Purity. Maturity. Destiny.

Pureheart's curriculum offers proven step-by-step guides for breaking free of addictive behaviors, growing up in God and discovering your calling in life. 

I am living proof of the truth contained within God’s Word because the Truth will set
you free! I therefore base the teachings in this book upon the foundation of the Bible.
For example, 1 Thessalonians 4:4-5 states that “…each of you should learn to control
his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the
heathen, who do not know God.”
The word learn implies two critical truths. 1) Self-control and purity, even for
Christians, is learned behavior! Purity doesn’t come naturally to our flesh. Getting
saved doesn’t automatically confer purity; in fact, it often means just the opposite,
because now the tempter attacks you. Forbidden fruit is always more attractive, at
least until it turns rotten. 2) Even more importantly, learning implies someone is
teaching you how to achieve purity. If you are like most Christian men, no one—your
parents, your friends, your pastor, your church—no one has ever taught you how to
walk in consistent purity. The blind leading the blind never works; you need to follow
someone who knows the way. Purity and self-control must be taught to be caught.
My goal in these books is to do precisely that; teach you how to control your sex drive
so you can live a holy and honorable life. Only by walking in consistent purity and
maturity can you then fulfill God’s high calling upon your life.
 

Reason #7 for calling Pureheart Ministries

#7 Affordable pastoral counseling.

We know counseling is expensive so as a non-profit we work hard to keep our prices affordable. Most sessions will cost you between $50-70—this is often half of what other counselors charge.

Pureheart offers highly effective, affordable, confidential, and Biblically-grounded pastoral counseling. Pureheart specializes in teaching Christian men and women how to break free of sexual sin, deal with the damage it causes, walk in consistent purity, and live out their God-given destiny. Additionally, we have years of experience counseling adults dealing with chemical addiction, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, childhood abuse and trauma, grief recovery, and/or phase of life issues. We offer pastoral counseling and spiritual mentoring nationwide/worldwide online via Skype or by phone and locally in the Portland, Oregon Metro area. Pureheart counselors are Master’s level counselors and/or experienced pastors who have personally dealt with sexual sin and now walk in consistent purity.

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Reason #6 for calling Pureheart Ministries

#6 Don’t take my word for it.

Read our testimonials. We have testimonies from porn addicts. Adulterers. Guys who slept with prostitutes. The wives of unfaithful husbands. Singles. Divorcees. Pastors. Missionaries. Evangelicals. Catholics. CEO’s. Doctors. Lawyers. Electricians. Construction workers. And so on. We even have video testimonials!

The following testimonies (summarized) are from current and former Pureheart counselees. Most of these men and women have broken free and now walk in consistent purity and/or healed marriages but some are still in process. These brothers and sisters, married and single, represent a wide spectrum of ages, races, nationalities, denominations, backgrounds, personalities, and levels of addiction and dysfunction but all of them have changed dramatically. If they can change, so can you! For obvious reasons, we have changed their names. Here are their stories (unedited)!

 

A Husband and Wife Testimony
 

Brother John Doe

Although I was a professing Christian, I began to develop a secret life in which I became captive to the thrill of lust and masturbation. I attempted to hide my secret life from God, my wife, from my friends.

I told myself that I just had a bad habit...besides everybody masturbates, right? But over the years my mind became plagued with lustful thoughts and masturbating. Masturbating became an addiction...a sedative that allowed me to temporarily escape stress and tension.

I was on a repeating cycle of good intention - failure - guilt. I tried to stop. I prayed that I'd stop. I prayed really, really hard to stop. I read Christian "how-to-stop" books. I prayed with a church Elder. I attended Promise Keepers. I attended a weekend Christian boot camp for "Wild at Heart" men. I joined a Bible study. All of these actions and events were terrific BUT ALL OF THEM WERE SHORT TERM ANSWERS... failure and guilt continued.

Through God's grace I found Pureheart ministries. I talk openly and honestly with Tim one-on-one every week. Tim has personally won the battle of Purity. He "gets me." Pureheart is working for me because Tim has helped me understand my "acting-out" cycle and taught me to beat self-sabotage through eliminating "triggers." Tim holds me accountable, not only on my sexual purity but he challenges me to grow daily in my walk with Christ and my wife.

This is what my life is like now: I am no longer hiding; there is no secrecy in my life, nothing hiding on my computer, and no secret life. There is nothing between my God and me, and nothing between my wife and me. I love living in transparency, living in the light. I no longer need to look over my shoulder, wondering who will find some trace of my sin; I'm no longer paranoid of getting caught. I'm in the light, and I love it! I am free indeed in Jesus Christ. My past is nailed to a tree and buried in a tomb!

Thank you Jesus! (and Pureheart Ministries!)

Sister Jane Doe

Thanks to Pureheart Ministries, my husband is a changed man. Because of the tools and counseling that he has been provided, he has a new identity in Christ and a revised perspective on his role in our marriage. The biggest benefit for me as his wife has been the restoration of trust in our relationship. Having complete trust in my husband is a newfound freedom for me. In the past, I always tried to tell my husband, “I love you.  I just don’t like your choices.” I really thought that I loved my husband, but my love for him is so much greater now than before he engaged with Pureheart Ministries. I am now experiencing marriage on a level I didn’t know was possible. We have been married for over 28 years, but I feel like we are back to the honeymoon stage! Thanks Tim and Pureheart!!

Follow the link below to read more amazing testimonies!



Reason #5 for calling Pureheart Ministries:

#5 Been there, done that.

Pureheart counselors have personally felt the impact of sexual sin. From pornography addictions to the heartache of adultery our counselors know the slavery of addictive behaviors and the suffering caused by infidelity, and yet we have all broken free, healed our hurts, and now lead others into recovery and victory. Biblically-grounded, Master’s level, pastoral counselors who have personally overcome that which you struggle with most—why would you ever call anyone else?!

As former pastors and seminary-trained pastoral counselors who can personally empathize with what you are going through, we have designed a cutting-edge curriculum based on our successful process of breaking free of addiction and growing into spiritual maturity. Our curriculum is utterly unique—using World War II as a backdrop, we teach you step-by-step how to get clean and stay clean. What does WWII have to do with purity? We use a warfare theme throughout our curriculum precisely because we want you to understand that living pure in today’s society is an act of war. With the advent of the Internet, living pure in our sex-crazed culture has become increasingly difficult as we are bombarded with temptation from all sides. As your brothers and sisters in Christ, however, we are here to encourage you to fight the good fight, holding on to the Biblical standard of purity until you achieve the righteous walk that, in your heart of hearts, has always been your greatest desire. We have proved the principles we teach in our own lives and in the many success stories of those we counsel. We have been there, done that and yet now we walk in daily purity. If we can break free, anyone can!

Tim's Testimony

Like many Christian men struggling with sex addiction, I knew that sex outside of marriage was wrong, but I managed to justify my addiction to masturbation, fantasy, and pornography on the basis that I was just another red-blooded American male. Unfortunately, Scripture doesn’t mince words. Jesus clearly states that lustful thinking is the same as lustful living. Revelation states unequivocally that the sexually immoral will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. More than anything else, I wanted to break free of my addictive cycle of sex addiction, but back then no one, and I mean no one, talked about sexual sin, much less how to break free of the pit and live in purity...

Follow the link below to continue reading Tim's testimony.

 

 

 

Reason #4 for calling Pureheart Ministries

#4 Master’s level pastoral counseling.

At the same time, all our counselors have MA’s in Mental Health Counseling and/or Master’s of Divinity. Most pastors have little if any training and experience in counseling, particularly when it comes to addictive behaviors. With our pastoral counselors you get the best of secular counseling methods grounded in the bedrock of Scripture.

 

Our goal is to offer low-cost, individual counseling for you. We use the latest therapeutic models alongside tried-and-true techniques to provide you with the most effective counseling possible. We have had remarkable success in helping men and women overcome a variety of issues and concerns, most notably in the area of sexual purity. Click on the Testimonies tab to read about many real-life examples. Pureheart specializes in helping men and women deal with issues related to sexual purity, but we also have experience treating adults dealing with chemical addiction, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, childhood abuse and trauma, grief recovery, and/or phase of life issues. Pureheart’s approach to therapy incorporates Biblical truth and spiritual mentoring based on our training and experience as pastors combined with the best secular counseling has to offer including Motivational Interviewing techniques, 12 Step methods, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. We do not believe that the counselor is the doctor and the client is the patient; rather we believe that counseling is a process where people work together in order to bring about healing, spiritual maturity, and change. Our goal as counselors is to listen well, give our counselees encouragement and hope, speak the truth in love, accurately discern the root causes behind the issues, and provide practical, solution-oriented steps to freedom. Many people try to overcome addictive behavior on their own, but they fail, not for lack of effort, but simply because they lack the necessary skills. We will equip you with the practical wisdom you need to break the chains of addictive behavior.

Follow the link below to get to know our Counselors!

 



Reason #3 for calling Pureheart Ministries

#3 Biblically-grounded pastoral counseling.

Our counselors are seminary graduates with theological training and most are pastors/former pastors. There is simply no substitute for the power of the Holy Spirit and authority of God’s Word. Pureheart counselors will help you change your life because God has changed our lives!

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Using our pastoral training and years of pastoral experience, we have firmly grounded our teaching in Scripture. We know the truth and power of God’s Word from personal experience. Sadly, because of their training, many Christian counselors and psychologists put much more faith in Freud than God. We believe in the miraculous power of God—we are living testimonies to His grace and His ability to save us from the power of darkness and set us free from the deep, deep pit of sexual sin, brokenness, and dysfunction while bringing us into the light! We will pray with you at the beginning and end of every session because ultimately we place far more faith in the Holy Spirit’s power to help you change your life than in our own limited abilities as pastoral counselors. We use Scripture throughout our teaching. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 is one of our key passages:

“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen who do not know God.” (NIV)

Notice two very important truths from this passage. First of all, sexual purity is not natural behavior, at least not at first, even for the Christian. The default mode for something as powerful as our sex drive is passionate lust. Sexual purity is "learned" behavior. You and I must learn to control our sex drive; it is not something we are born knowing how to do. Secondly, learning implies that you have a teacher. How can we ever expect Christians to live pure if the church in general never teaches them how to achieve consistent purity? When’s the last time you heard a preacher speak on how to break the habit of masturbation, for example, and yet how many men constantly struggle with this habit! Now, however, you have no excuse to stay in sexual sin, because we promise to teach you everything we know about getting pure and staying pure.

 

 

Reason #2 for calling Pureheart Ministries

#2: Specialized counseling for wives.

Pureheart offers counseling tailored specifically for the spouses of sex addicts. We think you are just as important as your loved one seeking counseling and thus we offer proven strategies and practical comfort focused on helping wives deal with their wounds and heal their hearts.

A Wife’s Testimony

"I received counseling through Pureheart for a little over a year to help me heal from my husband’s addiction to pornography. My husband started looking at porn during my pregnancy with our first child and I did not discover the addiction until it had been going on almost a year. I was devastated and didn't know what to do. My struggle was worse for me because I suffered from post partum depression. After months of fighting and my husband trying to stop on his own we realized we needed help and both started counseling with Pureheart.

Jena helped me to process my anger and pain. Through talking with Jena, I learned to look to God for my strength, healing and the ability to forgive. My marriage survived the darkest time we had ever been through and I am stronger now because of it. My husband has had the occasional relapse but was able to maintain his purity for over a year and I know that was the work of God and Pureheart. A recent relapse has shown me that although my husband still struggles, I have been able to grow and can forgive more easily. I am no longer a victim of my husband’s sin but am able to be a pillar of strength and faith for him to lean on as he continues to regain his footing in his walk with Christ and his walk in purity. That is in thanks to God and to Jena. I honestly don't think my marriage would have survived without them both."

Reason #1 for calling Pureheart Ministries

1) Nationwide/Worldwide Online Counseling via Skype and Phone.

Pastoral counseling in the privacy and confidentiality of your own home or your office—we come to you. Anywhere you can get a strong Internet/phone signal you can receive counseling that will change your life. We are currently counseling people in 34 states and 5 countries.

Pureheart offers highly effective, affordable, confidential, and Biblically-grounded pastoral counseling. Pureheart specializes in teaching Christian men and women how to break free of sexual sin, deal with the damage it causes, walk in consistent purity, and live out their God-given destiny. Additionally, we have years of experience counseling adults dealing with chemical addiction, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, childhood abuse and trauma, grief recovery, and/or phase of life issues. We offer pastoral counseling and spiritual mentoring nationwide/worldwide online via Skype or by phone and locally in the Portland, Oregon Metro area. Pureheart counselors are Master’s level counselors and/or experienced pastors who have personally dealt with sexual sin and now walk in consistent purity.