Pure Victory Podcast

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Summary

​We often try to manage destructive behavior by focusing on surface-level solutions and missing what really matters. In this episode, Matt and Braden get practical on establishing the single most important thing we need to focus on: our identity!

Show Notes

Welcome to episode #22! In this week's episode, Braden and Matt discuss identity and why it may be the single most important thing in having freedom and victory over things like porn!

Identity shapes our mindset
We tend to make choices based on what we think about ourselves and what we think about our world. Pornography and other addictive behaviors are destructive and those behaviors can shape our beliefs, and what we believe about ourselves. If we believe that we are abandoned, lost, dirty, unlovable, and rejected, then we will steer the course of our lives based on those lies. 

God gives us our identity
When we understand that we have a God-given identity, we better understand our relationship with Him and what that means for who we are and how we live. If we live with the understanding that we are accepted, loved, affirmed, and have salvation through Jesus, then our lives will reflect living out of those truths. But we have to accept those truths and trust God and His promises.

God-given identity gives us the foundation to have freedom from things like porn
When life brings about difficult circumstances and if we live out of our God-given identity as Joseph did, we are not consumed but live free. Free from shame, free from performance, free from lies, free from feeling, and acting like we are alone or rejected. Then we have our inner most needs met by God, and we can start to see and receive healing from addictive behaviors and destructive patterns.
 
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Next week, Matt and Braden talk about obstacles to expect in our journey out of pornography so that the hard times we face won't hinder us - but will help us instead.

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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.