The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 94 - Breaking The Power of Pornography with Dr. Doug Weiss - Part 2

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On this episode Tony's special guest is Dr. Doug Weiss, Ph.D.

Dr. Doug is a Licensed Psychologist and the Executive Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He's also the President of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT).  Among many other accomplishments Dr. Doug...

* Has appeared on several national talk shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, and 20/20.

* Has published more than 20 books on addiction recovery as well      as many books and DVDs for marriage and youth.

* Has overcome his own sexual addiction and has been successfully sober for more than 21 years.

 In this episode Dr. Doug offers practical advice that will help and encourage men on their journey of purity.

drdougweiss.com

drdougweiss.org

Posted on November 20, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 93 - Breaking The Power of Pornography with Dr. Doug Weiss - Part 1

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On this episode - and the next - Tony's special guest is Dr. Doug Weiss, Ph.D.

Dr. Doug is a Licensed Psychologist and the Executive Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He's also the President of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT).  Among many other accomplishments Dr. Doug...

* Has appeared on several national talk shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, and 20/20.

* Has published more than 20 books on addiction recovery as well as many books and DVDs for marriage and youth.

* Has overcome his own sexual addiction and has been successfully sober for more than 21 years.

In this episode Dr. Doug offers practical advice that will help and encourage men on their journey of purity.

drdougweiss.com

Posted on November 13, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 92 - Andrew Comiskey - Desert Stream / Living Waters

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Andrew Comiskey founded Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries in 1980, when he and his wife, Annette, responded to their pastor’s call to start a healing/support group in West Hollywood, California for men and women seeking Jesus in light of unwanted same-sex attractions.

Since that time, Desert Stream/ Living Waters has grown into a multifaceted ministry seeking to serve people of all backgrounds and struggles, including...

* Same sex attraction

* Sexual addiction

* The sexually abused

* Those struggling with marital problems

Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries provides help for those struggling with these issues through the biblical foundation of compassion, integrity, and dependence on God... and they believe that Jesus Christ is the ultimate answer to broken humanity. 

The ministry expanded nationally (throughout the US) and then internationally. Desert Stream currently has a growing number of their church-based programs around the world.

Andrew is the author of...

Pursuing Sexual Wholeness (Creation House)

* Strength in Weakness (IVP)

* Naked Surrender: Coming Home to Our True Sexuality (IVP)

* The Living Waters healing program

In this episode Andrew shares the story of his personal struggle with same sex attraction... and the freedom and healing that he's discovered through Christ.

desertstream.org

Posted on November 6, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 91 - Homosexuality - Part 5

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Homosexuality... Same Sex Attraction... Same Sex Marriage!

These are very controversial issues in this day and age... and there are a cacophony of voices and opinions... from one end of the spectrum to the other... and everywhere in between.

But from this myriad of voices... one voice rises above all the others.

The voice above all voices!

The opinion above all opinions!

The point of view above all points of view!

And of course... this is the voice... opinion... and point of view... of God himself!

What does God say about homosexuality?

In this 5 part series Tony shares 9 principles on the topic of homosexuality... and speaks to many of the most common objections and arguments that are typically offered in support of homosexuality and same sex marriage, including...

What does the bible say about homosexuality?

What about the "born that way" argument?

Is it "hate speech" to say homosexuality is a sin?

What about the silence of Jesus on the topic of homosexuality?

Is it possible to overcome homosexual thoughts and desires?

restoredhopenetwork.org

desertstream.org

pureintimacy.org

masteringlife.org

Posted on October 30, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 90 - Homosexuality - Part 4

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Homosexuality... Same Sex Attraction... Same Sex Marriage!

These are very controversial issues in this day and age... and there are a cacophony of voices and opinions... from one end of the spectrum to the other... and everywhere in between.

But from this myriad of voices... one voice rises above all the others.

The voice above all voices!

The opinion above all opinions!

The point of view above all points of view!

And of course... this is the voice... opinion... and point of view... of God himself!

What does God say about homosexuality?

In this 5 part series Tony shares 9 principles on the topic of homosexuality... and speaks to many of the most common objections and arguments that are typically offered in support of homosexuality and same sex marriage, including...

What does the bible say about homosexuality?

What about the "born that way" argument?

Is it "hate speech" to say homosexuality is a sin?

What about the silence of Jesus on the topic of homosexuality?

Is it possible to overcome homosexual thoughts and desires?

restoredhopenetwork.org

desertstream.org

pureintimacy.org

masteringlife.org

Posted on October 23, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 89 - Homosexuality - Part 3

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Homosexuality... Same Sex Attraction... Same Sex Marriage!

These are very controversial issues in this day and age... and there are a cacophony of voices and opinions... from one end of the spectrum to the other... and everywhere in between.

But from this myriad of voices... one voice rises above all the others.

The voice above all voices!

The opinion above all opinions!

The point of view above all points of view!

And of course... this is the voice... opinion... and point of view... of God himself!

What does God say about homosexuality?

In this 5 part series Tony shares 9 principles on the topic of homosexuality... and speaks to many of the most common objections and arguments that are typically offered in support of homosexuality and same sex marriage, including...

What does the bible say about homosexuality?

What about the "born that way" argument?

Is it "hate speech" to say homosexuality is a sin?

What about the silence of Jesus on the topic of homosexuality?

Is it possible to overcome homosexual thoughts and desires?

restoredhopenetwork.org

desertstream.org

pureintimacy.org

masteringlife.org

Posted on October 16, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 88 - Homosexuality - Part 2

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Homosexuality... Same Sex Attraction... Same Sex Marriage!

These are very controversial issues in this day and age... and there are a cacophony of voices and opinions... from one end of the spectrum to the other... and everywhere in between.

But from this myriad of voices... one voice rises above all the others.

The voice above all voices!

The opinion above all opinions!

The point of view above all points of view!

And of course... this is the voice... opinion... and point of view... of God himself!

What does God say about homosexuality?

In this 5 part series Tony shares 9 principles on the topic of homosexuality... and speaks to many of the most common objections and arguments that are typically offered in support of homosexuality and same sex marriage, including...

What does the bible say about homosexuality?

What about the "born that way" argument?

Is it "hate speech" to say homosexuality is a sin?

What about the silence of Jesus on the topic of homosexuality?

Is it possible to overcome homosexual thoughts and desires?

 

restoredhopenetwork.org

desertstream.org

pureintimacy.org

masteringlife.org

 

Posted on October 9, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 87 - Homosexuality - Part 1

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Homosexuality... Same Sex Attraction... Same Sex Marriage!

These are very controversial issues in this day and age... and there are a cacophony of voices and opinions... from one end of the spectrum to the other... and everywhere in between.

But from this myriad of voices... one voice rises above all the others.

The voice above all voices!

The opinion above all opinions!

The point of view above all points of view!

And of course... this is the voice... opinion... and point of view... of God himself!

What does God say about homosexuality?

In this 5 part series Tony shares 9 principles on the topic of homosexuality... and speaks to many of the most common objections and arguments that are typically offered in support of homosexuality and same sex marriage, including...

What does the bible say about homosexuality?

What about the "born that way" argument?

Is it "hate speech" to say homosexuality is a sin?

What about the silence of Jesus on the topic of homosexuality?

Is it possible to overcome homosexual thoughts and desires?

 

restoredhopenetwork.org

desertstream.org

pureintimacy.org

masteringlife.org

 

Posted on October 2, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 86 - Pure Eyes, Clean Heart with Craig & Jen Ferguson - Part 2

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In this episode – and the last – Tony’s special guests are Craig & Jen Ferguson.

Although they were Christians, Jen intuitively knew there was something wrong with their marriage. There was a distance between her and her husband she couldn’t explain—until she discovered Craig’s hidden secret: he was addicted to pornography.

Through their compelling story, Craig and Jen share the profound difficulty Craig’s addiction provoked in their hearts, lives, and marriage. The shame, anger, and hopelessness they struggled with threatened to destroy their marriage until they discovered how drawing close to Christ could lead them out of the pit of sinful habits, unhealthy responses, and personal despair toward true recovery.

As you listen you’ll discover…

  • What Craig did to break the stronghold of pornography in his life.
  • How Criag’s struggle exposed issues in Jen’s heart that she needed to face and process.
  • Craig and Jen’s advice for other couples that may be facing a similar situation in their marriage.

 Craig & Jen have written a book entitled – Pure Eyes, Clean Heart – which offers practical guidance, encouragement, and hope for those who struggle with porn addiction, and for marriages that have been affected by porn addiction. The book includes Scripture-based prayers, discussion questions for couples, and other helpful resources

Craig & Jen Ferguson…

  • Have been married since 2000.
  • Love spending their time with their two lovely daughters.
  • Have two (rather high maintenance) dogs.
  • Help other couples in their journey toward freedom and intimacy at The Knot Project.
  • knot project.org
Posted on September 25, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 85 - Pure Eyes, Clean Heart with Craig & Jen Ferguson - Part 1

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In this episode – and the next – Tony’s special guests are Craig & Jen Ferguson.

Although they were Christians, Jen intuitively knew there was something wrong with their marriage. There was a distance between her and her husband she couldn’t explain—until she discovered Craig’s hidden secret: he was addicted to pornography.

Through their compelling story, Craig and Jen share the profound difficulty Craig’s addiction provoked in their hearts, lives, and marriage. The shame, anger, and hopelessness they struggled with threatened to destroy their marriage until they discovered how drawing close to Christ could lead them out of the pit of sinful habits, unhealthy responses, and personal despair toward true recovery.

As you listen you’ll discover…

  • What Craig did to break the stronghold of pornography in his life.
  • How Criag’s struggle exposed issues in Jen’s heart that she needed to face and process.
  • Craig and Jen’s advice for other couples that may be facing a similar situation in their marriage.

 Craig & Jen have written a book entitled – Pure Eyes, Clean Heart – which offers practical guidance, encouragement, and hope for those who struggle with porn addiction, and for marriages that have been affected by porn addiction. The book includes Scripture-based prayers, discussion questions for couples, and other helpful resources

Craig & Jen Ferguson…

  • Have been married since 2000.
  • Love spending their time with their two lovely daughters.
  • Have two (rather high maintenance) dogs.
  • Help other couples in their journey toward freedom and intimacy at The Knot Project.
  • knot project.org
Posted on September 18, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 84 - 7 Relationships Foundational To Sexual Purity - Part 5

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Every man will have work to do as he moves forward on the path of sexual purity that God has intended for his life.

In this series of episodes (80 - 84) Tony explores 7 different "relationships" the average man will need to work on in order to progress in purity from where he's been to where God is taking him.

The "good news" is this... as a man works on these 7 key relationships of his life...

* He will move forward toward the healing of his own heart... life... and sexuality... 

* He will be empowered to resist temptation when it presents itself to him... 

* He will be strengthened in his walk of purity... 

* He will be empowered to honor God... and his wife... with the expression of his sexual gift.

In this fifth episode... Tony presents the 6th & 7th relationships that are foundational to sexual purity!

Posted on September 11, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 83 - 7 Relationships Foundational To Sexual Purity - Part 4

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Every man will have work to do as he moves forward on the path of sexual purity that God has intended for his life.

In this series of episodes (80 - 84) Tony explores 7 different "relationships" the average man will need to work on in order to progress in purity from where he's been to where God is taking him.

The "good news" is this... as a man works on these 7 key relationships of his life...

* He will move forward toward the healing of his own heart... life... and sexuality... 

* He will be empowered to resist temptation when it presents itself to him... 

* He will be strengthened in his walk of purity... 

* He will be empowered to honor God... and his wife... with the expression of his sexual gift.

In this fourth episode... Tony presents the 5th relationship that's foundational to sexual purity!

Posted on September 4, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 82 - 7 Relationships Foundational To Sexual Purity - Part 3

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Every man will have work to do as he moves forward on the path of sexual purity that God has intended for his life.

In this series of episodes (80 - 84) Tony explores 7 different "relationships" the average man will need to work on in order to progress in purity from where he's been to where God is taking him.

The "good news" is this... as a man works on these 7 key relationships of his life...

* He will move forward toward the healing of his own heart... life... and sexuality... 

* He will be empowered to resist temptation when it presents itself to him... 

* He will be strengthened in his walk of purity... 

* He will be empowered to honor God... and his wife... with the expression of his sexual gift.

In this third episode... Tony presents the 4th relationship that's foundational to sexual purity!

Posted on August 28, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 81 - 7 Relationships Foundational To Sexual Purity - Part 2

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Every man will have work to do as he moves forward on the path of sexual purity that God has intended for his life.

In this series of episodes (80 - 84) Tony explores 7 different "relationships" the average man will need to work on in order to progress in purity from where he's been to where God is taking him.

The "good news" is this... as a man works on these 7 key relationships of his life...

* He will move forward toward the healing of his own heart... life... and sexuality... 

* He will be empowered to resist temptation when it presents itself to him... 

* He will be strengthened in his walk of purity... 

* He will be empowered to honor God... and his wife... with the expression of his sexual gift.

In this second episode... Tony presents the 2nd & 3rd relationships that are foundational to sexual purity!

Posted on August 21, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 80 - 7 Relationships Foundational To Sexual Purity - Part 1

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Every man will have work to do as he moves forward on the path of sexual purity that God has intended for his life.

In this series of episodes (80 - 84) Tony explores 7 different "relationships" the average man will need to work on in order to progress in purity from where he's been to where God is taking him.

The "good news" is this... as a man works on these 7 key relationships of his life...

* He will move forward toward the healing of his own heart... life... and sexuality... 

* He will be empowered to resist temptation when it presents itself to him... 

* He will be strengthened in his walk of purity... 

* He will be empowered to honor God... and his wife... with the expression of his sexual gift.

In this first episode... Tony presents the 1st relationship that's foundational to sexual purity!

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 79 - Healing After Betrayal with Lynn Marie Cherry - Part 3

Tony's special guest for this episode is Lynn Marie Cherry.

In the early years of her marriage Lynn frequently had an intuitive sense that something was "wrong" between her and her husband David... but she didn't know what it was.  She chose to deal with this nagging feeling the same way she had learned to deal with any other difficult feeling or situation in her life... DENIAL!

But then her world was turned upside down when she woke up in the middle of the night... and discovered her husband secretly watching Internet pornography in their home office. This discovery was so upsetting and disruptive to Lynn... and the marriage... that they eventually began a counseling process that would last for two years.  Although this process was very difficult... it helped Lynn and David to identity and process many of the dynamics that were causing their marriage to be so unhealthy... and as they slowly worked through these issues... they came out the other side stronger... and healthier... and happier than they had ever been before.

It's an amazing story that inspires hope for all of us.

Hope... that deeply broken hearts can be healed!

Hope... that deeply broken marriages can be healed!

Hope... that sexual addiction can be healed!

Hope... that broken trust can be reestablished!

Lynn Marrie Cherry is an author and a speaker... she has two sons... she lives in Texas... she loves God... and she's written a book entitled...

Keep Walking / 40  Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal

lynnmariecherry.com

Posted on August 7, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 78 - Healing After Betrayal with Lynn Marie Cherry - Part 2

Tony's special guest for this episode is Lynn Marie Cherry.

In the early years of her marriage Lynn frequently had an intuitive sense that something was "wrong" between her and her husband David... but she didn't know what it was.  She chose to deal with this nagging feeling the same way she had learned to deal with any other difficult feeling or situation in her life... DENIAL!

But then her world was turned upside down when she woke up in the middle of the night... and discovered her husband secretly watching Internet pornography in their home office. This discovery was so upsetting and disruptive to Lynn... and the marriage... that they eventually began a counseling process that would last for two years.  Although this process was very difficult... it helped Lynn and David to identity and process many of the dynamics that were causing their marriage to be so unhealthy... and as they slowly worked through these issues... they came out the other side stronger... and healthier... and happier than they had ever been before.

It's an amazing story that inspires hope for all of us.

Hope... that deeply broken hearts can be healed!

Hope... that deeply broken marriages can be healed!

Hope... that sexual addiction can be healed!

Hope... that broken trust can be reestablished!

Lynn Marrie Cherry is an author and a speaker... she has two sons... she lives in Texas... she loves God... and she's written a book entitled...

Keep Walking / 40  Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal

lynnmariecherry.com

Posted on July 31, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 77 - Healing After Betrayal with Lynn Marie Cherry - Part 1

Tony's special guest for this episode is Lynn Marie Cherry.

In the early years of her marriage Lynn frequently had an intuitive sense that something was "wrong" between her and her husband David... but she didn't know what it was.  She chose to deal with this nagging feeling the same way she had learned to deal with any other difficult feeling or situation in her life... DENIAL!

But then her world was turned upside down when she woke up in the middle of the night... and discovered her husband secretly watching Internet pornography in their home office. This discovery was so upsetting and disruptive to Lynn... and the marriage... that they eventually began a counseling process that would last for two years.  Although this process was very difficult... it helped Lynn and David to identity and process many of the dynamics that were causing their marriage to be so unhealthy... and as they slowly worked through these issues... they came out the other side stronger... and healthier... and happier than they had ever been before.

It's an amazing story that inspires hope for all of us.

Hope... that deeply broken hearts can be healed!

Hope... that deeply broken marriages can be healed!

Hope... that sexual addiction can be healed!

Hope... that broken trust can be reestablished!

Lynn Marrie Cherry is an author and a speaker... she has two sons... she lives in Texas... she loves God... and she's written a book entitled...

Keep Walking / 40  Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal

lynnmariecherry.com

Posted on July 24, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 76 - Dr. Dan Allender on Sexual Abuse - Part 2

Tony's special guest for this episode is a prominent therapist, author, professor, and speaker who focuses on sexual abuse and trauma recovery... among many other important issues... Dr. Dan Allender.

Dr. Allender is one of the founders and former President of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in Seattle, Washington... and has authored numerous books including...

The Wounded Heart

Bold Love

The Cry of The Soul

God Loves Sex

Tony... and his wife Sheri... were both introduced to Dr. Allender's books and conferences when the disaster of their marriage led them to begin their counseling process.  These resources contributed to their healing journey in a significant way.  Although Tony and Sheri had both been sexually abused during adolescence... neither of them understood that they had been sexually abused... or how their sexual abuse had damaged their hearts and lives... and was still damaging their ability to be sexually healthy together as a married couple.  Understanding their sexual abuse... and dealing with the corresponding issues became a significant stepping stone in Tony and Sheri's healing journey.  

It's a sad reality that many people... both men and women... have experienced sexual abuse at some point in their life.  

Dr. Allender helps us understand what sexual abuse is... how sexual abuse profoundly harms our soul... and how to find the hope and healing that only God can offer our lives.

theallendercenter.org

Posted on July 18, 2017 .

The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 75 - Dr. Dan Allender on Sexual Abuse - Part 1

Tony's special guest for this episode - and the next - is a prominent therapist, author, professor, and speaker who focuses on sexual abuse and trauma recovery... among many other important issues... Dr. Dan Allender.

Dr. Allender is one of the founders and former President of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in Seattle, Washington... and has authored numerous books including...

The Wounded Heart

Bold Love

The Cry of The Soul

God Loves Sex

Tony... and his wife Sheri... were both introduced to Dr. Allender's books and conferences when the disaster of their marriage led them to begin their counseling process.  Dr. Allender's resources contributed to their healing journey in a significant way.  Although Tony and Sheri had both been sexually abused during adolescence... neither of them understood that they had been sexually abused... or how their sexual abuse had damaged their hearts and lives... and was still damaging their ability to be sexually healthy together as a married couple.  Understanding their sexual abuse... and dealing with the corresponding issues became a significant stepping stone in Tony and Sheri's healing journey.  

It's a sad reality that many people... both men and women... have experienced sexual abuse at some point in their life.  

Dr. Allender helps us understand what sexual abuse is... how sexual abuse profoundly harms our soul... and how to find the hope and healing that only God can offer our lives.

theallendercenter.org

Posted on July 10, 2017 .