Integrity Restored Podcast

Integrity Restored Podcast

Integrity Restored is here to help restore the integrity of individuals, spouses, and families that have been affected by pornography and pornography addiction. Join us each month as we connect on topics both informative, inspirational, and necessary to battling the scourge of pornography.

Episodes

August 9, 2022 31 min

For young men today, quitting pornography can be like a real life break up. The feelings are that strong! Jim is joined by Will and Sal two twenty somethings who founded an organization to help 18-25 year olds navigate this difficult process. Check out @breakupwithporn on TWITTER

Takeaways:

1. Why do I want to stop using porn?

2. Do you admit that your habit drains you from living your best life?

3. Can you even imagine a life ...

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Bishop Strickland has said that pornography twists the desires that people have in the ugliest way. In this episode he joins Jim to discuss why we need to start talking about it as a Church and a society. In a frank discussion Bishop outlines some concrete things we can do as clergy, parents, spouses and individuals to deal with this growing scourge.

Takeaways:

1. What can our priests and Bishops do?

2. Why the truth of human sexua...

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Jim is joined by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, creator of "Divine Mercy 101" and EWTN host of "Living Divine Mercy" to discuss the spiritual side of virtual sins and how the soul is searching to be filled.

Takeaways:

1. How does porn sap our spiritual strength

2. Why guilt and shame keep us from mercy

3. How to invite the Holy Spirit into recovery

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Jim is joined by Anthony Butler, CEO of Primal Storytelling ( primalstorytelling.com), retired Army Officer, and Brazilian Jujitsu Instructor, to discuss how we can foster and incorporate a warrior mindset in our recovery efforts. Through his training, his experiences as an army officer, and his own recovery journey from trauma, Tony shares what he's learned and his hopes for everyone struggling.

Takeaways:

1. Don't be afra...

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Dr. Kleponis joins Jim to highlight the who, what , where, when, why and how of using virtual boundaries to protect yourself and your family in this increasingly electronic world we live in.

Takeaways:

1. Get monitored

2. Create tech free " zones"

3. Develop a boundary plan

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Jim is joined by Cam, the founder and CEO of Truple.io, to discuss how parents can protect their kids in a world where increasing sexual messages stack the deck against us.

Takeaways:

1. Get comfortable having regular "private" conversations with your kids about porn and sexuality

2. Define what is considered "sexualized content"

3. Use tech where you can to fight back and protect

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Even in our brokenness, we are so loved by our Father in Heaven. In this episode, Jim is joined by Barbara Heil, missionary and convert, to share her experiences with God's love for us in the midst of our wounds. 

Takeaways:

1. Go and tell everyone that God is real

2. The Father's love and healing is available even when we don't feel it

3. True healing is only possible when we turn to Him

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We are often asked here at Integrity Restored, how do I help someone who is struggling or how do I help the ministry...Jim gives ideas on both topics to bring this scourge out of the darkness and into the Light.

Takeaways:

1. Be a good listener without judgement

2. Check your emotions

3. Be willing to be an ambassador of integrity in your family, community and parish

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June 14, 2022 14 min
Sometimes recovery, growth, and habit changes can seem insurmountable, but in this episode, Jim explains how training ourselves to be 1% better each day leads to lasting and meaningful changes.

Takeaways:

1. If you start today making 1% positive incremental changes in your life, after a year you are 3668% or 37X better

2. Habits can't change overnight, but 1% better habits every day makes lasting changes stick

3. Vincent Van Go...

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In this the final episode of the Unknown Danger series, Fr. Hoffa and Dr. K talk about the real life effects of our virtual habits, impulsiveness, anxiety, depression, isolation, etc. and what to do about it.

Takeaways:

1. Our brains are constantly hyper stimulated leading to the desire for more with increased isolation

2. We are created by God for intimacy and relationships and the internet falsely mimics that

3. Online companies ...

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In part two of the Unknown Dangers series, Dr. K and Father join Jim to highlight the growing dependance on our cell phones and how it impacts our brains and relationships.

Takeaways:

1. FOMO or fear of missing out is a real condition driven largely by smartphones.

2. Ask yourself if you feel incomplete without your phone. Your answer may tell you a lot.

3. 35% of people think of their phone first upon waking, only 10% think of the...

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Jim is joined by Dr. Peter Kleponis and Fr. Allen Hoffa to discuss the unknown dangers of our virtual world that don't always include pornography but can be just as harmful. In part 1 of this series, we dive into the growing phenomenon of social media addiction.

Takeaways:

1. Up to 10% of Americans could be " social media addicted" according to the experts

2. We spend up to 11 hours a day in front of our screens accordi...

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Jim discusses the increasing proof of pornography usage on mental health by citing current studies and real-world examples.

Takeaways:

1. Pornography is false self-soothing and is actually doing more damage

2. Pornography has real impacts on real world relationships

3. Our brain thankfully can heal and recover from this addiction

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Fr. Martin Connor author, spiritual director, and founder of www.wiredtolove.com joins Jim to discuss the plights of false intimacy and what we truly desire and require, as well as why emotional chastity is important and what Theology of the Body can teach us in combatting the materialization of love.

Father has generously included a download of Chapter 6 of his book for Integrity Restored's listeners. Download here.

Takeaways:

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Jim is joined by Dr. Peter Kleponis and Fr. Allen Hoffa to talk about some of the incredible stories of hope and healing we've experienced as part of the mission here at Integrity Restored and how we should celebrate the wins in recovery.

Takeaways:

1. No win is too small or too big and no fall is too great to get back up again

2. Tens of thousands of individuals, couples and clergy have found great hope, resources and healing ...

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Jim explores marriage prep and married life with Dcn. Kabat to highlight the importance of open communication, honesty and expectations when it comes to pornography usage.

Takeaways:

1. Marriage " work" never ends. We should be learning about each other every day.

2. Culture wants us to believe sexual intimacy is just a recreational activity.

3. Nobody likes to hear the word pornography but we need to be able to discuss it.

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In this episode, Jim is joined by De Yarrison of Hope's Garden and You are Made New ministries to discuss 5 things husbands should do and 2 things they should never do to help their wife in her Betrayal Trauma recovery. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR OUR VIRTUAL HOPE BLOOMS RETREAT at integrityrestored.com

Takeaways:

1. Always seek to understand first not respond

2. Heal your own wounds so you can heal as a couple

3. Don't dismiss or c...

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Jim talks to all families in this episode about the ever growing threats we face in the cyber world. Being oblivious to these threats is not an option in our lives or the lives of those we love.

Takeaways:

1. Pornography is only one of the threats we face

2. Seemingly benign online activities can develop into larger problems

3. The virtual world consequences are very real

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Jim is joined by Jordan Burke, founder of DoTheHarderThing.com, contributor to the Avila Institute and father of a young child, to discuss how healing and hope intersected in his recovery journey and what should we be looking for in our own journey.

Takeaways:

1. Our coping mechanism can quickly become our affliction

2. The wounds we carry must be addressed, healed and offered up in the recovery process.

3. Both science and spirit ...

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Jim is joined by Sam Guzman, therapist, founder of The Catholic Gentleman and longtime contributor to www.covenanteyes.com. Sam brings a uniquely faith filled and scientific expertise to the connection between our thinking and our spirituality.

Takeaways:

1. The depths of shame must be stripped away for healing to begin

2. The different parts of our mind that have good or neutral intentions can still hurt us

3. Bring mercy into you...

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