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Understanding Emotionally Detached Men

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Air Date: April 2, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Most men who develop sexually addictive patterns are emotionally detached, meaning they don't understand how to process their feelings in healthy ways. This broadcast explores how men can dive deeper into understanding their emotional selves for the sake of healthier, happier relationships.

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30:00

Our Purity Mentoring program consists of 24 lessons that a mentor leads a mentee through in their pursuit of greater integrity. Our Purity Mentoring program director, Brian Waltmann, joins us in this episode to walk us …

Portrait of a Brave Parent

October 6th, 2017

30:00

Our guest today is Kelly Newcom, founder of Brave Parenting. She shares her personal story of what being a brave parent is all about in our culture …

Healthy Detachment

October 3rd, 2017

30:00

The process of healing for a wife who has been sexually betrayed by her husband is difficult and confusing. How can she find an anchor for her soul …

Insights for Recovery & Restoration

September 28th, 2017

30:00

Anne Kerr from True North Freedom Project is back with us in this episode to share her insights for recovery and restoration. Be encouraged and inspired to fight (and win!) the battle for purity.

One Year Later...

September 26th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Stephen and I had the great privilege of being invited by a group of alumni from our Gateway to Freedom workshop to celebrate their 1-year anniversary of attending the …

Anne's Story

September 19th, 2017

30:00

This episode highlights the story of Anne Kerr, founder and CEO of TrueNorth Freedom Project in Atlanta. Be encouraged and inspired by her candor and insights into sexuality and God’s good design of it. 

Learn more …

Gateway Insights #15

September 12th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Hundreds of men have experienced our 3-day workshop, Gateway to Freedom. And many men have given us permission to share their insights with you on our podcast. This …

Do the Work! (Part 2)

September 5th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Have you ever noticed that whenever you try to address any area of weakness in your life that you are met with the same enemy? Its name is resistance! This 2-part series …

Do the Work! (Part 1)

August 29th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Have you ever noticed that whenever you try to address any area of weakness in your life that you are met with the same enemy? Its name is resistance! This 2-part series …

How Do You Fight Porn?

August 22nd, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

We know that the main reason most people listen to this podcast is because we deal with the issue of sexual brokenness and how to pursue greater integrity. So, in this …

A Trip to Thailand

August 15th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Stephen went to Thailand! And he just can’t help but share this experience with you. Who knows if this episode will help you grow in integrity, but it might inspire you to …

The One Thing

August 8th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

What’s the one thing that you can do that by doing it everything else will be easier? This is the question we tackle in this episode as it relates to living a life of …

Understanding Emotional Growth

August 1st, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Many people, especially men, find it hard to identify and understand their emotional self. How does …

Identity, Grace, and the Word of God

July 25th, 2017

30:00

As a carryover from our previous program, we wanted to have Carter Featherston back to dive a little deeper into the practical applications of the insights he learned on his journey of recovery. You will be encouraged …

Carter's Story

July 18th, 2017

30:00

Carter Featherson is a man who knows what it is to be broken by sin and made whole again by the grace of God. In this episode, Carter shares his …

Healing from Trauma

July 11th, 2017

30:00

Any wife who has faced sexual betrayal from her husband is acquainted with trauma. But what exactly is trauma and how can one heal from its effects? In this episode we welcome our Wives Care Manager, Gigi Hopkins, to …

First Steps to Purity Mentoring

June 30th, 2017

30:00

We believe it is important to pass along what we learn to others in order to help them pass it along to even more. Thus, our Purity Mentoring program is all about training men to mentor other men in a life of daily …

Parenting for Purity

June 27th, 2017

30:00

Would any parent today disagree that raising children in today’s world is extremely difficult? Especially when it comes to issues of sexuality! That …

God's Design for Sexuality

June 13th, 2017

27:00

What do Christian Apologetics and sexuality have in common? More than you might imagine! This episode shares a segment of a webinar Jonathan gave …

Holy Sexuality

June 13th, 2017

28:00

Special Guest: Dr. Juli Slattery (AuthenticIntimacy.com)

We simply can’t get enough of Dr. Juli Slattery, so we needed to have her back again. In …

Meet Juli Slattery!

June 6th, 2017

29:00

Dr. Juli Slattery is the co-founder and president of Authentic Intimacy, a wonderful ministry for women desiring to live out God’s design for …

Life After Lust

May 30th, 2017

30:00

If you have failed repeatedly in sexual sin, is there hope for a life of freedom and contentment beyond such failures? YES! In this episode, we have Forest Benedict back to share with us specific, practical insights …

Forest's Story

May 23rd, 2017

30:00

Forest Benedict is a licensed marriage and family therapist and sexual addiction treatment provider in Calfornia. He has a beautiful story of …

Putting Together the Pieces

May 15th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Sometimes we just turn on the microphones and pour out ideas and insights we have learned over the …

A Bouquet of Blessings for Mom

May 9th, 2017

26:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounselng.com)

Mother's Day is a great reminder of the sacrifices and investments our mom's made in our lives. We want to take this episode to speak blessings over all the moms out there …

A Wife Blesses Her Husband

May 2nd, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

The journey of restoring a marriage broken by a husband's sexual sin is not easy. Both husband and wife need healing. In this episode, a wife shares her words of blessing …

The Power of Purity

April 25th, 2017

30:00

We are excited to have Tony Ingrassia back with us on the podcast. In this episode we have the privilege of hearing the insights and wisdom Tony has gained on his journey, and the ministry God has called him to. Visit 

Tony's Story

April 19th, 2017

32:00

One of our core values is story. We love to hear stories of God’s redemptive power to take the broken pieces of our lives and rebuild us in ways that magnify His grace and goodness. Listen to this episode to hear Tony …

Sexual Integrity and ...Marketing?

April 12th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Sometimes you can find insights from one field of study that apply to another. Have you ever thought there is a connection between marketing and living a life of sexual …

The Journey of Transformation

April 4th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Who are you? Really? Fundamental to the human experience is this innate knowledge that we are defined in some way beyond just the material. Our identity resides deep in …

Keys to True Recovery

March 28th, 2017

30:00

We have Ken Snyder back with us in this episode. He shares personal insights about community and accountability, grace, repentance, endurance, freedom, and more. Gain practical insights to move you closer to true …

A Journey from Sex to Sanity

March 21st, 2017

30:00

We believe that the first step to recovery and growth is sharing your story of brokenness. This is why we have invited Ken Snyder to share his amazing story of redemption. Listen to this podcast if you want to be …

How to Respond to Temptation (Part 2)

March 14th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

In the same way that a military general would not expect to win a war by merely employing a single …

How to Respond to Temptation (Part 1)

March 7th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Living a life of sexual integrity is a battle. Temptation is a reality of life -- it isn’t something any of us can escape. But how can we face this battle in a way that …

Gateway Insights #14

March 1st, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Gateway to Freedom is our 3-day workshop for men who want to overcome any kind of sexual struggle or …

Dealing with Blind Spots

February 21st, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

We all have blind spots, those attitudes or actions that are unhealthy but we remain unaware of them and their effects. How can we discover what our blind spots are? And …

Understanding Aloneness

February 14th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

We spend a lot of time in our lives being alone. But do we understand aloneness very well? What can we learn through aloneness? How can we better manage aloneness, …

Purity Mentoring

February 7th, 2017

30:00

We are highlighting our Purity Mentor Training program; we want to give you a solid overview of what mentoring is and why it matters to living a life …

How Identity Shapes Everything

January 31st, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounselng.com)

We all  have an identity, a way of describing and defining ourselves. But this definition doesn’t originate within us. There are voices that shape how we see …

Understanding Body, Soul, and Spirit

January 24th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Have you ever wondered how your human “being” is made up? We are comprised of these intertwined and …

Gateway Insights #13

January 17th, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Gateway to Freedom is our 3-day workshop that allows men to unpack their secret sexual strongholds in …

Wives Care Groups

January 10th, 2017

30:00

When a wife discovers her husband’s sexual secrets, where can she go for help and healing? Are there safe environments for women to unpack their pain and find hope for the future? In this episode we share about a …

Failure Immunity

January 3rd, 2017

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Everyone has experience with failure. And failure can be scary and confusing and debilitating. But does failure need to define who we really are? In this episode we will …

Gateway Insights #11

November 9th, 2016

30:00

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Hundreds of men have found healing and freedom from sexual strongholds through the Gateway to Freedom …

Love One Another

August 22nd, 2016

30:00

Air Date: August 27, 2016

Special Guest: Dustin Daniels (SevenPlaces.org)

What does the journey from sexual brokenness to true wholeness and health …

Gateway Insights #10

August 16th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: August 20, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Hundreds of men have found healing and freedom from sexual strongholds …

The Power of Immaturity

August 9th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: August 13, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Why do some people never grow up? Are there areas in your own life where you remain stuck in immature thinking? This episode brings insight to …

What Every Man Wants

August 2nd, 2016

30:00

Air Date: August 6, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Are men just sexual animals, or is there more to men than that? We believe men have more layers to their being than sexuality. This episode …

Educate & Empower Your Kids

July 26th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: July 30, 2016

Special Guest: Dina Alexander (EducateEmpowerKids.org)

Every parent who cares about their children must face the realities of …

Women at the Well

July 19th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: July 23, 2016

Special Guest: Shannon Ethridge (ShannonEthridge.com)

Many women are carrying hurt and wounds from sexual brokenness, whether …

Accountability Jumpstart

July 12th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: July 16, 2016

Special Guest: Jeff Fisher (PurityCoaching.com)

Accountability is essential to living a life of sexual integrity, but it …

Healing for the Betrayed

July 5th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: July 9, 2016

Special Guest: Gina Kaye (GinaKaye.org)

Many women (and men) are facing the sexual betrayal of their spouse, and don’t know …

God Over Porn

June 28th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: July 2, 2016

Special Guest: Jarrod Miller Sr. (GodOverPorn.org)

This week's program features Jarrod Miller Sr., the founder of …

Can Women Struggle with Porn Too?

June 21st, 2016

30:00

Air Date: June 25, 2016

Special Guest: Jessica Harris (BeggarsDaughter.com)

Porn has long been thought of as a "men's only" problem. But there are many women who also struggle with viewing pornography - even to the …

Understanding Porn's Cultural Impact

June 14th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: June 18, 2016

Special Guest: Dr. John Foubert

Dr. ​​John Foubert is an expert on the impact of pornography on individuals and culture. He …

Tips for Healthy Relationships

June 7th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: June 11, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Healthy relationships do not happen magically. It takes a lot of work, and even the healthiest relationships can be improved. In fact, building …

The Power of Trust

May 31st, 2016

30:00

Air Date: June 4, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

What impact does trust have on human development and relationship health? According to Stephen Cervantes, a LOT! This broadcast highlights the …

Why Your Family of Origin Matters

May 24th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: May 28, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Does your family of origin even matter to living a life of sexual integrity? We believe so. Everyone got hurt and confused in childhood. Therefore, …

One Grateful Man

May 17th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: May 21, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

We received a letter from a man who attended our Gateway to Freedom workshop. In it he shares how the experience was transformational and expresses …

Hope for the Addicted

May 10th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: May 14, 2016

Practically everyone knows someone who is addicted to something. But few know how to really help their loved ones engage recovery in an effective way. This broadcast is a talk Jonathan gave to a …

Gateway Insights #9

May 3rd, 2016

30:00

Air Date: May 7, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Hundreds of men have found healing and freedom from sexual strongholds through …

The Identity of My Father

April 26th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: April 30, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Every boy learns something about himself and what it means to be a man from his father. But all boys have broken fathers. So, what does this mean …

Responding to Addiction

April 19th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: April 23, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

We have heard thousands of sexually addicted individuals make thousands of statements regarding their struggles with sexual brokenness. This …

Sex in the 21st Century

April 12th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: April 16, 2016

This was a talk that Jonathan gave at the Equip Conference in San Antonio on what sexuality is and how we can best manage it in the world in which we live. 

Be Strong & Courageous

April 4th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: April 9, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

One of the first things we tell someone when they share their story of brokenness with us is that they are a man or woman of courage for doing so. …

What is Your True Identity?

March 22nd, 2016

30:00

Air Date: March 26, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

There are many voices in the world trying to tell you who you are. How do you decipher the true from the false? And why does this matter when …

How Long does Change Take?

March 15th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: March 19, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

"Why didn't I learn this 30 years ago?" Why does change, real life transformation, take so long? And what is the greatest obstacle for men in this …

A Son Talks to His Dad

March 1st, 2016

30:00

Air Date: March 5, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

The bond between a son and his father cannot be overstated. But this bond is not perfect. What happens when a dad doesn't train up his son to …

Why is Porn So _____?

February 23rd, 2016

30:00

Air Date: February 27, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Pornography is enticing, powerful, and mesmerizing. But why? What is it …

Why Men Need Friends

February 16th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: February 20, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Why is it so important that men have friendships with other men? And why do so few men have such friends? This broadcast highlights the …

What Porn Use does to Your Wife

February 9th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: February 13, 2016

Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

What happens to a wife when her husband uses porn? This broadcast explores some comments made by wives who learned their husbands are using …

Recovery Insights from Dan

February 2nd, 2016

30:00

Air Date: February 6, 2016

We have Dan Wobschall back with us again this week. Last week Dan shared his story of addiction, and this week he will share with us his insights from his recovery journey. We hope this …

Dan's Story

January 27th, 2016

30:00

Air Date: January 30, 2016

We believe there is tremendous power in the stories of ordinary people who have ventured to dare to enter recovery. Dan is such a man who dared. This broadcast is a sharing of his story of …

How Do I Know He is Changing?

January 19th, 2016

30:00


Co-host: Stephen Cervantes (HopeCounseling.com)

Many women ask us how they can know if their husband (or son, or father, or friend) is truly changing …

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