57% of pastors admit to struggling with pornography
30% of pastors report they have had an affair or a sexual encounter with a parishioner.
77% of pastors feel they do not have a good marriage.
Many church leaders who struggle with sexual sin feel like prisoners of war in their own churches. They are engaged in a conflict they cannot resolve alone, but feel they have no choice. They battle in isolation, secluded by shame and fearful that they may lose their family, employment, career, and possibly God’s calling on their lives. Most church leaders who struggle with sexual issues do not seek help. Pure Desire Ministries exists to help the church address the unspoken truth of sexual addiction within society and the church community.
Through a full complement of resource materials, treatment options, partnership opportunities, and conference presentations, Pure Desire is positioned as a leader in providing Christ-centered recovery options for those ensnared in love or sexual addiction.
We all have pastors that face difficulties from time to time...How in the world are we going to help pastors stay pure in the midst of this culture with brokenness and pain all around? Well, Pure Desire has been just that for us...When they (pastors) have stumbled, when they’ve gotten themselves into some difficult situations, we don’t want to discard them. We want to see them completely restored in the ministry that the Lord has called them to and not allow the enemy to have his way in their lives. So, they (PD) are able to help us see them restored…I encourage you to partner with them as well.
Six years ago, I was stuck in a horrible binge-purge pattern of addiction to pornography. It was destroying my marriage, draining the life from my ministry, and undermining my faith. I entered PD Leaders with great fear and skepticism, but I can honestly say that this was the most life-altering experience of my entire life. What I learned about myself and how I processed pain, combined with biblical wisdom and encouragement, set me on a path of true freedom. My only regret is that I didn’t find this program sooner. I would have been saved from years of heartache and crippling shame! I cannot recommend this program highly enough to any and every pastor struggling with sexual issues. You can be truly and fully free!
FEC’s partnership with Pure Desire has been a great positive step for our denomination. Since we are committed to starting and establishing healthy churches, we needed a way to protect and provide a safe place for our church leaders to find help and healing for their own struggles, while also providing resources for them to use to help those struggling in their congregations. I especially appreciate that the PD Leaders training and follow-up care is flexible and applicable for the wide spectrum of churches throughout our fellowship. It has even served to encourage our churches to work closer together to address the hidden issues that can often be ignored because they are uncomfortable and embarrassing. But whether a church plant; small, rural congregation; or megachurch; PD Leaders is helping us deal with the root causes of the behaviors that can keep us from living the life of freedom that God intended for each of us.
The Quick Start Library is a resource kit to have on hand that includes the KingdomWorks Conquer Series DVD Set and other groups materials. These resources can be used to introduce leaders to Pure Desire and help them get a feel for the ministry.
Each of your leaders can attend our PD University free once each calendar year. The PD University is a two-day conference designed to equip the church with a clear understanding of why sexual addiction thrives, how to overcome it with biblical principles, and a pathway for launching a recovery ministry in the church.
All churches or leaders covered by the PDL program receive a 15% discount on all online group & individual resources at puredesire.com (not valid with any other discounts).
Three hours of live, online coaching are available each year to leaders in your organization, aimed at teaching the principles behind Pure Desire and how to implement the ministry at a local church. In-person coaching may be available depending on travel arrangements.
PD provides PD Leaders members with our anonymous, toll-free phone number or email, for those seeking anonymous advice.
For leaders who may not be walking in sexual addiction, we offer trauma recovery for those that have experienced deep wounding and pain from their past. Find the support your leaders need through quality counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, Brainspotting, EMDR, and more.
Prior to treatment, all prospective clients are required to participate in the assessment and evaluation process, including the Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST), Post-Traumatic Stress Index-Revised (PTSI-R), and the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (TJTA).
The PD Clinical Treatment Program is an outpatient program designed to provide assessment and treatment of sex addiction. The program is a 12-month, task-centered model with the framework of sound Christian biblical principles.
PD provides ongoing consultation to PD Leaders members and will help develop an amnesty policy outlining commitment to a pastor or employee who is seeking help with their sexual behavior.
Supervisors receive three progress reports for their pastors and leaders during the 12-month clinical treatment of their pastor/leader—after the evaluation, halfway through treatment, and one month prior to the completion of treatment.
PD presents Beyond the Valley, a guide that provides a recommended course of action for managing the restoration process of a pastor or leader who has experienced sexual moral failure and their church.
Pastors who battle with sex or porn addiction will find help in a Seven Pillars of Freedom group lead by another pastor(s) who was once secluded by shame and fear.
Research suggests that more than half of US church leaders are in jeopardy of sexual moral failure. According to the US Department of Labor, reemployment costs for one leader is $38,000. Consequently, the cost of re-employment due to moral failure for the average church denomination, district, or para-church organization will increase exponentially.
The Pure Desire programs address the evidence-based understanding that sexual bondage and the associated struggles are a family systems issue, not just an individual problem. People who suddenly discover their spouse has been living a secret life desperately need a ministry to support them, so they can experience healing and the marriage can be restored. All of the benefits listed on the following page are the COUPLES pricing. Individual pricing is also available.