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Welcome to episode #44! This week, Matt and Braden chat with Dr. Ted Fenske, a cardiologist who deals with addiction medicine and is an expert on the effects of addiction on the brain. Dr. Fenske discusses what porn use does to our brains and how it affects out day-to-day living! Porn takes advantage of our natural reward pathway in our brain Porn …
 
Linda has been an LMFT helping couples reconcile their marriages whenever possible for over 33 years. She is an author, speaker, and counselor who shares a passion for helping the broken discover healing. Listen to her wisdom and experience of what works vs. what doesn't when repairing a relationship post-affair. More Resources: https://www.lindajm…
 
Welcome to episode #43! This week, Braden and his better half (wife Kristen), continue their chat with former NHL player Ryan Walter and his wife Jenn. They discuss how they built and maintained intimacy in marriage while navigating a pro hockey career. Connection Requires Intentionality Ryan and Jenn were able to build intimacy and connection beca…
 
Crystal shares the added shame she felt from the church being a girl addicted to pornography. But when another woman opened up about her addiction, Crystal was finally able to admit her own struggle and sought help. Today she owns and runs SheRecovery helping thousands of women by relating to their struggle and empowering them with what they need t…
 
Welcome to episode #42! This week, Braden and his better half (wife Kristen), chat with former NHL player Ryan Walter and his wife Jenn. They discuss what it meant to have healthy boundaries in marriage while navigating a pro hockey career. Healthy boundaries start with an agreement Ryan and Jenn were able to build health in their marriage because …
 
Lyschel Burket shares a powerful testimony of God's redemptive power as she describes her healing journey from betrayal trauma and what it took for her to experience reconciliation in her marriage. She explains how God's promises were crucial to her healing and how her family of origin greatly impacted her recovery journey. Today she leads a non-pr…
 
This is a refreshing discussion with theologian, author and professor Brad Jersak that spans a myriad of subjects - from interactions with people of diverse viewpoints, love addiction vs. sex addiction, the purpose of confession and repentance, and what "the God of our understanding" and "progress not perfection" really mean. www.bradjersak.com Fea…
 
Welcome to episode #41! This week, Matt and Braden share little tips that they have found powerful in making prayer and Bible reading come alive and help them grow their relationships with Jesus. Don't Chase A Feeling We can certainly feel God at times, whether that's emotionally or physically, but the feeling isn't what we should chase. God says, …
 
Liz shares the exact moment that she was ready to walk out on her marriage. The military was already hard enough, now adding a loss of her marriage from betrayal. She takes us through her journey of healing and how they both had to grieve their old marriage. She shares with us how infidelity opened up doors in their relationship that needed to be a…
 
Have you ever made a promise to yourself to create a new habit but gave it up after only a few weeks? How are those new year's resolutions holding up after a month? Drew Dyck noticed this pattern in his own life and decided to do some study into both the scientific and biblical principles related to self-control. Nate and Aaron have a great discuss…
 
Welcome to episode #40! This week, Matt and Braden chat about the different ways we connect to God, and why it is important to understand this so that we can build into better health in our own lives. Porn can cause an intimacy disorder, and that means broken connections When porn is in our lives it twists and distorts the way we connect to others …
 
This time it was the wife who betrayed her husband. Tiffany, a senior pastor's wife, and worship leader, shares alongside her husband Rick how a 3-year affair caused their relationship and family to nearly implode. Listen to how God helped mend their relationship with each other and their four kids, all of whom were old enough to understand the bet…
 
Welcome to episode #39! This week, Matt and Braden discuss how to rebuild intimacy in marriage after porn or other sexual immorality has destroyed your unity. There are many forms of intimacy When we talk about 'being intimate,' we are usually talking sex, however, there are several different forms of intimacy. Building a relationship with sex as t…
 
Ben shares how today's youth need us to normalize the struggle of mental health issues and be willing to admit our own issues with pornography. When someone shares their shortcomings, we need to commend them for their transparency, not condemn them for their behaviors. Listen now to hear about what Ben and Resolution Movement are doing to help indi…
 
In part two of our series on domestic abuse, we talk with "Becky", an abuse survivor. Her story is one of pain, fear and redemption, but does point out how the Christian community can sometimes fall into the trap of excusing abusive behavior in the name of avoiding divorce. Can every marriage be saved? Should every marriage be saved? Abuse should n…
 
Welcome to episode #38! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden discuss why marriage isn't the solution to a porn problem like so many single people hope it will be. Porn Isn't About Sex It's easy to think that more sex will cure the need for porn - until we realize that aren't sex drive isn't always related to porn use. Going deeper and finding th…
 
Matt Cline shares with us his journey of how porn robbed him of his creativity, friendships, and passion. Today, as the founder of Restored Ministries, he fights back, helping men and women find freedom in Christ so they can pursue their God-given abilities and live life without shame. In this episode, he also talks about God's design for sex and h…
 
Before you immediately dismiss your need to listen to this episode, we'd challenge you to have an open mind. When we hear the words "domestic abuse", we often think of videos of athletes in elevators, but can we recognize more subtle forms of abuse? Use of Power to Control others through Fear or Intimidation is Abusive even if there are never any b…
 
Welcome to episode #37! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden discuss three important questions in building self-awareness; when, where, and why we look at porn! The When Understanding the time that we are most susceptible to looking at porn is a key component in building good self-awareness. Usually, when an addiction like porn plagues us, we ar…
 
Studies show that over 50% of pastors struggle with pornography. In this episode, we talk to Nick Stumbo, the Executive Director of Pure Desires, about his journey to freedom as the previous senior pastor of his church and his experience disclosing his struggle to the entire congregation. He explains how the church needs to respond to leaders who a…
 
Welcome to episode #36! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden continue talking with Marilyn Evans about the practical steps parents can take to protect their kids! Lies In The Marriage Led To "D-Day" Clinton told Charity that porn was a past struggle, when it was actually still present in his life, along with strip clubs and massage parlors. To h…
 
A heart-wrenching story filled with tears, laughter, and hope. Jonathan shares with us his story of infidelity and how his wife embodied Jesus through her forgiveness. Learn about Be Broken Ministries and how they come alongside individuals and couples to find healing and freedom. More Resources: https://bebroken.com/ https://www.puresexradio.com/ …
 
Welcome to episode #35! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden continue talking with Marilyn Evans about the practical steps parents can take to protect their kids. Start talking about porn and sex in the home As parents, we need to get comfortable talking about porn so that our kids feeling safe talking about it in the home. Start small by discus…
 
One morning as Gwen walked into a church meeting and saw Mark, her husband, and pastor, gently touching another woman's face, she immediately knew why he had felt distant for years. Embarrassment, shock, and sickness overwhelmed her body and spirit in an instant. Join us as we listen to their story of restoration and how God is using their transpar…
 
Nate and Aaron speak with Randy Turner, author of Rescuing the Rogue, about mentoring, learning intimacy the hard way, what intimacy truly is and how to root out the false beliefs we have about intimacy. If you'd like to explore this topic further, you can reach Randy at rturner@transformingfamilies.org. The music on this podcast is contributed by …
 
Welcome to episode #34! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden talk to Marilyn Evans from Parents Aware to help create awareness on how porn will affect their child. Porn Targets Children Porn companies attach misspelled words like 'gummy bares' or 'hot weels' that kids might type into search engines as tags and keywords to their videos. This way,…
 
In this Podcast, Tray and Melody Lovvorn share their story of experiencing healing through the pain. After being married for 11 years, divorced for 6 years, and now remarried for 12 years, they talk about how Melody’s choice to divorce Tray was an act of true love. Their story of being undone redone gives tremendous hope while relating to the most …
 
Nate interviews Noah Filipiak, author of Beyond the Battle. Noah is a pastor who talks openly about his struggle with porn, the journey from entitlement to contentment through recognizing the true needs beneath the behavior, and the real definition of love. Noah also facilitates Beyond the Battle online 7-week zoom groups which focus on your identi…
 
Welcome to episode #33! In this week's episode, Braden is interviewed by his wife, Kristen, on what changed once he was porn free. Our life goal should be more than just getting free from porn! Our main goal in life should be to know Jesus more in a process of growth and healing. If we just fixate on porn and believe that getting sober is the sourc…
 
Rosie educates us on the 3 most important steps a wife can take after discovering porn or infidelity in the relationship. She believes that what we need is an army of proactive wives standing firm against the porn that enslaves their husbands' hearts and minds. Mark shares with us how porn destroys men's masculinity and is used as the solution to t…
 
Clinton and Charity Munoz of the Restored 2 More podcast share their winding path of addiction, discovery, missteps in finding help, and finally to the true redemptive help that they needed. They are now helping couples move from infidelity to intimacy. Learn more at restored2more.com. The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Sams…
 
Welcome to episode #32! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden share essentials every person needs to know to help a friend out of a porn addiction. Set Expectations and Establish Boundaries To have an accountability relationship last and end in success, expectations and boundaries should be established right from the start and then communicated a…
 
One of the hardest things for a broken bride to do is to forgive her husband. Stephanie shares how it is the entry point to being set free from the bondage of bitterness and resentment. She also shares how forgiving her husband didn’t immediately heal or change the relationship, but it allowed her and the relationship to begin the groundwork for re…
 
In this follow-up to episode 280, Nate and Aaron talk with Brian Tholstrup, a fellow pirate monk whose primary drug of choice was alcohol. The guys discuss how recovery is not "one-size-fits-all" and how each of us has to assess what is helpful in our own journey while avoiding the lure of the "easier, softer way". Nate and Aaron also discuss how e…
 
Today Nate interviews Chad and Angela Anderson as they share the story of Chad's pornography addiction, D-Day and their continuing redemption. Chad is now a certified recovery coach sharing what he has learned with other men. Chad's contact info is: 727integratedlife.com; phone 615-405-6152; email chad@727integratedlife.com Angela can be reached at…
 
Welcome to episode #31! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden talk about four simple steps everyone should take to get porn out of their lives and move towards growth and healing! Must-Do #1: Remove Access If we have access to our drug of choice (sexual vice), it will be very hard to have any degree of success and we can stay stuck in a rut. We h…
 
We yearn to have intimacy spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially but unfortunately, most of us aren’t taught how to cultivate it. Most men are self mentored and have developed an intimacy ignorance. It’s not that we don’t want it. It’s that we have no idea how to establish it. Listen now to Dr. Randell Turner as he share…
 
Welcome to episode #30! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden talk about the link between insecurities and porn, where insecurities come from, and what can be done to overcome them. Insecurities Negatively Impact How We Perceive Life Typically, insecurities come from a legitimate situation that hurt us. The hurt that we feel gets rooted in us and…
 
Nate Larkin shares the process and journey of how his marriage went from devastation to thriving after sex addiction was discovered by his wife. He shares practical ways to begin having conversations that build trust. He also shares how porn use stints the ability to be intimate and why intimacy is the key to long term freedom. Nate created the Sam…
 
Our guest today is Jack Eason, author of The Loneliness Connection, which explores the power of community and togetherness, finding similarities instead of differences in the midst of a divisive world. Find out more about Jack and his work at https://www.jackeason.org/ Music on the podcast Little Jam by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed…
 
Welcome to episode #29! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden discuss the link between porn and social media, and how social media actually creates more disconnect in our lives than healthy connection. Social Media Is Highly Addictive Social media is designed to keep our attention. The various platforms are all created in a way to wire our brains…
 
Listen to Part 3 as we wrap up the 15 tools to rebuilding intimacy with Debbie Laaser. We talk about safety, realizing that having feelings doesn’t mean you’re weak and how to own a person’s triggers. Steps 5- 15 are an absolute game-changer in learning how to rebuild what was lost after infidelity occurs. These topics have been the underlying moti…
 
We interview Jeff and Megan, pastors of the Vineyard Community Church in Chilliwack Canada, and hear their story of restoration after infidelity. They get real and raw about how she found out about the affair and sexual addiction and what change she needed to see not to walk away from the relationship. Megan shares how, in the midst of brokenness, …
 
Welcome to episode #28! In this week's episode, Rick Thomson shares Part Two of his incredible story journeying from the rock bottom that his sexual addiction took him to to a life of freedom, impact, and joy like he never thought possible. Rick's First Wife Couldn't Stay Rick didn't want his marriage to end, but his wife couldn't take the lies and…
 
Welcome to episode #27! In this week's episode, Rick Thomson shares Part One of his incredible story journeying from the pit of peep shows, lies and cheating, to ultimate freedom from the bondage of porn. An Innocent Beginning Can Lead To Huge Destruction Rick found pornographic magazines and would occasionally look at them with friends. He was a p…
 
We talk to Michael & Julianne Cusick, founders of Restoring the Soul, about how both sides of a broken relationship face shame and how to overcome it. They share their insight on unhealed wounds and how to deal with them healthily. We also ask, "what does God say about sex, and what does sex say about God?" revealing an amazing perspective on God's…
 
Welcome to episode #26! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden discuss why being sorry is only part of the equation towards healing. They break down why repentance is a far better mindset to have and what that means for our lives. There is a difference between being sorry and being repentant When someone is sorry they look at porn it is often beca…
 
Today the guys talk with certified mentors Jay and Lori Pyatt who get raw and vulnerable in sharing their redemptive story about God pulling them back from the brink of divorce, the impact of shame and deflection in marital communication, their ongoing recovery walk, and how their journey led them to helping others avoid the pitfalls along these ro…
 
Debbie Laser talks about how the Post Traumatic Growth Model makes trauma a “Both And.” What does that mean? While trauma creates great distress, it can also lead to an incredible amount of growth. This model and mindset backed by years of data and research describe how it is possible that trauma and transformation can co-exist! When we believe we …
 
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