When they suffered from it, a man named Pete Kuiper helped them reconnect through a counseling intensive. The experience included daily one-hour lectures that integrated biblical truth with clinical understanding. The messages equipped them to combat disconnection. The Greshes left with a desire to make Pete’s life-changing content available to every marriage. This fall, they’re packing their bags for a refueling weekend in the beautiful Dominican Republic during which they’ll the tape Pete’s messages in front of a limited-capacity audience. You’re invited to be a part of it.
The best way to meet Pete Kuiper, our featured speaker, is to listen to Episode 1 of the Happily Even After podcast.
Every few years, we host the Pure Freedom Master Class for couples, individuals, counselors, and pastors who want to increase their capacity to experience God’s continued healing in their lives and their ability to provide biblical-rooted care when God calls them to minister.
This year, we decided to do something different. Our goal is to hang out with couples we can love on while we share some of the best teaching we’ve ever heard on healing and wholeness. So, we’re heading to the Caribbean for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Pete Kuiper, our marriage counselor!
You’ll get phenomenal biblical teaching, organic networking with other couples and professionals, and understanding on sexual theology and healing. The only difference is: you’ll be able to hit the beach, spa, or golf course in between sessions!
Because this is part of our Pure Freedom Master Class series, you need to apply to attend. Why? We want to be sure that it’s a good fit for you and that you’re committed to the kind of community experience that awaits!
Our Thursday night welcome experience includes a testimony from Bob and Dannah, your first taste of teaching from Pete Kuiper, and hope to live Happily
Friday will be packed full of biblical truth, hope-filled testimonies, and still provide time for golf and the beach!
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Saturday will provide a slower paced day so you can be sure to spend time alone connecting as a couple or with new friends.The highlight of the day will be gender specific ministry time. Bob will encourage the men. Dannah will nurture the women. Plus two more sessions with Pete.
Let the Redeemed of the Lord
During our Caribbean Sunday worship experience, you’ll have the opportunity to share how God has redeemed your marriage. Don’t sweat. It’s optional. But this is always the favorite part of our master class.
Session I – A Biblical Model To Redeem What’s Broken (Pete)
Session II –Understanding the Role of the Holy Spirit in Your Healing (Pete)
Session III —Pain Lessons from Hosea (Pete, Bob & Dannah)
Session IV —Is the Bible’s Teaching on Sex Outdated? (Dannah)
Session V—How to Anchor Your Identity in Christ instead of Shame (Pete)
Session IV —Understanding the Role of Prayer in Your Healing (Pete
Bob and Dannah Gresh are nationally recognized leaders who utilize a faith-based approach to coach parents to have a heathy relationship with their tweens and teens. Together they have authored more than five books on the subject of sexuality and overcoming porn and erotica, including the best-selling classics: The Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity; and Who Moved the Goalpost: Seven Winning Strategies in the Sexual Integrity Game Plan. Dannah has recently released Happily Even After: Let God Redeem Your Marriage which contains their story of battling pornography and lust together! Dannah is the co-host of Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s Revive Our Hearts podcast. Bob is the founder of a new model in Chrisitian education, Grace Prep. Together they lead ministries for tweens and their parents, True Girl and Born to Be Brave.
Pete is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 40 years of experience in the Christian Mental Health field, including experience as a special education teacher, therapist, and administrator. Pete received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and his Master’s in Social Work from Western Michigan University. In addition to a variety of outpatient settings, Pete was a program director in several inpatient psychiatric hospitals, both for Rapha Treatment Centers as well as New Life Clinics. It was in the inpatient setting where Pete developed his passion for an intensive approach to therapy. He has seen first-hand the potential of powerful breakthroughs and lasting results in utilizing this modality of treatment. For the past 15 years he has been doing Brief Intensive Counseling in the beautiful mountain town of Buena Vista, Colorado. It was there that he co-founded Crossroads Counseling of the Rockies.
Wade and Amy are a couple redeemed by God’s grace. They met during their time at Cedarville University and married after they graduated. Wade also received his M.Div from Southern Seminary and currently works as the COO of Pure Freedom. Amy is the Principal of Grace Prep High School where she loves educating and encouraging the next generation. They live in State College, PA with their children, and they can typically be found hosting an exchange student or a friend in need of a place to stay for a while. Together, they love sharing their story and helping other couples work through the healing and forgiving process.
This year’s theme is “Living Happily Even After” and will feature the biblical teaching of Pete Kuiper, our marriage counselor. We believe every believer needs to hear his important work on how to navigate areas of brokenness in your heart and life. In addition, we’ll be doing a little bit of coaching on the topic of lust and pornography. The problem is epidemic and we need the Church girded up to walk individuals and couples through God’s redemption. The weekend will provide on-going healing and hope for your own life, but we hope it also equips you to minister to others.
It is important that each couple attending has walked through a good portion of their healing process before joining us in the Dominican Republic. That looks different for each couple, but there are a few things we recommend:
1. Counseling with a biblically-based, clinically informed therapist.
2. Accountability and support in both of your lives from close friends or family members.
3. Time to heal from any recent disclosures or trauma.
Yes, while many of the attendees will be couples, this weekend is also open to individuals who counsel others. The cost for individuals is the same as the cost for couples, as it is priced per room.
Think of it as an all-inclusive experience! We’ll provide lodging at one of the most respected resorts in the Caribbean, meals, certain activities at the resort, access to the beach, and of course, the Pure Freedom Master Class sessions. Flights and transportation to and from the resort are not included.
You’ll be equipped and inspired at six sessions of biblical teaching led by our team. We’ve built in time to network with other guests, nurture your marriage relationship, or spend time alone with God at Casa de Campo® Resort & Villas. We’ll provide credit to eat at many of the outstanding restaurants so you can spend time one-on-one or with a group of other people interested in fostering God’s redemption in the Church. And if you need something fun, the Equestrian Center featuring Polo, the Shooting Course, and three private pristine white sand beaches are at the ready. Experience the Pete Dye golf courses including Teeth of the Dog® , the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean.
We take time to read and pray about each application we receive. We also know that you’re likely eager to make your travel arrangements, so we will do our best to respond within two weeks.
Every time someone makes a donation to Pure Freedom, they’re fueling our Chica Verdadera/Pura Libertad team. Whether it’s to support True Girl, Born to Be Brave, or Pure Freedom a portion of what we raise is sent to our team in the Dominican Republic. We want to introduce you to Marlene, Irving, Sara, and Lisa. They’re doing such great work for the kingdom in all of Latin America and we want to share the heartbeat of the ministry and invite you to support the work they’re doing. While there is no pressure to do so, we hope you might be inspired to join us in our ministry work. Thought you should know about this in advance!