Speaker 1:                           00:07                     [inaudible]. The goal of the freedom fight isn’t just to stop unwanted sexual behavior, but it’s to bring a full and lasting freedom, a freedom that enables you to resist temptation, a freedom not to live a double life, but a freedom to live the life you were meant to live. This kind of freedom will require growth and development in key areas of your life just as alcoholism is about a lot more than alcohol, so sex addiction is about a lot more than just sex. In addition to the physical, there are also emotional, spiritual, and social realities that must be in place to find true freedom. The freedom fight will equip you in each of these key areas. When we deal with the physical aspects of recovery, we will focus on understanding the brain science of addiction and how to effectively change and reprogram your brain. We will help you understand your physical triggers and how to build effective boundaries.

Speaker 1:                           01:01                     We will also equip you with tools to resist temptation. We will deal with the emotional areas of addiction as well. Understanding yourself and what triggers you is an important part of your recovery. Sex addiction. Is it mostly about sex? As much as it’s about how you medicate the pain and discomforts of life, whether that’s a big pain of a major trauma or just the stresses of life you have learned to escape pain and discomfort through the sexual high of acting out. Learning to recognize your emotional triggers that lead you to use will be a major step towards sobriety. This will help you identify and face your pain and discomfort instead of medicating it. In addition, we will examine essential spiritual foundations. The apostle Paul, who God used to write several books of the Bible, verbalizes the frustration that every addict can relate to. When he says, I want to do what is right but I can’t.

Speaker 1:                           01:57                     I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. I love God’s law with all my heart, but there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death. Thank God the answer is Jesus Christ. Our Lord. Paul States that the answer to being a slave to sin is Jesus. It is important to acknowledge that you need supernatural help to overcome your addiction. The most successful addiction recovery program in the history of the world is alcoholics anonymous and it’s built on the foundation that you must surrender to God to be free from addiction. Your own best thinking got you into the addiction, but God’s wisdom and power can help get you out.

Speaker 1:                           02:50                     For many, this spiritual area proves to be the most powerful part of helping them walk and sobriety. As you deepen your relationship with God, you learn to process your pain within that relationship. Instead of running to a sexual high, God’s word is packed full of wisdom that can help you walk in purity and renew your mind. Developing your relationship with God will help provide a foundation for all other areas of your life. The freedom fight. We’ll also look at the social components of recovery in every area of your life. You need the help of others to reach your full potential, and this is especially true for your recovery. Your addiction thrives in isolation, but it loses its power when you come into the light of community. Every sex addiction therapists that I talked to about this told me the same thing. They’d never seen an addict get free on his own.

Speaker 1:                           03:41                     Beating. This addiction will require you to step outside of yourself and bring others in. You will need to admit to others that you have a problem and get accountability. We’re going to coach you up on how to do this. Your boldness to go through the freedom fight is a great first step and you will need to continue to walk towards others to find the freedom that you’re looking for, whether you are a social person or not. You will need to process your addiction with others in order to find freedom. You may not be in touch with your emotions, but becoming more emotionally aware will enable you to understand emotional triggers that lead to relapse. Whether you are a spiritual person or not surrendering your life to Christ and deepening your spiritual life as a long history of making the difference in a person’s recovery. If you fully apply yourself to this program, you will gain the tools and understanding to win the battle of your mind and become a more emotionally aware, spiritually minded and socially connected person. Don’t underestimate how God can use this program to grow and develop you as a whole person.

Speaker 2:                           04:53                     [inaudible].

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