Pastor Steve Farnworth leads a ministry to sexual addicts called Freedom Unit, a division of A Circle of Joy. Steve sent out an email recently offering a free intimacy assessment and a sample of his ebook Reclaiming Paradise.
Intimacy is something that we all long for, yet, it is something we find difficult to define and even more challenging to achieve. Is developing a deeper sense of intimacy with your wife something that you long for? If so, I invite you to join me by clicking the link below. In the video I introduce you to the opportunities we are providing to help equip men to experience genuine intimacy with their wives. At the end of the video I provide a link to an intimacy assessment you can take that is free of charge. In addition, for completing the assessment, I will send you the prologue and chapter one of my book about marital intimacy, Reclaiming Paradise.
There are some things we just don’t talk about. Things like sex, particularly when our sexuality is a matter of personal struggle. Things like the vulnerabilities of our pastors, who must maintain a façade not merely of respectability but of moral and psychological superiority. We don’t talk about things that make us feel insecure, that make us feel unsettled. But the nature of spiritual growth, even the story of Christian faith, is a matter of being unsettled from the comfortable compromises we’ve made and set on a course together toward wholeness and mutually supportive community. Pastor T. C. Ryan takes us on an unsettling journey through his lifelong struggle with sexual addiction, one that predated and pervaded his pastoral ministry—one which for far too long he faced in secrecy and isolation, separated from the brothers and sisters in Christ who were called to bear one another’s burdens. Ashamed No More doesn’t cast blame or argue for looser moral standards. It does, however, call us to the unsettling ministry that a God who is love calls us to—the unsettling grace that is the audacious gospel of Christ.
From the webmaster: I read this book a couple years ago and hope to right a review of it for sainministry.org in the near future. If you want your own copy, it is available through Amazon here.