We believe that God wants to bring a purity movement to Japan.

We believe that God wants to transform the way people think about sex and relationships. We believe that God wants to make His heart known to Japan – to share His beautiful design for relationships and sex – and to restore to wholeness what has been broken.

PureHeart Japan is a place to talk about things that are not usually discussed in churches, such as romance, dating, singleness, sex and sexuality. We will take a good look at God’s heart and plan in each of these areas.

“Let us sing about the ways of the Lord.” Psalm 138:5

Purity is...

  • It is in our interpersonal relationships – how we honor one another – especially between the sexes.
  • It is in single life – keeping our eyes on Jesus and laying our desires on the altar. He is completely faithful and we can trust Him with our desires. There is something so precious about the single time – to know Jesus as the One who satisfies all the needs of the human soul.
  • It is in the marriage relationship. It is in loving one another in a committed and sacrificial love. It is in enjoying the gift of sex and intimacy with one another. It is in modelling this love for your children.
  • It is in dialogue with your children, as they come into contact with the depiction of sex as the world defines it: through images online and in magazines, through movies, through conversations at school and with their peers, and as they grow up and are faced with choices regarding their own sexuality.
  • It is in fiercely guarding the perimeters around our purity. It is in guarding our eyes from adultery.
  • It is in teaching the value of sex and the impact of sex.
  • It is in confronting the temptations and societal norms and ensnarement of pornography, infidelity, and commodification of sex.
  • It is in praying for godly spouses for your single friends and in encouraging one another to be men and women after God’s heart.
  • It is in intercession for the spiritual war we are in and the stronghold of lust.
  • It is in the complete restoration of the broken walls of compromised purity, healing of the areas of lives that had been destroyed by sexual sin.
  • It is in deliverance and counseling ministry as chains are broken and people are set free.

 

Current Campaigns

Latest Posts

Purity is…

Purity is walking as a disciple of Jesus, even in the innermost parts of our lives. Purity is not about our own righteousness. It is what God sings over us, and as we know Him, we desire to obey His commands. Before I knew how to walk in purity, He said He saw purity...

Purity Challenge

https://youtu.be/LeSdbVywifk This summer; 55 days; 55 minutes/day. 4 Sections; 5 Foundational Lessons; 15 Personal Challenges; 40+ Videos and Blog Posts; with a focus on Romans 1-8 and Psalm 119. For women who know Jesus (or who are interested in following Jesus), who...

Bilingual Message to Shacho from Terrace House

In the previous video, I gave a message to Yume-chan of the Terrace House. This time, the message is for Toshiyuki Niino. Message to Yume: https://youtu.be/9M8slMslw2I English translation of the text at the end of the video:“Men, think about this: how would you feel...

Aya & Rae-Anna Chat

Aya and Rae-Anna chat about being open during this strange and unique time to hear as God lovingly shows us things in our lives and our hearts and our beliefs that He wants to refine and transform. Today's topic is about the value of a woman - does it come from men's...

Message to Yume chan from Terrace House:

7 incredible, free gifts for anyone with a sexual past. Starting in high school, Rae-Anna often dated casually and treated her heart casually, not understanding how or why to consistently walk in purity. When she came to know Jesus in a deep, real way in 2010, she...

The “M” word – It is possible and beneficial to shut the door

Let’s talk about masturbation. Masturbation with porn (or playing through mental images) is something the Bible speaks clearly regarding. In Matthew 5:27-28: Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks...

Marriage Seminar: Preparing, Restoring, Sustaining

What images do you get when you think about marriage? Is marriage a burden? Old or outdated? 墓場? Women, when you were young, did you dream about being a bride? What images do you have of marriage now? We will share why marriage is a gift. This online seminar is for...

純潔とは。。。What is Purity Anyway?! Part 1 with Jef, Aya, and Rae-Anna

純潔と聞いたら、どんなことを想像しますか? Jef, Aya, and Rae-Anna chat about "what is purity". When you hear the word "purity", what ideas come to mind? (English below)...

Purity Culture

I grew up in the ‘90s purity culture’ – a mixed-results effort by the Church to teach sexual purity. I experienced ‘purity culture’ in my teen years through messages that I should be pure because it was the right thing to do. I should carefully consider my conduct...

オンラインマリッジ・セミナー:結婚の準備、回復、成長 Online Marriage Seminar

[English below] このセミナーは、既婚者、婚約中のカップル、独身だけど結婚願望のあるシングルの皆さん向けです。3月27日(金) 結婚と夫婦関係について ー健全な結婚にどのように備えるか ー壊れた関係の回復について ー信頼関係を強く健全に維持し、共に成長するか 7時から9時までライブ中継を行います。ビデオと音声をオンにしていただき、セミナーに積極的に参加していただくことができます。観覧のみで参加したい方は、ビデオ、音声をオフにしてご覧になっていただけます。 どうぞこのリンクで参加してください:...

Series

Eitaro & Tamae share their story of how they experienced God’s amazing hand of restoration in their marriage! We invite people to join the conversation to see individuals, marriages and families restored and changed.

In SingleTalk we will be talking about many various topics! We will be exploring God’s word for what He says to singles. We will be talking about how to walk in God’s ways as a strong, healthy, joyful, fulfilled single.

PureLove Japan

This page is for pre-believers. Please share with your friends!
Let’s talk about dating and relationships. Let’s have healthy hearts!

Team

Jef & Aya

Jef (from New Zealand) and Aya (Japanese) have celebrated their 24th year of international marriage. They have three boys: 20 years old, 18 years old and 15 years old. Jef and Aya have endeavored to create a safe environment in their home where, from an early age, their boys would feel free to ask any questions about sex and relationships, how babies are born, love, dating, etc. Since their boys were young, they talked about various topics with them, in order that they would grow up to be loving gentlemen for each woman they would eventually meet, marry, and build a family together.

The foundation of society is the family. If the family is healthy, everything works. When a person knows they are loved, their self-esteem is secure and they grow into someone who can love others. When the family structure is broken, the marriage breaks down, the children get hurt, and begin searching elsewhere for the love they cannot find at home. Our desire is to share about Real Love!

 

Eitaro & Tamae

Eitaro and Tamae Ogawa encountered Jesus in Singapore 2004, and while having issues in their marriage, Jesus miraculously saved their relationship and family. They left the corporate world in 2016 in response to God’s call to become a missionary in Okinawa, Japan. They moved to Nago, Okinawa with two beautiful daughters in January 2019. Motivated by their life motto – “love God, love people” – Eitaro and Tamae are involved in art and community projects that encourage collaborations amongst people, with the goal of restoring the image of God in Family and Art in Japan.

Rae-Anna

Rae-Anna first lived in Japan in 2004 and returned in 2018 as a long-term missionary with Onfire Japan. She has a passion for a revelation of Purity for Japan.

“I was raised in a Christian family, on the mission field. For ten years I dated my own way, treating my heart casually. In 2010, when I was 25, I gave my life, my sexuality, my heart, my all to Jesus. I’ve now been single for ten years, trusting God with my desires. God has given me freedom and restoration in the area of purity. God continues to refine me daily and at times I am also challenged in walking this path. But I know how wonderful God’s ways are, and how utterly counterfeit and emptying the world’s path is. I want to share about the freedom and joy that comes from walking in the ways of the Lord.”

Want to join the team? Here are the areas where we need help!

Practical help needed: 

1. English-Japanese Translation: Translating text to Japanese

2. Video editing, social media work

Join us in starting this conversation in Japan:

1. Share the page with your friends and church community.

2. Send us your comments, impressions, and questions! Let us know topics you’d like to see discussed.

3. Share your testimony or join us on a podcast! 

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