Pure Gold

Pure Gold

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Pure Gold is an honest, no nonsense take on what it means to live with sexual integrity. Each podcast offers practical tips and suggestions on how to strengthen your character, deepen your transparency, and grow in truth through the power of Jesus Christ. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/puregold/support


021: What are your recovery goals for 2020?
Jan 10 • 23 min
Welcome to the new year! And even more monumental, welcome to a new DECADE! While new year’s resolutions can often be forgotten, there is always value in creating goals for yourself. And we should do the same for our recovery journey. In this episode,…
Holiday Purity Tips: Remember Your Story
Dec 12, 2019 • 17 min
In this holiday purity tip from Pure Gold, Frank shares about the importance of remembering our stories in recovery. He also shares his story for all those who have never heard it before. It is truly by the grace of God that Frank found freedom from porn…
Holiday Purity Tips: Don’t Let Stress Affect Your Relationships
Dec 4, 2019 • 8 min
In the first of a series of holiday purity tips, Frank shares the importance of not allowing stress to affect your most closest relationships. The holidays are crazy busy! We get it. But understanding how stress affects your heart & how stress affects…
020: If we both enjoy watching pornography together, is it still a sin?
Nov 25, 2019 • 21 min
This week on Pure Gold, we visit a pretty controversial question in our culture today for many marriages: “If we both enjoy watching pornography together, is it still a sin” Wow! Frank shares a segment from the Fierce Marriage Podcast, hosted by Ryan &…
BONUS: Deep Breathing & Other Recovery Best Practices
Nov 20, 2019 • 4 min
In this bonus tip from Pure Gold, Frank shares some powerful, but very simple recovery best practices — starting with the discipline of learning deep breathing techniques. We pray that this very simple technique will help you grow in your recovery journey…
019: Helping You Find Freedom with Live Free
Nov 19, 2019 • 18 min
This week on Pure Gold, we highlight a brand new ministry out there that is offering men a place to find a safe community in their efforts to live with sexual purity. Live Free is a private and safe community for men, struggling with lust and porn, where…
NEWS: Our Thoughts & Prayers for Christian Comedian John Crist
Nov 8, 2019 • 11 min
Big news coming out this week about Christian comedian John Crist. In this special segment from Pure Gold, we offer our thoughts & prayers for John and all those involved in this story. Please go to Faithwire here to read the full story. —- This episode…
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Nov 7, 2019 • 0 min
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018: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Mark Laaser
Oct 3, 2019 • 25 min
In this special episode of Pure Gold, we honor the life of Dr. Mark Laaser, one of the early pioneers in the field of sexual addiction & recovery. Dr. Laaser passed away early on the morning of September 27, 2019 after a long battle with myeloma cancer.…
BONUS: Can a person stop looking at porn but still be an addict?
Sep 27, 2019 • 9 min
Can a person stop looking at porn but still be an addict? I love this question and have encountered it many times in my work with men throughout the years. One of the purity coaches I most respect is Michael Leahy, founder & CEO of BraveHearts, a…
BONUS: 3 Common Triggers That We Can’t Ignore
Sep 11, 2019 • 7 min
So many guys I talk to wonder why and how they get themselves into the situations they’re in. How did that slip occur? What led to that relapse? Without understanding what happened BEFORE the slip or relapse, we’ll keep repeating the same mistakes over…
017: What to Do When You Hit the Wall
Aug 24, 2019 • 12 min
This week on the podcast, Frank shares a purity tip on what to do when you reach that point in the week where your tank is empty and you need to be re-filled. We all get there! A crazy week at work, the beautiful demands of family, and of course the…
016: Developing Healthy Discipline(s) In Recovery
Aug 11, 2019 • 20 min
Recovery from addiction is a battle fought on many fronts. There is not one key to freedom and healing, but a culmination of little & big decisions that a person must make to get healthy again. It’s developing a fierce tenacity and commitment to doing the…
RESOURCE: Screen Accountability from Covenant Eyes 👀
Jul 13, 2019 • 2 min
One of the greatest tools a person in recovery needs in their tool belt is good software on all their devices designed to protect them from the junk on the internet and keep their accountability partners in the loop about their progress. Covenant Eyes, in…
015: Dishonesty Will Destroy Your Marriage
Jun 29, 2019 • 23 min
My point of brokenness occurred when my wife (fiance at the time) took her engagement ring off and slid it across the table and said: “I won’t marry you”. It was as if the Lord was saying: “You’ve nearly destroyed your life, I won’t allow you to destroy…
014: The Truth About Transparency
May 26, 2019 • 27 min
Transparency in recovery means you’re completely honest with your spouse, doesn’t it? What do you really share with them? How far do you go in explaining to them how you struggle? This week, Frank & Tracey both attempt to address these questions and more…
013: 3 Steps to Take BEFORE Talking to Your Spouse about Your Addiction
May 10, 2019 • 30 min
This week, we continue our conversation from episode three on how we talk to our spouses about our addictions. There are three specific steps we need to begin taking before that conversation happens. Frank shares those three steps & why it’s so important…
BONUS: Learning to Trust God with Life’s Toughest Questions
Apr 12, 2019 • 42 min
In this bonus content from Pure Gold, Frank shares a recent message he preached on learning to trust God with life’s toughest questions. We all have questions in life that can either lead us towards Jesus or away from Him if we allow them to. The same is…
012: Renewing Your Hope In Recovery
Apr 7, 2019 • 29 min
Pure Gold is back after a long hiatus with a huge episode! This week, we want to bring you a message of hope in your recovery journey. Maybe you’re at a tough place right now where recovery just doesn’t seem worth it. Or maybe you’re at a super strong…
011: The Joys of Living in Recovery
Mar 17, 2019 • 15 min
Sometimes, the term “recovery” gets a bad rap. Some view it as some kind of impairment or flaw if you’re walking in recovery from an addiction. But the reality is that there’s MUCH joy that we can celebrate in recovery. This week, Frank encourages…
010: Hitting Rock Bottom Hurts Pt.2
Feb 24, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, we wrap our series on hitting rock bottom by talking about three questions: 1. Can I change? 2. Am I willing to change? 3. What am I doing to change? These are three crucial questions to be able to answer in recovery if we wanting to see…
Would you help support Pure Gold?
Feb 19, 2019 • 2 min
Happy Tuesday everyone!!! There’s a lot hard work that goes into the ministry every year. Content is produced tirelessly to help individuals live with sexual integrity through Jesus Christ. And the work will continue into 2019! But we need your help &…
009: Hitting Rock Bottom Hurts Pt.1
Feb 6, 2019 • 13 min
How do you know when you’ve really reached rock bottom? A place of brokenness where you can finally see the damage that your addiction is doing to your life? This has been one of the most intriguing questions for me as I’ve worked with men in recovery…
008: The Importance of Purpose in Recovery
Jan 21, 2019 • 20 min
Recently, Frank & Tracey were invited to Gateway Fellowship in Bridgeville, Delaware to talk about the importance of understanding one’s identity & purpose. In this podcast, Tracey talks about how we walk in the purpose that God has for our lives.…
007: The Importance of Identity in Recovery
Jan 14, 2019 • 30 min
Recently, Frank & Tracey were invited to Gateway Fellowship in Bridgeville, Delaware to talk about the importance of understanding one’s identity & purpose. In this podcast, Frank talks about how our purpose derives first from our identity, not the other…
006: What is your ultimate goal in recovery?
Jan 7, 2019 • 10 min
Kicking off the new year, Frank shares a compelling question for everyone wanting to grow in their recovery journeys: “What is your ultimate goal in recovery?” Where do you envision yourself at the end of this year? What would you like to have…
Holiday Purity Tips: Stay Rested
Dec 22, 2018 • 1 min
In what is quite possibly the most important holiday purity tip that impacts our physical and emotional health the most, getting proper rest probably tops the list. During sleep the brain performs so many incredibly helpful functions that we’re not even…
Holiday Purity Tips: Stay Connected
Dec 21, 2018 • 1 min
Staying connected to your support people is so crucial during the holidays! We’re often surrounded by so many friends & family and yet we find ourselves struggling alone. Make it your goal this holiday season to sit down with people who care about your…
Holiday Purity Tips: Stay Focused
Dec 19, 2018 • 1 min
Merry Christmas to all from Purity For Life!!! In the first of a series of holiday purity tips, Frank shares one of the most basic things you can do this Christmas & New Year’s for your purity journey: STAY FOCUSED. It’s easy to get sidetracked and super…
BONUS: Frank’s Story
Nov 28, 2018 • 11 min
In this week’s bonus content from Pure Gold, Frank shares his story for all those who have never heard it before. It is truly by the grace of God that Frank found freedom from porn addiction and continues to grow healthier today! You can also hear his…
005: How to Practice Gratefulness
Nov 22, 2018 • 18 min
In this special Thanksgiving episode Frank shares the importance of practicing gratefulness in recovery and what he’s grateful for this year. For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com. —- This episode is sponsored by…
BONUS: Agreements - Correcting the Lies We’ve Believed in Life
Nov 15, 2018 • 35 min
In this bonus content from Pure Gold, Frank shares a talk he gave recently on the power of agreements — subtle lies that come into our heart & mind that we might believe about ourselves, others, and even God. Agreements can take a strong hold of our lives…
004: The Role of Rest in Recovery
Nov 12, 2018 • 13 min
How much sleep do you get on average? Have you ever stopped to think how much your recovery could be affected by the amount and quality of sleep you’re getting? This week, Frank talks about how important it is that we get proper rest if we want to be…
003: How do I talk to my wife about my addiction?
Nov 7, 2018 • 20 min
This week, Frank and Tracey help answer a question from a man who’s getting ready to get married and wants to know how to talk to his (soon to be) wife about his addiction & his recovery? What does that conversation look like and how often should it take…
RESOURCE: Protecting Yourself Online with Covenant Eyes 👀
Oct 31, 2018 • 10 min
One of many steps you must take in recovery if you want to find freedom and live with sexual integrity is protecting yourself online by using some kind of filtering or accountability software. In this podcast, Frank shares why this is so important for…
UPDATE: New podcast, website, & resources!
Oct 28, 2018 • 8 min
This week on Pure Gold, Frank highlights some of the major changes going on with Purity For Life lately: a new podcast (RSS feed & iTunes changes), beneficial resources on our website, & how you can best connect with Frank & Tracey at Purity For Life. For…
BONUS: How Sex Addiction Can Destroy Your Marriage
Oct 23, 2018 • 28 min
In this bonus content from Purity For Life, we go back to an interview I did with my wife Tracey is 2014 about the pain that she walked through as I struggled with a pornography addiction which greatly inhabited the first year of our marriage. Tracey…
002: Why Sexual Purity Matters
Oct 23, 2018 • 23 min
Pure Gold is back this week with perhaps the most important question we’ve ever asked: “Why does sexual purity matter?” Frank attempts to unpack this question, give Scriptural backing, and shares an incredible article from Moral Revolution, “10 Lies We…
001: Welcome to Pure Gold!
Oct 23, 2018 • 15 min
Welcome to the first episode of a brand new podcast! Pure Gold is an honest, no nonsense take on what it means to live with sexual integrity. Each podcast offers practical tips and suggestions on how to strengthen your character, deepen your transparency,…
196: Why God Can’t Keep Us Pure
Aug 27, 2018 • 19 min
Purity For Life is back! It’s been a little while, but we’ve got some fresh new content for you this week. First up, it’s our featured topic: “Why God Can’t Keep Us Pure” where we explore what purity really is and what it isn’t. Next up is a brand new…
195: The War In Your Head
Jul 22, 2018 • 45 min
This week on PFL, we hear from Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California on the warfare that takes place in the mind and how we should be fighting this battle when it comes to our door. We hope you’ll enjoy this special podcast! For more…
194: Is Your Mariage a Sanctuary or a Battleground?
Jul 9, 2018 • 32 min
This week on PFL, we talk about the value of your marriage here on this earth, but also for eternity. Frank & Tracey Honess talk specifically from their marriage and some of the principles that have guided them in the last nine years of their relationship…
193: Leaving Shame Behind
Jun 26, 2018 • 30 min
Shame is all to common among men & women in addiction. This week, we talk about the power of shame in our lives. But guess what? You don’t have to live with shame! Find out one of the most powerful disciplines you can begin building in to your life to…
192: 5S Recovery w/ Jeff Fisher Pt.2
Jun 11, 2018 • 23 min
This week, we share part two of our interview with Jeff Fisher on 5S Recovery! We hope this two part series has been a blessing for your recovery and helps you better understand the journey that you’re on for sexual purity. Enjoy the podcast! For more…
191: 5S Recovery w/ Jeff Fisher Pt.1
Jun 4, 2018 • 28 min
This week, we kick off a series on 5S Recovery! What is 5S Recovery you ask? Well, we sit down and talk with Jeff Fisher, director of PurityCoaching.com as he shares with us five specific areas we should focus on in our recovery journeys. Enjoy the…
190: A Worthy Battle
May 27, 2018 • 17 min
In this Memorial Day episode, we thank all those have fought and are fighting for our country and then move to celebrate those who are fighting a worthy battle for sexual purity in their lives. Frank shares from Ephesians 6:10-18 and talks about the…
189: Is Masturbation Healthy?
May 23, 2018 • 29 min
Some of the greatest questions within the area of sexual purity revolve around the subject of masturbation. Is masturbation healthy? Is it really that harmful? Can it be addicting? Many within our culture (and the Church) have given this issue a pass,…
188: BONUS Interview - Accountability Among Believers
May 11, 2018 • 13 min
Following hot on the heels of episode 187, Frank shares a special interview done recently at a local church where the discussion centered on accountability among believers. We hope you enjoy this bonus content from Purity For Life! For more information…
187: The Art of Accountability
May 7, 2018 • 21 min
This week on the podcast: Is accountability really that important? And if so, who’s it for and what does it look like practically? Frank shares four specific thoughts on what real accountability looks like. Enjoy! 01:49 - Accountability Is For Everyone…
186: Carrying The Resurrection
Apr 23, 2018 • 33 min
This week on the podcast: 04:19 - Message: “Carrying The Resurrection” 30:09 - Closing Thoughts/Future Episode Teaser w/ Tracey Honess For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
185: Is Life Better Without Porn?
Apr 10, 2018 • 20 min
This week on the podcast: 03:16 - Why My Life Is Better Without Porn 08:03 - Creating a Sobriety Plan Pt.1 - Matt Fradd 17:07 - Questions or Comments? Leave Us a Voicemail! 18:31 - Thanks for listening this week! For more information about this podcast &…
184: BLAST - A Tool For Understanding Triggers
Mar 26, 2018 • 26 min
This week on the podcast: 02:28 - BLAST - A Tool For Understanding Triggers 08:09 - #THANKFUL Series Preview 14:26 - What is Holiness? by The Bible Project 21:02 - The Mind of Christ by Bill Johnson For more information about this podcast & other great…
182: Troubleshooting Your Recovery
Mar 26, 2018 • 24 min
This week on the podcast: 03:12 - Featured Topic: Troubleshooting Your Recovery 08:33 - 8 Things You Need To Know Before Watching Porn (pt.1) 14:27 - Covenant Eyes Promo 16:02 - 8 Things You Need To Know Before Watching Porn (pt.2) For more information…
183: Two Recovery Lessons That Changed My Life
Mar 18, 2018 • 31 min
This week on the podcast: 02:51 - Two Recovery Lessons That Changed My Life 24:10 - Get the first 30 days of Small Groups Online for free! 25:43 - Questions or comments? Leave us a voicemail! For more information about this podcast & other great content,…
181: Porn Turns People Into Objects
Mar 4, 2018 • 19 min
This week on the podcast: 00:44 - Featured Topic: Porn Turns People Into Objects 05:29 - How Do You Treat the Opposite Sex? 10:34 - Guest Feature: Nate Larkin on being a martyr in recovery. For more information about this podcast & other great content,…
180: God’s Possible Impossibilities
Feb 25, 2018 • 12 min
This week on the podcast, Frank shares from an article called “God’s Possible Impossibilities”. Also, an incredible purity tip on guarding our eyes! For more information on this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com. —- This episode is…
179: I’m Triggered! Now What?
Feb 7, 2018 • 32 min
Learning what triggers are and how to best handle them is such a valuable lesson in our recovery journeys. This week, we identify healthy and unhealthy avenues to take when you feel pulled down the wrong direction. Enjoy! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
178: Recovery Goals In 2018
Jan 17, 2018 • 20 min
We’re back with the first podcast of 2018! To kick off the year, we’re talking about goals, more specifically RECOVERY GOALS. Are goals even worth making? And if so, what should they be as it relates to our recovery journeys? Maybe you haven’t even…
177: False Starts In Recovery
Dec 10, 2017 • 21 min
This week on the podcast we talk about false starts in recovery. What does that mean? Oftentimes, those coming out of addiction begin their recovery with a lot of momentum and great intentions for freedom only to run into a lot of challenges along the…
176: Your Spouse Needs This
Nov 27, 2017 • 16 min
Oftentimes in a man’s recovery, so much attention is given to his journey and what he needs to get healthy that his wife seems to be left in the shadows. What about her needs? What is she needing the most for her own recovery? This week, Frank & Tracey…
175: Why Do I Have Sex Dreams?
Nov 12, 2017 • 29 min
This week on the podcast, we jump into a question I’ve gotten quite a bit from guys I work with: “Why do I have sexual dreams?” What do they mean? Are they harmful? Sinful? Is there something wrong with me? I attempt to address those questions and more as…
174: Why Join a Support Group?
Nov 5, 2017 • 26 min
One of the greatest tools a man in recovery from sex addiction can ever utilize is being apart of a support group. Knowing others and being known is so important for your recovery journey! In this episode, Frank talks about why & how you can get involved…
173: Best Friends With Porn
Oct 29, 2017 • 17 min
The Purity For Life podcast kicks off a new season this week with my story from sexual addiction to sexual recovery. For more information & other resources, go to pflhome.com! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
172: Recovery Without Jesus
Oct 15, 2017 • 18 min
THIS WEEK: Is recovery possible without Jesus? Also, BIG news about our new website! Learning the discipline of gratitude & a purity tip on watching our idle time. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
171: The Wrecking Ball
Oct 1, 2017 • 30 min
This week on the podcast, we go back to an interview in 2014 between Tracey Honess & myself on how sexual addiction can destroy marriage. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
170: The Power of Our Thoughts
Sep 18, 2017 • 15 min
THIS WEEK’S SEGMENTS: The Power of Our Thoughts • Where Does Your Peace Come From? • Purity Tip: Journaling What’s Inside • Thanks for listening! Visit us: facebook.com/pflde —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
169: Seasons of Refinement
Sep 5, 2017 • 34 min
Welcome the Purity for Life Podcast! This week’s topics include an in depth conversation on what we can learn through the hard seasons of life. Also, a purity tip on how we can honor our spouses! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
168: The Pornified Brain
Jul 30, 2017 • 28 min
THIS WEEK: 3 Traits of True Repentance • Should Christians Watch Game of Thrones? • Purity Tip: Use Social Media Wisely • Dr. Bill Struthers & Porn’s Impact on the Brain —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
167: True Repentance Works
Jul 23, 2017 • 24 min
Welcome to the Purity for Life Podcast! • How Our Integrity Influences Future Generations • Repentance in the Life of a Believer • “Repentance” by Corey Russel of IHOP • “Repentance” by Corey Russe… —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
166: Finding Contentment - Pt.2
Jul 16, 2017 • 18 min
Purity for Life Podcast - Episode 166 • Finding Contentment (cont.) • Give Your Kids Attention, Not Your iPhone! • Recovery Tip: Bookending • Recovery Tip: The 24 Hour Rule • Thanks for listening! … —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
165: Finding Contentment - Pt.1
Jul 9, 2017 • 21 min
PFL 165: Finding Contentment (cont.) • What is contentment? • Learning to walk in contentment is a process! • The secret to contentment… • The Source of our contentment lies in Jesus! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
164: The Cost of Freedom
Jul 2, 2017 • 6 min
As we approach July 4th, a beloved holiday in our nation, I’m thinking about freedom and the cost that it carries. What has your story of freedom been? Do you need encouragement today? Call in! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
163: A New Season!
Jul 1, 2017 • 5 min
A New Season! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/puregold/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/puregold/support