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A PARTNERSHIP OF SUPPORT, HEALING, & RESTORATION
57% of pastors admit to struggling with pornography; only 7% of churches have a ministry program for those who struggle.1Josh McDowell Ministry (2016). The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact of Pornography in the Digital Age. Ventura, CA: Barna Group.
30% of pastors report they have had an affair or a sexual encounter with a parishioner.2R.J. Krejcir (2007). Statistics on Pastors. Retrieved from http://www.intothyword.org/apps/articles/?articleid=36562.
77% of pastors feel they do not have a good marriage.2R.J. Krejcir (2007). Statistics on Pastors. Retrieved from http://www.intothyword.org/apps/articles/?articleid=36562.
Many church leaders who struggle with sexually compulsive behaviors feel trapped. They are stuck in unhealthy patterns 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 unhealthy sexual behaviors feel they cannot seek help. Pure Desire Ministries exists to help the Church address the unspoken reality of sexual addiction within society and the church community.
Through a full library of resource materials, treatment options, partnership opportunities, and experts, Pure Desire is positioned as a provider of Christ-centered recovery options for those ensnared in love or sexual addiction.
We all have pastors who 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.Dave Veach, Foursquare District Supervisor
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.Rocky Rocholl, President, FEC Ministries
I joined a Pure Desire group because
I knew that I needed to work on purity in my life and that there were things I continued to do that I wasn’t proud of. Having just finished the Pure Desire course, I whole-heartedly recommend it to others. The course doesn’t just focus on sexual purity but on becoming a more healthy Christ-follower and I can say it has really helped me in many areas of my life that I didn’t expect. The group time provides a safe place for you to be completely honest and transparent where there is no judgment or shame, something not easy to find in ministry. And today, I have a group of pastors who I didn’t know a year ago who are now good friends.Joe