Freedom13 Ministries educates men and women of all ages on God’s design for sex and the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Freedom13 Ministries strives to be on the pro-active side of crisis pregnancy, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, and men and women’s overall spiritual and emotional health.

Freedom13 Ministries also believes that Jesus forgives all sins and can restore anyone’s past no matter how dark or ugly. It is our hope to empower men and women of all ages with the redemptive Gospel message found in the Bible.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

Freedom13 Ministries believes in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Galatians 5:13 says,

“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

Freedom13 Ministries’ Founder Lindsey Crawford believes in and proclaims the saving and miraculous power of Jesus Christ.

“In my darkest moments, Jesus has been there for me. That’s just who He is. I don’t believe in luck or magic. I believe in Jesus and blessings.”

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OUR PURPOSE

Freedom13 Ministries serves men and women of all ages who long to be set free from sexual sin. Surprisingly, people find it easy to walk through life being unaware of sin that enslaves and prevents them from experiencing God's full potential for their lives. Freedom13 Ministries educates, equips, and empowers men and women through the message of hope, redemption, salvation, restoration, healing, and accountability found in the Bible.

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OUR MISSION

Freedom13 Ministries hopes to EDUCATE and EQUIP men and women of all ages on God’s design for sex through the message of abstinence and the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Freedom13 Ministries also believes that Jesus forgives all sins and can restore anyone’s past no matter how dark or ugly. Our prayer is to EMPOWER men and women of all ages with the redemptive Gospel message found in the Bible and with the help of the Holy Spirit.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

Why the number 13? Freedom13 Ministries believes in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
"For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." -Galatians 5:13 (ESV)

Freedom13 Ministries' Founder Lindsey Crawford believes in and proclaims the saving and miraculous power of Jesus Christ. "In my darkest moments, Jesus has been there for me. That's just who he is. I don’t believe in luck or magic. I believe in Jesus and blessings.”

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OUR FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFS

Jesus Christ is the reason for which Freedom13 Ministries exists. Jesus Christ is and will always be the foundation of Freedom13 Ministries. Everything Freedom13 Ministries does, says, and represents points to and stands for the name and mission of Jesus Christ to make disciples.

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. -Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV)

Freedom13 Ministries’ teachings and curriculum are based on the Word of God. Any staff member and/or volunteer associated with Freedom13 Ministries strives to live his or her life (as much as humanly possibly) according to the Word of God, and follows the commands of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ as outlined for all to read in the Bible.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. -2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

Freedom13 Ministries believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he is both fully Man and fully God, that He died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for sins, was resurrected three days later, and then ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of God interceding on behalf of sinners. Freedom13 Ministries believes the biblical model of salvation for sinners through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. We support the Biblical truth that all people are born sinners and are under the wrath of God because all have broken His holy laws (the 10 Commandments). Sin is any form of thought, act or motive that is displeasing to God. Because of sin, all people are separated from God, but God’s desire is that all people would come to repentance. We understand that repentance is turning away from sin and turning to Christ alone for forgiveness of sin by placing our faith in Him alone for salvation. Because of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for sin on the cross, sinners can be reconciled to God the Father through His Son by being born again. Upon repentance of sin and faith in Christ, a sinner is regenerated through the power of the Holy Spirit and experiences a spiritual re-birth. The Christian is sanctified, eternally set apart by God for eternal life in Heaven. The Holy Spirit now indwells the spirit of the born-again believer, whose chief desire is to please God. While not sinless, the Christian will be grieved when they sin because of the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of them. The Christian, a redeemed sinner, will grow through progressive sanctification until earthly death. The love and grace of God to save sinners from hell spurs the Christian to do good works in His name, and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.—Romans 3:23 (ESV)

But God showed His love for us that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.—Romans 5:8 (ESV)

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.—2 Peter 3:9 (ESV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. –John 3:16 (ESV)

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. -1 Peter 2:24 (ESV)

True emotional and spiritual fulfillment can only come from a person choosing to make God the first love of his or her life

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. –Deuteronomy 6:5 (ESV)

Marriage is defined as a mutually monogamous relationship between a MAN and a WOMAN.

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” -Matthew 19:4-6 (ESV)

Freedom13 Ministries will provide a safe place to talk openly, have civil conversations, and discuss what the Bible says about topics such as: homosexuality, masturbation, divorce, pornography, adultery, sexual abuse, contraception, abstinence, renewed abstinence, cohabitation, abortion, and other topics related to sex. Freedom13 Ministries will not judge the person, but speak biblical truth in love with respect.

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ… -Ephesians 4:15 (ESV)

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. -2 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ESV)

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. -2 Corinthians 6:18 (ESV)

Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth. “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.” –Malachi 2:15-16 (ESV)

I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. –Psalm 101:3 (ESV)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” –Matthew 5:27-28 (ESV)

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. –Colossians 3:5 (ESV)

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. –Psalm 127:3 (ESV)

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. –Romans 12:2 (ESV)

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. –Psalm 119:9 (ESV)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -1 John 1:9 (ESV)

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SPEAKING TOPICS

Freedom13 Ministries presents on a range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Abstinence: God's Design For Sex
  • Children (Young to Adult) Affected By Divorce & Adultery
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Human Trafficking/Sex Trafficking
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sin IS Sin: Jesus Is THE Game-Changer
  • Social Media Education
  • Talking To Kids About Sex (For Parents)
  • Virginity (Second Chance Virginity)
  • *Accountability Partners available for those in sexual addiction/recovering from sexual addiction.

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MEET LINDSEY, FREEDOM13 Founder & Executive Director

Lindsey Crawford, speaker, teacher and writer, claims a heart for ministry as the compelling force of her life. While serving in women’s ministry, youth and college ministry, Lindsey has lead support groups, peer-counseled, and encouraged those in crisis. Having survived and learned from the personal heartbreaks of life, Lindsey brings a perspective that is both unique and personal to her understanding of the current dynamics in a sex-saturated culture.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations and a Master of Arts in Secondary English Education, Lindsey’s real-world work experience includes English Language Arts junior high and high school teacher, Public Relations and Foundation Development Director, and Crisis Pregnancy Center Mentoring Program Coordinator. Lindsey resides in Louisiana with her husband, Brent, and three children, Wade, Eli, and Faith.

Sandra George
Prison Outreach Coordinator

Brent Crawford
Men’s Ministry & Outreach

Lala Ball
Workshop Coordinator & Contributing Writer