope and freedom and may be key to any more intensive next steps. It can be done in small or large groups.
Pure Desire is called to advance the message of restoration and healing in the church body of Jesus Christ. Through the Pure Desire University (PD-U), men and women will come to understand the harmful impact of sexual addiction and be inspired to engage in the fight for healthy sexuality in the home and community.
The PD-U is a two-day conference designed to raise an awareness of the factors that create and reinforce unhealthy sexual behavior. It provides a comprehensive understanding and the tools required to develop a healing ministry that offers hope and freedom to men, women, students, and families. Topics include:
CULTURE OF GRACE
The woman at the well, the tax collector, the adulterous woman and the condemning Pharisees: servants and leaders, the poor and the wealthy, all had encounters with Jesus and were transformed by His grace. For our church to prosper we must establish, as Christ did, a Culture of Grace.
RENEWING THE MIND
Romans 12:2 instructs: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” How is it possible to unlock the unhealthy habitual responses and learn new methods? Renewing the Mind requires identifying unhealthy patterns and integrating new experiences that are positive, productive, and restorative.
For real sobriety to take hold, one must acquire a new set of tools to combat old behavioral patterns. Establishing Sobriety provides a foundational strategy for overcoming unhealthy response patterns. The biblically sound and clinically-proven concepts are designed to help people break free from the cycle of addiction and relapse.
In our culture, most people do not have close friends who know their entire story and will be there at a moments’ notice. Our society demands autonomy and encourages isolation, but God calls us into relationship. Group Dynamics instructs how to form and lead a group that provides a safe place of acceptance and restoration.
All marriages have their ups and downs, but nothing tests the strength of the relationship like sexual addiction. Building a foundation for marriage on forgiveness, trust, and intimacy is possible, but only with God. Family Dynamics provides biblical strategies and practical tools for developing healthy sexuality within marriage.
Do you have questions about sexual addiction, but feel reluctant to discuss it in a large group? Many individuals, including both the addict and their spouse, have questions, comments, and concerns about sexual addiction, but don’t know how, or who, to ask. Join our panel of experts in a small-group discussion—one for men and one for women—regarding those hard-to-ask questions.
To experience true healing, one must look to the source of the original wounding. A “band-aid” approach to healing only promotes temporary relief, as woundedness often resides in the soul. Healing Woundedness presents a practical approach to accessing, cleansing, and ultimately healing the wound.
6 (Friday) 6:30 pm - 7 (Saturday) 5:00 pm