Mt Bethel United Methodist Church
4385 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068
August 28-29 2015


Sexual Addiction and the Church:

Facilitating Recovery and Spiritual Vitality in

Care Ministries and Pastoral Care

With Dan Sartor, PhD, NCC

Learning Objectives:  As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Establish a biblical orientation for pastoral care and ministry for those battling addictions
  • Understand addictive behaviors in the context of the creational design for love and healthy intimacy
  • Identify two essential signs of sexual addiction
  • Debunk four popular myths about sexual addiction
  • Articulate how behavioral addictions like sexual addiction are similar to chemical addictions
  • Identify the basic biological and social/historical factors relevant to the emergence of sexual addiction
  • Describe the behavioral components of the sexual addiction cycle
  • Outline the course of healing and recovery from sexual addiction
  • Highlight the impact of sexual addiction for the sexual addict’s spouse
  • Identify characteristics of effective care ministries and recovery-oriented relationships, as well as highlight helpful resources for those ministering to both the recovering addict and his or her spouse
  • Describe one possible approach for ministering to individuals in the church who seek guidance with unwanted same sex attraction.

Dan Sartor is the Director of Trinity Counseling Services and Associate Professor of Psychology at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL.  He is also an adjunct faculty member in the M.A. Ministry program at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA.  He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (IL & GA), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL), and a Board Certified Counselor (NCC).  Dan received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Biola University (Rosemead School of Psychology), and he holds an M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. His undergraduate work was completed at Moody Bible Institute in the field of church music and biblical studies. Previous to serving in Christian higher education, Dan has garnered experiences in full-time psychological private practice as well as vocational pastoral ministry.  Dan trained as a generalist in Clinical Psychology; his clinical specializations include addiction recovery, sexuality issues, trauma recovery, couples’ counseling, and crisis of faith/spiritual issues.




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We also offer seminars to promote TRUE INTIMACY for individuals of all ages and stages of life. We believe that children, pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and mature adults can live a life that reflects their true selves – their God-breathed, child-of-God selves (John 1:11) – unencumbered by the bondage of sexual sin/dysfunction, abuse, trauma, and addiction.

Our seminars address a range of topics, focusing on proactive protection of wholeness and on retroactive restoration of the broken. Sample topics include, but are not limited to:

The Talk. Equipping parents to talk with their children about sex.

Pornography. For male audiences, female audiences, adults, young people, singles, or concerned parents.

Healthy Sexuality. For pre-teens, teens, single adults.

Enhancing Intimacy. For couples wanting to grow closer or struggling with a porn addiction or affair.