The Covenant Eyes Podcast

Covenant Eyes: Karen Potter, MA Ed., Brandon Clark

Experts from a cross-section of fields join Covenant Eyes each week to talk about helping Christians battle pornography addictions, sexual brokenness, restoring marriages, and parenting in an over-sexualized culture. Covenant Eyes has been a leading expert in overcoming pornography addictions for over 22 years. Learn more: https://learn.covenanteyes.com/podcast-newsletter/

Navigating Fatherhood in Today's World
Increased rates of drug use, gang affiliation, teenage pregnancy, and a decline in practicing and passing on of the Christian faith all have one common factor: an absent father. How did we get to this crisis of fatherhood and what can we do to send the statistics in the opposite direction? Kent Evans, the founder of Manhood Journey, shares his important thoughts in this episode. Questions we cover in this episode:What do you feel is impacting fatherhood in today's society?  For dads who are concerned about purity in the home, what tips or lessons can we learn from Nehemiah? Resources:www.manhoodjourney.org/anger-free-dad (Anger-Free Dad digital course)www.manhoodjourney.org/podcast (Father on Purpose podcast)www.manhoodjourney.org/assessment (FREE Godly Father Assessment)Try Covenant Eyes FREE for 30 days: www.covenanteyes.com (Promo Code: FreePodcast)Kent Evans is the Executive Director and co-founder of Manhood Journey, a ministry that helps dads become disciple-makers. After a twenty-year career as a business leader, he embarked on biblical Fatherhood ministry projects. He’s appeared on television, radio, web outlets, and podcasts. He’s spoken at parenting and men’s events. He’s authored three books. The first, Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom from the Men Around You, was written to help men learn how to find mentors and wise counsel. The second, The Manhood Journey: Charting a Course to Biblical Fatherhood, aims to help dads not be good or great dads, but be godly ones. Kent’s newest book, Bring Your Hammer: 28 Tools Dads Can Grab From the Book of Nehemiah, will arm dads with key tips to becoming more godly fathers.Kent’s life has been radically affected by godly mentors and his lovely wife, April. They have been married twenty-five years and have five sons and one daughter-in-law. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Father, Fatherhood, Men, Manhood, Heavenly Father, Christian, Christian Church, Spiritual Battle, Accountability, Bible Study, Scripture, Covenant Eyes
6d ago
32 mins
From Recovery to Redemption: Why Sobriety and Healing is Never Enough with Michael Leahy
May 10 2022
28 mins
Making Media Better for You, With Special Guest Bill Aho, VidAngel CEOIntimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal with Special Guest Dr. Sheri Keffer
Many women are living with wounds of sexual betrayal, and you may not even know it. What does that look like in day-to-day life, and how can you help?Key topics covered in this episode:Impact of lying and deception on a spouseHow church leaders can unknowingly collude with deceptionFinding a support communityStay up to date on our podcast: https://learn.covenanteyes.com/podcast-newsletter/More Information:"Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal" The first month FREE in BraveOne Community: braveone.com/covenant (Coupon Code: COVENANT at checkout)Try Covenant Eyes FREE for 30 days: www.covenanteyes.com (Promo Code: BraveOne)Help Your Family Today Guest Bio:Dr. Sheri Keffer is a regular co-host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show New Life Live! with an audience of more than two million people each week.For over twenty years, she’s worked as a Doctor of Marriage and Family therapy in Newport Beach, California. Through her own personal story of recovery, Dr. Sheri understands the trauma symptoms often associated with sexual betrayal. As a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist Supervisor (CPTT-S), Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and a Consultant in EMDR, she brings new tools and a fresh look at what’s needed not only to heal but heal well.Dr. Sheri’s a keynote speaker and recipient of 2019 IITAP Outstanding Publication Award for her book Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal, Founder of BraveOne.com, the BraveOne Community braveone.com/community, and Bravery After Betrayal: It Takes Fierce Strength retreat where she unpacks how betrayal affects the mind, body, spirit, and sexuality.Dr. Sheri also holds a degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.You can follow her on social media @drsherikeffer.Christian, pornography recovery, help for women.
Apr 28 2022
36 mins
From Porn to Preaching the Gospel, With Special Guest Pastor Joshua Broome
From Porn to Preaching the Gospel, With Special Guest Joshua BroomeIn six years, Joshua Broome became one of the most successful porn stars, appearing in more than 1,000 adult films and being nominated for and winning best male performer. Yet, while he was at the pinnacle of success in the porn industry, all the money and fame only illuminated the emptiness and despair he felt. In this episode, Joshua boldly shares his story of redemption, talks about the dangers of not addressing porn in the church, and answers the question: “Does every person, even those in the industry, deserve human dignity?”Porn, Pornography, Sex, Porn Star, Porn Industry, Porn in the Church, Christians and Porn, Christian Porn Addiction Resources, Overcoming Lust, Pastors, AccountabilityMore Information:For Booking or more information:Website: https://www.joshuabroome.me/ Resource: https://lovealways.thinkific.com/pages/search-how-to-stop-watching-porn-for-men-women Social media: Instagram: iamjoshuabroomehttps://instagram.com/iamjoshuabroome?utm_medium=copy_linkTwitter: iamjoshuabroomehttps://twitter.com/iamjoshuabroome?lang=en Try Covenant Eyes FREE for 30 days: www.covenanteyes.com (Promo Code: Broome30)Bio:Joshua Broome was one of the most successful adult film stars in the world. He obtained fame, and wealth, and traveled the world all to find out that none of those would fill the emptiness in my heart. It was Jesus alone that could fill the void.  He has spent the last five years doing speaking engagements at churches, various events, and on numerous media outlets telling God’s story in his life. He has overcome depression, battling thoughts of suicide and the emotional scars that come with doing 1,000+ pornographic films.  He has been married for five years to his wife Hope, and they have three sons. His education comes from Liberty University where he studied Christian Ministries with a focus in Biblical Theology. He currently serves as pastor in Iowa along with traveling and preaching globally.
Apr 22 2022
33 mins
Accountability: The Golden Ticket to Life- Special Guest Davin Granroth, Covenant Eyes President and COO5 Simple Steps to Find Healing from Porn with Special Guest David Wilson from Covenant EyesThe Two Reasons We Struggle with Porn, Special Guest Dr. Eddie Capparucci
When working through struggles with pornography, shame can often prove to be a major stumbling block. Yet, there are even deeper reasons why we struggle with porn in the first place. In this episode, Dr. Eddie Capparucci will share what these reasons are and how understanding them provides a path to freedom.Key topics covered in this episode:The two reasons we struggle with pornHow to practically work through these two reasonsHow technology creates an obstacle for progressWhy the Church is having a hard time ministering in this area and how to overcome thatMore Information:www.innerchild-sexaddiction.comwww.strugglingmen.orgBooks available exclusively at Amazon:Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual AddictionWhy Men Struggle to Love: Overcoming Relational Blind SpotsRemoving Your Shame Label: Learning to Break From Shame and Feel God's LoveGuest Bio:Dr. Eddie Capparucci is a Christian counselor and coach certified in treating Problematic Sexual Behaviors. Dr. Eddie has worked with professional athletes and television personalities among his many clients. He is the creator of the Inner Child Model for treating Problematic Sexual Behaviors, a unique approach that focuses on identifying unresolved childhood pain points and teaching individuals how to process emotional distress in healthy ways.  He is the author of several books, including Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction, Why Men Struggle to Love: Overcoming Relational Blind Spots, and Removing Your Shame Label: Breaking From Shame and Feeling God’s Love. He is the administrator of two blog sites: MenAgainstPorn.com and SexuallyPureMen.com, and he is the host of the monthly webinar Getting to the Other Side.Church, Podcast, Education, Accountability, Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Christianity, Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction Recovery, Marriages
Mar 31 2022
30 mins
The Deeper Heart Issues Keeping You From Sexual Wholeness, Special Guest Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley, Dr. Carol Ministries
Pornography ruins our capacity for intimacy, which ultimately hinders our capacity to love God. How do we leave the emptiness of porn behind to fill it with God’s unending love? In this episode, Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley explores the idea that the answer lies much deeper than simply stopping the behavior of looking at porn.Key topics covered in this episode:If we only talk about ending certain behaviors, we miss dealing with matters of the heartOur wounds and distorted beliefs about sex and relationships must be healedFinding healthy ways to fill the void in our heart instead of pornMore Information:Free 30-day email devotional series, Toward Sexual Wholeness: https://bit.ly/3ufyG6wSexpectations online course: https://yoursexpectations.com/Contact Dr. Carol with a confidential message: https://www.drcarolministries.com/contact/ Guest Bio:Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley is an expert on the integration of wholeness for the body, mind, and soul. She is an author, speaker, OB-GYN physician, and ordained Doctor of Ministry.Dr. Carol interacts daily with readers, listeners, ministry leaders, students, and a worldwide online audience through her website, https://www.drcarolministries.com, and her podcast: Relationship Prescriptions. She makes her home near Austin, Texas, where she enjoys being “Grandma Carol” to four wonderful grandchildren.Church, Podcast, Education, Accountability, Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Christianity, Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction Recovery, Marriages
Mar 24 2022
24 mins
Whole Brained Sexual Purity, Special Guest Josh Spurlock, MyCounselor.OnlineDeceptively Effective: What Our Screen Saturated World Is Doing to You, Special Guest Doug Smith, Author of [Un]Intentional
In 2021, the average digital media consumption reached 8 hours per day. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Youtube... the list of where we spend time is never ending. The screens we devote our time to are exploiting our weaknesses and leading us on a path to attachment and even addiction, both to pornography and the devices themselves.  In this episode, we visit with Doug Smith, author of [Un]Intentional: How Screens Secretly Shape Your Desires and How You Can Break Free, about how we are being effectively deceived by digital media and how we can resist this growing problem.Key topics covered in this episode:Addictions to digital media have the same patterns as drug addictionsDigital media is optimizing our brains for addictionPractical steps to break free from pornography and screen addictionsMore Information:http://unintentionalbook.comhttps://thatdougsmith.comhttps://screenstrong.comGuest Bio:Doug Smith is a passionate voice in the epic battle against screen addictions, especially through his award-winning book (and audiobook), “[Un]Intentional: How Screens Secretly Shape Your Desires, and How You Can Break Free.” He brings practical experience to this arena as a dad of four daughters and a man who has struggled, fallen, fought, and, by the grace of God, overcome the power of screens.As a software developer, Doug has served Fortune 500 companies, startups, universities, government agencies, and media personalities. He’s currently an Android Engineer with Covenant Eyes. He loves to help individuals and families break free from screen addiction so they can live out their God-given purpose.
Mar 10 2022
26 mins
#TonicMasculinity vs. #ToxicMasculinity, Special Guest Bill Donaghy, Theology of the Body Institute
“#TonicMasculinity vs. #ToxicMasculinity”  Special Guest Bill Donaghy, Theology of the Body InstituteOver the past few decades, a dagger was launched into the hearts of men with the phrase #ToxicMasculinity, the idea that masculinity is toxic to our culture. In this episode, we're joined by Bill Donaghy of the Theology of the Body Institute to talk about how authentic masculinity is actually good for our culture and to propose the solution of #TonicMasculinity.Key topics covered in this episode:The corruption of masculinity is the problem, not masculinity itselfWhy we see a crisis in fatherhood todayAuthentic masculinity leads to authentic femininityPractical steps for living out #TonicMasculinityMore Information:www.STRIVE21.comwww.TOBinstitute.orgwww.MenRiseUp.orgwww.Covenanteyes.comBill Donaghy is a senior lecturer and content specialist for the Theology of the Body Institute, a Certification Program instructor, and an international speaker. He's worked in mission, evangelization, and education for over 20 years, with a background in visual arts, philosophy, and systematic theology.He teaches as an adjunct professor for Immaculata University as well as Homeschool Connections, teaching Catholic homeschoolers with live, interactive courses for primarily middle and high school age students. Bill is also the co-author with Chris Stefanick of the RISE: 30 Day Challenge for Men program at www.MenRiseUp.org and editor of the STRIVE initiative with Matt Fradd, a current Covenant Eyes resource (www.STRIVE21.com).He and his wife, Rebecca, live just outside of Philadelphia, PA, with their four children.
Mar 4 2022
23 mins
Restored Warriors: Building Purity in the Church, Special Guest Daniel Glasco, Restored WarriorsFinding lasting freedom from porn in the deep, healing power of the Gospel with Noah FilipiakIt Wasn’t that Bad – Understanding Sexual Compulsivity in Good Families with Dr. Greg Miller with Faithful and TrueBelief Systems and Character Traits for a Successful Porn-Free Life, Special Guest Frank Rich.
Episode SummaryToday’s guest on the Covenant Eyes Podcast is Frank Rich is a former bodybuilder, entrepreneur, certified men's health & addiction coach, and host of The Super Human Life podcast. After living with and battling addiction, depression, and anxiety for almost 20 years, he is now on a mission to help men take back control of their lives through the power of faith and fitness.Show notes:Pornography is affecting close to 70% of Christian men and according to new Barna Research, 34% of practicing Christians are struggling with anxiety and depression. 33% are struggling with loneliness. Studies have been correlations on people who struggle with pornography and depression, loneliness. Knowing these facts, it is important the Church find ways to meet people where they are to help them overcome.  In today's episode, we are going to talk about how we can support our Christian men in addressing the elephant in the room. Join our in-house experts at Covenant Eyes, Karen Potter, Director of Church Outreach, and Sam Black, Director of Recovery Programs for an exciting show.Key questions we will discuss in this episode:After deciding to quit porn for good, what are the only 2 reasons someone would relapse?What role does our nutrition & the foods we eat play in our porn addiction recovery?How can someone develop the self-confidence to live a life free of pornography?Free Resources:The 7 Step Guide To Living Life Without Porn (free book) - www.thesevenstepguide.comTry Covenant Eyes free for 30 days Use promo code SUPERHUMAN in checkout on our website: www.Covenanteyes.com
Jan 28 2022
27 mins
How to Prevent (and Respond to) Moral Failure in Church Leaders, Special Guest Jonathan Daugherty, Be Broken MinistriesWhy education and accountability concerning pornography matters to today's pastor- with Pastor Don GalardiRestored Vows: A Porn Recovery Series for Couples with Brandon and Tonia ClarkPorn, Abstinence, and Positive Sobriety with guest Nate Larkin, Samson Society