Addiction Help for Pastors - Onsite & Online
If you are a pastor struggling with an addiction or caught up in some immoral behavior, you’re not alone and there is help and hope for you. These afflictions are very real, not uncommon amongst clergy, and can be very damaging if not properly dealt with. Just as there are clear reasons for addictive behavior, there is also an absolute solution, a pathway to true freedom. I have witnessed many lives forever changed by the powerful transforming hand of our Lord Jesus. Receive the help you need without fear of being exposed. Schedule your free consultation today.
Kneeling with Brothers
Kneeling with kingdom soldiers who have stumbled is my calling. Finding good, safe, confidential and effective help for pastors is not easy. As a pastor myself that struggled with addiction issues for many years, I’m very familiar with the struggles clergy face. A pastor struggling with an addiction is not uncommon. Quite the contrary, pastors needing help is more common than most would think. Pastors are human and have the same struggle’s others do. Actually, they are typically under much more of a spiritual attack than the average person with, in many cases, less resources for a variety of reasons. Shame and condemnation are not of God. Satan tempts, and when sin is conceived, he quickly accuses, shames and guilts. Jesus says, just come to me and I will clean you up. There are tangible reasons why people struggle, and when properly dealt with, the enemy looses his grip.
Will anyone find out about my struggles?
Not unless you tell them. Anyone entering treatment is protected from public knowledge. Pastors can enjoy the anonymous safeguard they deserve. Many approach and convey their treatment experience to others as a sabbatical, an equipping, a time away to learn about addiction and the Biblical solution. Over the years, we’ve witnessed many pastors find freedom and then utilize what they’ve learned to help others within their congregation find freedom as well.
There is one that comes to steal, kill and destroy!
There are very few limits to Satan’s schemes and tactics and when a doorway is opened, he will set up camp on a mission to destroy anything and everything he can. The immediate family (those closest) usually feel the initial brunt of it, but eventually it affects all areas of life.
Where does a challenged pastor go for help?
The Biblical approach and secular approach are literally worlds apart. The instigator of the problem is spirit and spiritual problems will never be resolved with a secular solution. Who can a pastor turn to without the possibility of losing the trust of his congregation, or even worse, being asked to step away from the pulpit? I have personally helped many pastors find true freedom and return to their position without negatively effecting or upsetting their congregation. Most return with a better understanding and are able to utilize what they’ve learned to help struggling members in their church find freedom.
What types of addictions are treated?
Anyone who truly understands the dynamics of addiction, knows who the real culprit is. Addiction is not limited to just drugs or alcohol. Many pastors struggle with porn because it can go on behind closed doors for years before they get caught and help is sought. And a pastor with a sex addiction, without question will eventually be exposed. Satan uses these struggles to tear apart the body of Christ. Porn and sex addiction help for pastors is available!
Can true freedom be achieved?
Absolutely! There are tangible reasons why people do what they do and there is an absolute solution available. We have what is known as cause and effect and most people are living within the effects of something initially caused by someone else. There is One that knows, the Great Physician, and He will expose the root, dispose of it, and heal the wounds caused by it. Jesus said: So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:35)