Pure Victory Podcast

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Summary

​The victim complex is prevalent among people stuck in porn - but we all have it to some degree. It stops us from taking responsibility for our actions because we constantly seek to blame other people or situations for mistakes when we think this way. In this episode, you'll hear specific examples of victimhood and learn practical ways to develop the mindset of a conqueror instead.

Show Notes

Welcome to episode #25! In this week's episode, Matt and Braden tackle one of the biggest traps in porn addiction - the victim mindset. Victim thinking will keep people stuck in sin forever if it's not recognized, addressed, and done away with. Learn how to do just that, so you can come away with the mindset of a conqueror.

Victims Blame Anyone and Anything
When someone has taken on the mindset of a victim, they blame anyone and anything for what's going wrong in their lives because it's more comfortable to do that than to take responsibility. Victims think they are entitled to great things and are appalled and offended at anyone who does them wrong. Because of this, their sin is always the fault of a less-than-ideal situation and they fail to take initiative in fixing their mistakes.

Remember What We Deserve
The Bible says that the wages of sin is death. That means that if we've sinned, we deserve death and hell. Therefore, we don't 'deserve' anything good to happen in our lives and even the worst things that happen to us aren't as bad as what we deserve. Victim thinking leads people to have a 'woe is me' attitude, but remembering what we actually deserve opens the door to being able to give thanks and take initiative in every situation.

Conquering The Victim Mindset
  • We need people around us who won't enable blame-shifting and feeling sorry for ourselves. The community in our lives is crucial to learning how to think differently.
  • Have a character-based goal of what kind of person you want to be. Victims think they'll never be okay until their circumstances are perfect. People who are more than conquerors, as the Bible says, stay rock solid in any situation.
  • Learn to see beauty in your life and then dwell on it. Dwell on things to be thankful for instead of letting the moments pass.
Doing these things will empower you to conquer any semblance of victimhood that exists in your thinking and will set you up to stay free from porn and sin, no matter how hard life gets.

 
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Next weeks episode is a heart check. You'll see if your heart has the proper posture to best set you up for victory over sin and addiction.

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Podcast Hosts
BRADEN HAFNER
Braden is the Regional Director in Alberta for FamilyLife Canada. He has been married for 12 years to his wife Kristen, and they live in Edmonton, Alberta. He is passionate about seeing marriages grow and thrive, and helping couples move to a deeper oneness with one another and with God. FamilyLife Canada has a variety of resources and events to help you and your spouse take your marriage to the next level. See what would benefit you at www.familylifecanada.com

MATT CLINE
Matt and his wife Louise raise their little guy, David, in Edmonton, Alberta. He is honored to do what he can to tackle the epidemic of pornography and sexual perversion in every way possible. Seeing lives and marriages get free and experience the love of God in profound ways is what drives him every day. He leads Restored Ministries, is a certified speaker and coach for the John Maxwell Team, and formerly played hockey in the WHL and for Hockey Canada. You can visit www.restoredministries.ca.

What is Pure Victory Podcast?

Faith-based inspiration to win at sex, conquer porn, and find purpose in staying free forever.