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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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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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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