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.
Have you ever been caught? Most of us have. Maybe you’ve been caught doing something you are ashamed of like looking at porn or masturbating—or sexual behaviors with even greater consequences like having an affair or an anonymous encounter. Getting caught in such activities brings serious consequences: a broken marriage, loss of a ministry position, or even arrest. Even our most “minor indiscretions” can damage relationships and cause an almost irreparable loss of trust.
For a long time, I thought exposure was the worst thing that could happen to me and that the key to avoiding consequences was to not get caught. This way of thinking drove me deeper into hiding and forced me to great lengths rationalizing behaviors and justifying deception.
After so long living a lie, what does it take to rebuild trust? When can our wives finally start believing us again? Dr. Milton Magness shares practical tips for keeping promises in this video:
Using a trauma-model approach, Journey to Healing & Joy: A Workbook for Partners of Sexual Addicts, provides a healing pathway women can follow, either individually or in a support group. Beginning with the raw pain partners of sex addicts experience, this well-researched, soul-searching guide sensitively uses a forward-moving process, enabling women to grieve, grow, and heal. With a balance of educational content and penetrating questions, women review what has happened in their relationship and process it as they journal their answers to the workbooks self-reflective questions.
ONE Magazine, produced by the Free Will Baptist denomination, recently published two articles dealing with sex addiction among pastors. The first is an anonymous article written by a pastor who identifies himself as a sex addict. The second is his wife’s response. These articles include links to resources helpful to both the addict and spouse.
We appreciate the link to the Sex Addicts in Ministry website.
Watch the apology Pastor Darrell Brazell offered to the women at the Women of Virtue Conference on behalf of himself, the men at the Men of Valor Conference and on behalf of all men who have strayed for being consumers and devourers of Eve instead of protectors of Eve.