Pure Desire Men (PD-M) is a one-day conference designed to help men find hope and freedom. It is a time where men can connect with one another and know that they are not alone in this journey seeking sexual integrity. At a PD-M conference, men will leave with insight that will empower them to work toward changing not only themselves, but the culture around them.
Healthy relationships don't just happen. They require daily, intentional action over a period of time. What if we don't have any time? How do we make the time? How do we create healthy relationships? The answer: with purpose.
How do we find our way to sexual wholeness? Internet search bars, browser histories, and destructive sexual choices definitely expose sin, but far more, they reveal the unaddressed and unresolved stories of our lives that create a map to our healing.
Dr. Ted Roberts has more than 30 years of experience in the field of sexual addiction and recovery. We will dive into his recovery and the legacy he leaves with us all.
Fantasy and lustful thinking are just a part of everyday life, right? How do we reconcile this with what Paul says in Scripture, "take every thought captive?" How do we live a life of sexual integrity when our minds wander and pull us down the path of temptation?
What does it mean to live vulnerably with the people around us? Let's take a stroll through Mr. Rogers' neighborhood and see what we find.
Rodney is the Advancement Specialist for Pure Desire. He has 30 years experience in pastoral ministry and a BA in Biblical Studies from Bethany Bible College. Rodney loves being a part of fellowship that sees every person as valuable. He is passionate about people understanding they matter.
Jay is a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing. He also partnered with The Heart of Man film to create Journey into the Heart of Man, a 5-month online curriculum for men and women struggling with sexual brokenness. He holds an MDiv and Masters in Counseling Psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and received post-graduate training under Dr. Dan Allender. Jay lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Heather and their two children.
Nick is the Executive Director of Pure Desire Ministries. He has been in leadership for over 15 years. He was in pastoral ministry at East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso, Washington, prior to joining Pure Desire. Nick is the author of Setting Us Free and Safe: Creating a Culture of Grace in a Climate of Shame.
Robert is the Associate Pastor at The Oregon Community and is one of our Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP) at Pure Desire Ministries. He also is one of the founders of the Oregon Public House, a not-for-profit restaurant. Robert and his wife, Rebecca, are the owners of Woodlawn Swap ‘n Play, a community-focused play space. They live in community and care deeply about being vulnerable and visible to others.
Ted is the co-founder of Pure Desire Ministries. He is a veteran fighter pilot with more than 30 years of pastoral ministry and is IITAP certified as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP). Ted is part of the Pure Desire clinical staff. He has a MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary and a DMin from Western Seminary. He is the author of Pure Desire and co-author of Going Deeper and Sexy Christians. He is also a contributor to many of our group resources.
Session 1 Relationship on Purpose
Session 2 Now Streaming: The HOLE in Your wHOLEness
Session 3 A Sit-Down with Dr. Ted
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Session 4 Q&A Panel
Session 5 Thought Life, Schmought Life
Session 6 Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Harvest Christian Church
624 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060
Includes lunch and light breakfast refreshments.
$59 through August 30
$79 after August 30
Call (503) 489-0230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Registration is not refundable, but it is transferable. Please call (503) 489-0230 at least 48 hours before the event if you would like to transfer your registration to another attendee or to another event within the calendar year.
Photography, video recording, and audio recording may occur at this Pure Desire (PD) event. See our photography and recording notice here.
This event is appropriate for men 14 and older.