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.
Sep 22, 2020
When the Way Up Is Down (Psalm 131)
Sep 22, 2020
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.
For more related content, you’ll enjoy a book entitled Secret Keeper: The Power of Modesty by Dannah Gresh.
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.