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5 Reasons To Keep It Buttoned Up

Let’s be honest, most people are having sex in some version (intercourse, porn, etc)…

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problems

Thankful for Problems

I don’t know about you, but one thing that I often struggle with is this idea of giving thanks in all situations.

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community

Community, Connection, and Compulsion

Let’s just say the last 18 months have been pretty crazy, especially in the US. Between COVID…

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gratitude

A Cause for Gratitude

This month we are talking a lot about gratitude in the Live Free Community. Given the time of year…

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fight porn

Are You Up for the Fight?

This past weekend was a sobering one for me and my family as we are all Philadelphia sports…

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Put Away the Masks

This past week has been pretty eventful (at least in the USA). We moved the clocks back.

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thinking

What is Porn?

My wife is a HUGE fan of the show Friends. She owns the DVDs, watches the reruns on TV…

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awareness

The Power of Awareness

Anxiety sucks. If you’ve never dealt with anxiety, maybe this is news to you, but if you have…

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sexual triggers

The Importance of Recognizing Triggers

If you have ever read a book, done a course, or attended a support group focused on porn…

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resentful

Are You Resentful of Your Recovery?

This past Sunday I was fortunate enough to go to a Philadelphia Eagles football game with my son…

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shameless event

5 Lessons from Shameless

As you may or may not know, this past Saturday we hosted our first ever Shameless Online…

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awkward

The Secret to Disarming Awkwardness

When I see conversations in the Live Free Community about masturbation, it’s encouraging…

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funny but true

Funny But True

I don’t know about you, but I find a lot of humor in jokes that poke fun at real life. And if I’m being honest…

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3 Keys to Beating Shame

When we created Live Free the main goal was to provide a safe and encouraging place for…

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porn and shame

The Shame Hurdle

Over the past decade I can’t count how many emails I’ve received from individuals struggling…

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confession

3 Considerations for Confession

Over the past decade I can’t count how many emails I’ve received from individuals struggling…

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prison

What Freedom Isn’t

Here’s the problem. If Freedom is more of an experiential thing, something that you…

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real freedom from porn

Real Freedom from Porn

So many who struggle to break the stronghold of pornography dream of one day achieving sobriety…

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freedom definition

How Do You Define Freedom?

What is freedom? At first, you might think that’s kind of an easy answer, but the reality is that if…

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neve give up

You Can’t Give Up On Freedom

If you want freedom you can’t give up. Here’s something you may not know about me…

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work

You Must Work for Your Freedom

Freedom. It sounds great but how many people actually find it? Take for instance addiction…

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want it

You Must Want Freedom to Have It

If a Christian is “free” in Christ then why do so many men and women continue to struggle…

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real freedom

3 Keys to Freedom

Freedom is a term that carries with it a real message of hope. In the church world we talk about…

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Talking Porn, Sharks & Potty Mouths

I hate to be a downer, but there is no way to get around this one. There is no guaranteed way…

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dad

When Being a Dad Isn’t So Fun

I’ll tell you this. Generally, I love being a Dad. Whether it be shooting hoops with my son…

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5 Tips for Dads

I have two kids (and more grey hair than I care to admit). My son is twelve and …

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birthday lessons

3 Birthday Realizations

So this past Sunday was my 51st birthday. I know, getting old but not much I can do about that…

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Recovery Means Regular Practice

The last few weeks, I’ve been sharing some important principles about recovery that I’ve…

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relearning

Recovery Means Relearning

I don’t know about you, but I hate having to relearn something when I’ve already got a system down…

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basics

Recovery Means Mastering the Basics

Last week I started sharing with you some of the lessons I’ve been teaching my son in…

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failure

Recovery Means Embracing Failure

Over the past month, I’ve been working with my son every day to help him with his…

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shame

Long Term Recovery Requires This

Those who know me also know that I’m a bit of a health and fitness nut. I work out most days and…

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fool

The Real April Fool

Around 15 years ago, when I was still struggling with daily porn use, I felt tremendously ill…

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enough

AM I ENOUGH?

In April, we are releasing a new YouVersion 7-day reading plan. I am very excited about…

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shame

How to Differentiate Shame

Sometimes when I mess up I have a hard time getting past it. Like many people, I can beat…

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gym

3 Recovery Principles from the Gym

Last week it finally happened. I took my 13-year-old son to the gym for his first workout…

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prayer

Does God Even Care?

Years ago when I was dealing with my own porn addiction and shame, I know there were times…

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community

Will Community Really Help Me Quit?

Let me ask you this. When you hear the word “community” what do you think? Do you envision…

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anxiety

the real enemy

Fear, anxiety, uncertainty, all these things impact all of us. They’ve impacted me. I’m sure they’ve impacted …

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SACRED-COW

Sacred Cows Need to be Shot

I can’t believe it’s already been a week since When Shame Gets Real was unleashed on …

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When Shame Gets Real Is Available Today!

I’m not going to lie…I’m pretty excited today because after months of writing, editing, and…

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How to Supercharge Your Romance

This week is Valentine’s day, a holiday that at the mere mention of its name makes many men shudder…

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Transparency Is Safety

Maybe you are reading this and wondering how transparency equates to “safety.”

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short term pain

Short-Term Pain vs Long-Term Gain

There’s a short little saying that’s been around as long as I’ve been alive. A saying that’s…

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privacy

The Privacy Myth

Have you ever had this happen to you? You call your bank because you need some information.

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sacred-cows

Slaughtering Sacred Cows

Now that we are less than 1 week into a brand-new year, there’s a good chance you…

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final-push

The Final Push – Will You Help?

We are in the final days of our 2021 year-end fundraising campaign, and I am going to be…

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Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress

So next week it’s Christmas and without a doubt, many of you are feeling the holiday crunch.

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Investing in Lives

If you’ve been following along with me at all the past month, you probably know…

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relationships

Accountability Equals Relationships

By now, we have all heard the word “accountability,” but what exactly is it? I don’t want to…

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opposite of addiction

The Opposite of Addiction

There’s a phrase that has been thrown around a lot for the past few years on social media…

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pandemic

Offering Hope During a Pandemic

Last March, in the midst of a pandemic where many people were isolated, Live Free…

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bar to entry

Lowering the Bar to Entry

How do we help people who need freedom and healing when it comes to their sexual behaviors…

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recovery support groups

Is Your Support Group Helping?

This should come as no surprise, but here at Live Free we believe STRONGLY in…

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accountability partner

I Don’t Have an Accountability Partner?

Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about accountability. What it looks like, how it helps, and why…

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accountability is

Understanding Accountability

The idea of accountability is one of the most misunderstood concepts I’ve run into working…

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grow up

Just Grow Up

One common message you’ll usually hear if you are a guy who struggles with porn, or…

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accountability means

Accountability Means…

One common message you’ll usually hear if you are a guy who struggles with porn, or…

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Non-indigenous Threats

Non-indigenous Threats

I live in Southern New Jersey, and over the past 18 months we’ve seen a large influx of…

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grind

Grinding It Out

Do you ever have those days when you feel like your recovery is just a real grind? If not, then…

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