Pure Victory Podcast

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Summary

Rick Thomson went through it all. He didn't even tell his counsellor everything in their first meeting, but was still told that he was the worst case that had ever been in the office. Over ten years of freedom later, Rick has the experience and credibility to say that anyone can get free from sexual bondage. Find out how he did it.

Show Notes

Welcome to episode #27! In this week's episode, Rick Thomson shares Part One of his incredible story journeying from the pit of peep shows, lies and cheating, to ultimate freedom from the bondage of porn.

An Innocent Beginning Can Lead To Huge Destruction
Rick found pornographic magazines and would occasionally look at them with friends. He was a pastor's kid, but started partying when he was team captain of the best hockey team in town. A girl caught his eye, and she put an end to that. He didn't tell her anything about where his porn addiction had taken him to during the five years of dating or almost ten years of marriage.

God Will Expose Our Dirt
Rick's wife started getting suspicious but Rick has learned to become, what she called, a "Professional Liar." He would get mad at her for accusing him of acting out in sexually immoral ways, even though she was right. He committed to never again going to peep shows, but to never tell anyone what he was doing either. That night, his wife started getting tormenting dreams of snakes in their bed and other scenarios that didn't line up with who she thought Rick was. She demanded he tell her what was going on, so he did. When he woke up, his wife and kids were gone.

There Are Consequences To Sin
Rick's wife tried giving him grace, going to a counsellor, and working through their problems, but Rick kept lying. She couldn't take the lies anymore, realizing that for 15 years, the man she committed to had been covering his tracks the whole time. Eventually, she checked out emotionally and ended their marriage for good. Stay tuned for Part Two of Rick's story, coming next week!

 
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Next week, Rick concludes his story by sharing about his journey of getting healthy in all areas of his life once he finally called it quits on porn. You won't want to miss it!

Resources
Porneia Webinar Series: October 3rd - December 5th
Your Pure Freedom Journey starting at just $37/month or $297/year
Personal 1-on-1 Coaching with Matt Cline through Restored Ministries
FamilyLife Canada:  Resources and events to strengthen your marriage
Covenant Eyes Accountability Software - use promo code RM30 for 30 days free
Pure At Heart: A Man's Guide to Purity in a Sexualized World by Dr. Simon Sheh


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.