Powerful transformation occurs at the Gateway to Freedom workshop. But we don't want you to simply take our word for it. We want you to hear it from those who have attended.
Below are some comments from men who have attended the GTF workshop. We hope you will have a similar experience when you decide to come. After reading these comments, go ahead and register for an upcoming workshop.
"I never realized how exhausted I was from hiding my shame and secrets. There is still so much work to be done, but to do it without the heavy yoke of shame and guilt will help immensely. I was again reminded at Gateway to Freedom that God saved me knowing full well every imperfection, every mistake I would make; all the dents and smudges. He knew my shortcomings from the beginning of time, yet saw it worthwhile to send His Son to die on a cross even for me. I have no reason to continue to carry what God has released from me."
"I don't know exactly what is next for me, but I am not the same man I was when I showed up."
"I have glimpsed heaven through this weekend and I will walk forward in true freedom because Jesus has set me free! I know that God brought me here because this is where I needed to be."
"This workshop has taught me more than all of my 46 years ever could about sexual maturity, God's design for true intimacy, and how to begin a healthier story and legacy for the rest of my life."
"For the first time in my life I have hope... I am ready to live out this journey and to see the vision that God has given me for my life become a reality. There are no words for how grateful I am for this ministry and the hope it has given me. I know that it won't be an easy journey, but I know that the foundation has been laid for my success."
"When I first came, I didn't know what to expect, but my expectations were totally exceeded. It felt so good to know that I am not alone in my struggle and that I am going to be able to do this; that there is hope to change. I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone who is struggling with sexual addiction."
"This was an excellent, life-changing experience. Well organized, well thought out and prayer led. Keep up the good work!"
"From the first moment I got here, I knew I made the right decision to come."
"This was an amazing weekend in which I was given tremendous strength and hope in my battle for purity and integrity. I feel as if a burden has been lifted off my shoulders and that I now have a solid plan in place for having success in being a sexually healthy man of God. I am thankful to God for leading me to this workshop and into the lives of these great men."
"I have found a freedom and forgiveness this weekend that I have been searching for the duration of my marriage... This has been the most important weekend of my life. Thank you all."
"This weekend has been more than I ever expected. Before coming here I had major doubts about a life-changing experience. I am so glad I was wrong! I love you guys and am so glad I came. Thanks to you I really believe I can overcome. I can't wait to get started..."
"I was worried that I would have buyer's remorse. But I am convinced that this event will be the major fork in the road that will take me to a life of purity. The tightly packed schedule and sheer volume of group sessions have given me insights and revelations that may have taken months to attain any other way."
"I was alone when I came here. I have connected with the men. I have new hope as I leave. Now that I have started on the path to purity, I don't want to turn back."
"Positive, uplifting, encouraging and biblically-based. The weekend was a powerful life-changing event. I was outfitted with the necessary tools to see myself and my family through this valley that I have dug. The staff has quantified and organized the subject matter in such a way that it makes sense to men and enables an easy grasp of what is needed."
"I learned this weekend that confession alone is not good enough. I have to be active and put a plan of action in place that brings about change."
"My time here has changed a big part of my life; from a manly man, to a godly man."
"This workshop was exactly what I needed. I don't want it to end! I now have the tools to move forward to a life that is abundant and complete. A life of purity!"
"Sharing my story and being honest and vulnerable with other men who have the same battle to face has brought healing to my heart."
"I must say this has been the major breakthrough that I have been looking for..."
"I know in my heart of hearts, for the first time that God, the creator of the universe, who holds all things together, truly loves me!"
"The workshop was not at all what I expected... in a wonderful way! It forced me to deal with hard root problems and begin the journey on the road to recovery."
"I know what I learned and received from this workshop has saved my life, my marriage, my family and my future. I am so grateful."
"I came looking for help. I left with HOPE! Not only for my recovery, but for my life."
"I had some expectations of this workshop before I came:
1) Getting closer to the root of my problems with sexual addiction, 2) making an active contribution to an action plan to purity, and 3) building further on a partnership with brothers on a similar path. I am glad to say that all of my expectations were far exceeded by this short, intense and amazing weekend."
"At first I was apprehensive to attend. However, once I made the decision to attend, I found that the workshop has equipped my arsenal in the battle for purity. I have learned how to develop intimacy with the Lord, with my wife, and how I can be a real father to my kids."
"Very rewarding experience. This was one of the most life-changing experiences of my life."
"The workshop exceeded my expectations."
"The information shared in this workshop is applicable daily. The tools have been handed to me with practical applications and life experience testimony."
"The format of the weekend is very conducive for reflecting and searching. Looking at myself and discovering the 'real me' was life-changing. Recognizing the real me allowed me to move forward with hope and grace. The battle plan was the most helpful tool; this gives me hope and instructions, resources to carry on this journey."
"The workshop reinforced the action plan and solidified a future plan and goal for myself. I was challenged to clean up all areas of my life, not merely the sexual stuff."
"The material was excellent and I enjoyed the small group sessions."
"This workshop has opened the door to recovery for me. I know it will be hard, but anything worth doing is worth doing right. The best part of all is that I don't have to do it alone!"
"I've learned just how much I trampled my wife with lies and deception. I could see the flower wither, but didn't understand I was the one sucking the life out of her. I'm thankful that I learned exactly how I have affected her and the process she is going through to deal with how I have ruined her 'Camelot.' It is comforting to know that our common basic need is to be fully known and fully loved. The knowledge of the difference between false intimacy and true intimacy provides the means to get there."
"All I can say is, 'WOW!' I believe this workshop planted a seed that God will use in ways yet to come. Thank you, Be Broken!"
"I thank God for this workshop! Not all of our stories are exactly the same, but we all connect at certain points in our past. This has been the biggest help. The fellowship has been powerful. This is a safe place."
"Thank you for showing me that I'm not alone - that I have a band of brothers sharing in this fight. Thank you for providing a new way that doesn't involve fear, self-loathing and secrecy. I'm not the only one who thanks you. A hurting, slowly recovering wife and the cutest little girl thank you, too."
"This workshop has helped me unlock some memories stored away in my mind. The information presented was invaluable!"
"Gateway to Freedom has helped me see the truth about God and given me a framework to work through the issues in my life and live in God's victory He has for me."
"Thank you for giving me a safe place and for not judging or condemning me. Thank you for gracing, loving and encouraging me."
"This program has given me hope that I didn't have or even think existed. Purity is more than just a dream, wish or prayer to me now. I am excited about my future for the first time in the last 10 years."
"GTF teaches, equips, and prepares you to pursue your recovery. It offers help for your wife and tools to help you make new, better choices."
"As a young single man it was priceless to be able to hear the stories of other men and their fight for purity. This has been an eye-opening means of growth in my desire to be a man of integrity. I know there is hope, by God's grace, to be a man of purity."
"I cannot describe the hope and peace I have within. My small group of men, along with the leadership, have played an important role in helping me toward freedom and healing. This weekend gave me knowledge and tools to move forward with confidence; my family will be forever grateful."
"It has been helpful to see myself as part of a community of men versus being isolated. The workshop has helped establish some 'runway lights' so I may make a safe landing."
"This weekend equipped me with the tools, insights, and support I needed to start my journey. The care shown by the staff and their willingness to share their stories made me more open in my own struggle. The material and pace were excellent."
"This workshop is intense! But it was a great combination of teaching and counseling from an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate staff. I would highly recommend this workshop."
"To see a life of purity lived in the facilitators is very encouraging - to see the possibilities."
"I really felt God working through the leaders of this workshop and He really worked on my heart. I came here trying to do something to appease my wife so she would know I'm wanting to stop. But I leave here broken and on the right path toward a life of purity."
"This has been a renewing experience and given me a real hope for purity. I realize this is not an 'end-all' program, but it is my start to true healing. I've gained new insight and tools, and truly think this will be the turning point in my recovery."
"This workshop has helped me to understand that I cannot hide these things and expect to walk a holy life with God."
"I realize that I have made many wrong choices over the years. Through events in my life I have learned to be fiercely independent rather than relying on God. This is the first time I've shared my issues in a large group of men. I feel hope...rather than hopeless."
"For the first time I feel a sense of genuine hope. For the first time, I feel a sense of freedom."
"What the leaders have provided is invaluable in context to where I am in my life. The experiences of the other men at this workshop have blessed my heart in so many ways."
"The most powerful workshop I have ever attended - by far! I greatly appreciate the sincerity of the staff and their willingness to go the extra mile to reach us."
"This workshop was the best step in my recovery from sexual addiction. I have always felt I was the only one with this type of sinful life, but through the workshop I learned I am not alone - other men are battling the same addictions. I am going home with a battle plan and now have a desire for purity."
"I truly did not totally understand the concept of God's grace until it was presented during this workshop. There is HOPE!"
"I had been in recovery and counseling for eight months prior to attending Gateway to Freedom. This was a life-changing experience! I had been focused on 'not being bad,' yet still had a void or missing piece. I now know that God can radically transform me and has things in store for me, my wife, and our children."
"Having a safe place to share openly was instrumental in starting on the road to purity. Hearing about other men's similar struggles made me realize that we are the product of tragic circumstances, but not without hope. The information learned here provides me with specific steps to recovery for healing myself and my marriage. I will never forget this weekend!"
"I am thankful that the Lord led me to Gateway to Freedom. This weekend has been enriching and freeing, and has been an experience I have been longing for for quite some time."
"I came hoping to find the root cause of my addiction. I was skeptical. But I have been rewarded beyond my hope and prayer!"
"Despite arriving apprehensive about what to expect, I felt free to open up. This weekend will be a celebration of my life for years to come. I am going back home certain that God has my back and I will finish strong."