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May 17, 2022

This is the second episode in this series on pornography, and Shelby is joined this week by Dr. Joy Skarka. Dr. Joy Skarka is passionate about creating spaces to free women from sexual shame. Dr. Joy shares her story of sexual shame and addiction and the path to freedon that she has found in Jesus. Joy is the Director of Discipleship for Authentic Intimacy, where she leads online small groups for women with unwanted sexual behavior. She coaches and teaches Christian leaders how to help women find freedom from sexual shame and pornography. Joy has written numerous online articles, appeared on many podcasts, led workshops, and currently leads online recovery groups.

We know that you are going to connect with Joy’s honesty and vulnerability and learn from her wisdom on this important topic. Come join us in this conversation on women, pornography addiction and recovery with Dr. Joy Skarka.

Note: This episode has a brief mention of sexual assault at 8:54.

3:41 - Joy’s background and passion for helping women break free from sexual shame

13:43 - Is pornography just a men’s issue?

16:08 - Root issues in use of pornography

19:04 - How the gospel speaks to root issues behind pornography use

22:03 - Is there hope for someone who struggles with pornography?

25:27 - Is it possible to have a fulfilling and flourishing marriage if I’ve dealt with pornography addiction?

28:32 - The importance of confession in freedom from pornography

30:35 - Overcoming shame related to pornography

44:00 - Encouragement for those who feel stuck in their addiction or struggle with sexual sin

Connect with Dr. Joy Skarka

IG: @authenticintimacy

IG: @joyskarka

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

Freedom from Porn

Grace Based Recovery

Sex and the Single Girl

Authentic Intimacy

No Stones

Covenant Eyes

Fight the New Drug

Scripture mentioned in this episode:

Genesis 3

Romans 7:22-25

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