It’s time we reframe the conversation.
While on opposite sides of the spectrum, purity culture and secular culture have both seriously distorted the way we think about and talk about purity, sex, and relationships. Sexual brokenness runs rampant in secular and sacred spaces, and to find freedom, we need a new approach. In The Pursuit, Joshua Livingston and Dan Martin from pureHOPE Ministries will begin to unravel the myths, misconceptions, and outright lies revolving around sexuality and introduce God’s better story of sex.
Mo Isom Aiken
“For far too long, the Church was relatively silent around the topic of sex. In more recent decades, voices have begun to rise up, but many have taken strange forms—either centering around rule lists and shame-mongering or allowing culture to lead the sexual narrative and piecing scriptures around world views in order to justify man’s desires and remain relevant to a confused society. The Pursuit does a beautiful and effective job of inviting you to step back and zoom out. To see the greater narrative of God’s story and how sex—in its right-natured and God-honoring form—was actually designed to serve as a proclamation of His Good News! But in order to walk in this beautiful truth, our hearts must first be captivated by the purity of His love for us and drawn into a relationship with One who is pure. The Pursuit holds the key to your healing, your renewed understanding, and your hope in the days to come!”
Dr. Tim Kimmel
“It’s frustrating when something meant to do so much good ends up doing so much harm. But that’s exactly what the evangelical ‘sexual purity movement’ did to so many young people who embraced it. It was a noble idea that unfortunately launched from a flawed assumption that unwittingly aimed everyone in the wrong direction. Fortunately, there’s a powerful solution that doesn’t abandon that noble idea. Livingston and Martin have captured it all in this new book. Frankly, this book should now become required reading of any person, parent, or pastor that wants to set the people they love up to enjoy God’s gift of sex the way it was intended to be enjoyed. It’s a book that offers genuine hope. Pure hope.”
"The Pursuit provides a refreshing yet biblical approach to the concept of sexual purity. In a culture where purity is merely defined as something achieved by sheer will power, Josh and Dan provide a better understanding of what it means to embrace purity as God intended."
God’s intention for purity and sex is something far more meaningful, powerful, and beautiful than anything we’ve been taught before.
When we understand God’s purpose and design for sex, we begin distancing ourselves from sexual brokenness and stepping toward a loving Father who desires a relationship with us.
Whether you find yourself currently single, engaged, or married, this book will give you biblical insight and practical tools to confidently and intentionally pursue purity with Jesus as your priority. Purity is not an accomplishment to obtain; purity is a relationship to pursue.