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: Healthy

A Day In The Life Of A Betrayed Spouse: Healthy

by Heather Kolb November 29, 2018 1 Comment

After my husband works on his group homework, we take time to snuggle on the couch and watch a show. I love this time with him. It hasn’t always been this way. We are learning how to be in relationship—open, honest, and vulnerable—one day at a time.

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Phone Calls in a Messaging World

Phone Calls in a Messaging World

by Trevor Winsor October 04, 2018

Phone calls are outdated, right? Why yes, yes they are. But just because something is outdated doesn’t mean it’s lost its value.

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Find Your Caddy

Find Your Caddy

by Rich Moore September 06, 2018

Let me ask you a question: is there a person in your life who you would call your caddy? Have you given this person the authority to speak into your life and help steer you in the right direction when you decided to go off course?

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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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My PD Group Experience

My PD Group Experience

by Anna Philipsen August 23, 2018

I wasn’t looking for a group. I didn’t even know what a group was. I wasn’t currently struggling with love or sex addiction. I was happily married for eight years and had three adorable little boys. I didn’t need a group. Or, did I?

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5 Things That Should Never Happen In Group

5 Things That Should Never Happen In Group

by Ashley Jameson August 09, 2018

Group should be a place that is safe, steady, and predictable. When I am going through the FIRE of recovery, group should be the most refreshing two hours of my week.

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3 Ways to Be a Safe Person

3 Ways to Be a Safe Person

by Shari Chinchen August 02, 2018

None of us sets out to be an unsafe person. No best friend sets out to hurt, no healthy spouse sets out to betray, no loving parent sets out to embarrass. However, even the best among us may have never considered what it takes to carefully hold someone else’s heart.

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#MomLife

#MomLife

by Anna Philipsen May 17, 2018

How could I be so angry and yell so loudly at this little person that I love so much? How could I be so physically overwhelmed and exhausted every day that I feel completely and utterly helpless? Is this really how parenting is supposed to be? Does every stay-at-home mom drag their feet out of bed and watch the clock all day looking forward to bedtime?

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Legal Issues in Group

Legal Issues in Group

by Rich Moore March 29, 2018

When we start leading a Pure Desire Group, we really never expect to encounter men or women who are in the middle of legal proceedings. Yet, with the type of ministry we provide, it happens more often than you think.

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4 Needs for Women's Groups

4 Needs for Women's Groups

by Rebecca Vander Meer March 22, 2018 1 Comment

Facilitating a support group can be daunting and scary. Here are a few essentials to get you started in this amazingly painful, and yet rewarding, journey. This may be helpful in reevaluating the dynamics of the group you are already facilitating.

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3 Dynamics to Healthy Groups

3 Dynamics to Healthy Groups

by Robert Vander Meer March 08, 2018

Everyone who sits in a Pure Desire group will eventually come across the phrase, “You were wounded in relationship and you need to be healed in relationship.” We come up against the ultimate double bind—the thing we need the most is also the thing we fear the most: each other.

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