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The Integrity Restored Podcast: Crucial Conversations About Culture and Sexual Integrity.
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 114 – Pornography and Mental Health with Jim O’Day

May 17, 2022

Jim discusses the increasing proof of pornography usage on mental health by citing current studies and real-world examples. Takeaways: 1. Pornography is false self-soothing and is actually doing more damage 2. Pornography has real impacts on real world relationships 3. Our brain thankfully can heal and recover from this addiction

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Episode 113 – Wired to Love with Fr. Martin Connor

May 10, 2022

Fr. Martin Connor author, spiritual director, and founder of www.wiredtolove.com joins Jim to discuss the plights of false intimacy and what we truly desire and require, as well as why emotional chastity is important and what Theology of the Body can teach us in combatting the materialization of love. Father has generously included a download […]

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Episode 112 – Celebrate the Wins with Dr. Peter Kleponis and Fr. Allen Hoffa

May 3, 2022

Jim is joined by Dr. Peter Kleponis and Fr. Allen Hoffa to talk about some of the incredible stories of hope and healing we’ve experienced as part of the mission here at Integrity Restored and how we should celebrate the wins in recovery. Takeaways: 1. No win is too small or too big and no […]

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Episode 111 – The “PREP” with Deacon Chris Kabat

April 26, 2022

Jim explores marriage prep and married life with Dcn. Kabat to highlight the importance of open communication, honesty and expectations when it comes to pornography usage. Takeaways: 1. Marriage ” work” never ends. We should be learning about each other every day. 2. Culture wants us to believe sexual intimacy is just a recreational activity. […]

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Episode 110 – Hope Blooms with De Yarrison

April 19, 2022

In this episode, Jim is joined by De Yarrison of Hope’s Garden and You are Made New ministries to discuss 5 things husbands should do and 2 things they should never do to help their wife in her Betrayal Trauma recovery. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR OUR VIRTUAL HOPE BLOOMS RETREAT at integrityrestored.com Takeaways: 1. Always […]

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Episode 109 – Cyber Threat – Families Beware with Jim O’Day

April 12, 2022

Jim talks to all families in this episode about the ever growing threats we face in the cyber world. Being oblivious to these threats is not an option in our lives or the lives of those we love. Takeaways: 1. Pornography is only one of the threats we face 2. Seemingly benign online activities can […]

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Episode 108 – Healing and Hope with Jordan Burke

April 5, 2022

Jim is joined by Jordan Burke, founder of DoTheHarderThing.com, contributor to the Avila Institute and father of a young child, to discuss how healing and hope intersected in his recovery journey and what should we be looking for in our own journey. Takeaways: 1. Our coping mechanism can quickly become our affliction 2. The wounds […]

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Episode 107 – The Mind/Soul Connection with Sam Guzman

March 29, 2022

Jim is joined by Sam Guzman, therapist, founder of The Catholic Gentleman and longtime contributor to www.covenanteyes.com. Sam brings a uniquely faith filled and scientific expertise to the connection between our thinking and our spirituality. Takeaways: 1. The depths of shame must be stripped away for healing to begin 2. The different parts of our […]

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Episode 106 – Be Healthy with Stephen Cuddy

March 22, 2022

Jim is joined by author and peer mentor Stephen Cuddy to discuss his recovery from depression and addiction and what tips and tools he has found useful in the journey. Takeaways: 1. Recovery needs to be in every area of your life 2. Virtue growth helps you move beyond bad habits 3. Recovery is not […]

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Episode 105 – The Battle with Self with Dr. Paul Vitz

March 15, 2022

In this episode Jim is joined by Dr. Paul Vitz, Professor Emeritus at NYU and Senior Scholar and Professor at Divine Mercy University to crack open the internal battle with sexual compulsion, the negative effects, and what we can do about it.

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Jim discusses the increasing proof of pornography usage on mental health by citing current studies and real-world examples.

Takeaways:

1. Pornography is false self-soothing and is actually doing more damage

2. Pornography has real impacts on real world relationships

3. Our brain thankfully can heal and recover from this addiction

Fr. Martin Connor author, spiritual director, and founder of www.wiredtolove.com joins Jim to discuss the plights of false intimacy and what we truly desire and require, as well as why emotional chastity is important and what Theology of the Body can teach us in combatting the materialization of love.

Father has generously included a download of Chapter 6 of his book for Integrity Restored’s listeners. Download here.

Takeaways:

1. We all need to reconnect with God sometimes on a daily basis

2. To stay emotionally and spiritually healthy we need to get back to real relationships

3. Service is an important part of the recovery journey

Jim is joined by Dr. Peter Kleponis and Fr. Allen Hoffa to talk about some of the incredible stories of hope and healing we’ve experienced as part of the mission here at Integrity Restored and how we should celebrate the wins in recovery.

Takeaways:

1. No win is too small or too big and no fall is too great to get back up again

2. Tens of thousands of individuals, couples and clergy have found great hope, resources and healing and you can too

3. Your life, your marriage, your family and your relationships don’t have to be defined by the addiction 

Jim explores marriage prep and married life with Dcn. Kabat to highlight the importance of open communication, honesty and expectations when it comes to pornography usage.

Takeaways:

1. Marriage ” work” never ends. We should be learning about each other every day.

2. Culture wants us to believe sexual intimacy is just a recreational activity.

3. Nobody likes to hear the word pornography but we need to be able to discuss it.

In this episode, Jim is joined by De Yarrison of Hope’s Garden and You are Made New ministries to discuss 5 things husbands should do and 2 things they should never do to help their wife in her Betrayal Trauma recovery. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR OUR VIRTUAL HOPE BLOOMS RETREAT at integrityrestored.com

Takeaways:

1. Always seek to understand first not respond

2. Heal your own wounds so you can heal as a couple

3. Don’t dismiss or coerce

Jim talks to all families in this episode about the ever growing threats we face in the cyber world. Being oblivious to these threats is not an option in our lives or the lives of those we love.

Takeaways:

1. Pornography is only one of the threats we face

2. Seemingly benign online activities can develop into larger problems

3. The virtual world consequences are very real

Jim is joined by Jordan Burke, founder of DoTheHarderThing.com, contributor to the Avila Institute and father of a young child, to discuss how healing and hope intersected in his recovery journey and what should we be looking for in our own journey.

Takeaways:

1. Our coping mechanism can quickly become our affliction

2. The wounds we carry must be addressed, healed and offered up in the recovery process.

3. Both science and spirit are components in healing.

Jim is joined by Sam Guzman, therapist, founder of The Catholic Gentleman and longtime contributor to www.covenanteyes.com. Sam brings a uniquely faith filled and scientific expertise to the connection between our thinking and our spirituality.

Takeaways:

1. The depths of shame must be stripped away for healing to begin

2. The different parts of our mind that have good or neutral intentions can still hurt us

3. Bring mercy into your own healing

Jim is joined by author and peer mentor Stephen Cuddy to discuss his recovery from depression and addiction and what tips and tools he has found useful in the journey.

Takeaways:

1. Recovery needs to be in every area of your life

2. Virtue growth helps you move beyond bad habits

3. Recovery is not a straight line but a daily life long journey

In this episode Jim is joined by Dr. Paul Vitz, Professor Emeritus at NYU and Senior Scholar and Professor at Divine Mercy University to crack open the internal battle with sexual compulsion, the negative effects, and what we can do about it.