I’m Mike Genung, founder of Blazing Grace.
I struggled with multiple forms of sexual sin from my teen years until 1999, which included porn, masturbation, promiscuity, adultery, and sex with prostitutes.
After being in bondage to sexual sin for 20 years, eight of which were spent in various recovery programs, I was set free after finally putting all my hope and trust in God.
You can read more of my story here, and watch the video below.
Because the church didn’t talk about sex or porn, I assumed I was a freak. But when I saw the surveys showing that 50% of Christian men were viewing porn, I was shocked.
How could so many Christians be struggling with a sin so devastating that it destroys marriages, yet no one is talking about it?
That was 1999. Today’s surveys show that two thirds of Christian men are viewing porn… and those are just the honest ones. Christian women are struggling with this too; women are the fastest growing segment when it comes to viewing pornography.
Blazing Grace is launched
Because I wanted to help others, I started a grace-centered support group for men in 2000. The group grew, and I started writing articles. I discovered a love for writing, and in 2004 set up the Blazing Grace website.
When I was in bondage to lust I was desperate for answers, not only about how to break free, but how to heal my marriage. Adultery is one of the most traumatic events a couple has to recover from; many marriages don’t make it.
I can’t stand seeing a family ripped apart because of sexual sin. I get angry knowing that the church has the answers and could save many marriages, but often misses the opportunity because leadership is afraid to talk about sex. Blazing Grace is here to help, with resources, counseling, and groups.
Here’s what Blazing Grace is about: proven, straightforward answers to help you Rebuild your life, Restore your relationships, and Renew your mind.
Some of our most popular content:
12 Things to Remember When You’re Battling Temptation
15 Principles for Recovery from Sex and Porn Addiction
Healing a Broken Marriage
Healing the Wounds of Rejection
Wives, It’s Not Your Fault!
The Soul Warping Effects of Masturbation, and How to Live Without It
I’m the author of six books.
My first two, The Road to Grace; Finding True Freedom from the Bondage of Sexual Addiction, and 100 Days on the Road to Grace; a Devotional for the Sexually Broken take the articles you see on the website into much greater depth and detail.
My Couples Workbook called The Road to Grace for Couples that helps husbands and wives (or boyfriends and girlfriends) recover and heal from the trauma that porn and adultery inflict on their relationship. In addition to English, my books have been translated into Korean, German, and French.
My newest book, The Wife’s Heart, was written especially for women.
Many men an women, from around the world, have told us the books made a big difference in their lives. You can buy them at the store.
I do counseling with individuals and couples, over the phone and at our office. We will soon be offering two-day intensives here in Colorado Springs. Click here for more information about counseling. Or send us an email through the contact us page for more information.
I’ve been married to Michelle since 1989. We have four wonderful children and live in Colorado Springs. Our marriage recovered and healed from the hell of my porn use and adultery. One of the most precious moments in our marriage was when Michelle read a letter she wrote, telling me she forgave me for hurting her. We were both in tears.
I’ve been interviewed on radio, television, have published articles, and spoken at churches and other events in the U.S. and Europe. Let me know if you’d like me to speak at your church or event. I’ve spent years leading support groups. I try to respond to every email and enjoy reading your comments. You can reach me through our contact us page.
What I believe
I believe that:
* All of the Bible is God’s inspired Word.
* There is one God in three distinct persons: God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
* Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for everyone’s sin; through faith in Him and His death on the cross we receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
* Jesus came to set captives free, and there is hope for you and your marriage.
I believe that God put every couple together, is passionate about your relationship, and that if both sides are willing to work through the process (which is not easy), and take the action steps required, in time you will experience healing, peace, and freedom.