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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The Process of Recovery

The Process of Recovery

by Harry Flanagan August 15, 2018

What holds you back is not the lack of knowledge, but the strength of the emotions––especially fear––that keeps you from being vulnerable, exposing the secret life that holds you in bondage.

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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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What Color Are My Knuckles?

What Color Are My Knuckles?

by Trevor Winsor April 06, 2018

In our world—and sadly, in the church—when it comes to the common approach of how to change behavior, this is the message we consistently hear: try harder.

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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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Out of the Traps

Out of the Traps

by Rich Moore January 18, 2018

For many of us, we already know what the day will bring, but we are unable to see the traps and other hazards that are waiting to ensnare us. We become so focused on what’s happening around us that we get lost in our own darkness; we forget to survey the land.

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Starting the Year with S.E.L.F. Awareness

Starting the Year with S.E.L.F. Awareness

by Jackie Chambers January 11, 2018 1 Comment

As we begin the New Year, we need to raise our self-awareness. If you are like me, you may have set goals or resolutions for the New Year. But, how often have we set New Year’s resolutions and failed at our attempts to change?

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New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

by Nick Stumbo January 04, 2018

Countless times, I committed to friends, mentors, and eventually my spouse that I was going to change my bad habits and start walking in purity and freedom. I failed miserably over and over; and over. If you are looking to do the same in 2018, follow my advice!

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Surviving the Holiday Hangover

Surviving the Holiday Hangover

by Harry Flanagan December 28, 2017

Whether you love the holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations—or you tolerate them, the holidays can be draining. How do we recover from being emotionally stressed and drained as we face the New Year?

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Boxed Up

Boxed Up

by Anna Philipsen December 21, 2017

Between working, taking care of a baby, and preparing for the busy holiday season, it was difficult to find the time to sort through this pile of clutter. So, what does an over-committed, over-stressed, twentysomething wife and Mom do?

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