For the past several years, Blaine Bartel, with the support of his wife Lori, has been actively coaching men who are struggling with porn and sexual brokenness. He has discovered a gift of grace to help these friends do the work of resurrection and reinvent a life previously unimagined.
And now, Blaine is responding to a directive in his life that has been emerging for the past seven years. He has a deep sense of calling to help men write their own personal comeback stories.
Chopping Wood is an opportunity for you to connect with Blaine through teaching, resources, speaking and personal coaching for radical life transformation.
What exactly does this mean?
Freedom from porn, failure and brokenness that steals our life joy.
Discovering authentic love and meaningful relationships.
How about a sacred awakening into a future we didn’t know existed?
Why is Blaine uniquely qualified to partner with you in doing the work of resurrection?
OK, many of you know Blaine and are aware of his accomplishments.
He hosted a national television show for more than a decade.
He went on to become a best selling author.
He led the largest weekly student gathering in America.
This is what the public knew about Blaine.
What we didn’t know is that Blaine hated who he had become. Behind the curtains of his success was a man who was overcome by an unbreakable sexual addiction, severe clinical depression and marital brokenness. Seven years ago, he walked away from everything he had built and accomplished in an attempt to try to discover a life that was worth living.
It was a battle back from death on every possible level.
The loss of his marriage of 30 years.
The death of his reputation and career.
Complete financial destruction.
Blaine had every reason to fade to black. After a desperate attempt to end his life, he was placed in an addiction recovery center in Phoenix, Arizona for 30 days. After hearing Blaine’s story, Dr. Ralph Earle, one of the nations leading sexual addiction specialists, told Blaine, “You are the poster child for sexual addiction. I honestly don’t know if you will ever get free.”
This was the beginning of a radical life transformation that would demand all Blaine had to give in order to fully encounter the resurrected life. Today if you ask Blaine what his greatest achievement is, he will share this extraordinary seven year drama of the dusty, winding road up the mountain of recovery.
But make no mistake. This was not a restoration. And it was not rehabilitation.
This was a resurrection.
Blaine discovered that all-out freedom will never fully be realized without the spark of the divine.
During the past seven years, Blaine has unearthed the seven dirty little secrets of resurrection. It all began with one simple, desperate prayer Blaine prayed at the beginning of his journey, “Lord Jesus, All I feel is death. Twenty-four hours a day. Help me.”
Psychologists, shrinks and head doctors won’t tell you these secrets. Most of them don’t want their clients to find freedom. It’s bad for business. These seven secrets will revolutionize your life.
Are you ready for resurrection?
Blaine and Lori reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma, love hanging out with family and friends and have a weakness for reality shows. Along with his speaking and coaching, Blaine leads men's recovery groups both in Tulsa and online nationally each week. For more information on becoming a part of a group, email Blaine at firstname.lastname@example.org.