Transparent Ministries is a not-for-profit organization whose desire is to see people address real issues in their lives, issues that are holding them back from true intimacy with Christ.


A Transparent Life  and How It Affects Others

A Transparent Life and How It Affects Others

This morning Scott (TM board member) sent me an email / blog post from Tim Elmore titled “Windows and Mirrors.”   Tim discusses how a good communicator can reveal a window into their life that allows the individual, or other people, to see a mirror into their own life.  One of...
Questions!

Questions!

My friend Lauren has written another thought provoking message that I think we all need to read.  Please take a moment and read her thoughts on questions we all have about life. “What are you living your life for?”  This question was posed to us in church this week and...
VIDEO: Living a Transparent Life

VIDEO: Living a Transparent Life

This is Jeff. Jeff struggles with porn. And insecurity. And smoking. Jeff lives a grace-filled transparent life. This video is preview of one of the stories from our upcoming resource called ‘Bold.’ More to come soon! Want updates? Sign up for our newsletter.
Capturing Truth on Film

Capturing Truth on Film

Yesterday we filmed an interview for our upcoming resource called Bold. The person we interviewed is Jeff Fowler. You may remember Jeff from a Freedom Begins Here video where he talked about his struggle with pornography. Jeff did an amazing job in the interview yesterday. He spoke truth. Many of...
'BOLD' - A preview of our first project!

‘BOLD’ – A preview of our first project!

Update: Someone who believes strongly in the message of Transparent Ministries has committed to match up to $2,500 toward the completion of the “Bold” resource! With this match in place we will be able to give the “Bold” resource away free of charge. What an awesome opportunity to see lives...
Partnership with CURTIS Band

Partnership with CURTIS Band

During the month of May the leaders of Transparent Ministries met with members of the CURTIS band.  We discussed our vision and mission to reach individuals with the heart and freedom of living a transparent life.  Over the past three years, the CURTIS band has been reaching people with the...
Love vs. Lust

Love vs. Lust

I recently spoke at my home church about Transparent Ministries and how God is leading us. I have received many responses to this message. Today I received a hand written note from a person that I believe listens and hears from God very well. She sent her message to support...
VIDEO: What is Transparent Ministries?

VIDEO: What is Transparent Ministries?

Hear from Brent and Bryson why we decided to start Transparent Ministries, what we’re doing, and how you can get involved! Trouble with the video? Try watching it on YouTube
Jeff's Story

Jeff’s Story

This a powerful story of transparency and accountability from Freedom Begins Here. Jeff has seen some hard times in his life, including an addiction to pornography that destroyed two marriages. In this video, Jeff talks candidly about the renovation process in his own life, how God created something good out...
Change Your Life Take Risks

Change Your Life Take Risks

How Taking Risks Can Change Your Life If you look back over my life, you will see a person who has played it safe and who has had a nice life, most of the time. Yet, I always wondered why some people appeared to be more willing to do things...
Can You Be A Culture Changer?

Can You Be A Culture Changer?

Can You Be A Culture Changer? Intriguing question, isn’t it? Can you be a culture changer? We, at Transparent Ministries, believe you can. If you are like many of us, who are dissatisfied that church is not a “safe” place where you can be honest and real, then we invite...
Those who love you...

Those who love you…

‎”Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.” -Anonymous
What is Transparent Ministries?

What is Transparent Ministries?

We are a group of individuals who believe God is calling us to live transparent lives. Over the last three years we were involved with a ministry called Freedom Begins Here, which addressed the issue pornography within Christians lives.  As we spoke and interacted with thousands of individuals, and hundreds...
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Safe or Not?

Below, is a message from my friend Lauren. She has great insights on life and it’s difficulties. Sometimes I feel like I have the best of both worlds. I LOVE being a Mom, and everything that goes along with it. I love going to volleyball games and choir concerts. I love being the one she...

Messy Midlife Crisis, Eternity in My heart, or a Little of Both?

My friend Lauren has written another thought provoking message.  Please take a moment and read her thoughts on questions we all have about life. I knew it had been a long time since I blogged . . .but when I logged on and saw it had been over a year . . . really?? I...

Can you just be Transparent, Please!

Please welcome a new blogger Michele to the Transparent Ministries site. Below is Michele’s post that I felt expressed the heart of our message here at Transparent Ministries. So I hope you enjoy this great message. I used to attend a church that struggled with control. I was told by my superiors, that as a...

Trash or Treasure

NONE of us will go through this journey of life without pain and suffering  invading our hearts.  Pain is no respecter of persons. It won’t just be a one time event but a sporadic companion until we enter eternity.   Pain changes us. Pain messes with us. Pain leaves us broken. Pain makes us uncomfortable....

The Church and Sexual Sin Issues………….

Most churches make it difficult for there to be transparency when it comes to sexual sins. It’s just not socially acceptable in our christian circles. These issues are seldom talked about or addressed.  If they are,  it’s only on rare occasions. If an alter call is given for those struggling with porn or sexual addictions, the alter,...

Approval / Acceptance

Many of us struggle in life seeking the approval of others when we really need to understand we already have God’s approval. Watch this short video from Steven Furtick from Elevation Church in Charlotte on approval versus acceptance in our lives. To watch the video click here

What’s Your Story?

Everyone has as story. Stories of  love and loss. Stories of beauty and brokenness. Reality is…..in every one’s life their will be stories of both triumphs and tribulations. So, what about you? What’s YOUR story? Are there things you’ve overcame?  Things you’ve endured?  Things that left scars. Things that humbled you?  Things that changed you?...

Be for Real!!

Two years ago, my husband and I made a commitment to God, each other, and our Pastor to begin the process of restoring our marriage from the destruction of porn addiction. At that time, our Pastor shared with us that he felt like God would use what we had been through one day as a...

Audio from a message at Bentonville First

Click here to listen to Brent speaking to Bentonville First

News from Transparent Ministries

Transparent Ministries Friends This last week was a great week in which Transparent Ministries was part of seeing lives impacted and changed.  Here’s the detail on what happened and how lives are being changed. About one month ago I was asked to speak with some high school seniors from the local high school.   Dennis, a...

Power of Forgiveness

This week I had a discussion with an individual who is dealing with someone who has had bitterness in her life for over 35 years.   As the conversation progressed it was clear she had not moved from what had transpired in her life years ago.   It was sad because she knew she had missed something...

Getting Your Attention

I recently decided to refresh my knowledge on statistics regarding pornography use by children 18 years old and younger. I visited Covenant Eyes‘ website for the latest information.  I will make one statement that will stagger you as it pertains to how big this problem is.  In 2010 Covenant Eyes released a report on this...