The Dannah Gresh Series is a collection of individual messages gathered from speaking engagements across the country. Join Dannah as she digs deep into God’s word to tackle tough subjects like faith, sexuality, emotions, and more.
May 5, 2022
We Need A Resurrection!
May 5, 2022
When was the last time you saw someone radically changed by Jesus Christ? Are YOU being changed by Him? Or has your Christian community settled into a passive, country club faith experience that lacks power? Have you settled for less than the supernatural in your own life?
Going through a hard time? This is a test. I repeat: this is only a test. You may be experiencing a difficult season of health or a painful relationship break up. You could be struggling financially or failing college. When that happens, Dannah Gresh says we often three kinds of tests:
the test of our appetites
the test of our memory
the test of our strength
Find out what they are and how to pass them in this message from Dannah. It’s based on the tests the nation of Israel faced in the wilderness, as recorded in Numbers chapter eleven.
Jesus wants those who follow Him to experience incredible freedom. Out of that comes fullness of joy and undeniable fruitfulness. Are you experiencing those things? Do you feel free, full, and fruitful? You need to abide if you want to experience those things. In this transparent testimony, Dannah Gresh talks about making a commitment to abide in Christ as an eight-year-old girl, but then wandering and finding herself in bondage rather than free. She also shares how she learned to abide in Christ so that she could experience freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness.
This message was originally delivered at Dannah’s alma mater, Cedarville University, during homecoming week chapel in 2021. Dannah was named alumna of the year.
How to Win the War Between Your Flesh & Your Spirit
Feb 25, 2022
Our Spirit and our flesh war against each other constantly. In this podcast, Dannah Gresh dives into the book of Galatians to share the secret to winning this war. This message was originally delivered at chapel for Grace Prep High School, our sister ministry, and was produced by Pure Freedom Ministries.
Have you ever struggled with talking softly and sweetly to someone? I’m talking about someone who REALLY annoys you, maybe your husband or your roommate! It can be difficult to be reasonable when opinions clash. Dannah Gresh confesses that she has struggled to offer soft and reasonable answers when facing communication challenges. Find out how Proverbs 15 brought her victory in her conflicts…but not in the way she expected.
We hope this teaching from Dannah Gresh helps you learn the power of a soft and gentle answer. When things heat up…just remember to breathe…and repeat Proverbs 15:1—A gentle answer turns away wrath! This podcast was produced by Pure Freedom Ministries.
There’s an angst in today’s emerging adults that wasn’t there for their parents or grandparents. Today’s college-aged and young adult men and women are emerging into the most idealized culture, facing pressure to do big things in big ways. But the reality is…no generation has emerged with more young adults still living at home with mom and dad. Most of them aren’t doing much at all. The contrast between expectations and what’s really happening in YOUR life, could be terribly deflating. Join Dannah Gresh as she unpacks the life of one of her biblical sheros! Yes, I said SHE-ro, and I’m talking about Miriam. Let’s head on over to sit by the Nile River as we watch her emerge into her world doing something terribly mundane and normal. This message was originally delivered at Grace Prep High School, as a challenge to one of the senior classes and was produced by Pure Freedom Ministries.
Three Barriers to Experiencing Freedom in Relationships
May 14, 2021
Do you ever find yourself thinking about a past love? Are you struggling to enter into emotional intimacy in the relationship you’re currently in? The Apostle Paul wrote about three barriers the Church at Corinth was experiencing when it came to relationships.That little congregation had a lot of questions about sex and marriage, but the problem wasn’t that they didn’t know God’s guidelines. They just hadn’t personally experienced God’s healing and leading in a way that enabled them to understand God’s view of sex. Dannah Gresh unpacks what the Apostle Paul wrote about: three barriers that keep us from experiencing freedom. This message was recorded in the Pure Freedom studio and was produced by Pure Freedom Ministries.
God calls us to “Train up our children in the way they should go”. So why is it that these conversations can be difficult. Join Dannah Gresh and guest, Christian singer-songwriter Rebecca St James as they discuss what it looks like to be proactive with our children.
Connecting with your children can be complicated, but with Dannah Gresh’s book, 8 Great Dates for Moms & Daughters, you will find helpful answers to your real life questions along with great Mother/Daughter activities to bring you closer to one another. This podcast was recorded in the KLOVE studios in Nashville, TN where Dannah visited with Rebecca St James and was produced by Pure Freedom Ministries.
Has loneliness taken hold on your life? Sometimes it can feel as if the life we thought was ahead of us is now nowhere in sight. Finding delight in your day to day when all else seems to be crumbling is one of the biggest challenges our world faces. Dannah Gresh talks with Christian singer-songwriter, Rebecca St James whose rise to prominence ended in a lonely season of life.
If you enjoyed this conversation between Dannah and Rebecca, be sure to check out part 2. When the tough times come, we need to be reminded of God’s unfailing faithfulness. That is why Dannah Gresh wrote a Bible study on the book of Habakkuk. By using 6 habits of living by faith, this study will remind you of God’s faithfulness. This podcast was recorded in the KLOVE studios in Nashville, TN where Dannah visited with Rebecca St James and was produced by Pure Freedom Ministries.
Four Things to Consider Before You Post on Social Media
Feb 25, 2021
Everyone has an opinion, and that's good! It means we're all thinking; but does everyone need to voice their opinion all the time? Social media has great power to build up, encourage, inform, and draw individuals closer to one another and closer to God. It also has the power to destroy, to tear down, and to tempt. Dannah Gresh and her pastor Jonathan Weibel discuss the four things every Christian should consider before they post their opinion—or a response to someone else’s—on social media.
The Six Habits of the Faithful When God Seems Silent
Feb 25, 2021
The storms of life can be used to activate your faith; but God sure can seem silent when the wind is howling. The Book of Habakkuk is about learning to believe that God is good and maintains control even when there is so much evil and tragedy in the world around us. Though this book is often overlooked during times of peace and prosperity, it has tended to be studied when believers need to learn how to talk to God during epic events. We need it always, but in an urgent and desperate way right now. Dannah Gresh and her pastor Jonathan Weibel discuss what led to a Bible Study being printed and at the ready for women to use the book of Habakkuk during a global pandemic. Explore the six habits of the faithful practiced during times of what seems like God's silence.
How’s your heart? No matter your circumstances, your heart CAN be OK. Dannah Gresh explores Psalm 131 for the ingredient that’s often missing when we try to pull ourselves up out of discouragement or depression—getting over ourselves! She says that though this short three verse Psalm takes only a short time to dissect, it takes a long time to learn. This message was originally delivered at Grace Prep, the Christian high school Bob Gresh founded with the support of his wife.
Four Things God is Teaching Me About Racism (Habakkuk 1:5; Jonah 1-3)
Jun 25, 2020
Racism. Everyone is talking about it, but the media is full of commentary ranging from concern to condemnation that the evangelical church is not good at joining the conversation. Why the struggle? Some sources say it's because of the individualistic approach some Christians take to the Scriptures...making them all about personal salvation. But God intends to rescue all of humanity. Does that mean we need to repent as a nation or that we get a "bye' if we don't feel we've struggled with the sin of racism. Dannah Gresh has been searching her own heart as our nation endures a difficult and painful period of civil unrest. In this message delivered at an outdoor gathering hosted by Centre Church, she shared what God has been revealing and makes a few powerful confessions.
Getting Out Of The Way Of God's Grace (John 5:1-17)
Apr 9, 2020
There's no sin that's too large to forgive and no sin that's too small to ignore. God's extravagant, messy grace floods in when we make room for it. But sometimes, we don't. We get in the way of God's grace. Are you in the way?
In this message, Dannah Gresh takes us through the story of a man waiting for healing by a pool of water who needed God's grace for healing. She uses the story to show us a few things we might be doing to get in the way of God's healing grace in our own lives. This message was delivered to Grace Prep, a new model in Christian education founded by her husband Bob.
How To Experience Revival (Isaiah 57:15; Proverbs 139:13,14)
Jan 27, 2020
Are you worn out? Struggling with your life's purpose? Depressed? Tired of fighting the same old sin again and again? Do you need revival? God wants to revive you even more than you want to be revived.
Dannah Gresh found herself worn out and struggling. When she went to God's Word for answers, she discovered the door every heart must go through to be revived. This message was presented at The Revive Conference. If you want more content like it, join Dannah and Nancy daily for the Revive Our Hearts podcast. Learn more at reviveourhearts.com. This podcast was produced by Pure Freedom Ministries.
Step #1: Identify Lies In Your Belief System (John 8:31,32; Isaiah 28:15)
Sep 26, 2019
Many times when we face overwhelming emotional or behavioral problems, we seek accountability and behavior modification. But Dannah Gresh argues that’s not where you should begin. She argues that if you try to control thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with modification and accountability without changing beliefs, the roots simply grow back! To change and heal, you’ve got to change your beliefs. Using six steps to healing, she’ll guide you through an effective, biblical process of healing. Let’s listen in as she reveals Step #1 and helps you identify lies in your belief system.
Step #3: Confess Your Sin To Someone (James 5:16; Psalm 25:14)
Sep 26, 2019
The New Testament teaches that confession to one another is an avenue of sweet intimacy and friendship with God and others. So, why don’t we practice it eagerly? In this podcast, originally delivered at the Pure Freedom Master Class, Dannah Gresh will motivate you to practice courageous vulnerability.
Step #4: Unbind Yourself From Unhealthy Relationships (I Corinthians 6:15-17; Genesis 2:21-24)
Sep 26, 2019
One important component of healing—especially from past sexual sin and abuse—is to take the time to be unbound from unhealthy and unholy relationships. Does that sound odd to you? Well, the Bible clearly teaches that the act of sex makes two people “one.” In this podcast, originally delivered at the Pure Freedom Master Class, Dannah Gresh will show you just what that means physiologically and spiritually.
What does it mean to “renounce strongholds?” Well, it’s not advanced discipleship. Jesus said anyone who does not renounce all he has cannot be my disciples. Early believers took this work seriously and did it readily. What did they understand that we do not? Dannah Gresh connect the work of renouncing to the powerful lost secret of the blood covenant in this podcast, originally delivered at the Pure Freedom Master Class.
Step #6: Replace Lies With God’s Truth (Luke 14:33; Genesis 15:1-21)
Sep 26, 2019
You’ll recall that finding freedom involves changing the way you think and believe. Building a new structure of belief starts with ripping up the lies in your heart. Dannah Gresh will share with you the four tools God uses to teach us Truth.
Making Sense of the Seemingly Senseless Stories About Women In The Bible (Matthew 1:1-16)
Mar 21, 2019
The #MeToo conversation in our culture has reminded us that we're broken. For many, it has inflamed already troubling passages of Scripture where women are mistreated. Dannah Gresh has wrestled in her discomfort and found some peace. Out of it has come a powerful message asserting that we are all a part of this story. We are either the abused. Or we are the abusers. Or we are the bystanders, but no one gets a bye right now. Dannah offers you the peace she's found and in invitation to be a part of the change in this message.
For more on the big change in our ministry Dannah refers to, check out our kickstarter.
What's Wrong With The Way Christians Are Talking About Abortion? (I Peter 3:15-16; Exodus 1:1-22)
Feb 11, 2019
How should we respond right now—today—with the abortion conversation happening in our culture? What's wrong with the way Christians are talking about abortion? And how do we fix it? Dannah Gresh asks these difficult questions, suggests that God is an advocate for choice but also unashamedly defends life in this difficult teaching on a difficult topic.
Are you looking for more answers on tough topics regarding abortion, sexuality, and gender? We'd love for you to attend our Pure Freedom Master Class. Find out more at Pure Freedom's Masterclass, hosted by Dannah and her husband, Bob Gresh.
Three Ways To Overcome Satan's Accusations (Revelation 12:7-11)
Dec 17, 2018
Your story is your greatest asset. If you’re feeling like your story cannot contribute to the cosmic battle between good and evil, you’re being accused by Satan who doesn’t want it to be unleashed. Dannah Gresh offers three ways to overcome the lie that your story doesn’t matter in this message.
For more related content, grab a copy of Dannah’s book The Secret of the Lord: The Simple Key That Will Revive Your Spiritual Power.
Lies Women Believe About Marriage (Genesis 3:16; Proverbs 19:22)
Oct 30, 2018
Are you a girl who can’t say “no” to chocolate? Or maybe you believe that carbonated drinks are a breakfast-beverage? We all have cravings. Perhaps one of the most powerful ones many women face is the desire for a man. But just like our cravings for carbs and soda lie to us, so does our desire for a man. It must be understood so it can be controlled, or it will control you.
Dannah Gresh encourages both single and married women to face a deadly lie we believe about love and marriage that makes us give in to the craving. More importantly, she offers the solution to it. For more related content, grab a copy of Get Lost by Dannah Gresh.
How To Overcome Negative Emotions (Luke 1:11-56; Philippians 4:6-8)
Oct 30, 2018
Emotions begin plaguing us when we are quite young. Most of today’s tween girls suffer on what is called a spectrum of angst. It’s not a matter of if they will struggle—with depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, and anger—but how much. Dannah Gresh tackles the lies we believe about emotions and offers practical advice on how to control them.
For more related content, grab a copy of Lies Girls Believe by Dannah Gresh.
The Secret To Not Losing Our Kids (Exodus 33:12-18)
Sep 19, 2018
The influence of Christianity in society is waning. American beliefs are becoming more and more post-Christian and atheism among young adults is double that of their parents and grandparent’s generations. We’re losing our kids. As a church family, we look pretty dysfunctional.
Dannah Gresh posits the thought that the family of God has always leaned a little in that direction. Join her for a look at another dysfunctional family: the Israelites, in an effort to identify the one thing we can do to save Christianity in our culture.
For more parenting resources visit mytruegirl.com and borntobebravetour.com.
How To Win The Beauty Battle In Your Mind (Genesis 3:1-16)
Jul 30, 2018
In a world obsessed with perfect selfies, 92% of teen girls would like to change something about the way they look, with body weight ranking the highest according to a popular Dove campaign. Many women never outgrow their self-loathing, which is in deep contrast to God’s opinion of each and every woman ever created. When God looked at all of his creation Scripture records that he said, “It is good.” That includes women. That didn’t stop Dannah Gresh from an epic beauty battle, but God rescued her heart after five torturous years. Discover the secret that helped her push reset on how she felt about what she saw in the mirror.
For related content and more about living in Truth, grab a copy of Lies Women Believe, Lies Young Women Believe or Lies Girls Believe.
Four Ways To Turn Personal Pain Into Revival (I Samuel 1:9-8)
Jan 15, 2018
Do you feel anxious? Are you often annoyed, frustrated, and worried? Or maybe you’re just going through some painful stuff right now. God sometimes allows us to go through a painful personal trial so that we can be used by Him for corporate revival. Dannah Gresh reveals four things that Hannah did to cooperate with God as he orchestrated a plan to use the pain of her infertility to poise a nation for revival.
For more related content, Dannah has written an entire book based on Hannah’s response to her anxiety and vexation. It’s called The 20 Hardest Questions Every Mom Faces: Praying Your Way To Realistic, Biblical Answers.
Realigning Your Perspective On Purity (Titus 2:3-4a, 11-14)
Oct 25, 2017
One of the most painful areas of captivity in many women’s lives is often sexual pain and shame. There’s usually no difference in the percentage of Christians vs. non-Christians who struggle with a specific area of sexual sin, resulting in a lot of pain. Can you identify?
Dannah Gresh re-aligns our definitions of purity using Titus 2, and offers good news to any woman who feels “impure” every time the topic comes up in Church.
For more related content grab a copy of Dannah’s best-selling book And The Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets To Sexual Purity.
Do you like your husband? Does he know that you like him? Friendship with your husband doesn’t always come naturally. Different interests and painful memories often create distance rather than bringing a married couple together.
Bob Gresh joins his wife Dannah for a transparent, hope-filled testimony of how God can bring sweet friendship back even when two hearts are tested by different interests and painful seasons.
Should We Use The Word Purity (1 Peter 4:11a; Psalm 51:5)
Jan 27, 2016
Are the Bible’s teachings on sex out of date? Many argue that what was written by Old and New Testament writers is not appropriate for an intelligent modern conversation. Even the language, some say, is old fashioned and doesn’t have efficacy. Should we be using the word purity? Dannah Gresh puts the word on trial, and reveals three things that the Church needs to embrace as it answers the question.
For more related content on the topic of sex and purity, you’ll enjoy a book entitled What Are You Waiting For: The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex by Dannah Gresh.
Four Myths of Modesty (I Timothy 2:9,10; Matthew 5:28)
Apr 7, 2015
As the world exploits the beauty of women, Christians often react with extra-biblical and often legalistic rules. The result is a culture of myths that distance men and women rather than bringing them together to be a team to protect women from abuse and call men to respect. Dannah Gresh debunks four myths about modesty and presents the Truth that empowers both men and women to foster communities of respect.
Dannah delivers meaty biblical truth in a transparent, conversational style that brings her audience into the presentation. Your audience will laugh. They may cry. They will love the research-based, user-friendly information on popular topics such as biblical womanhood, modesty, purity, raising children to reflect biblical values, the power of prayer, intimacy with God, emotional and sexual healing, and parent-child communication.