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Listener Discretion Advised (this is a raw and hard conversation) The president of Saving Innocence joins us today to talk about sex exploitation and how men are the primary perpetrators. What can men do to turn from being perpetrators to become protectors? Support this show and what we do for $5 a month! Check out Alan and Jessica's book here!Alan serves as the Executive Director for Saving Innocence, an anti-human trafficking, community based organization focused on the recovery and restoration of child victims of sex trafficking. Based in Los Angeles, Alan has responsibility over Direct Services and Business Operations. His main focus includes budgeting and resource development, strategic partnerships, staff development and client services. You can learn more about Saving Innocence at
Listener Discretion Advised. Former porn star Crissy Outlaw joins us to discuss how she got into the porn industry and what the porn industry is like. Help us fight for people like Crissy supporting this show for $5 dollars a month! In 1999, Crissy Outlaw began working in adult entertainment. She was in the business until 2006, when she became a Christian. Since leaving the industry, she has spoken out about the harmful effects of porn and has helped other women also transition out of the sex industry. Her story has been featured in a number of publications, films, documentaries, and, most recently, a TV mini series. Crissy shares her story at conferences, universities, churches, and community groups throughout the United States and abroad. In 2013, Crissy married the love of her life. They live in Houston, Texas.
In this episode, Shane and Corey talk through how fantasy is used in lust and how imagination can be used in prayer. Along with that, Dr. Latta also helps us to see that our draw to stimulation is also an addiction to shame, and he helps us to see the good news in the midst of our shame. As a practitioner, Dr. Latta helps us to look at these issues not only as thinker but also as a counselor. Support this show at: Latta, PhD, is a husband, father, writer, speaker, counselor, as well as the author of When the Eternal Can Be Met, C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing and the forthcoming Serve the Work: Reflections on Christ and the Creative Life. Corey is the father of four (two sets of twins!), Justice, London, Gus, and Emma. Check out Corey's books here:
Support this show by leaving us a rating and review! C. S. Lewis scholar Michael Ward and J. R. R. Tolkien scholar Holly Ordway join us today to discuss the place of fantasy and imagination in the Christian life. Is fantasy always a bad thing?  What is imagination? Can reason and imagination have a healthy relationship? What does imagination even have to do with sex? Join us as we discuss these questions and several more! Support this show for $5 dollars here! Check out Dr. Ward's latest book, After Humanity. And check out Dr. Ordway's latest book, Tolkien's Modern Reading.MICHAEL WARD, a Catholic priest, is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis, and presenter of the BBC television documentary The Narnia Code. On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death, Michael Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, London.Click here to view Dr. Ward's website and resources!Holly Ordway is Fellow of Faith and Culture at the Word on Fire Institute. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith (Emmaus Road, 2017), and Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms (Ignatius, 2014). She is also a Subject Editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies, Visiting Professor at Houston Baptist University, and a published poet. Her academic work focuses on imaginative apologetics, and on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Her forthcoming book is Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages (Word on Fire Academic, 2021). Her website is <>
Life After Porn

Life After Porn


This episode finishes up the independent mini-series on porn. Cale joins this episode as he and Shane discuss porn in their own life, how they've addressed it, and what life looks like after porn. As always thank you for your support! Share your thoughts with us, leave a review, and if you'd like to support this show for $5 check out this link!
Ted Shimer joins us so that we can ask him the harder questions around pornography. In this episode, Shane and Ted talk about how common porn actually is in the Church and what it really takes to get clean and free. Check out Ted's book The Freedom Fight: The New Drug and the Truths that Set Us FreeSupport this show for $5 and get a Naked Gospel coffee mug! Ted Shimer has mentored men since 1991 with the collegiate ministry Student Mobilization. He received his MABS from Dallas Seminary and was trained as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional-Supervisor.His discipleship background, theological instruction and world class clinical training gives Ted a unique and grounded approach to porn addiction recovery that is biblically based, scientifically sound, gospel centered and effective.Ted is the Founder of The Freedom Fight, an online porn addiction recovery program.Ted and his wife Amber have four adult children and live in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Author, speaker, and apologist Josh McDowell joins us today to discuss porn and abuse in the Church. Josh has spoken to over 46 million people in 139 countries and he began warning the Church about porn over 20 years ago. In this interview, we discuss the damage of pornography and what it looks like to find healing. Support this show for $5 and get a Naked Gospel coffee mug! Josh has addressed more than 46 million people, giving over 27,200 talks in 139 countries.Josh and his team have created many cutting-edge live events to help young people stand strong and firm in their faith in the face of a rapidly-changing culture. These have often developed into full-blown campaigns. Since 1960, Josh has written or co-authored 151 books in 128 languages including:More Than a Carpenter — over 27 million copies distributedEvidence That Demands a Verdict — named one the twentieth century’s top 40 books and one of the thirteen most influential books of the last 50 years on Christian thought by World Magazine.In addition to many other awards, Josh has been nominated 36 times for the Gold Medallion Award and has received that award on four occasions.
 How should we be honest about porn in our life and what is the place of forgiveness in healing? This episode kicks us off our four week mini-series on pornography. Sathiya Sam joins us to discuss his story with porn.  Check out Sathiya's book here: this show for $5 and become a Disruptor: Sam is a coach and speaker that helps men live with confidence and integrity. A recovered addict himself, Sathiya is the creator of DeepCleanTM – a research-based and Bible-backed system for overcoming porn addiction and author of The Last Relapse. 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. Website - www.sathiyasam.comFree Online Community - Unleash The Man Within Podcast - - - 
Support this show by leaving a Rating and Review! Today, John Hopper joins us to talk about faith and reason in the Christian life. We're taking a short break from looking specifically at sexual ethics to examine the place of apologetics in the Christian life. What does it mean to question God? What does it mean to be a witness? Join us as we look at these questions and more! John Hopper has discussed questions about God and life with Muslim clerics in Uzbekistan, Buddhist monks in Canada, slum-dwellers in Guatemala and tennis professionals at Wimbledon. Now, he serves as Houston Area Director for Search Ministries, a nationwide organization focused on creating opportunities for stimulating, sensitive and respectful conversations for those wrestling with life’s big questions. Prior to joining Search, John served for 16 years as a pastor at BridgePoint Bible Church in Houston.John has always enjoyed learning and was in school far too long! He earned a B.A. in Economics at Trinity University, an M.Ed. at the University of Houston, an M.A. in Transformational Leadership at Bethel University, and a D.Min. at Biola University, where he focused on Christian apologetics and worldview studies.Check out more about this author and his work at
Shane and Heather look back on what's happened culturally and with the podcast this past year. They look at the themes, conversations, and guests of 2021. Become a Disruptor for $5 a month here! Books of the Year: The Death of Porn by Ray OrtlundOur Bodies tell God's Story by Christopher WestThe Soul of Shame by Curt ThompsonWhat God has to Say about Our Bodies by Sam Allberry
In an interview with Howard Stern, Billie Eilish discussed how pornography destroyed her brain and her understanding of sex. In this episode, we discuss how Eilish's exposure at such a young age is as devastating as she says it was and how that pattern is perpetuating among young people everywhere.If you need help with unwanted sexual behavior, reach out here:
What is masculinity? What does it mean to be manly? Why are men in the church struggling so much with loneliness, depression, anxiety, and pornography? And how is all this impacting women in our lives? Justin Camp joins today to discuss these questions and several more! Support this show and help shape it by becoming a Disruptor here! Check out Justin's latest book, Rescue! Justin is a writer and a storyteller with a heart for adventure. Justin co-founded Gather Ministries with his wife, Jennifer, and created the popular WiRE for Men devotional. Justin also writing The WiRE Series for Men—a set of books for the publisher David C Cook. The first book in the series, Invention, released in spring 2017. Odyssey released in spring 2020, and Rescue released in fall 2021. Invention, Odyssey, Rescue, and the WiRE one-year compilation ebook were all Amazon #1 bestsellers.Check out gather ministries here! me | WiRE | amazonSupport the show (
Support this show by leaving a rating and review! Sam Allberry joins us in this episode to discuss the place our bodies have both theology and the culture around us. Sam and Shane talk about Jesus as an embodied person, how Christians should approach their bodies, and how to have hope in the midst of hook up culture. Partner with us for $5 a month and receive a free Naked Gospel coffee mug! Check out Sam's latest book, What God Has to Say about Our BodiesSam Allberry is a pastor, apologist, and speaker. He is the author of 7 Myths About Singleness, Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?, and, most recently, What God Has to Say About Our Bodies. He is in the process of moving to the United States to join the staff at Immanuel Nashville, is a Canon Theologian for the Anglican Church in North America, and is the co-host (with Ray Ortlund) of TGC’s podcast You’re Not Crazy: Gospel Sanity for Young Pastors.
 Desire is often thought of as a bad thing amongst Christians, so what should Christians do with their desires? What is the place of desires? And does God care about our desires? Dr. Curt Thompson joins us to discuss the place of desires and longings in the Christian life. Shane and Curt talk through the desires of Jesus, how our emotions allow us to know God, and what it looks like to reshape desires.  Support this show for $5 a month and get a naked gospel coffee mug (amongst other things!)Get a copy of Dr. Thompson's book The Soul of Desire!Psychiatrist, speaker and author Curt Thompson connects our intrinsic desire to be known with the need to tell truer stories about ourselves — showing us how to form deep relationships, discover meaning and live integrated, creative lives. Curt and his wife, Phyllis, live outside of Washington DC and have two adult children.Website            CurtThompsonMDPodcast.           Being Known PodcastInstaGram    CurtThompsonMDFacebook  @CurtThompsonMDTwitter      @Curt_ThompsonMD
Leave a Rating and Review to support this show!  Christopher West joins us to discuss how our bodies are not merely biological but they are also theological. Shane and Christopher talk through gender, hook up culture, post-modernism, singleness, and how our bodies fit into God's story. Get a copy of Christopher West's book Our Bodies Tell God's StoryGet a Naked Gospel coffee mug and become a Disruptor here!Christopher West is cofounder, president, and senior lecturer of Theology of the Body Institute, and professor of theological anthropology in the jointly sponsored master’s program with Pontifex University. His global lecturing, bestselling books, multiple audio and video programs, and popular podcast (co-hosted by his wife Wendy) have made him one of the world’s most recognized teachers of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
To support this podcast, leave us a Rating and Review! With more single people in the church than marriage people, we have to be attentive to the life of singleness. Heather and Beca are single women who join us to discuss sex, longings, and singleness within the church and the broader culture. Support this show for five dollars a month to become a Disruptor and receive a free Naked Gospel coffee mug and other free giveaways! 
Support us by leaving a rating and writing a review! Pastor Rob Singleton joins us today to examine how social media is shaping our humanity. With the creation of social media we are now able to present ourselves, so we need to ask the questions: how is this shaping my relationships? am I presenting a fake image of myself? what does it even mean to follow Jesus in a social media age?Click here to support this show and receive a Naked Gospel coffee mug!  Check out Rob's book here! ROB SINGLETON the lead pastor of The Summit Church in Centennial, Colorado, has more than thirty years of experience speaking at churches, conferences, retreats, and camps. Over the years, he has been involved in church planting and was the founding and lead pastor of Impact Church and founding and lead pastor of Southbrook Church, both in North Carolina. Watch this interview here!
Leave us a rating and review! Pastor Ray Ortlund joins us today to talk through why Christians are hooked on porn.  Shane and Ray discuss why porn is present in the Church, the nature of sex industry, and where Jesus is in the midst of porn.Consider supporting this show by clicking here.  Get a copy of The Death of Porn here! (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; MA, The University of California, Berkeley; PhD, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) is president of Renewal Ministries, and an Emeritus Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He founded Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and now serves from Immanuel as Pastor to Pastors. Ray has authored a number of books, including The Gospel: How The Church Portrays The Beauty of Christ and Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. He and his wife, Jani, have four children.Support the show (
Share this episode if you found it helpful! Leave a Rating and Review. Both Drew and Shane have a childhood history with pornography and abuse. But now they both work for different organizations that fight against porn and for healthy, whole relationships. In this episode, Shane and Drew look at their own histories with porn, they're journey's to freedom, and how they go about helping other people find freedom.  Support this show and become a cultural disruptor!Drew Boa is an author, podcaster, and coach. He is the founder of Husband Material, where he helps Christian men outgrow porn and heal all kinds of sexual brokenness.M.A. in Christian Formation from Wheaton CollegePastoral Sex Addiction Professional (through IITAP)Unwanted Guide (certified through Jay Stringer)
Would you leave us a rating and a short review? In this classic replay, Shane and Dr. Kreeft touch on everything from Boredom, to Neitzsche's insanity, to desire and pornography. This is one of our nerdiest podcast episodes and we hope you thoroughly enjoy it! For Women's Resources, click here!Use Code womenstruggletoo to get 30% off!  Click here to support this show and become a Disruptor! Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College.  He loves his five grandchildren, four children, one wife, one cat, and one God.  His 95 books include:Handbook of Christian ApologeticsChristianity for Modern PagansFundamentals of the Faith
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