Welcome to episode #2! In this episode, Matt Cline shares details from his life, his battle with pornography, and ultimately, how getting free led him to starting a ministry to help others around the world.
Listen to his story and see what you can apply to your own life!
Here is a brief summary of the episode.
Are You Keeping Secrets?
Secrets keep us bound in pornography and often lead to other forms of harmful sexual behaviour. Matt kept his struggle with porn hidden from everybody for different reasons. At home, he didn't want to let his parents down. At the rink, he didn't want to confess to non-Christians that he had this struggle with sin. What justifications do you tell yourself for why you need to keep your struggle a secret? Let's expose them so that you no longer need to be bound by this addiction! Every time you confess your secret struggle to somebody, the shame will lift off of you a little more each time.
Don't ever be prideful in victory. Matt was free from porn for 2.5 years but then fell back into his addiction deeper than ever! Why? He says it was all because he relied on himself and his own will power, not on God's strength and seeking a deep relationship with Jesus. When he learned practical tools on how to do this, he realized that he now knew the key staying free forever.
On The Other Side Of Addiction
Like so many people, God led Matt to turn his greatest area of struggle into a cause for freedom. He now teaches and trains people on how to get free from sexual addictions and how to help others do the same. God always has more in store for us. No matter where we're at, what struggles we have, or what we've done, God is always interested in moving us closer to His heart and into a life of greater purpose.Share With Your Friends
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Next week, Braden Hafner will share his story of freedom from pornography and how a confrontation from his wife changed everything. Now, they work together to bring couples into a greater level of relationship than they ever thought possible. Subscribe at www.purevictorypodcast.com.Resources Mentioned
Online Course (The Restored Boot Camp): https://www.restoredministries.ca/restored-boot-camp
Free Forever Personal Coaching: https://www.restoredministries.ca/free-forever
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 and his wife Louise raise their little guy, David, in Edmonton, Alberta. He is honoured 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 are 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.