Prodigals International is a Christian based 12-Step ministry for men struggling with sexual brokenness (including pornography addiction). Prodigals International also offers a support program for spouse/partners to help them cope with their own recovery. These Podcasts feature interviews with local and national experts focused on bringing sexual healing and wholeness to the Christian community. The Podcasts are hosted by Dr. Doug Wheeler, founder of Family Path, a marriage and family counseling practice based in Woodinville, Washington. Topics include:
- Defining Sexual Addiction and Sexual Brokenness
- Support and Resources for Addicts and their Partners
- Adult and Adolescent Pornography Addiction
- The Impact Sexual Brokenness has on Family and Church Life
- The Transforming Power of God's Grace and Forgiveness
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Sexual Addiction Recovery - A Changed Life
Guests: Scott and Steve discuss how Prodigals International 12-step recovery program brings new life to those struggling with sexual addiction.
Sexual Addiction and the Church - Overcoming Shame
Guests: Dave Browning - Lead Pastor, Christ The King Church, Worldwide locations. Doug Engberg - Board Member, Prodigals International, Kirkland, Washington. Dave and Doug discuss the challenge many men, women and families face when sexual addiction comes to light in the church. Many churches are resistant to discuss the topic due to lack of understanding. Dave and Doug support the creation of a caring, compassionate approach to sexual brokenness and view the church as an important part of the healing process.
Pornography's Impact On College Students
Guest: Nick Hamilton, Campus Minister - The Navigators (University of Tennessee, Knoxville). Nick shares his personal story about the impact pornography has had on his life and his steps toward recovery. Nick carries this message to other young men by helping them understand the impact of sexual brokenness, and how healing comes through accountability with other Christian men. The Navigators is a campus ministry dedicated to helping students know Christ in a deep and transforming way and to share the love of Christ with their friends.
Breaking Free - Finding Freedom from Sexual Addiction
Guest: Russell Willingham - Executive Director New Creation Ministries, Fresno, California. Russell is the author of Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Healing Power of Jesus. He oversees groups for men and women who struggle with relational brokenness, sexual addictions and homosexuality. He has worked extensively with Christian leaders (pastors, missionaries, etc.) dealing with sexual and relational brokenness as well.
Partners In Process - Support for Partners of Sexual Addicts
Guests: Dana, Heidi and Heather. Three women involved in a Prodigals International Partners In Process group share how they have experienced healing through this support program.
Christian Recovery - Honesty, Hope, and Healing for Addictions
Guest: Dr. Dale Ryan, M.Div - CEO of Christian Recovery International and Associate Professor of Recovery Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Prodigals International Mentorship - Accountability and Grace
Guests: Steve, Dave and Justin. Two Prodigals International Mentors and a Mentee share their experience, strength and hope about the Homecoming Mentorship program. Mentorship is a 1:1 program that helps men through the sexual addiction recovery process. This session discusses how the program works and the life change each man has experienced through the mentorship process.
Disclosure - A Restorative Process for Broken Trust
Guests: Brie Bergman, MA, LMHC, CSAT - Women's Services Director, Bellevue Community Services, Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Bill Lennon, EdD, CMHC, CMFT - Clinical Director, Bellevue Community Services, Bellevue, Washington.
When Love Dies - How to Save a Hopeless Marriage
Guests: Larry Bodmer - Associate Pastor and Director of Biblical Ministries, Overlake Christian Church, Redmond, Washington, Judy Bodmer - Speaker and Author of When Love Dies.
Coping with sexual temptation, moral failure, betrayal, and broken relationships
Guests: Drs. Earl and Sandy Wilson - Tuff Stuff Ministries, Milwaukie, Oregon.
The Seven Desires of Every Heart - Dr. Mark Laaser
Guest: Dr. Mark Laaser, P.hD, M.Div, President of Faithful and True Ministries, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Responding to Sexual Addiction - A Therapeutic Perspective
Guests: Rob Baker, MA, LMFT, LMHC, CSAT - Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Bellevue, Washington.
Dudley Miller, M.Div, CSAT - Mental Health Counselor, Bellevue, Washington.
Understanding Sexual Addiction - Dr. Douglas Weiss
Guest: Dr. Douglas Weiss - Executive Director and Licensed Psychologist at Heart to Heart Counseling Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Heart to Heart Counseling provides comprehensive sexual addiction telephone counseling services for men, women, adolescents and families throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Weiss has authored 20 books on marriage, men's issues, sexual addiction recovery and other self help books. Dr. Weiss is also a noted speaker, directly addressing men's, women's and couples issues. Heart to Heart Counseling offers 3-day intensive workshops for those seeking hope and healing.
Internet Accountability and Filtering Software - Covenant Eyes
Guest: Luke Gilkerson - Internet Community Manager. Covenant Eyes accountability software monitors Internet usage and automatically emails reports to people you select. Covenant Eyes Filter Service blocks objectionable websites from your computer.
Breaking the Silence of Sexual Addiction
Guests: Dale and Donna Stetson - Founders of Deep Harbors Ministries, a Christian Ministry dedicated to helping break the silence about the "Affliction of Addiction." Deep Harbors Ministries helps the Christian Community and those afflicted with Pornography and Sexual Addiction.
Prodigals International Partners in Process Overview
Guests: Karen Crawford - Prodigals International Women's Ministry Director, and Partners in Process participant Heather share about how the Partners in Process recovery program is designed to help partners of sexual addicts learn coping skills, share stuggles and experience healing and hope in a safe environment.
A Reimagined Space for Women...
Guests: Hillary Augustine Vandenbos, MA, MAC and Martha Hopler, MSW, MSN, Co-therapists & registered counselors in Washington state. This program focused on the importance of women finding their voice to guard against co-dependency, perfectionism, and a diminished sense of self.
Illusions - Educating Parents and Teens about the Devastating Impact of Pornography
Guest: Jim Grenfell - Executive Director of Aware, Inc. and Program Director for Illusions, a program that offers resources for educating parents and teens about the impact of pornography.
Prodigals International Sexual Addiction Program Overview
Guest: Steve - An overview of the Prodigals International sexual addiction recovery program.
The Road to Recovery - A Sexual Addicts Story
Guest: Levi - A Prodigals International mentor shares his story of recovery.
Impact of Sexual Addiction on Marriage
Guests: Justin and Heidi - Justin and Heidi share their painful but hopeful story about how their marriage relationship broke apart because of a sexual addiction and since has been restored by courageous involvement in a 12-step recovery program offered by Prodigals International.
The Church and Recovery - A Pastors Perspective
Guest: Dave Browning - Lead Pastor, Christ The King Church, Worldwide locations.
Marriage Restoration and Sexual Addiction
Guests: Brian and Dana - A married couple share their personal story of heartache and redemption on the journey to recovery.
Sex addiction and recovery. The recovery process.
Jayme Koerselman, MA, LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor, North Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.
Scott Burnett - Worship Director, Washington Cathedral, Redmond, Washington.
Sex addiction and the spouse. A partner's perspective.
Guests: Karen Crawford - Prodigals International Women's Ministry Director.
Cherrie Herrin-Michehl, MA, LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Woodinville, Washington.
****What is sex addiction? A clinical perspective and the spiritual impact.
Guests: Dr. Bill Lennon - Bellevue Community Services, Bellevue Washington.
Pastor Scott Brewer - Meadowbrook Church, Redmond, Washington.