In this special episode of Pure Gold, we honor the life of Dr. Mark Laaser, one of the early pioneers in the field of sexual addiction & recovery. Dr. Laaser passed away early on the morning of September 27, 2019 after a long battle with myeloma cancer. His life & legacy is nothing short of … Continue reading 018: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Mark Laaser
Can a person stop looking at porn but still be an addict? I love this question and have encountered it many times in my work with men throughout the years. One of the purity coaches I most respect is Michael Leahy, founder & CEO of BraveHearts, a faith-based, non-profit ministry, whose mission has been to … Continue reading Video: Can a person stop looking at porn but still be an addict?
Recently, I was reminded of the power of this specific verse in 1 John. There's a massive "If...Then" statement here that is especially significant for those walking in recovery too. God’s promises are powerful and this is one of those mighty promises! For this particular word, I think it’s helpful to look at it in … Continue reading Living In The Light
This week, we continue our conversation from episode three on how we talk to our spouses about our addictions. There are three specific steps we need to begin taking before that conversation happens. Frank shares those three steps & why it's so important to be completely honest with your spouse about your addiction. Enjoy the … Continue reading 013: 3 Steps to Take BEFORE Talking to Your Spouse about Your Addiction
Pure Gold is back after a long hiatus with a huge episode! This week, we want to bring you a message of hope in your recovery journey. Maybe you're at a tough place right now where recovery just doesn't seem worth it. Or maybe you're at a super strong place. No matter where you're at, … Continue reading 012: Renewing Your Hope In Recovery
Sometimes, the term "recovery" gets a bad rap. Some view it as some kind of impairment or flaw if you're walking in recovery from an addiction. But the reality is that there's MUCH joy that we can celebrate in recovery. This week, Frank encourages listeners to focus on the joys that one can experience as … Continue reading 011: The Joys of Living in Recovery
In this episode, we wrap our series on hitting rock bottom by talking about three questions: 1. Can I change? 2. Am I willing to change? 3. What am I doing to change? These are three crucial questions to be able to answer in recovery if we wanting to see lasting change and transformation. We … Continue reading 010: Hitting Rock Bottom Hurts Pt.2
XXXchurch recently put out a new video featuring Dr. Steven Luff addressing the question: "Can I Change?" This is a fantastic video which explores much of the brain science behind what real change looks like. Luff discusses the importance of change for a healthy life and if a change is possible to acquire. We hope this … Continue reading Video: “Can I Change?”