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Today Nate & Aaron talk to Michael Leahy about his story and the Bravehearts ministry that mentors men from sexual addiction to powerful walks with Jesus. They also dip into the mail bag to answer some of your questions.

To check out Michael's ministry, go to bravehearts.org

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Catherine Etherington is an empathetic and articulate mother-of-two from England who has helped hundreds of women come to terms with the news that they have been sleeping with a sex addict. Here's a taste of her wisdom:

Nate: Some Christian women are told that their responsibility towards a repentant spouse (or even an unrepentant one) is to forgive and forget. Is that true? Is it even possible? Are there healthier alternatives that produce healing?

 

Cat: That is such an important issue and one that we in the church don’t really talk about enough. This whole forgiveness thing puts women under a lot of pressure in the midst of their trauma and confusion and in my opinion it creates a lot of unnecessary guilt on their part.

 

Music Used on this Episode:

Discover Sam Levine on Spotify

 

Resources Recommended on this Episode:

Find out more about being coached by Cat here.

A great organization to contact: APSATS, the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists

Your Sexually-Addicted Spouse by Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means

Beyond Betrayal: How God is Healing Women (and Couples) from Infidelity by Lisa Taylor

Cat's blog on Huffington Post.

The Naked Truth Project (UK only)

Note: We apologize for the long delay in the posting of this episode.

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Jay Asher is the author behind the bestselling book 13 Reasons Why which is now an original Netflix series. Subscribers have gone wild for the young adult mystery series about a girl who commits suicide and sends audio cassettes explaining why. Jay Asher wrote 13 Reasons Why after penning a number of other books. Aaron invited him into his studio for episode 51, which was posted on February 8, 2011, to talk about his life, background, and why he thinks the subject resonates. Nate, Aaron, and Mondo dive into the deep end of the pool as well to discuss despair, checking in with other men, and hope. For more information about Jay's books, blog, and Netflix series by clicking on the links.

 

Mark is within 10 days of the cutoff for donations for his race. Click here to give $9 (or any amount) to help his family reach their goal of providing a full year's tuition for a student in need.

 

Mark pushing Zoë across the finish line of the Race Judicata 10K in training for the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Half-Marathon on April 29, 2017 as part of a fundraising team for New Hope Academy.

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How do you handle failure? Counselor and Pastor Brian Kay joins us to talk about stand up comedy and so much more. Bring your resentment list to talk about with the guys and enjoy a super-sized edition of the Pirate Monk Podcast. Brian has his own podcast. Check out Shot Put.

 

Music Used on this Episode Get Back Up by TobyMac

Miracle of the Moment by Steven Curtis Chapman

Blessed Be Your Name by Tree63

 

Find out more about Mark's upcoming race or make a donation here:

Watch the video.

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One of our favorite guests, Ian Cron, drops in for a swerving conversation about his latest book, The Road Back to You. It's his take on the enneagram so you know Aaron has a lot to say.

 

His book

His podcast

His free assessment

 

Mark's April Race:

 Please watch this video and join his effort.

 

 Music Used on the Episode:

 

"Who am I" by Margaret Becker

 

"Who am I" by Casting Crowns  

 

Please pray for Nate's wife Allie who is fighting pneumonia.

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The Pirate Ship is decorated for Christmas today and full of suggestions for your Christmas Music pleasure.

Nate gives an update on Allie and her challenges.

Then we welcome an old friend and fellow Monk to the microphone: Jamey "Chunjay" Bennett, one half of the hip hop duo, Royal Ruckus.

Royal Ruckus
Click here to stream or download the 3-song Christmas EP, "Lonely Christmas". Also, find other Christmas music on this compilation from Invisible Library.

Click here to get on the front end of the new double album "Summer of the Cicadas"

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Music Recommended on this Episode

 

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Aaron follows up on his promise from the last episode and invites Dr. Paul Corona to discuss treating depression and addiction with medicine.

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. dr-paul-corona-fullsize 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.

Read more about Dr. Corona or schedule an appointment by visiting his website. Purchase his books here or on Amazon. Music Used on this Episode "Welcome to the Road" from the soundtrack to The Fabulous Baker Boys by Dave Grusin Subscribe to the Pirate Monk podcast

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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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