A weekly podcast helping you take back your life from the effects of unwanted sexual behavior and betrayal trauma.
Episode 211 - Stories Of Healing: Evelyn James
When Evelyn found out about her husband's addiction on their honeymoon, everything changed. You'd think it was addressed right then...well, it wasn't. Years later, when Evelyn finally drew her line in the sand, her husband joined a group and started his healing journey. From there, Evelyn experienced her own healing. And now? Well, she’s leading other women through their betrayal trauma and helping them develop self-worth. Today, Evelyn James shares her story of healing.
Episode 210 - Hope For Betrayed Men
Though it may not happen as often, men do experience betrayal trauma. Whether it’s their wife’s sexual addiction, affair, or unwanted sexual behavior, men experience betrayal. Is it different for men than it is for women? What can men do if this happens? Who can they talk to? We talk with Rich Moore about his experience of betrayal trauma and talk through what hope for betrayed men looks like.
Episode 209 - Avengers & Recovery
There are many parallels between superhero stories and recovery. In anticipation of the newest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we explore themes, storylines, and dynamics of some of our favorite MCU heroes and apply them to our journey through healing and recovery.
Episode 208 - Fight For Love w/ Rosie Makinney
When sexual addiction invades a marriage, the betrayed spouse feels like their life implodes. We can’t make sense of anything and trauma takes place. All this confusion and pain can cause us to get stuck between discovery and recovery. Today, we talk to Rosie Makinney, founder of Fight For Love Ministries, about how to help betrayed women get out of the difficult in-between and into healing and recovery.
Episode 207 - Sexual Abuse & The Fearless Series
Sexual abuse is more prevalent than many of us realize. Statistics (even inside the church) are astronomical. So, what can we (the church) do about it? We talk to Dr. James and Laura Reeves about addressing sexual abuse in the church and their new video resource, The Fearless Series. We talk about who this series is for, how it helps, and what churches can do to help the women in our churches who've experienced sexual abuse.
Episode 206 - Stories Of Healing: Ben Bennett
Ben Bennett, director of Resolution Movement (a Josh McDowell Ministry), was stuck in sexual addiction, depression, and anxiety. His sexual addiction was about survival. But through his introduction to Pure Desire, Ben found freedom from addiction. And as the author of Living Free (a recovery resource for college-aged men), Ben is leading others toward thriving in the life God intended for them. Today, we talk through how he went from sexual addiction to thriving.
My life is changed!!
I am 4 months into my journey of freedom and I have been listening to the Pure Desire podcast ever since!!
I look forward to each Tuesday when a new podcast comes out and I can learn something new each time! Pure Desire as a whole has become a life line for me. From the Conqueror Series to 7 Pillars, the PD book from Dr. Ted and this Podcast.
Nick, Trevor, thank you guys for all that you do. Please keep up the good work. There are people out there that are living again thanks to what you guys do!
Also, I hope to make it in your Treasure Chest Trevor😅
Such a great episode that really helps define how we as the Church can help create a place for the broken to find belonging and an opportunity for safe healing. So many great episodes guys, just went back to listen to this one, keep up calling out the potential for all of us to work toward living honestly and healthfully where we have been planted.
I went through a 7 pillars group and really appreciate Pure Desire's approach to healing from sexual intimacy issues. The understanding of current brain research wrapped in a framework of scripture makes this podcast a great option for men seeking to live a more vibrant life!