Those who attend Pure Life Ministries commit to a six-month program, where they are taught Scriptural principles of Christian lifestyle through in-depth Bible study, intensive prayer, supportive fellowship and one-on-one counseling. But the facilities are limited to how many applicants they can take at any given time. It was for this reason Steve wrote A Biblical Guide to Counseling the Sexual Addict, to provide a practical Biblical model for churches and counselors who minister to people engrossed in sexual sin.
This book, written for pastors, ministers, counselors and lay leaders, is not one of theory, but the result of proven successful practice as demonstrated at the Pure Life Ministries campus. Laying aside pop psychology and excuses of unmet needs and childhood trauma, PLM insists that a pure life is accomplished by the powerful work of the Holy Spirit and a submission to the Scriptures. Using the fundamentals of Biblical counseling as they relate to sexual sin, Steve shares specific areas where these principles can be applied. For instance, helping young people deal with the temptations they often encounter. Or supporting the wife who has been devastated with the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. Or when ministering to the homosexual or confronting a pastor who struggles with pornography and other sexual sins. In the final section of the book Steve shows how to begin a ministry of support for those who have fallen into sexual idolatry.
This straightforward book lays out specific steps toward healing, and will help you deliver real hope to the addict who is desperate for victory.
—June Hunt, Author, Host, Hope for the Heart
With the depth which comes through years of experience, Steve gives us a plan of action that will honor God and restore the sinner.
—Dr. Bill Hines, Author, Dean, Master’s Divinity School
Steve Gallagher, a former deputy in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, is the president of Pure Life Ministries. He is an ordained minister and holds an Associates of Arts degree from Sacramento City College and a Ministerial Arts degree from Capital Bible Institute. A certified biblical counselor through the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC) in Denver, CO, he has dedicated his life to helping men overcome sexual sin through holiness and a passionate pursuit of Jesus. PLM operates a live-in program on a 45-acre facility for Christian men seeking God’s answers to sexual sin.
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