Pure Desire: Sexual Health and Recovery

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All of us struggle with some form of sexual brokenness, whether through our thoughts, actions, or the effect of others actions toward us. We believe that God made us inherently sexual beings and thus a core component of Christian discipleship must include healing and freedom in our sexuality. Tallgrass is proud to partner with Pure Desire Ministries, who have been leading the way for many years to help men and women find hope, freedom, and healing from sexual brokenness through Jesus Christ. They develop the materials, we lead the groups. Pure Desire groups support men and women in their recovery by providing a safe, confidential place to process their life story: learning how family of origin, traumatic experiences, and wounding messages impact relationships.

If you're struggling with some form of unwanted sexual behavior or with the trauma of betrayal from the sexual issues of a loved one, we'd love to help. If you're interested in joining a group or have questions, men contact: Dave Geldart at dave.geldart@tallgrass.church or Ben Deaver at bendeaver@tallgrass.church, women contact Amber Johnson at theonlysisjohn@gmail.com or Elisha Hillegeist at ekats88@gmail.com. All contacts and group rosters will be kept confidential.

Current and Upcoming Groups/Offerings:

  • Seven Pillars of Freedom for Men
    Helps men gain a greater understanding of the addiction process and how to break free from unwanted sexual behaviors, providing the safety, support, and tools needed to establish lifelong healing. These high commitment small groups typically run for about 10 months.
  • Sex & Jesus
    A 6 week video series discussion group for women to help drive the conversation about sexuality in the church. Topics include promiscuity, porn and masturbation, singleness, soul ties, spiritual warfare, dating, marriage, and cultivating conversations with our kids.
  • Sexual Integrity 101
    A 8 week video training course for men and women, students, pastors, lay leaders, parents, and more. It’s for anyone who wants to find freedom from the effects of unwanted sexual behaviors and betrayal and help others to do the same. This course will show how shame and grace affect the healing process, give understanding about addiction and betrayal trauma, and get you started on the path to sexual health. [FEBRUARY 2021]

** We're hoping to launch PD recovery groups for women in early 2021: Unraveled (for women strugglers) and Betrayal & Beyond (for women who have experienced the trauma of betrayal).

Find lots more resources, including their excellent Podcast, at PureDesire.org.

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Tallgrass Community Church
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