Copy of PD University

Equipping the Church | Renewing Minds | Transforming Relationships

57% of pastors have struggled with pornography.1

68% to 70% of Christian men are unable to stop unwanted sexual behavior.2

25% to 30% of Christian women struggle with sexual dependency issues.2

What is a PD University?

The PD-U is a two-day conference designed to raise an awareness of the factors that create and reinforce unhealthy sexual behavior. 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. Learn how to develop a healing ministry that offers hope and freedom to men, women, students, and families. Topics include:

Culture of Grace

  • Guilt and shame
  • The Shame Cycle and Grace Cycle
  • Creating a culture of grace

Renewing the Mind

  • Brain functions and neuroplasticity
  • Childhood development, attachment, and trauma
  • The role of emotion
  • Our identity as sexual beings
  • The physiology of addiction

Establishing Sobriety

  • Foundational strategy for overcoming unhealthy response patterns
  • Biblically sound and clinically-proven concepts
  • Breaking free from the cycle of addiction and relapse

Group Dynamics

  • Creating a safe place of acceptance and restoration
  • Overview of groups
  • Group tools

Family Dynamics

  • Building a marriage with a foundation of forgiveness, trust, and intimacy
  • Biblical strategies and practical tools for developing healthy sexuality within marriage
  • Parenting dynamics and family of origin

Men’s & Women’s Breakouts

  • Small group discussions—one for men and one for women
  • Addressing those hard-to-ask questions

Healing Woundedness

  • Arming yourself for battle
  • Principles of trauma
  • A practical approach to the healing process

1. (2016). The Porn Phenomenon. Ventura, CA: Barna.

2. Ongoing study collected by Pure Desire Ministries Intl. 2009 to present. Participants of study completing SAST - R V2.0 © 2008, P. J. Carnes, Sexual Addiction Screening Test - Revised.