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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 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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Episode 122 – Virtual Boundaries with Dr. Peter Kleponis

July 12, 2022

Dr. Kleponis joins Jim to highlight the who, what , where, when, why and how of using virtual boundaries to protect yourself and your family in this increasingly electronic world we live in. Takeaways: 1. Get monitored 2. Create tech free ” zones” 3. Develop a boundary plan

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Episode 121 – 3-Steps for Parents to Protect Your Kids

July 5, 2022

Jim is joined by Cam, the founder and CEO of Truple.io, to discuss how parents can protect their kids in a world where increasing sexual messages stack the deck against us. Takeaways: 1. Get comfortable having regular “private” conversations with your kids about porn and sexuality 2. Define what is considered “sexualized content” 3. Use […]

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Episode 120 – From HIS Heart with Barbara Heil

June 28, 2022

Even in our brokenness, we are so loved by our Father in Heaven. In this episode, Jim is joined by Barbara Heil, missionary and convert, to share her experiences with God’s love for us in the midst of our wounds.  Takeaways: 1. Go and tell everyone that God is real 2. The Father’s love and […]

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Episode 119 – How to help in the struggle with Jim O’Day

June 21, 2022

We are often asked here at Integrity Restored, how do I help someone who is struggling or how do I help the ministry…Jim gives ideas on both topics to bring this scourge out of the darkness and into the Light. Takeaways: 1. Be a good listener without judgement 2. Check your emotions 3. Be willing […]

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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

Dr. Kleponis joins Jim to highlight the who, what , where, when, why and how of using virtual boundaries to protect yourself and your family in this increasingly electronic world we live in.

Takeaways:

1. Get monitored

2. Create tech free ” zones”

3. Develop a boundary plan

Jim is joined by Cam, the founder and CEO of Truple.io, to discuss how parents can protect their kids in a world where increasing sexual messages stack the deck against us.

Takeaways:

1. Get comfortable having regular “private” conversations with your kids about porn and sexuality

2. Define what is considered “sexualized content”

3. Use tech where you can to fight back and protect

Even in our brokenness, we are so loved by our Father in Heaven. In this episode, Jim is joined by Barbara Heil, missionary and convert, to share her experiences with God’s love for us in the midst of our wounds. 

Takeaways:

1. Go and tell everyone that God is real

2. The Father’s love and healing is available even when we don’t feel it

3. True healing is only possible when we turn to Him

We are often asked here at Integrity Restored, how do I help someone who is struggling or how do I help the ministry…Jim gives ideas on both topics to bring this scourge out of the darkness and into the Light.

Takeaways:

1. Be a good listener without judgement

2. Check your emotions

3. Be willing to be an ambassador of integrity in your family, community and parish