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What is emotional maturity, and how can we develop it? In this episode, Eddie Capparucci is the mentor I wish I had when I was younger.Dr. Eddie Capparucci is an author and therapist who specializes in the treatment of sex and porn addiction. He's the creator of the Inner Child Recovery Process (ICRP) and the author of a new book (this is a paid link): Why Men Struggle To Love: Overcoming Relational Blind Spots. Other resources by Dr. Eddie Capparucci:Healing The Inner Child (Husband Material video course for Christian men)Removing Your Shame Label: Learning To Break From Shame And Feel God's LoveGoing Deeper: How The Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual AddictionAlso check out Eddie and Drew's Going Deeper WorkbookLearn more at innerchild-sexaddiction.comJoin our private community at
What is the difference between sexual arousal and sexual desire, and why does it matter? In this episode, Dr. Doug Carpenter powerfully explains this concept and why it is absolutely essential for outgrowing porn. This episode is taken from our new course on Healing From Sexual Abuse.  Learn more at Related episodes:How To Interpret Sexual FantasiesWhat Should I Do With My Sexual Desires?Join our private community at
Let me help you decide if “counting the days” is right for you. In this episode, you'll learn 2 bad reasons to count, 3 good reasons to count, and what works for me...2 bad reasons: Legalism & License 3 good reasons: Celebration, Compassion, & Curiosity What works for me? Listen to this episode to find out 😉 If you loved this episode, you will probably love my book, Redeemed Sexuality. Buy it here (this is a paid link): Redeemed Sexuality: 12 Sessions For Healing And Transformation In Community.Join our private community at
What is centering prayer? How can it help us when we're triggered or preoccupied? In this episode, Matthew Lyda explains the 4 Rs of centering prayer: Resist no thought Retain no thought React to no thought Return to GodMatthew Lyda is a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional and a poet. He is the author of Recover The Wild: Unfiltered Poems And Prayers (paid link). Matthew is also trained as a mental health & life purpose coach. Take Matthew's free 5-day course on centering prayer here.Please join us for "An Evening of Centering Prayer" inside the Husband Material Community on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time.
How does the gospel interact with trauma? In this episode, Matt Wenger explains a Christ-centered and clinically innovative approach to healing trauma and outgrowing pornography.Matt Wenger is the clinical director of Boulder Recovery, a 14-day intensive for men struggling with sex, porn, and relationship issues and their impact on faith. The program uses the TINSA treatment model (Trauma-Induced Sexual Addiction) to heal the traumatic experiences and attachment wounds driving addictive behaviors and problematic thinking around sex and intimacy.The next Boulder Recovery intensive is June 18th-July 2nd, 2022. Seats are limited. If you're interested, contact Boulder Recovery here.Learn more about trauma-induced sexual addiction here (this is a paid link): TINSA: A Neurological Approach to the Treatment of Sex Addiction, by Dr. Michael Barta.Join our private community at
What if you could become a loving older brother to your inner child? In this episode, you'll discover how to do this through Older Brother Coaching. Older Brother Coaching is my unique approach to healing the inner child, which has led to hundreds of breakthroughs for Christian men outgrowing porn. In this episode, you'll learn the three steps of Older Brother Coaching. Then at the end, I'll lead you through a guided meditation to experience it for yourself.Resources mentioned (including paid links):Going Deeper: Understanding How The Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction, by Dr. Eddie CapparucciAltogether You: Experiencing Personal And Spiritual Transformation Through Internal Family Systems Therapy, by Jenna RiemersmaBoundaries For Your Soul: How To Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts And Feelings Into Your Greatest Allies, by Dr. Alison Cook and Kimberly June MillerThe Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, by Dr. Dan Siegel and Tina Payne BrysonWhat If I Don't Remember Much Of My Childhood? (podcast episode), by Adam YoungThis episode is a preview of Husband Material Academy (HMA), the all-in-one solution for Christian men outgrowing porn. If you loved this episode, you will love HMA...Join HMA at!
What if being reported for criminal sexual activity can be a blessing? In this episode, Rich Moore explains how being reported saved his life and propelled him into healing. Rich also reveals how to know if you should report yourself or someone else to local authorities.Rich Moore is the Associate Director of Men's Groups for Pure Desire Ministries, and a certified Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP). Rich has been involved with Pure Desire for over 20 years and serves a foundational role in helping churches start a Pure Desire group ministry. Rich is also the author of The Silent Battle: One Man's Fight for Freedom.Contact Rich Moore at rich@puredesire.orgPure Desire Resources:Join a Pure Desire GroupListen to the Pure Desire PodcastRead the Pure Desire BlogJoin our private community at
What is racial trauma? How does it affect us all, and what does healing look like? In this episode, Sheila Wise Rowe shares insights and stories about how racial trauma can be healed.Sheila Wise Rowe is a truth-teller who writes passionately about matters of faith and emotional healing. She advocates for the dignity, rights, and healing of abuse survivors, those carrying racial trauma, and racial (re)conciliation. Sheila is the author of the award-winning book Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience, and her newest book, Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration. Learn more at sheilawiserowe.comRecommended books about racial trauma (these are paid links):Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience, by Sheila Wise RoweYoung, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration, by Sheila Wise RoweMy Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa MenakemPost Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, by Dr. Joy DegruyJoin our private community at
If you’re not attracted to typical porn, have you ever wondered why? In this episode, I explore the roots of my negative association with female sexual parts due to purity culture, parents, peers, princesses, and porn.Books about sex and purity culture (paid links):A Celebration Of Sex, by Dr. Doug RosenauThe Gift Of Sex, by Clifford And Joyce PennerTalking Back To Purity Culture, by Rachel Joy WelcherTo understand how purity culture keeps men trapped in porn, take my free mini-course at outgrowporn.comJoin our private community at
What does God think about my face, my gut, and my penis? In this episode, Matt Cline unpacks what the Bible says about our bodies—why they have value, and how we can reclaim the parts we don't like. Matt Cline is the director of Restored Ministries, focused on helping 1,000,000 people live porn-free and powerfully by 2030. He is also co-host of the Pure Victory Podcast. Matt lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his wife and two young sons. Restored Ministries Resources:Pure Freedom Journey - Hour - support options - & girlfriends - - Join our private community at
Is there such a thing as healthy shame? How can we heal from toxic shame? In this episode, Dr. Jake Porter shares eye-opening answers to these questions from science and scripture.Dr. Jake Porter is the founder of Daring Ventures and host of the upcoming Choose Connection Online Summit for couples in recovery from addiction and betrayal on March 25-27, 2022. Husband Material is partnering with Daring Ventures to promote this awesome event using affiliate links.Get your free ticket to the Choose Connection Summit here: our private community at
What is true vulnerability? Why is it so important? When is it safe? And how can I get better at it? In this episode, I answer all these questions and more...If you want to become more vulnerable with men committed to curiosity and compassion, apply to join an upcoming Husband Material group at on vulnerability (including paid links):The Power Of Vulnerability (TED Talk) by Brené BrownDaring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Bréne BrownThe Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brené BrownRefuge: How Hospital Church Ministry Can Change Your Church Forever, by James Reeves
Who are you? What defines you? Performance? Porn addiction? Sexual attraction? In this episode, Sathiya Sam reveals the power of having a secure identity, how to strengthen your sense of self, and why he recommends self-care using the 5 love languages.Sathiya Sam is a coach and speaker who helps men live with confidence and integrity. A recovered addict himself, Sathiya is the creator of DeepClean™️ – a research-based and Bible-backed system for overcoming porn. This work has helped everyone from college students to medical doctors regain control of their lives and walk in greater levels of freedom. Based out of Toronto, Canada, Sathiya is happily married and a die-hard basketball fan.Listen to Sathiya's podcast: Unleash The Man WithinBuy Sathiya Sam's new book (this is a paid link):The Last Relapse: Realize Your Potential, Reclaim Intimacy, And Resolve The Root Issues Of Porn Addiction This week, Sathiya is giving away a few copies of The Last Relapse inside the Husband Material Community. Join the community at
"You can't possibly hate yourself more than I love you. You can try, but it ain't gonna happen. You can try, but I have until eternity. You don't. How long do you wanna keep playing this game of the pity party and this shame when I got so much more planned for you?" —Dr. Joe MartinIn this episode, Dr. Joe Martin shares his incredible story of God bringing redemption out of poverty, abuse, addiction, and divorce. He also reveals the 5 components of a kingdom man, and how to address voices of accusation with your God-given authority.Dr. Joe Martin is an award-winning speaker, author, educator, and certified builder of men. He’s the author of nine books, including: “Man Accomplished: 50 Challenges to Help You Be the Man God Made You to Be,” “Are You the Man: 201 Lessons I Wish My Dad Would’ve Taught Me,” and “The Real Man Spiritual Leader Blueprint: 21 Practical Ways to Love and Lead Your Family."Joe is also the host of Real Men Connect, the top-rated podcast for Christian men that focuses on mentoring, training, and discipling men on how to be amazing husbands, awesome fathers, and extraordinary leaders. Learn more at realmenconnect.comJoin our private community at
What's the best way to respond to a relapse into porn, either for yourself or for a friend? In this episode, you'll learn the power of viewing relapse as feedback (not failure), the benefits of a growth mindset (not a fixed mindset), and the 3 types of feedback you must receive.Research mentioned in this episode (this is a paid link):Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success, by Carol DweckOther Husband Material resources mentioned in this episode:Read a bookTake a courseGet coaching
What is "normal" for survivors of sexual abuse? And what does healing look like? Mike Chapman offers validation and wisdom based on years of research and his personal healing journey.Mike Chapman is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), trafficking, and sexual assault as an adult by clergy. He is also an incredible man of God, a powerful encourager, and a Certified Husband Material Coach with over 3 years of freedom from porn.Mike also facilitates a free private group for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse for members the Husband Material Community. Contact Mike at polarlifeconsulting@gmail.comDownload the free PDF: What Is CSA Normal?Other resources mentioned in this episode:MaleSurvivor.orgTraumasexuality.infoEMDRHunaBrainspottingComprehensive Resource ModelJoin the upcoming Husband Material Virtual Retreat on February 25-27: Healing From Sexual Abuse
You have to hear Mike's story. Mike Chapman is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), trafficking, and sexual assault as an adult by clergy. He is also an incredible man of God, a powerful encourager, and a Certified Husband Material Coach with over 3 years of freedom from porn.Contact Mike for coaching at polarlifeconsulting@gmail.comMike also facilitates a free private group for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse for members of the Husband Material Community. Another forum for male survivors of sexual abuse is available at MaleSurvivor.orgBooks mentioned in this episode (these are paid links):The Body Keeps The Score, by Bessel van der KolkVictims No Longer, by Mike Lew
How can I know if I was sexually abused, and why does it matter? In this episode, Dr. Doug Carpenter answers these important questions while opening up about his own early sexual experiences... and how resolving sexual confusion helped him find freedom from gay porn.Dr. Doug Carpenter is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and professor of psychology. He and his spouse, Mary Carpenter, LMSW are the founders of Insight Counseling Services in Rochester, Michigan. Buy Doug's new book (this is a paid link):Secret Shame: A Survivor's Guide To Understanding Male Sexual Abuse And Male Sexual DevelopmentSign up for the upcoming Husband Material Virtual Retreat: "Healing From Sexual Abuse" (February 25-27, 2022) at our private community at
What is healing prayer? What is it (not) about? What can we expect from it? This episode is a must-listen for anyone who is interested in healing prayer, because Leslie Weinzettel offers incredibly helpful guidance on how to pray for one another in a way that is truly healing. Leslie Weinzettel has been practicing and growing in the ministry of healing prayer for the last 17 years. As a former staff member of Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, FL, she shares from her many experiences of praying for others, receiving prayer herself, gleaning from the wisdom of seasoned leaders, and providing training for other prayer ministers. She currently lives in Wheaton, IL with her husband and two young daughters where she actively serves as a prayer minister in her local church.Join our private community at
In this episode, Alex VanHouten shares wisdom about exercise, nutrition, and physical fitness while keeping God at the center of it all. Alex VanHouten is a father, husband, and self-proclaimed fitness nerd. He has served thousands of clients as a health coach, nutritionist, and personal trainer for the past 16 years. He is the owner and founder of the Betterment Company and the Better Daily App. Alex lives in Greenbrier, Arkansas with his wife and two boys.Here is Alex's new Mastermind:Better Man Challenge (LIVE)Use the code "BOA" to save $50Other resources mentioned in this episode:Vitamin D 5000 IUMagnesium BisglycinateFree workouts at Fitbit Charge 5Garmin VivoStravaJoin our private community at
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