Pure Desire: How One Man's Triumph Can Help Others Break Free From Sexual Temptation [NOOK Book]

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There is a battle going on with millions of victims trapped in the struggle and no apparent way out. Church leaders and pastors are often called in to help, but these leaders don’t exactly know what to do. Pure Desire is the answer to this desperate cry for help from men and women who have tried to build sexual holiness in their lives and failed…and failed…and failed. This book is also for the shattered souls of mates who are puzzled, shamed and wounded by their husband’s or wife’s sexual bondage and secret ...
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Pure Desire: How One Man's Triumph Can Help Others Break Free From Sexual Temptation

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Overview


There is a battle going on with millions of victims trapped in the struggle and no apparent way out. Church leaders and pastors are often called in to help, but these leaders don’t exactly know what to do. Pure Desire is the answer to this desperate cry for help from men and women who have tried to build sexual holiness in their lives and failed…and failed…and failed. This book is also for the shattered souls of mates who are puzzled, shamed and wounded by their husband’s or wife’s sexual bondage and secret life. And, this book is for the Church to come alongside those who have come to them for help. Here is hope for establishing healthy personal boundaries. It will give the soul in Christ an anchor amid rough waters and a new appreciation for Christ’s healing power and presence. The time is now to begin walking in victory and helping others to do the same.


DR. TED ROBERTS is senior pastor of East Hill Foursquare Church in Gresham, Oregon. After coming to the Lord as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, Dr. Roberts obtained his masters and doctorate in seminary and he has served in a multiplicity of ministries. His passion to care for the particular needs of hurting people has greatly grown his church and led to his transition to giving birth to Pure Desire Ministries International. He is a popular speaker and accomplished author. Pastor Roberts is now in the process of passing the baton as Senior Pastor and giving birth to Pure Desire Ministries International.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830748945
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 258,443
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Dr. TED ROBERTS is senior pastor of East Hill Foursquare Church in Gresham, Oregon. After coming to the Lord as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, Dr. Roberts obtained his masters and doctorate in seminary and he has served in a multiplicity of ministries. His passion to care for the particular needs of hurting people has greatly grown his church and led to his transition to giving birth to Pure Desire Ministries International. He is a popular speaker and accomplished author. Pastor Roberts is now in the process of passing the baton as Senior Pastor and giving birth to Pure Desire Ministries International.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction 11
Section I A Place of Hope
Chapter 1 Dr. Ted Roberts: Sex Expert? 17
Chapter 2 Spirituality Is Sexy 29
Chapter 3 When Sex Gets Sick in the Heart 43
Chapter 4 Clueless in the Midst of the Battle 61
Chapter 5 The Answer to a Wounded Heart 79
Chapter 6 When Sex Is Lord 93
Chapter 7 When Jesus Starts Becoming Lord 113
Section II A Place of Healing
Chapter 8 The Cleansing Hope of a Vision 135
Chapter 9 The Power of Vision 147
Chapter 10 The Bitter Waters of Healing 167
Chapter 11 Values: The Titanic Challenge 185
Chapter 12 Kingdom Toughness 203
Chapter 13 Lord of the Mulligans 221
Chapter 14 The Ultimate Challenge 237
Chapter 15 His Realities and Her Realities: A Perspective by Diane Roberts 253
Chapter 16 Accept No Substitutes: A Perspective by Diane Roberts 273
Appendix A Testimonies 289
Appendix B The Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) 295
Appendix C Suggested Resources 299
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2009

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    An excellent book

    This book goes into excellent detail in explaining the true scope of this addiction. While a lot of other books may get lost in the clinical definitions, this book explains in real life terms how this addiction truly affects a person and those around them, as well as its root causes. If there was any disappointment with the book, it is in the solution to the problem - join a 12 step program. Given how difficult the addiction is to overcome, I understand that this is what needs to be done. I guess I just expected a bit more from the book in this area however.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    All the 5-Star ratings I put on this review were due to how it changed our married life forever.

    These are hard subjects for the average man to grasp. First, that you have a problem with let's say pornography like I had, and being unfaithful to your spouse....like I did. Yes, I was like alot of you might be now. Thinking why on earth would I ever come clean with my wife about ALL my past sexual relationships outside our marriage? One of my closest friends, Dave, thought I had gone off the deep end and lost my ever-lovin' mind!!!

    However, after the initial shock was over, and my wife had time to gather her thoughts, and also see how I was truly humbled, and wanted us to heal and grow "together" there has been such a bonding between us. "No more secrets, and no more lies" between us now.

    There was lots and lots of questions she asked me, obviously, and lots of questions this book asks you to answer. You must allow Christ Jesus to do all He can to change your hearts, and bring the two of you into His Perfect Will. This has made all the difference in our healing process. To quote my wife; "I'm in love with the new you" Intimacy has never been closer and sweeter than after I read, and followed the suggestions in this book.

    No one can force you to change. However, if you truly want your marriage to last, I highly recommend your buying this book and seeing just what you're made of...Spiritually. Your marriage will never be the same. I promise! Joseph.

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