Who We Are

Mission Statement

Pure Desire exists to provide hope and freedom from sexual addiction by educating and equipping church leaders in the development of a healing ministry. Through small group resources for men, women, and teens, on-site or online counseling, training events, and ministry partnerships, Pure Desire is leading the way in the battle for integrity and purity in the church.


Pure Desire Ministries International began in the local church, as Dr. Ted and Diane Roberts, the founders, recognized the pervasiveness of sexual struggle in the church. The pat answers of the past only gave men and women a message of “try harder” which kept them isolated in their sin and shame.

Over the course of two decades, they developed a strategy that is Biblically-based, clinically informed, and highly successful at creating lasting change. In 2007, Pure Desire became an independent 501c3 aimed at helping the church body across the country and around the world.  

In the 2014, the award-winning video series The Conquer Series, began to put the message and principles of Pure Desire in front of more and more churches. This video series serves as an on-ramp for people in the church to understand the true nature of sexual addiction, and to seek healing in a grace-filled, redemptive way.

Statement of Faith

Pure Desire Ministries International is a biblically-based and clinically-informed ministry committed to true revival in the church through the healing of the present day epidemic of sexual bondages.

We stand affirming the Christian faith, as attested to in the inspired Old and New Testaments. We believe the Bible to be the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We affirm that there is one God, The Creator and Sustainer of all things. He exists in three Persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are one substance and equal in power and glory. We strongly affirm that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior of the world and that He, and He alone, can liberate broken, hurting, and fallen humanity from sin, death, and self-destructive behavior. Thus, for the salvation of sinful and lost humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, which is received by grace through faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and not as a result of good works or trying harder.

Finally, we affirm, that we as human beings are created by God in God’s own image, and that we are called and created to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love others as ourselves. This, however, only becomes possible as we acknowledge our need for God and bow our knee to his Lordship in our life. We affirm that God created us male and female, and that our gender expression is his assignment to us and not a fluid decision. We honor God by living out our unique ‘maleness’ and ‘femaleness’. Further, we believe that God has defined marriage as a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. Any sexual relationship outside of this covenant is contrary to his plan.