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Each episode of the Integrity Restored Podcast will equip you with the knowledge and resources you need to live a porn free life and to help others do the same.

Episode 132: Unpacking Betrayal Trauma with Sr. Tina Alfieri (REBROADCAST)

September 21, 2022

A betrayal of trust that deeply impacts the relationship and has lasting effects is one of the problems of continued pornography use. Jim speaks with Sr. Tina Alfieri, LCSW,C-SAT, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Addiction Treatment provider who is a also a diocesan hermit in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Sr. Tina unpacks […]

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Episode 131 – Spiritual Direction 101 with Maria Brackett

September 13, 2022

Maria Brackett, Divine Mercy University’s Program Director for the Spiritual Direction Certificate joins Jim to discuss what is Spiritual Direction, Why do you need it and how do you find one. Check out divinemercy.edu Takeaways: 1. Spiritual Direction is an important pillar in recovery according to the experts 2. Spiritual Direction along with the grace of […]

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Episode 130 – Realize Your Calling with Dan Lorenz

September 6, 2022

In this episode, Jim is joined by Realizeyourcalling.com founder Dan Lorenz to discuss the importance of finding your gifts and calling as part of the recovery process. Takeaways: 1. Self-awareness helps drives success in recovery and life 2. Learning to be authentic helps us help others 3. Every mission/ministry needs help to flourish and you […]

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Episode 129 – From Darkness to Hope with Mike and Margaret

August 30, 2022

Recovering together as a couple is hard work and takes many forms. In this episode, Jim is joined by Mike and Margaret who share what their recovery journey looks like and how they are utilizing Integrity Restored’s products and programs in their recovery plan. Takeaways: 1. Recovery is possible, but both parties have to start […]

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Episode 128 – Is there trafficking in your hometown? With Fr. Jeff and Fr. Chuck

August 23, 2022

In this episode, Jim is joined by Fr. Jeff Bayhi ( Diocese of Baton Rouge) and Fr. Chuck Swanson ( Diocese of Omaha – Retired) to discuss what they’ve learned since founding Metanoia Manor a home for trafficked youth in Louisiana and how porn plays a role in the grooming and control of human trafficking […]

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Episode 127 – Too Tired To Think Straight with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.)

August 16, 2022

Today’s society is overwhelmed with an epidemic of sleep deprivation. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.), founder of Grossmanontruth.com, joins Jim to discuss how technology, social media, porn and gaming contribute to our sleep deficit fueling addiction and poor decision making. Takeaways: 1. We live in a sleep deprived constant state of semi drunkenness because of […]

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Episode 126 – Break Up with Porn

August 9, 2022

For young men today, quitting pornography can be like a real life break up. The feelings are that strong! Jim is joined by Will and Sal two twenty somethings who founded an organization to help 18-25 year olds navigate this difficult process. Check out @breakupwithporn on TWITTER Takeaways: 1. Why do I want to stop […]

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Episode 125 – Start Talking About It – SPECIAL EPISODE with Bishop Joseph Strickland

August 2, 2022

Bishop Strickland has said that pornography twists the desires that people have in the ugliest way. In this episode he joins Jim to discuss why we need to start talking about it as a Church and a society. In a frank discussion Bishop outlines some concrete things we can do as clergy, parents, spouses and […]

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Episode 124 – Your Soul is a Vacuum with Fr. Chris Alar

July 26, 2022

Jim is joined by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, creator of “Divine Mercy 101” and EWTN host of “Living Divine Mercy” to discuss the spiritual side of virtual sins and how the soul is searching to be filled. Takeaways: 1. How does porn sap our spiritual strength 2. Why guilt and shame keep us from mercy […]

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Episode 123 – The Warrior Mindset for Recovery with Anthony Butler

July 19, 2022

Jim is joined by Anthony Butler, CEO of Primal Storytelling ( primalstorytelling.com), retired Army Officer, and Brazilian Jujitsu Instructor, to discuss how we can foster and incorporate a warrior mindset in our recovery efforts. Through his training, his experiences as an army officer, and his own recovery journey from trauma, Tony shares what he’s learned […]

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A betrayal of trust that deeply impacts the relationship and has lasting effects is one of the problems of continued pornography use. Jim speaks with Sr. Tina Alfieri, LCSW,C-SAT, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Addiction Treatment provider who is a also a diocesan hermit in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Sr. Tina unpacks the reality of Betrayal Trauma in terms of pornography and other betrayals, as well as what healing looks like for those suffering.

Maria Brackett, Divine Mercy University’s Program Director for the Spiritual Direction Certificate joins Jim to discuss what is Spiritual Direction, Why do you need it and how do you find one. Check out divinemercy.edu

Takeaways:

1. Spiritual Direction is an important pillar in recovery according to the experts

2. Spiritual Direction along with the grace of the sacraments can be a helpful part of your overall recovery plan.

3. Whether you struggle with an addiction or the betrayal trauma from a loved one’s addiction, spiritual direction helps you find God and healing where ever you are right now.


Our program at DMU to train spiritual directors: https://divinemercy.edu/academics/spiritual-direction-certificate/

Site where our alumni are listed:
https://divinemercy.edu/alumni/alumni-directory/

Catholic site to find spiritual directors:
https://seekdirection.app/#/home

In this episode, Jim is joined by Realizeyourcalling.com founder Dan Lorenz to discuss the importance of finding your gifts and calling as part of the recovery process.

Takeaways:

1. Self-awareness helps drives success in recovery and life

2. Learning to be authentic helps us help others

3. Every mission/ministry needs help to flourish and you could be exactly what they need

Recovering together as a couple is hard work and takes many forms. In this episode, Jim is joined by Mike and Margaret who share what their recovery journey looks like and how they are utilizing Integrity Restored’s products and programs in their recovery plan.

Takeaways:

1. Recovery is possible, but both parties have to start their own healing work

2. The Integrity Circle Coaching Program helped them understand and communicate through the process

3. Healthy boundaries are vital and not punitive

In this episode, Jim is joined by Fr. Jeff Bayhi ( Diocese of Baton Rouge) and Fr. Chuck Swanson ( Diocese of Omaha – Retired) to discuss what they’ve learned since founding Metanoia Manor a home for trafficked youth in Louisiana and how porn plays a role in the grooming and control of human trafficking victims in the sex trade. Check out www.metanoia-inc.org for more information on this incredible mission and to enter a raffle for a trip for two to Italy with the Fathers!

Takeaways:

1. Currently the estimates say 48 million people are being trafficked worldwide

2. 89.5% of trafficked individuals end up in the sex trade and a high percentage in porn

3. Most traficking cases are ” local” and don’t involve what we see in the movies, but rather coercion, drugs, money and blackmail right in our own neighborhoods

Today’s society is overwhelmed with an epidemic of sleep deprivation. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.), founder of Grossmanontruth.com, joins Jim to discuss how technology, social media, porn and gaming contribute to our sleep deficit fueling addiction and poor decision making.

Takeaways:

1. We live in a sleep deprived constant state of semi drunkenness because of our online excesses and habits

2. Suicide numbers are skyrocketing due to our being constantly impaired and in need of sleep

3. The #1 competitor of online media companies is not other companies but sleep

For young men today, quitting pornography can be like a real life break up. The feelings are that strong! Jim is joined by Will and Sal two twenty somethings who founded an organization to help 18-25 year olds navigate this difficult process. Check out @breakupwithporn on TWITTER

Takeaways:

1. Why do I want to stop using porn?

2. Do you admit that your habit drains you from living your best life?

3. Can you even imagine a life without porn?

Bishop Strickland has said that pornography twists the desires that people have in the ugliest way. In this episode he joins Jim to discuss why we need to start talking about it as a Church and a society. In a frank discussion Bishop outlines some concrete things we can do as clergy, parents, spouses and individuals to deal with this growing scourge.

Takeaways:

1. What can our priests and Bishops do?

2. Why the truth of human sexuality is a fearful subject but necessary in this battle

3. How pornography impacts so many other hot button issues for the Church, trafficking, child abuse, divorce, distorted intimacy

Jim is joined by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, creator of “Divine Mercy 101” and EWTN host of “Living Divine Mercy” to discuss the spiritual side of virtual sins and how the soul is searching to be filled.

Takeaways:

1. How does porn sap our spiritual strength

2. Why guilt and shame keep us from mercy

3. How to invite the Holy Spirit into recovery

Jim is joined by Anthony Butler, CEO of Primal Storytelling ( primalstorytelling.com), retired Army Officer, and Brazilian Jujitsu Instructor, to discuss how we can foster and incorporate a warrior mindset in our recovery efforts. Through his training, his experiences as an army officer, and his own recovery journey from trauma, Tony shares what he’s learned and his hopes for everyone struggling.

Takeaways:

1. Don’t be afraid of the hard work to get to the next level, it’s worth it!

2. Sometimes we have to embrace ” the suck” but don’t have to get stuck there

3. Push ahead with what’s right and carry hardship and responsibility with pride