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Aaron follows up on his promise from the last episode and invites <a href="http://drpaulcoronamd.com">Dr. Paul Corona</a> to discuss treating depression and addiction with medicine.
<blockquote>Have you been struggling for years with addiction, depression symptoms, physical pain, anxiety, or other related issues? For many, there has been no treatment, pill, or treatment plan able to solve the problem.
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Dr. Corona’s approach is different. He understands there’s only one solution per person, and that solution depends on a number of factors—your genetic makeup, your hormonal status, your body’s chemistry, your upbringing, and even your current lifestyle and stresses.</blockquote>
Read more about Dr. Corona or schedule an appointment by <a href="http://drpaulcoronamd.com">visiting his website</a>.

Purchase his books <a href="http://drpaulcoronamd.com/healing-mind-body-trilogy-box-set/">here</a> or on <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0990716503/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0990716503&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wwwwmarkwhitl-20&amp;linkId=7f3018d3a45cddc5256651420d2449d9">Amazon</a>.

<strong>Music Used on this Episode</strong>

"<a href="https://youtu.be/lIC6AjQhB0s">Welcome to the Road</a>" from the soundtrack to <em>The Fabulous Baker Boys</em> by Dave Grusin
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183 • Willingness

Nate, Aaron, and Mark dive right into the topic: willingness in recovery.

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<strong>The <a href="http://alcoholrehab.com/addiction-recovery/importance-of-willingness-in-recovery/">Article on Willingness</a> Discussed Today</strong>

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<strong>Scripture Used in this Edition</strong>

"Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Jesus speaking in <a href="http://www.esvbible.org/Matthew%2026%3A41/">Matthew 26:41</a>

The Pool of Siloam, <a href="http://www.esvbible.org/John%209/">John 9</a>

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<strong>Great Quotes from this Episode</strong>

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"An expectation is a premeditated resentment."

"Expectation does not equal hope."

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<strong>Music Used on this Episode</strong>

"<a href="https://youtu.be/81FNUAQBIiA">Answers Don't Come Easy</a>" by Leslie Phillips

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Nate, Aaron, and Mark check in briefly.

The guys discussed this article on this edition outlining the Five Things Addicts Should (and Should Not) Say to Partners.
  Do say, "I understand why you don't trust me."
  Do say, "What can I do to repair what I've done?"
  Do Lead with Agreement
  Don't say, "I've told you everything."
  Don't ask (or expect) your partner to congratulate you on your sobriety or recovery activities


Books Mentioned on this Edition:

Moving Beyond Betrayal by Vicki Tidwell Palmer

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (Download PDF at no cost here)

 

Bible Passages on this Edition:

1 John 1:9 (Confession (homolgio - say the same thing as)

1 Peter 5

 

Music on This Edition:

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Australia is taking a governmental approach to protecting their citizens from pornography. But does legislating morality actually work? How about on a personal level? On this edition of the podcast, Aaron, Newton, and Mark talk about their opinions and observations.

We kick off this edition with a look at pastors' resignations like these.

 

Music on this Episode

Aaron shares one of his original songs, "A Pastor's Thoughts on Pedestals". Enjoy exclusively on this podcast.

 

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The guys gather to discuss the outcome of "After the Miracle", the first National Samson Society retreat.

Then we answer a question from a brother pirate who is concerned about how to keep your group safe for all members and how to squelch rumors.

Music Used on this Episode:
"Mountain Cathedrals" by Bob Bennett
"Honesty" by Billy Joel
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REGISTRATION OPEN until July 31: "After the Miracle: Building a Life of Positive Sobriety", the Samson Society National Retreat, is scheduled for August 19–21, 2016. Click here for more details and to register. As of 7/13/16, only 21 spaces remain. Only 18 days remain to register.

This edition of the podcast was recorded on May 18, 2016 and first published on July 13, 2016


To keep you informed, you must know what a bunganut is before you have a great burger and play a game of pool at The Bunganut Pig.

And, oh by the way, Mark got married!

Today we answer a Pirate Monk's question:

"Guys, I'd love some help understanding how to live and love a wife with mental illness."

Don't tune out if that's not your story because whether you wife has mental illness, physical illness, or is just affected by the fall, the conversation will encourage you and prompt you to think about God's role and your role in marriage.

The guys discuss the nature of the love of God, the love of a man for his wife, and the nature of hope.

Music on this Episode:

"Tell Your Heart to Beat Again" by Danny Gokey (if you haven't heard the story behind the song, make sure to watch this video.)


"Holding Out Hope to You" by Michael English.


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REGISTRATION OPEN until July 31: "After the Miracle: Building a Life of Positive Sobriety", the Samson Society National Retreat, is scheduled for August 19–21, 2016. Click here for more details and to register. As of 7/6/16, only 33 spaces remain.

We launch this podcast with an emotions check-in with Nate, Newton, and Mark.

The heart of the episode circles around a recent experience Mark encountered. At a recent meeting, two men discussed their dissatisfaction with their Samson Society journey. Upon further discussion, everyone in the circle agreed that sometimes every Pirate Monk can get stuck early on The Path. We go to (some) meetings, we choose a Silas that we call (rarely), but steps three through seven elude us. How does a willing man face his journey and make progress.

Nate talks about a book he's reading:


We discussed a tried and true way to undergo a fearless (or courageous) moral inventory:
Take a look at the four horsemen:
  Resentment
  Fear
  Anger (or Shame)
  Lust
Music on this Episode:


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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: "After the Miracle: Building a Life of Positive Sobriety", the Samson Society National Retreat, is scheduled for August 19–21, 2016. Click here for more details and to register. As of 6/22/16, only 44 spaces remain.

You've been there when a new man walked in the door for a first-time meeting. We get to know Lee Marcus who hesitated a little before sitting in our circle… and then God got to work. If you've ever been asked, "Who goes to Samson Society", this episode will help you answer with grace and the Gospel.

Lee Marcus is an eight-year veteran of Samson Society and came because of co-dependency, rage, and marital problems. Lee spent a long and decorated career in radio and now meets new people every day as a guide to owning new Acura vehicles. (If you're interested, you can email Lee here for more information.)

We launch the podcast with a mini-meeting about "regret." We'd love you to join in. Scroll to the bottom of this post and leave a comment with your thoughts on regret. If you want a more personal connection, email us here or leave us a voicemail. The link is below..

We then talk about why men come to—and stay plugged in to—Samson Society.

If you're unfamiliar with our meeting format, click here to read our charter.

Music on this Episode




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you are thereNate, Aaron, and Mark welcome a pastor, Robert Campbell, to the microphones for a conversation about building community, creation care, and shepherding Christians towards discipleship that is all the way down to the dirt.
  What is the fruit of a redemptive life?
  How do Jesus's life, death, and resurrection make a substantial difference in your own backyard?
  How is community built differently in a large city than a small town?
Find out more or purchase a copy of Robert's book here.

Music on this Edition of the Podcast:

"King of the Road" by Roger Miller


"Space in Between Us" by Building 429


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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: "After the Miracle: Building a Life of Positive Sobriety", the Samson Society National Retreat, is scheduled for August 19–21, 2016. Click here for more details and to register.

We open our conversation with a mini-meeting about "Disappointment." We'd love to hear your observations. Use the tools at the bottom of this post to leave us your thoughts and feelings about "Disappointment."

Our first question:

Is there a common source for pain for men that drives us to pornography? How do we find healing from the source?

Our second question:

Maybe this is so unique to each individual, but what is real sobriety like? Can it be defined qualitatively or quantitatively? What are the intangible aspects that you have wlaked through?

The Music on This Edition of the Podcast:


"American Tune" by Paul Simon


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