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Integrity Restored Podcast
19 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Episode 141 - Count Your Blessings
It is the season of gratitude. Thanksgiving and Christmas bring family and friends together to celebrate their many blessings. But how are you supposed to be grateful in tough times? Jim shares his thoughts in this episode of “Integrity Restored.” You’ll discover: Specific blessings you can find in difficult moments. Tips for appreciating life at all times. How to focus on what you have rather than what you don’t have.
20 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
Episode 140: Be Brave in the Scared with Mary Lenaburg (Rebroadcast)
When faced with the life-altering diagnosis of a special needs child, a marriage is cracked open to reveal, both spouses feel unworthy of love. In this episode, Jim and Mary discuss the role of addiction in trying to mask and soothe their brokenness, how they broke free, and the hope for other marriages suffering from pornography usage.
27 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Episode 139 - Kids Today: Hypersexualizing A Generation
Jim brings us the facts, the stark truths and the effects pornography is having on our kids today along with what we can do about it as parents, grandparents, clergy and educators responsible for the youth in our lives. Takeaways: 1. Average age of first exposure is 8-11 years old 2. This can't be a one and done conversation 3. We as the adults need to take the lead in educating ourselves and then the kids about the harms of pornography
16 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Episode 138 - 5 Steps to Talk About Porn
In this episode, Jim takes you through 5 steps necessary to initiate a conversation with someone you care about regarding porn. Takeaways: 1. Knowledge is key 2. Vulnerability is your friend 3. This is never a one and done conversation
19 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Episode 137 - Dopamine: Unknown Drug of Choice
In this episode, Jim outlines the addictive nature of the brain chemical Dopamine and its role in a variety of addictions including porn. He gives us the science behind the reward pathways and what to do to break free. Takeaways: 1. Addiction is now understood as a brain disease 2. Because of the powerful feelings associated with dopamine, addiction can happen quickly. 3. We live in a world of abundance rather than scarcity, and our brains weren't evolved for the "fire hose of dopamine"
26 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
Episode 136 - Transparency with Timmerie Geagea
One of the common struggles we face as humans is how to be transparent in our relationships. That is especially true if the relationship is damaged by pornography use. In this episode, Jim is joined by Timmerie Geagea, host of Relevant Radios " Trending with Timmerie" to discuss the importance of transparency and how to build it in your relationships. Takeaways: 1. An old adage states, " the quality of women determines the quality of men" 2. Society is becoming increasingly emotive wanting to share everything we are feeling and not always with the right audience 3. Trust before transparency or transparency before trust?
23 minutes | Oct 10, 2022
Episode 135 - 8 Myths and 3 Pillars with Jim O'Day
There are many common myths surrounding the topic of pornography addiction. In this episode, Jim breaks down 8 common myths he hears regularly and why the 3 pillars of Integrity Restored are important. Takeaways: 1. It's a David vs. Goliath problem in society today 2. We need to stop talking about it like a moral failing and recognize it for the addiction it is 3. It affects everyone young and old, believer or not
28 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Episode 134 - The Correlation Between Porn and Suicide with David Fortin
Jim is joined by David Fortin to discuss the ways in which pornography usage correlates to an increased risk of suicidal tendencies especially in youth and young adults. Takeaways: 1. Isolation and depression are common symptoms of a porn addiction and strong indicators of suicidal ideation. 2. One in six students think about suicide. 3. According to Dr. Patrick Carnes, 17% of porn addicts attempt suicide, 72% have considered it.
16 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Episode 133 - Five Faulty Beliefs of an Addict (REBROADCAST)
In this episode, Jim discusses the Five Faulty Beliefs of an Addict and the guilt and shame that fuel them. He discusses the value of guilt and the problem with shame and how to resolve both in your healing journey.
31 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Episode 132: Unpacking Betrayal Trauma with Sr. Tina Alfieri (REBROADCAST)
A betrayal of trust that deeply impacts the relationship and has lasting effects is one of the problems of continued pornography use. Jim speaks with Sr. Tina Alfieri, LCSW,C-SAT, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Addiction Treatment provider who is a also a diocesan hermit in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Sr. Tina unpacks the reality of Betrayal Trauma in terms of pornography and other betrayals, as well as what healing looks like for those suffering.
23 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Episode 131 - Spiritual Direction 101 with Maria Brackett
Maria Brackett, Divine Mercy University's Program Director for the Spiritual Direction Certificate joins Jim to discuss what is Spiritual Direction, Why do you need it and how do you find one. Check out divinemercy.edu Takeaways: 1. Spiritual Direction is an important pillar in recovery according to the experts 2. Spiritual Direction along with the grace of the sacraments can be a helpful part of your overall recovery plan. 3. Whether you struggle with an addiction or the betrayal trauma from a loved one's addiction, spiritual direction helps you find God and healing where ever you are right now. Our program at DMU to train spiritual directors: https://divinemercy.edu/academics/spiritual-direction-certificate/ Site where our alumni are listed: https://divinemercy.edu/alumni/alumni-directory/ Catholic site to find spiritual directors: https://seekdirection.app/#/home
22 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
Episode 130 - Realize Your Calling with Dan Lorenz
In this episode, Jim is joined by Realizeyourcalling.com founder Dan Lorenz to discuss the importance of finding your gifts and calling as part of the recovery process. Takeaways: 1. Self-awareness helps drives success in recovery and life 2. Learning to be authentic helps us help others 3. Every mission/ministry needs help to flourish and you could be exactly what they need
47 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
Episode 129 - From Darkness to Hope with Mike and Margaret
Recovering together as a couple is hard work and takes many forms. In this episode, Jim is joined by Mike and Margaret who share what their recovery journey looks like and how they are utilizing Integrity Restored's products and programs in their recovery plan. Takeaways: 1. Recovery is possible, but both parties have to start their own healing work 2. The Integrity Circle Coaching Program helped them understand and communicate through the process 3. Healthy boundaries are vital and not punitive
32 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Episode 128 - Is there trafficking in your hometown? With Fr. Jeff and Fr. Chuck
In this episode, Jim is joined by Fr. Jeff Bayhi ( Diocese of Baton Rouge) and Fr. Chuck Swanson ( Diocese of Omaha - Retired) to discuss what they've learned since founding Metanoia Manor a home for trafficked youth in Louisiana and how porn plays a role in the grooming and control of human trafficking victims in the sex trade. Check out www.metanoia-inc.org for more information on this incredible mission and to enter a raffle for a trip for two to Italy with the Fathers! Takeaways: 1. Currently the estimates say 48 million people are being trafficked worldwide 2. 89.5% of trafficked individuals end up in the sex trade and a high percentage in porn 3. Most traficking cases are " local" and don't involve what we see in the movies, but rather coercion, drugs, money and blackmail right in our own neighborhoods
30 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Episode 127 - Too Tired To Think Straight with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.)
Today’s society is overwhelmed with an epidemic of sleep deprivation. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.), founder of Grossmanontruth.com, joins Jim to discuss how technology, social media, porn and gaming contribute to our sleep deficit fueling addiction and poor decision making. Takeaways: 1. We live in a sleep deprived constant state of semi drunkenness because of our online excesses and habits 2. Suicide numbers are skyrocketing due to our being constantly impaired and in need of sleep 3. The #1 competitor of online media companies is not other companies but sleep
31 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Episode 126 - Break Up with Porn
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 without porn?
34 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Episode 125 - Start Talking About It - SPECIAL EPISODE with Bishop Joseph Strickland
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 sexuality is a fearful subject but necessary in this battle 3. How pornography impacts so many other hot button issues for the Church, trafficking, child abuse, divorce, distorted intimacy
25 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Episode 124 - Your Soul is a Vacuum with Fr. Chris Alar
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
28 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Episode 123 - The Warrior Mindset for Recovery with Anthony Butler
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 afraid of the hard work to get to the next level, it's worth it! 2. Sometimes we have to embrace " the suck" but don't have to get stuck there 3. Push ahead with what's right and carry hardship and responsibility with pride
21 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Episode 122 - Virtual Boundaries with Dr. Peter Kleponis
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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