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.


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Stay the Course

I have recently shared my testimony with you about my struggles with pornography, so I don’t need to expand on that, but rather relate more to the war at hand in the Church of Jesus Christ.  In 1998 I finally listened to God and followed His plan lined out perfectly in James 5:16, and I...

My Testimony

My Testimony About four and a half years ago (13 years after admitting my struggle with pornography), God convicted me of an anger issue I had never addressed. My brother-in-law (the same one who introduced me to Freedom Begins Here) gave me a book called Bo’s Cafe. The main character in the book had anger...

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
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 my favorite lines is “When...