Today's podcast is with Josh Glaser, Executive Director of Regeneration Ministries.
Josh loved God and hated pornography from a young age but couldn't understand how God could let him struggle with his addiction. He shares how he shakes his fist at God one night in college and asks Him, "Why aren't you taking this away?!" Josh then shares a powerful story and brings to life a parable of Jesus that demonstrates the love of the Father and how His heart is more for his child's maturity and dependence than on the purging of something painful.
In this episode, Josh shares his heart for people to experience freedom and how sexuality and spirituality were never meant to be in opposition. Josh shares how his behavior demonstrated that he was reaching for something and only knew how to find comfort in misusing his sexuality. He elaborates on how his early childhood played a massive role in his dependence on pornography and how it offered him community, importance, comfort, and a way to feel loved and accepted. The way out for Josh was learning how to seek Jesus instead of seeking unwanted sexual behavior and understanding what he was truly seeking. Instead of God removing our unwanted sexual behavior, he can re-direct our focus and desire, allowing us to experience Jesus on a new level, changing our behavior and actions to reach for and experience Him.
This episode has many magic, intimate and inspirational moments. A big thanks to Josh for his powerful testimony and teaching, transparency, revelation, and understanding.
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