What people are saying about Mark’s speaking

“I have known Mark Brouwer for a number of years and have watched his wise teaching grow over time. He is providing very valuable resources to many men around the country. I am pleased to recommend his teaching to you.”Dr Mark Laaser, Director of Faithful and True Ministries, and author of numerous books on sexual addiction and marriage restoration

“Mark Brouwer has been my colleague in pastoral ministry and is my friend.  Now he is based just down the street from where I live and work even though he counsels and teaches people across the nation.  Mark is a person of integrity and courage who not only faced his own personal challenges but brings his experiences and professional expertise to compassionately and effectively help others.”Dr Leith Anderson, president of National Association of Evangelicals, pastor of Wooddale Church

“Mark Brouwer gave a three hour training seminar for church leaders at our recent regional gathering. Mark presented helpful insights into why it is so hard for churches to talk about sexual struggles, what stumbling blocks exist, and what spiritual concepts are helpful for recovery. We came away enlightened and encouraged to take the next steps and make use of available resources. Mark can speak from experience as a CRC member, pastor, and recovering sexual struggler. I highly recommend him as a credible resource for your ministry needs.”Pastor Henry Gunnink,  Grace CRC, Inver Grove Heights, MN,  chairman Classis Lake Superior, March 2011.

“Mark spoke at our church on the topic of sexual purity and sexual health. He spoke at both our adult forum and our morning services. Both were handled very well. He was outstanding in his excellent preparation, sensitivity to his audience and personal authenticity. I would highly recommend him for any event.
Pastor Eric Hulstrand, Senior Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls

“What a tremendous resource for Pastors you are! I want to thank you and your wife for leading our annual Pastor/wife retreat. It was great. As we drove home, my wife and I both said we wished we would have known of such problems and resources to help correct the problems when we began our ministry. Your teaching was a great warning, particularly for those who are dabbling with or becoming addicted to not only pornography, but to other addictions as well. I have received responses from a few of our attendees and they all felt the meetings were very worthwhile. Thanks for your work and ministry.”Rev. Frank Pott, Regional Pastor

“Mark brings credibility and knowledge about his subject. He talks about his experiences – in leadership and life – with a straightforward courage that is admirable. He put us at ease while talking about very difficult subjects, diffusing our discomfort with humor and honesty.”Pastor Kyle Haak, pastor of Living Stone, Rochester, MN

“Thank you for your openness, wisdom, and honesty. I think you could tell from the attentiveness of the students and the many questions they asked that what you said really hit home for them. I hope to have you back for future classes at the seminary.”Dr. Bob Albers, professor at Luther Seminary

“Thank you so much for coming out to talk to our group. I had some great feed back from the men I talked to about what you had to say.  I also had an amazing conversation with one of our guys because of what you shared. You blessed us.” – Jesse S, program coordinator, Eaglebrook Church, White Bear Lake, MN


(Here are some words of feedback from workshop and seminar attendees. Due to the highly personal nature of the content of these workshops, attendees’ names are not listed to safeguard their confidentiality.)

“Mark’s teaching was a 10!! This was VERY helpful with some of the areas I struggle with, and I would heartily recommend it to other people.”  – seminar attendee

“Mark’s session was excellent. Very thorough! The only suggestion I would have is that he be given more time to speak in future events.” – seminar attendee

“I especially was helped by Mark’s openness about the issues [of sexuality and compulsive sexual behavior]. Whether or not a person struggles with these issues, it will be an eye-opening experience to hear Mark talk and learn about something a large amount of people are struggling with.” – seminar attendee

“Thanks for sharing your story, encouraging me, and reminding me how much God will always love me! Thank you so much for being real…and truly caring! My life is changed because of your Workshop!” – workshop participant

“Thanks for coming with your insightful teaching and powerful story. As time has gone by and I’ve heard you speak in different contexts, I could see how you’ve applied your teaching in your own life first. I could really identify with a lot of the things you talk about.” – addiction class participant

“It is without a doubt that I am doing as well as I am because you went the extra mile to accommodate me and help me get into your session. The personal insights you gave in your teaching and the understanding of our destructive addictive behavior has been VERY helpful.” – workshop participant

“Thank you so much for your openness, humility, generosity, and your precious knowledge. It was so helpful for me. I expect that your teaching on this topic will be a great blessing to people from all parts of the world.” – seminar attendee


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