The 3 Truths That Saved My Life

The 3 Truths That Saved My Life

by Scott Spicer December 06, 2018 1 Comment

I entered a Pure Desire group hoping for some accountability and a couple new acquaintances. I left with three truths that saved my life, having settled deeply into my soul.

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A Day In The Life Of A Betrayed Spouse: Unhealthy

A Day In The Life Of A Betrayed Spouse: Unhealthy

by Heather Kolb November 15, 2018 3 Comments

He’s finally awake. How can he sleep so well after everything he’s done? He’s in the shower. What excuse could I make to go into the bathroom to make sure he’s only showering and not masturbating? I should make sure his coffee is ready, so he doesn’t have to stop for coffee on the way to work. So many young girls work at the coffee stand. I don’t want him to be tempted.

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Good Sex, Good Marriage?

Good Sex, Good Marriage?

by Ashley Jameson October 25, 2018

I often hear people say that what goes on in the bedroom is a good indicator of where your relationship is at. While there is some validity to this statement, I know plenty of couples, including myself at one point, who have great sex but not a great marriage.

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A Star Is Born: A Pure Desire Review

A Star Is Born: A Pure Desire Review

by Debby Flanagan October 18, 2018 1 Comment

A Star of Born is an accurate portrayal of how the effects of addiction and childhood wounds can overshadow all our talent and blessings. Addiction affects every part of an addict’s life–especially the people who love them.

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Is Porn Adultery?

Is Porn Adultery?

by Nick Stumbo October 11, 2018 1 Comment

The topic of lust and pornography is never easy to navigate in a marriage relationship. But for those couples who are willing to face the struggle openly and honestly, the journey is truly life-changing.

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Porn on the Brain

Porn on the Brain

by Heather Kolb September 27, 2018

Pornography use alters our brain. It creates a false sense of relationship through imagination and fantasy, inhibiting our ability to form intimate connections with real people. Pornography is a myth.

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Scheduling Sobriety

Scheduling Sobriety

by Trevor Winsor September 21, 2018

So, what was it that I needed? Through spending time with friends and hearing their wisdom, I figured out that I needed a plan. And not just any plan—I needed a plan that was scheduled out and prepared way before boredom and alone time had the chance to team up against me.

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How We Finally Won the Battle Against Pornography

How We Finally Won the Battle Against Pornography

by Michelle Stumbo September 13, 2018 1 Comment

In front of the entire student body, a friend confessed his addiction and shared that Jesus had "set him free." I was engaged at the time and thought how glad I was that my future husband didn't struggle with porn.

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Honestly Speaking

Honestly Speaking

by Nick Stumbo August 30, 2018

While both honesty and full-disclosure can be a very difficult process, they are well worth it. Not only do we expose our secrets and learn to be a truth-teller, we also find new levels of intimacy and growth in our relationship.

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The Traps of Social Media

The Traps of Social Media

by Trevor Winsor July 26, 2018

Avoiding the traps of social media doesn’t happen organically. Falling into the traps does. In order to avoid the traps, we have to be intentional, courageous, and honest about what we want in life.

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How The Mighty Have Fallen

How The Mighty Have Fallen

by Nick Stumbo July 19, 2018 1 Comment

Another high profile leader in the American church was removed from ministry for sexual immorality. This breaking story of a respected pastor and revered seminary professor in my community is sadly similar to so many others.

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Secret Addictions of a Mom

Secret Addictions of a Mom

by Sarah Peters May 31, 2018

Even though I was clean and sober, I had many other behaviors, that some would call “Christian addictions.” You know what I’m talking about...

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