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Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #588: Once an Addict, Always an Addict | The 10 Half-Truths Series
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This episode: Steve Gallagher compares some core beliefs of 12-step systems of recovery with what the Bible teaches about overcoming sin.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #587: God Loves Me Just the Way I Am | The 10 Half-Truths Series
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This episode: God's unconditional love should never be used as an excuse for habitual sin, but should fuel our efforts to live in purity.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #586: I Can't Get Free Unless God Chooses to Set Me Free | The 10 Half-Truths Series
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Many addicts end up blaming God for their addiction. Find out why in this episode of the Pure Life Ministries Podcast.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #585: Sexual Pleasure is the Most Important Thing in Life | The 10 Half-Truths Series
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Don't miss the first episode in our new series, "10 Half-Truths that Keep Us Addicted to Porn"!

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #584: Honest Confession Leads to Spiritual Power
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This episode: Our instincts tell us to keep our sins hidden, but God's Word tells us that being honest leads to a life of power over sin.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #583 - Can Our Marriage Bed Ever Be Pure Again? | Ask the Counselor
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This episode: Sexual sin destroys intimacy, but God's Word shows couples how to restore trust and purity to their marriage bed.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #582: Are Addictions Caused by Childhood Problems? | Ask the Counselor
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This episode: Children are deeply impacted by their parents' behavior. So, is a parent responsible if their child develops an addiction?

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #354 (REPLAY): What Role Does Brokenness Play in Freedom from Porn?
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Hey Podcast fans! Have you heard our "Freedom from Porn" series? For this week's podcast, we'll take you back to that series' second show.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #345 (REPLAY): When Being Converted Became Making a Decision
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PLM Podcast fans, have you heard our series "The Church Addicted"? For this week's podcast, we'll take you back to that series' first show.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #581: Why You Should Read "God's Smuggler"
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This episode: From nearly insane to one of the greatest missionaries of the 1900's—we'll review Brother Andrew's thrilling autobiography.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #580: Men's Sexual Sin Q&A Part 2
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This episode: Steve Gallagher and the leadership of Pure Life Ministries will answer your questions in our Men's Sexual Sin Q&A Part 2.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #579: Empowered and Transformed through Faith | Hope for Hurting Wives
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This episode: When we put our trust in God and allow Him to do a work in us through our trials, we become a vessel of blessing for others.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #578: You Cannot Live Without God's Word | Hope for Hurting Wives
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This episode: Hurting wives desperately need the Word of God because it has the power to go inside of them and make them completely new.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #577: Four Unhealthy Reactions to a Husband's Sin | Hope for Hurting Wives
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This episode: There are many natural (but ungodly) ways to react to a husband's sin. Kathy Gallagher helps wives see new ways to respond.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #576: We're Only Safe at the Foot of the Cross | Hope for Hurting Wives
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This Episode: When someone hurts us, we must be especially careful to guard our hearts against a self-righteous and judging spirit.

Pure Life Ministries Podcast Episode #575: Seeing a Husband's Sin with New Eyes | Hope for Hurting Wives
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In this podcast: When Kathy Gallagher saw that her husband Steve was in the fight of his life, she determined to fight with him and for him.

Purity for Life Episode #574: God is Working Through Our Pain | Hope for Hurting Wives
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In this podcast, Kathy Gallagher exhorts wives to make sure that the pain of their husband's sin is not destroying their faith in God.

Purity for Life Episode #573: God is the Center of a Perfect Marriage | Hope for Hurting Wives
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In this podcast, Kathy Gallagher talks about God's perspective on what a perfect marriage looks like, and what it requires to have one.

Purity for Life Episode #572: When God is Your Only Hope | Hope for Hurting Wives
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The core of our message to hurting wives is that when everything is crumbling around us, Jesus is solid and the source of real hope.

Purity for Life Episode #571: What Devastated Wives Need Most | Hope for Hurting Wives
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Kathy Gallagher joins us to begin a 9-episode series going through her book, "When His Secret Sin Breaks Your Heart."

Purity for Life Episode #570: Saved Through Real Repentance | Ryan's Story of Hope
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Ryan used porn and drugs to escape emotional pain. But when something terrifying happened at a party, he was determined to find freedom.

Purity for Life Episode #569: Seek Fulfillment in God, Not Things | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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Seeking fulfillment in earthly things is futile. But if we seek fulfillment in God Himself, He will meet our deepest needs.

Purity for Life Episode #568: Keep Your Guard Up | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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This world is a spiritual warzone. But if we will stay close to our victorious Jesus, He will give us the strength to win our battles.

Purity for Life Episode #567: Fight for Contentment | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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One of the most effective ways to protect your heart and mind from the power of sexual temptations is to learn true contentment.

Purity for Life Episode #566: Keep Making Godly Choices! | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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In this episode, we'll talk about how to effectively deal with day to day temptations so that you can stay on the road to freedom.

Purity for Life Episode #565: Overcome Offenses With Forgiveness | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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Cultivating a spirit of forgiveness is an essential part of maintaining freedom from habitual sin.

Purity for Life Episode #564: Called out of Terrible Darkness | Brian's Story of Hope
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Through a long series of events, God reached into terrible darkness and called Brian to become a devoted follower of Jesus.

Purity for Life Episode #563: What are Common Myths About Sexual Addiction? | Ask the Counselor
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In this episode, we'll talk about some really common myths that Christians believe about sexual addiction.

Purity for Life Episode #417: (REPLAY) - Reflections on the Lowly Jesus (Part 2)
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Join us for the 2nd part of our special Christmas episode as we focus again on the wonder of Jesus.

Purity for Life Episode #416: (REPLAY) - Reflections on the Lowly Jesus (Part 1)
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Join us for a special Christmas episode as we focus on the most amazing gift ever given—Jesus Christ.

Purity for Life Episode #562: Are You a Slave to Your Lusts? | Ask the Counselor
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In this episode: We'll get to the heart of addiction and we'll talk about the first step men must take if they want real freedom.

Purity for Life Episode #561: Men's Sexual Sin Q&A
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In this episode, Steve Gallagher and the leadership of Pure Life Ministries offer biblical answers to common questions about sexual sin.

Purity for Life Episode #560: Keep Your Eyes on God's Goal | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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When we make freedom from sexual sin the highest goal in our lives, we are aiming at something far lower than what God wants to give us.

Purity for Life Episode #559: Mercy Destroys the Spirit of Lust | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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Real freedom isn't just about protecting our hearts from lust, it's about yielding to a completely different kind of spirit.

Purity for Life Episode #558: Rescued, Redeemed, Restored (Part 2) | Greg And Paloma's Story Of Hope
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Greg and Paloma's Story of Hope (Part 2): The restoration in Greg and Paloma's lives and marriage can only be described as a miracle of God!

Purity for Life Episode #557: Rescued, Redeemed, Restored (Part 1) | Greg And Paloma's Story Of Hope
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When Greg's sin was discovered by Paloma, their marriage seemed like it was over. But God!

Purity for Life Episode #556: Why You Should Read "Evidence Not Seen"
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Darlene Deibler Rose was a simple woman who found that God's comfort outshines suffering and His Presence is more powerful than loss.

Purity for Life Episode #555: Cultivate a Disciplined Lifestyle | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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Here's a paradox: If you want to enjoy tremendous freedom in Christ, then learn to embrace a disciplined lifestyle.

Purity for Life Episode #554: Fall in Love with Jesus | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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In this episode of Purity for Life, we'll talk about why falling in love with Jesus provides such a powerful motivation to live in purity.

Purity for Life Episode #553: Keep First Things First | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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Latest podcast: We would never try to live without water or food. So why do we try to live without a daily intake of God’s word and prayer?

Purity for Life Episode #511: (REPLAY) Handle Failure Wisely | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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An occasional failure doesn’t nullify the Lord's work in your life. True failure is when you quit moving forward in your walk with the Lord.

Purity for Life Episode #552: Why Peace Reigns When God Conquers Our Hearts | Ashes to Beauty
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In the final episode of our series "Ashes to Beauty", we'll talk about why being ruled by God brings so much peace to our hearts and homes.

Purity for Life Episode #551: Why a Pure Heart Will Make EVERYTHING New | Ashes to Beauty
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After sexual sin, it can seem like an enormous task to re-establish good communication and intimacy in the marriage bed. But God is able!

Purity for Life Episode #550: Why a Marriage Full of Mercy is so Blessed | Ashes to Beauty
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"Ashes to Beauty" Episode 6: Marriages that have been destroyed by selfishness will be restored and healed through selflessness and mercy.

Purity for Life Episode #549: Why it's Good to Be Really Hungry for God | Ashes to Beauty
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When a husband and wife become desperate for righteousness, they are taking one more step on the road toward healing and restoration.

Purity for Life Episode #480: What Does THAT Have To Do With My Problem? (Part 1) | Ask the Counselor
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Many underlying spiritual issues, which seem unrelated to sexual sin, must be dealt with if an addict is ever to find real freedom.

Purity for Life Episode #540: A Firm Foundation: Don't Let Sin Conceive!
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Latest podcast: Want to overcome temptation? We discuss James' priceless wisdom on the nature of temptation, and how to deal with it.

Purity for Life Episode #548: Why Obeying God Reverses the Desolation of Self-Will | Ashes to Beauty
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Scott and Erin tried really hard to fix their marriage on their own. But when they started obeying God, their marriage was transformed.

Purity for Life Episode #547: Why Those Who Weep Are Actually Blessed | Ashes to Beauty
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When Jesus said, "Blessed are those who mourn," He meant that our pain is actually opening the door for tremendous spiritual blessing.

Purity for Life Episode #546: Why Devastation is the First Step Toward Redemption | Ashes to Beauty
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In God's powerful hands, situations that devastate us actually become the first step on our road to redemption.

Purity for Life Episode #545: God is Willing and Able to Transform ANY Marriage | Ashes to Beauty
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God has POWER to restore even the most broken marriages. In our newest podcast series, Ashes to Beauty, we'll look at how He does it!

Purity for Life Episode #544: You Must Be Holy, For God is Holy Part 2
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Dr. John Oswalt is back with us for the second part of our discussion about holiness.

Purity for Life Episode #543: You Must Be Holy, For God is Holy Part 1
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God told His people, "You must be holy, for I am holy." But what exactly is holiness? And how do we, fallen humans, become holy?

Purity for Life Episode #542: Redeemed by Love | Robens and Lousette's Story of Hope
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In this "Story of Hope", you'll hear about how a couple went from utter hopelessness to seeing the Lord make all things new!

Purity for Life Episode #541: A Firm Foundation: Keep Adding to Your Faith!
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If we will faithfully do our part, God will be faithful to fill us with His divine power and glorious nature!

Purity for Life Episode #539: A Firm Foundation: Walk in the Spirit Part 2
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The key to victory is learning to "walk by the Spirit." Join us for Part 2 of our discussion on Galatians.

Purity for Life Episode #538: A Firm Foundation: Walk in the Spirit Part 1
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If you want to live a life of freedom and righteousness, then you do NOT want to miss Part 1 of our discussion on Galatians.

Bonus from Purity for Life Episode #536: A Firm Foundation: Abide in Christ
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In this bonus segment, Josh Rowand talks with Nate and explains how he uses the Bible to connect with God in a meaningful way.

Purity for Life Episode #536: A Firm Foundation: Abide in Christ
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How will we ever find the strength to bear good fruit in a wicked world? There's only one way. By abiding in the Vine.

Purity for Life Episode #535: A Firm Foundation: Set Your Mind On Things Above
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Do you want to live a truly fruitful life? Don't buy into plausible sounding opinions. Set your mind on Christ alone.

Bonus from Purity for Life Episode #534: A Firm Foundation: The (Real) Grace and Love of God
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In this bonus segment, Nate sits down with counselor Ken Larkin to discuss some of the methods and tools he uses to study the Bible.

Purity for Life Episode #534: A Firm Foundation: The (Real) Grace and Love of God
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Without the (real) grace and love of God, it's impossible to live the Christian life. The counterfeits are worthless.

Purity for Life Episode #533: Why You Should Read "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus"
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When Nabeel's religion crumbled under honest scrutiny, he was desperate for truth. What he found next utterly stunned him.

Purity for Life Episode #394: (REPLAY) - Breaking Free from the Trap of Self-Pity
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Self-pity is just another demonic scheme to keep people away from true repentance. We'll explain what self-pity is and how to repent of it.

Bonus from Purity for Life Episode #532: A Firm Foundation: Getting Radical About Sin
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In this bonus discussion from our latest podcast, Austin Kropf outlines the methods he uses to engage with God's Word in a meaningful way.

Purity for Life Episode #532: A Firm Foundation: Getting Radical About Sin
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When it comes to things that lead us into sin, Jesus' stance is strong, uncompromising, even seemingly extreme.

Purity for Life Episode #531: A Firm Foundation: Seeking the Lord While He is Near
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If sin has ever led you away captive, Isaiah 55 is for you. "Return to God!" it says, and find in Him a land of spiritual peace.

Purity for Life Episode #530: A Firm Foundation: Praying with Absolute Confidence
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When we're in deep trouble because of our sin, Psalm 107 is there to offer us strong confidence that God will hear us if we cry out to Him.

Purity for Life Episode #529: A Firm Foundation: Turning to God in Radical Humility
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For those who are being broken by God, Psalm 51 is like a blazing lighthouse, showing us how to return into the harbor of God’s redemption.

Purity for Life Episode #528: Why You Should Read About Amy Carmichael
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If you aren’t in the habit of reading Christian biographies, we hope that this episode will inspire you to start.

Bonus from Purity for Life Episode #527: A Firm Foundation: When Judgment Opens the Door for Hope
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In this bonus discussion, Michael Wheaton expounds on the methods he uses to study the Bible.

Purity for Life Episode #527: A Firm Foundation: When Judgment Opens the Door for Hope
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In Hosea, a stunning picture emerges. God's deep desire in our pain is not to destroy us, but to open a doorway into hope.

Purity for Life Episode #526: A Firm Foundation: Scandalous Love and Lavish Mercy
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How can we find the confidence to return to God after terrible sin? When we comprehend this glorious truth about God: He is FULL of mercy.

Purity for Life Episode #525: A Firm Foundation: Beware of Evil!
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Lives that aren't built on God's Word will come crashing down. In our newest podcast series, we inspire and equip you to study God's Word.

Purity for Life Episode #524: Help: I have no support!
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When someone claims that they don't have anyone to help them in their distress, how often is that true? And what should they do if it is?

Purity for Life Episode #523: Stephen and Kelly's Story of Hope: Bright Light in Horrible Darkness
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In "Stephen and Kelly's Story of Hope," we see that the light of Christ shines with incredible brightness in times of greatest darkness.

Purity for Life Episode #522: The True Grace of God Does a Powerful Work
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Any concept of grace that makes us more comfortable sinning is not biblical grace.

Purity for Life Episode #521: Should Christians Use the Word Addiction?
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There are radical differences between what secular psychology and Biblical Christianity have to say about addiction.

Purity for Life Episode #520: Worldliness is the Bane of a Pure Heart
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We are aware we must fight against the flesh and the Devil. But are we prepared to acknowledge that we must also fight against the world?

Purity for Life Episode #518: A Marriage Without Jesus in the Center
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Even marriage cannot fill the empty void that only Christ can satisfy.

Purity for Life Episode #352: (Replay) - Should I Marry a Guy Struggling with Porn?
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A man should be walking in victory and living a life under the control of the Holy Spirit before he enters into a marriage relationship.

Purity for Life Episode #516: A Leaders Guide to the Sexual Addict (Part 2)
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When ministering to someone in sexual sin, one must realize that sin has done a level of damage in that persons heart and in their life.

Purity for Life Episode #515: A Leaders Guide to the Sexual Addict (Part 1)
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When ministering to a man in sexual sin, a pastor should keep in mind that sin deeply corrupts even the most outwardly kind person.

Purity for Life Episode #514: Chris and Marissa's Story of Hope: Saved from the Prison of Self
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A marriage fueled by a desire for success, prosperity and sexual pleasure is a recipe for disaster.

Purity for Life Episode #513: A Holy Home | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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Maintaining a godly atmosphere in your home leads to a life full of blessings and genuine freedom.

Purity for Life Episode #419 (Replay): Wives: Hold Fast to a Living Hope
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A broken marriage is a serious storm for any woman. Faith, hope, and love anchor our souls to the Lord while the tempest rages around us.

Purity for Life Episode #512: Fight in God's Strength | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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Self-control does not come from self. It comes from the Lord. Apart from Him, you will not find the power to live a self-controlled life.

Purity for Life Episode #511: How to Handle Failure | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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An occasional failure doesn’t nullify the Lord's work in your life. True failure is when you quit moving forward in your walk with the Lord.

Purity for Life Episode #510: Live By Faith, Not Feelings | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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Living by faith means that despite your circumstances or how you feel, you can choose by an act of your will to trust and obey the Lord.

Purity for Life Episode #509: Never Stop Fighting | Key Lessons on the Road to Freedom
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You are either moving closer to God or further away from Him. There is no middle ground. You must keep on fighting.

Purity for Life Episode #508: Ask the Counselor: Is Masturbation a Sin?
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Instead of asking the question, "What's wrong with what I am doing?", we should ask the question, "Is this right and does it glorify God?"

Purity for Life Episode #507: Don’t Fall for Dead End Solutions to Addiction
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Only Jesus has the power to truly transform us, and He does