David and Mitsue Wolfenberger, founders of the Blessed Marriage Project, share the vision and inspiration behind their decision to start and finance their marriage enrichment initiative, in this interview with John Williams. In addition, they explain why they also established Pure Mind Online, the pornography awareness and recovery support resource for individuals, families and leaders of our Unificationist community.
What inspired you to get involved with marriage enrichment?
“Part of our mission statement is to educate singles and couples to live lives of absolute sexual morality. At the end of one of our Energize Couples Retreats in Seattle, Rev. Kevin Thompson brought up the topic of pornography. You could hear a pin drop. You could tell it’s a subject nobody talks about, but a lot of people have been affected by. It’s really insidious and secretive. After the retreat, we immediately decided that we have to address this, and decided to contribute $50,000 a year to address this and create a website [puremind.online].”
Until now, you have chosen to be anonymous donors to the Blessed Marriage Project. Why have you decided at this time to reveal yourselves?
“We’ve been so blessed by God, and we don’t really need the attention of many people. But the reason we are coming out now is because we feel by people knowing who we are, maybe someone else can think, “Wow, maybe we can do that.” I would say, if you have a passion for Blessed Couples, like we do, and if you have a passion for empowering and education singles and couples to live lives of absolute sexual morality, then after you’ve given your tithing please feel free to come join us and support the Blessed Marriage Project to empower singles and couples.”