Speaker 1:                           00:06                     [inaudible]

Speaker 2:                           00:07                     the goal of the freedom fight is an information, but it’s transformation. You could binge watch these videos over a long weekend Netflix style. After doing that, you might wonder, does this guy own another shirt or what? Well, I do want another shirt. But the important thing to remember is that life change won’t happen if you don’t practice the principles that we’re giving you. The objective isn’t to get through the material, but for the material to get through you. And that happens through practice. Imagine for a minute that you’re dating a girl that you fallen in love with. You know you want to marry her and you’re ready to buy the ring. But before you do, you know you need to share about your sexual past. So there aren’t any surprises in that area. After you’re engaged, that conversation can go one of three ways. You can tell her that your struggle with porn is something you used to battle, but you got help and you’ve been walking in freedom for two years now.

Speaker 2:                           01:03                     Or you could tell her that you’ve been struggling with porn for years and you continue to do so today. The third option is that you don’t tell her about your porn issue or you give her the impression that is the thing of the past. You deceive her about your struggle. The truth will eventually come out and when it does, it will break her heart. What foundation do you want to build your marriage on? You are working now towards that day for the ability to begin your marriage free from sexual bondage. If you want to walk in freedom, you have to be serious about answering the questions after the videos, reflecting on the material and putting these truths into practice. The way to freedom is through application and practice. This is why we put the core applications and core practices in the fight club so you can evaluate your progress and doing them.

Speaker 2:                           01:53                     It would be much easier just to watch the videos and not practice these principles, but nothing of significance is ever easy for the married guys. You are working to repair the foundation of your marriage. Whether you’re single or married. The payoff will be so worth it. With this in mind, I want to review some of the key steps that you should be taking in your pursuit of freedom. Evaluate how you’re doing with the following. Have you gotten at least one person to agree to hold you accountable? Have you taken the sexual addiction screening test after lesson four? Have you walked through each of the steps for a successful detox? Have you locked up all your devices and have strong boundaries in place? Are you practicing brace each day? Are you checking in and reviewing your progress through the fight club? If you haven’t completed these, you should stop watching the videos for a few days until you can start taking these steps.

Speaker 2:                           02:53                     Practice is where changes take place. I recently received an email from one of the men going our program in it. He shares how practicing one of the principles of recovery made a world of difference for him. I’d been trying to break free from porn for four years, but couldn’t go more than three weeks without a relapse. I recommitted myself to recovery and shortly afterward I started the freedom fight where I learned the brace method. I started practicing it three times a day. No matter what. This turned into me practicing it. Anytime I laid down in bed, when I was hit with a temptation, I automatically used brace and it made the difference. My sobriety streak is now at five months and counting and practicing brace is what put me over the top. This man was practicing many of the principles of recovery, like small group accountability and regular check ins, but when he started diligently practicing brace that made the difference.

Speaker 2:                           03:49                     Practice is where the victory is won. Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. His most golden the Olympics were the 2008 games where he won eight gold medals in swimming. He trained for years for that competition. Phelps trained six hours a day, six days a week without fail. Even if Christmas day fell on a training day, he would have a full day of training. He swam approximately 50 miles each week, a little over eight miles per training day. He had two massages every day and also took ice bath to help his body recover. He had to eat 12,000 calories each day to have the energy for all his workouts. The average man, he’s 2000 calories. I could get into the part of the training where you got two massages and eight 12,000 calories, but that’s about it. Michael Phelps became the best swimmer on the planet through all those days and weeks and months and years of training. So when the Olympics came, he was ready. Putting these principles into practice is where your freedom will be won. As you apply and practice the principles of recovery, you will be on your way to freedom. So just do it

Speaker 1:                           05:04                     [inaudible].

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