Meet the team behind
Gateway to Wholeness

What can you expect from the Gateway to Wholeness program?

The Gateway to Wholeness program was developed over several years and designed to reach the many people in the world today who are struggling with pornography in their lives.

  • Gain information

    Learn about pornography and the impact it can have on peoples’ lives.

  • Develop resources

    Discover tools to help gain greater control over pornography use.

  • Access support

    Benefit from additional resources recommended for further help and treatment.

Professional Leadership

Experts with diverse backgrounds in education, research, psychology, leadership, and more collaborated to make Gateway to Wholeness possible. The following individuals have served as key figures in the development of this project.

Kenneth Pargament

Professor and Researcher

Kenneth Pargament is professor emeritus of clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University where he has worked as a therapist, teacher, and researcher for 38 years. His research and writing has focused on the importance of the spiritual dimension to mental health. He is the author of Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred, over 300 journal articles, and editor-in-chief of the two-volume APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality. Dr. Pargament has won several awards for his work and his research has garnered national and international media attention, including coverage by the New York Times, Washington Post, London Times, Newsweek, and Scientific American.

Michael Brown

Life Coach and Mentor

Michael Brown has served at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio for more than two decades in a variety of roles, including Campus Ministry Director, Creator of the SEARCH Learning Community, Creator of the Vanguard Men’s Leadership Community, and the President of the Campus Multifaith Alliance. Also as the Founder, Lead Coach, and Chief Consultant of DMB Coaching, he provides leadership training for business teams and life-coaching for leaders who want to maximize their influence and impact. Dr. Brown is the author of Twenty-One Father-Son Conversations About Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sexuality. He travels regionally and nationally — exploring concepts of purpose, relationships, and directions, with special emphasis on developing in each of the twelve dimensions of life.

Fei Gao

Professor and Researcher

Fei Gao is an associate professor in Learning Design at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Gao’s research is focused on how to make learning more efficient, effective and engaging by tapping into innovative technologies. She has been examining the types of interactions and learning enabled by online technologies, designing technology-mediated learning environments, and exploring pedagogical methods that promote effective learning in such environments. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as, The Internet and Higher Education and British Journal of Educational Technology.

Katia Reinert

Clinician, Recovery Advocate and Health Educator

Katia Reinert is a family nurse practitioner in Baltimore, MD, and an associate director for Health Ministries at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She has been involved in Addiction Recovery clinically and also as director and coordinator for Adventist Recovery Ministries Global since 2010. Dr. Reinert is the host of Speak Up – a TV show that focuses on raising awareness and removing stigma for behavioral, mental, and emotional disorders – and serves on the National Advisory Council for the Center for Mental Health Services at the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency. Her research has focused on the role of spirituality and faith as a coping mechanism in the setting of childhood trauma and abuse, and is a published author of research articles, books, and periodicals on holistic approaches to health and well-being.

Project Sponsors

Gateway to Wholeness is made possible with support in part by contributing partners.

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This material may be used and reproduced without permission by individuals or groups as they participate in the Gateway to Wholeness program. It may not, however, be used or reproduced in other books or publications without prior permission. Reprinting the content as a whole for giveaway or resale is expressly prohibited.

Please be aware that Gateway to Wholeness does not replace treatment for pornography problems by a professional counselor or therapist. Talk to your health care provider to find out what is best for you.