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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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The Privacy Myth

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Offering Hope During a Pandemic

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

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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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The Mountain of Porn Addiction

I’m sure you’ve heard the old expression, a picture is worth a thousand words…

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Is Your Support Group Helping?

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

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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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Understanding Accountability

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

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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…

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

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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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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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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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Is Masturbation a Sin without Porn?

“Is looking at ‘this’ a sin? Is it wrong?” Maybe you’ve asked yourself these questions…

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3 Questions to Ask Before Turning to Porn

Let’s just get past the awkwardness and say what we all know to be true, Porn feels pretty good.

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3 Truths About Freedom – Pt. 3

Here is the final “truth” for those of you who’ve been following along. If you want freedom…

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3 Truths About Freedom – Pt. 2

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

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3 Truths About Freedom – Pt. 1

The next few weeks I want to share with you something that I posted in Live Free some time back…

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Will I Ever Stop?

Ever had these thoughts run through your head? “I can’t stop … I can’t stop. How will I ever…”

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Are you using your filter like a crutch?

There is no denying that along the road to freedom, there are resources and tools that…

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5 Reasons to Stick with Your Small Group

Last week I wrote about ditching your small group(s). Or more accurately… reasons why you may…

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Small Group

Ever tried viewing a non-mobile friendly site on your iPhone or Droid? Not fun. You gotta pinch…

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The Great Normalizer

Have you ever done something that you knew was out of bounds and thought to yourself…

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Connections Only Go as Deep as You

Have you ever had this situation happen? You send somebody a quick text message. They reply…

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4 Recovery Lessons I Learned

Four years ago I ran a Spartan Race with my wife. And not just any Spartan Race…

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The Silence that Kills

The reality is for every person out there who is clamoring for more help and conversation…

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Keep Your Foot on the Gas

I’ll be honest… I’d love to only share with you stories of freedom and success from…

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Why Language Matters

When we use words like evil, perverted, twisted, predator, abuser, we also communicate…

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The Problematic Nature of Fear

What is stopping YOU from being a better YOU? If you are to be honest what is the number one thing…

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Something to look forward to

Have you ever looked forward to something so much that you were almost oblivious…

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Read Past the Headline

A couple of weeks ago I put out a blog post on our other site XXXchurch.com titled…

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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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The Secret to Disarming Awkwardness

So this month we’ve been unpacking the topic of masturbation inside the Live Free Community…

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Temptation, Lust, and Urges

If you are like many people who struggle (or have struggled) with porn and masturbation…

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Replacement Recovery

Have you ever wondered why despite all your efforts and focus on removing or avoiding porn…

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3 Trust Building Tips

This month we’ve been talking a lot about building intimacy through trust. And there’s a good…

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Do I Get My Wife Involved?

I’ll be honest. What I want to talk about today is meant for the married guys…

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A Legacy of Service

Today I want to share some sad news, but at the same time… some inspiration and lessons.

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Goal Evaluation – Don’t Skip It

If you aren’t evaluating your progress and even your goals themselves on a regular basis…

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Integrity or Purity?

It’s a new month and a new year. And so in 2022, we and the Live Free Community are setting…

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Habit goals

If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. This is a basic rule that all high performers understand…

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Reach your goals

If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. This is a basic rule that all high performers understand…

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The Best Christmas Gift Idea

‘Tis the season, as they say, and like it or not; one of the highlights of the season approaches…

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Live Free for Wives Is Here

When we began, we set out to reach and help men (specifically) in their journey to freedom…

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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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Top Picks to help you

I just want to share some great resources I’ve read, watched, and/or listened to that…

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It’s Time to Stop Hiding

Have you ever held on to a secret because you just simply couldn’t bear the idea of…

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It Takes a Community

Have you read the headlines lately (other than the political)? Anyone else disheartened when …

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The Problem with Our Society

In a recent interview with Graham Bessinger, Dallas Cowboys quarterback …

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Being Transparent Is True Masculinity

Unfortunately we live in an age when “masculinity” is defined by all sorts of arbitrary measures.

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3 Practical Reasons to Forgive Yourself

Let’s be honest, when someone struggles with sexual integrity issues, porn addiction…

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The Powerful Weapon of Hatred

Anybody who has struggled with pornography knows that maintaining their sexual integrity…

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Have a Better Relationship with Social

I think it is no surprise to anyone that a lot of the times “we”get into trouble with porn and stuff…

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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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