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Workshop FAQ's

Gateway to Freedom is an intensive 3-day workshop for men seeking to overcome pornography and any other unwanted sexual struggles and strongholds.

  • Group Check-In Calls
    Each man who attends the GTF workshop will be part of a small group during the weekend. This small group is facilitated by a professional counselor. As part of the AfterCare program, the members of the small group are invited to participate in 3 follow-up Zoom calls* to "check in" with each other and their counselor; this helps a man integrate workshop principles into his daily life of integrity and growth. These calls are one hour in length in a conference call format. *Additional group calls are optional and determined between group members and their counselor at the workshop. Only 3 Aftercare check-in calls are included in the initial cost of the workshop.
  • Counselor Selection Assistance
    The journey to greater sexual integrity includes having to look at difficult issues and patterns in one's life. This is where counseling can be a great benefit to help men dig deep into the healing and growth necessary to move forward in freedom. We have a national network of counselors who are qualified in dealing with sexual brokenness issues. As part of a man's Aftercare, we help him find a counselor that is a good fit.
  • GTF Alumni Online Gatherings & Webinars
    A high value part of the recovery journey is community. All Gateway Alumni are invited to attend and participate in regularly scheduled online gatherings via video (Zoom.us) or by phone if video is not an option for the Alumni. They are typically Saturday mornings from 9:30am - 10:30am EDT and are interactive, by design. There is a short teaching segment with time for discussion, prayer requests and encouragement. When Live webinars are scheduled an email is sent to all alumni to be able to register and attend. They are free to all alumni. Each is recorded for on-demand later viewing. Both the Online gatherings and Webinars are accessible to GTF Alumni only to maintain the safe environment to share, grow and be encouraged.
  • Support Group Selection Assistance
    Support is critical in the process of change, especially as it pertains to breaking free from sexual strongholds (which often isolate men from others). As part of our GTF AfterCare program, each man will receive personal assistance in locating a support group in their local area. If a face-to-face support group cannot be found in a particular area, we will help that individual find the appropriate telephone support group for weekly accountability and encouragement.
  • Helpful Resource Packet for Wives
    For the married men who attend the GTF workshop, we will provide their wives with helpful resources as they face their own pain of betrayal, broken trust, fear, and anger. This packet includes the devotional, Keep Walking. We will also assist in locating a qualified counselor for the wife's own healing process. Wives are also encouraged to consider attending an Online Care Group through our Wives Care ministry. If you are a wife looking for immediate help, please contact us today.
  • Audio Recording of All Workshop Teaching Sessions
    We often hear from workshop participants that there is so much information covered that it can be hard for them to remember it all. That is why part of our AfterCare program includes providing each man access to an audio copy of all the main teaching sessions from the workshop. These recordings will be of the actual workshop attended, not copies of another workshop. This way, each man can remember exactly what was said at his workshop, thus stirring memories and emotions that he experienced. These recordings will be made available within 5 days after the workshop, and alumni will have lifetime access to these mp3's.
  • How much does the workshop cost, and what is included in the weekend?
    This is the million dollar question, right? Thankfully, that isn't how much the GTF workshop costs! (Even if the benefits are worth a million dollars) Below is more information on the cost and value of the GTF workshop. Gateway to Freedom Total Cost: $1,197 (Early Bird: $997.00) Alumni remark on cost of workshop: "The price of the workshop was nothing compared to the amount of teaching and counseling that was available. I highly recommend this workshop to others..." Payment Options In Full ​$1,197 ​ 4-Month Pay Plan ​$335 x 4 months (includes $35/mo admin fee) *Limited partial scholarships available as needed. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis and are limited by available funds. Call 210-822-8201 x106 or email gtf-scholarshipinfo@bebroken.org for more information. The value of what you receive: 2 nights lodging ($250 value) Meal service; 6 full meals total ($100 value) Eight teaching sessions on building a life of sexual integrity; nearly 9 solid hours of teaching ($850 value) Eight small group sessions with a professional counselor; over 10 solid hours of professional group counseling ($1000 value) All workshop literature; workbook, resource catalog, etc. ($80 value) Inclusion in Gateway AfterCare program; counselor consultation, support group selection assistance, support care through our qualified recovery network, helpful resources for wives, audio recordings of all workshop teaching sessions ($1,200 plus value) Personal interaction with program facilitator and small group leaders (decades of expertise and insight in one location) Lifetime access to Alumni directory for encouragement and accountability Total Value (Over $3000) - Total Cost ($1,197) = Over $1,800 in Savings! The workshop registration fee is roughly the equivalent of one (1) high-end HDTV, or about 4-5 monthly car payments, or half the average monthly mortgage payment, and certainly less expensive than a divorce (national average is around $15,000!). Think about what you've already spent on a life of secrecy and lust; high costs with negative results. Investing in the Gateway to Freedom workshop is a low cost with immeasurable positive benefits. To see those benefits through the eyes of men who have previously attended the Gateway to Freedom workshop, visit the Testimonials Page.
  • What is the workshop schedule?
    The schedule varies slightly from location to location, but below is a general outline of the weekend's flow. Friday 10:30 am - On-Site Registration & Check In Noon(ish) - Meetings begin 10:00 pm (ish) - Final session of the day ends Saturday 8:00 am (ish) - Breakfast 10:30 pm - Final session of the day ends Sunday 8:00 am (ish) - Breakfast Noon(ish) - Closing Session ends
  • Who should attend the Gateway to Freedom (GTF) workshop?
    The GTF workshop is for men* (married, single, or divorced; age 20 or older) who display any of the following characteristics: Regular use of pornography Have had one or more affairs Habitual masturbation Lying to hide secret sexual behaviors Feelings of intense shame over sexual behaviors Desire to deal aggressively with lust struggles Secret sexual fantasies Experienced unwanted sexual encounters during childhood or adolescence *If you're a pastor (or working in ministry), we understand your struggle and we know how to help you, too.
  • How can I register for the GTF workshop?
    Call our number (210-822-8201 x106) between 9am - 4pm Eastern Time or click here to register online.
  • How often do the workshops occur?
    The GTF workshop is scheduled periodically throughout the year. We conduct workshops in Texas and Florida. For a complete schedule of current workshop dates, visit our GTF Registration page, or call us at 210-822-8201 x106.
  • Why do you limit the number of men at each workshop?
    Real transformation often occurs in a small group setting. By limiting the number of men attending the GTF workshop, it allows for more interaction among all the men. Smaller groups prevent a man from feeling like a number and provides each man with quality attention and care. Breakout groups are, therefore, never larger than 8 men, usually around 6-8 in each group.
  • Is there Internet access at the workshop?
    No. We want to create an environment that is free from all distraction to the task of focusing on healing and recovery. All workshop facilities are free of Internet access. We do allow men to keep their cell phones if they wish, but ask that they only be used to contact family or for emergencies.
  • Is there an application process for registering for the workshop?
    Yes and no. While there is no formal, or clinical, application process to register for the GTF workshop, we do screen each potential participant to ensure that they are a good fit for the program (this is accomplished by completing a short questionnaire during registration). For instance, the GTF workshop would not be a good fit for someone battling alcohol or drugs. This program is exclusively for men struggling with sexual strongholds in thoughts and behaviors.
  • What are the cancellation policies?
    We understand that there could be reasons arise where you need to cancel. We want to do our best to work with you in these situations. There are a few options for you to consider: 1. Payment deferment to another workshop with no additional fees. This allows you to pick any of our other workshops to attend and not lose any money. 2. Full refund minus cancellation fee ($45) for cancellation prior to two weeks from the workshop start date. 3. Half refund if canceling within 2 weeks of the workshop start date. Due to the fact that we have to pay the venues in full before the workshop, canceling within two weeks means that we have already paid for your spot in the workshop. If this is your only option we will gladly refund you half of the price you paid. For example, if you paid the full $1,197 you will receive a refund of $598.50. If you had a $250 scholarship and paid $747, you will receive a refund of $473.50. You will only receive half of what you paid.
  • What topics will the workshop cover?
    The nature of lust and temptation False Intimacy vs. True Intimacy Boundaries Restoring trust and communication in marriage Triggers and how to manage temptations The process of change and coping with chaos Written, personalized purity plan for recovery Shame: Its effects and how to overcome it Relapse response and prevention Accountability that works! And more...
  • Is there any kind of Aftercare provided following the workshop weekend?
    YES! See all that is included in the GTF Aftercare here.
  • What if I have other questions not answered here?
    If you have any other questions about the GTF workshop or need help registering, please call our number at 210-822-8201 x106 or email us at gtf-help@bebroken.org.
  • How is the workshop material presented? (Who are the leaders?)
    Jonathan Daugherty (Founder & Program Director - Texas) Jonathan is the founder of Gateway to Freedom. He currently serves as President of Be Broken Ministries and hosts a weekly radio program, Pure Sex Radio. Jonathan is the author of The 4 Pillars of Purity, Secrets, and others. After 13 years of sexual addiction nearly ruined his marriage and career, Jonathan got help and, since 2000, has been helping men win the battle for sexual purity. Jonathan lives in San Antonio, Texas, is married and has two daughters and a son.​ Dan Wobschall (Director - Gateway to Freedom - Florida) Dan is the Director of Gateway to Freedom. Prior to joining the Be Broken team he founded Every Man's Hope, a men's sexual addiction recovery ministry. He has significant experience in one-to-one mentoring and speaks nationally on sexual integrity and discipleship. Dan is a John Maxwell Team Certified Coach and Speaker, is a published author and is on the Covenant Eyes Blogging Team. Dan has 3 grown daughters and a grandson and lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Julie of 34 years. Stephen Cervantes (Founding Small Group Leader - Texas) Stephen is emeritus Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Be Broken Ministries and founder of Hope Counseling Center. He is also a co-host on the Pure Sex Radio broadcast and author of 40 Days of Purity, A Lover Repents, the Handbook for Hurting Wives, and 40 Days to Oneness. Stephen has over 25 years of counseling experience. Lee Preston (Founding Small Group Leader - Texas) Lee is the co-founder of Shadow of His Wings Ministry and a previous co-host on the Pure Sex Radio broadcast. He and his wife, Shea, are the directors of Agape Dome and founders of the Journey to Joy retreat for wives of sex addicts. Bob Damrau (Small Group Leader - Florida) Bob is on staff at Connection3 Counseling Services in Sarasota, Floria. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, an outpatient provider for the New Life Ministries Credentialed Counselors Network, and a breakout group facilitator for the Be Broken Ministries - Gateway to Freedom Workshop. His writing is archived on the Every Man’s Battle website. ​ Bob's forte is solution focused healing for: Sexual Compulsivity, Rebuilding Marital Trust, Forgiveness, Family Wounds, Communication Skills, Conflict Management and Genuine Intimacy. ​ Dave Mackey (Small Group Leader - Florida) David S Mackey, holds a Provisional Mental Health Counselor license in Florida, PMHC- FL, & is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey, LPC-NJ. David relocated from NJ in 2017 & has resumed practice in the Sarasota/Bradenton Lakewood Ranch areas. With over 24 years of counseling experience. David is also a breakout group facilitator for the Be Broken Ministries - Gateway to Freedom Workshop. He has been leading recovery & growth Groups for 18+ years. "Group work really is the best part of my counseling practice. Guiding men into freedom from addiction is quite rewarding." ​​Reese Crane (Small Group Leader - Florida) Reese received his degree in Christian Counseling and Temperament Therapy from the International Institute of Christian Counseling in Sarasota FL. He is also certified as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Reese is the Founder and CEO of The Silent Addiction. Reese Crane currently lives in the Orlando, FL area with his wife, Wendy. Reese is the very proud father of three amazing children. During their off times Reese and Wendy love to sing and have been involved in local bands in the Central PA area and have even recorded some of their own original music. They have also led worship at churches in the Northeast US as well as overseas during mission trips. They love to lead others into worship as well, inviting others to just linger in the presence of our Almighty Loving Father.
  • Is there a limit to the number of men who can attend?
    Yes! There is limited space for each workshop, therefore only the first 16-18 men to register will secure a spot (certain venues we can extend the cap to 21 men). So, be sure to register early to ensure your space at the workshop. If the workshop fills up, you will be offered an opening on the next upcoming workshop date.
  • Where are the workshops located?
    We conduct GTF workshops in south Texas, central Florida and eastern Pennsylvania (In cooperative effort with TFC Global) Texas Workshops are held near San Antonio, Texas at Agape Dome , in the beautiful hill country. Florida Workshops are held at Canterbury, northeast of Orlando or San Pedro Center, in Winter Park, FL (an Orlando suburb). Pennsylvania Workshops are held at Tuscarora Inn and Conference Center in Mt. Bethel, PA. Directions to workshop facilities will be provided once registration is complete. Air Travel If flying to the Texas workshop, make San Antonio, TX your destination city (airport code: SAT). If flying to the Florida workshop, make Orlando, FL your destination city (airport code: MCO). If flying to the Pennsylvania workshop, consider Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport (airport code: AVP) or Philadelphia International Airport (airport code:PHL) . Attendees traveling by air will be provided with complimentary shuttle service* to the retreat center. Shuttle service for air travelers will run only once on Friday morning (between 8:00 am - 9:00 am, depending on which location you are attending) with return service included on Sunday after the final session of the workshop. So, if traveling by air, book your Sunday flight after 3:00 pm to ensure you don't miss your ride home! *PLEASE NOTE: Shuttle service is only available for flights into using the San Antonio, Orlando, and Wilkes-Barre Scranton airports. If you're attending the workshop in Pennsylvania and choose to fly into Philadelphia, you must arrange your own travel to the Tuscadora Inn and Conference Center in Mt. Bethel. If you are attending a PA workshop, book your return flight after 4:00 pm.
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  • What can I expect at the Retreat?
    Pastor David Loveless will bring a message on Friday evening and Saturday. Messages and small group discussions on: (Topics subject to change) Panel Discussion Emotional Growth Tools for your recovery journey Time of worship and praise both Friday and Saturday Sunday morning worship service
  • Is this just a repeat of the GTF intensive weekend?
    No, the Alumni Tribe Retreat is not a rehash of the GTF intensive weekend. The sessions of this retreat are designed to help you continue growing from wherever you are in your journey. The pressures from culture are only getting more intense in today's world. During the retreat, you’ll be equipped with tools and insights for building upon the foundation that was laid at the original GTF workshop. We all need a boost, a "shot in the arm" to keep us motivated to make the hard decisions of living a godly life in the midst of increasing temptation. The weekend won't have as "intense" a schedule as the workshop, but we expect it will have just as significant an impact in moving you forward in your pursuit of sexual integrity and godly manhood.
  • What if I have more questions?
    Call us at 210-822-8201 x106 or email Dan@bebroken.org.
  • Who can attend the GTF Alumni Tribe Retreat?
    ​This retreat is for any man who has attended the Gateway to Freedom 3-day intensive workshop. The retreat is for men only.
  • Are all activities held at Epworth by the Sea?
    Yes, all activities throughout the weekend will be held on the grounds of the retreat center, Epworth by the Sea. Recreational amenities include tennis courts, covered basketball courts, bike rentals, fire pits, fishing piers (must provide your own fishing equipment), and walkways along the Frederica River.
  • What is included in the registration fee?
    Registration includes 2 nights lodging, 6 meals, and access to Epworth recreational facilities, walkways along the Frederica River and more. It also includes retreat sessions and activities.
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