We Dared is a ministry of New Life Ministries.  Through We Dared it’s our hope to reach men who struggle with sexual integrity, to make men aware of just how sexualized our culture has become, and to keep them from wandering off the path any more than they already are.  We Dared promotes the elimination of bad habits and behaviors of men in their objectification of women, and it promotes the creation of positive replacements of those habits and behaviors in their lives.  New Life’s core values are truth, connection and transformation, as you’ll see as you stroll through WeDared.com and participate in the challenge.  Philippians 4:8 says it well:  “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

steveSteve Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and host of the #1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show New Life Live! heard and watched by over 2 million people each week on nearly 200 radio stations nationwide, on XM and Sirius Satellite radio and on the NRB television network. Steve is also the host of New Life TV (tv.newlife.com), a web-based channel dedicated to transforming lives through God’s truth. Steve is the founder of the Women of Faith conferences attended by over 4 million women. He also serves as a teaching pastor at Heartland Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Steve is a nationally and internationally known public speaker and having been featured in national media venues such as Oprah, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, CNN Live, The New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, ABC World News Tonight, and ironically in GQ and Rolling Stone magazines. Steve has spoken at major events for the National Center for Fathering, American Association of Christian Counselors, Promise Keepers Canada, Life Well Conferences in Australia and The Salvation Army to name a few.

Steve is a best-selling author of books such as Every Man’s Battle, Healing Is A Choice and his latest books, The 7-Minute Marriage Solution, The Book of Life Recovery, Is This The One? and recently co-authored Worthy of Her Trust with Jason Martinkus. With over 8 million books in print he has been writing about God’s transformational truth since 1984.  He has been nominated for numerous writing awards and has won three Gold Medallions for writing excellence. Along with Dr. Dave Stoop, he edited and produced the #1 selling Life Recovery Bible.

His speaking topics address issues common to leaders, adult men and women, including Every Man’s Battle, Lose it For Life, The 7-Minute Marriage Solution, and Healing is a Choice. Steve’s ministry endeavors focus on identifying and compassionately responding to the needs of those seeking healing and restoration through God’s truth.

Steve has degrees from Baylor University and The University of North Texas as well as two honorary doctorate degrees,  and is currently completing his doctoral studies in Christian Counseling.

Steve resides with his family in Fishers, Indiana.

 

martinkus-familyJason Martinkus
Having been sexually addicted, being exposed to porn as a young kid growing up in Oklahoma and sexually active in his high school years, Jason’s path led to sexual addiction.  Jason married Shelley, but marriage didn’t solve his sexual addiction issues—Jason had multiple affairs and couldn’t see a way out.  He was bordering on suicide when Shelley, knowing something wasn’t right but didn’t know what it was, discovered Jason’s secret life of unfaithfulness and confronted Jason with it.

Through counseling, disciplined work, and tough accountability with a small group of buddies, Jason restored Shelley’s trust and she decided to stay in the marriage.  More than a decade later Jason is free from sexual addiction.  Today, having found tremendous redemption in their relationship, they have committed their lives to helping others.

Jason has a Master’s degree in counseling from Denver Seminary and is president of Redemptive Living, Inc., a counseling ministry that specializes in sexual integrity issues.  His counseling practice is focused on men and couples where the man has had sexual integrity issues.

Jason is the speaker at New Life’s Every Man’s Battle workshop each month, and Shelley is on the speaking team at New Life’s Women in the Battle workshop that help wives through their pain of betrayal when their husband have been or needs to attend the Every Man’s Battle workshop.  Both have been guest hosts on New Life’s New Life Live radio program and they’ve taped multiple segments available on New Life TV at tv.newlife.com.

Jason’s first book, co-authored by Steve Arterburn, is Jason’s story of restoring trust with Shelley after hitting bottom.  It’s entitled, Worthy of Her Trust, published by Waterbrook Press, and was released in 2014.

Jason, Shelley and their 3 boys reside in Denver, Colorado.

 

paul-scottPaul Scott
For years Paul struggled with addictions as a Christian. He grew up in a Christian home, is the son of a pastor, and accepted Christ into his heart at the age of twelve. But soon after he fell away from his faith and became addicted to drugs, alcohol, and pornography. In his early twenties Paul came back to the Church, rededicated his life to Christ, and began to work on sobriety. Paul now has twenty five years sobriety, and during this time has lead recovery groups, designed recovery ministries, and trained small group leaders nationally.

Paul has an undergraduate degree from Azusa Pacific University, a Masters in Religion from Azusa Pacific University, a Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and post graduate work from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Biola University.

Paul lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife and two daughters.