Special Episode - Karen Broadhead Part 2: Keep Loving Them

Those boys are just like me.
— Karen's son
Mom, I am not a pathetic loser...I am not my own worst enemy...I have an enemy and he is scared of me because I’m awesome.
— Karen's son

Karen truly is a remarkable mother that has learned some valuable lessons that we can learn from and see our own failings and happily move forward to do a better job at parenting with LOVE and understanding rather than shame and contention.

I love the way Karen puts some of these difficult situations into a simple form of understanding that we are all children of God trying to learn how to navigate life amid darkening challenges.  We are not pathetic losers, we are amazing.  The opposition would tell us otherwise, and we need not listen to the twisting of truth - hang on strong to what God tells us - we are His children.  He loves us.  He is cheering us on.

It gave him someone to fight instead of himself.
— Karen Broadhead

You can learn more about Karen and the Mother's Who Know program, as well as Son's of Helaman and the other programs available at lifechangingservices.org

Jimmy Coray is a husband and father, hiker and adventurer, author and speaker.  Jimmy spends time each week in the mountains of Utah enjoying the freshness of high altitudes.  He takes a couple cameras with him to record thoughts and experiences of his own path to recovery and peace.  Speaking from the heart, Jimmy will share with you how to break down shame and enjoy being genuine...even if your genuine isn't your ideal...yet.  He is the author of the forthcoming book, "26 Peaks in 26 Weeks" a series of lessons that inspire change and humility.  He shares these lessons in men's retreats, youth groups, and corporations.  Jimmy also is currently serving on the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Advisory Council.

You can follow him on the mountain by subscribing to his YouTube channel: 

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Special Episode - Karen Broadhead Part 1: A Mother Who Knows

I have a really strong testimony that addiction doesn’t happen to bad people...people who are caught in addiction aren’t bad people...but it happens to the best of the best of the best.
— Karen Broadhead

Karen Broadhead is a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Other titles she holds include Vice President of Quality Control at Life Changing Services, Founder & Director of the company’s Mothers Who Know and GIRL Power programs, and parent support specialist within the Sons of Helaman and Daughters of Light therapeutic recovery programs.

Karen has a bachelor’s degree in recreation management and youth leadership with an emphasis in recreational therapy. She teaches hundreds of students each week as an Eternal Warriors mentor with Life Changing Services, and her Mothers Who Know online support group and weekly online training program has become over 600 women strong!

wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to not have dark corners and have it hidden for years and years and get that deep and that hard and that shameful.
— Karen Broadhead
[It’s like the Savior was telling me] “you have to give your son up...give him up. Because you are trying to do my job, but it’s my work, it’s my glory. I want to save your son just as badly as you do. There’s a purpose behind all of this for you and for him...but I need you to get out of the way so that I can do my work.”
— Karen Broadhead
 

Jimmy Coray is a husband and father, hiker and adventurer, author and speaker.  Jimmy spends time each week in the mountains of Utah enjoying the freshness of high altitudes.  He takes a couple cameras with him to record thoughts and experiences of his own path to recovery and peace.  Speaking from the heart, Jimmy will share with you how to break down shame and enjoy being genuine...even if your genuine isn't your ideal...yet.  He is the author of the forthcoming book, "26 Peaks in 26 Weeks" a series of lessons that inspire change and humility.  He shares these lessons in men's retreats, youth groups, and corporations.  Jimmy also is currently serving on the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Advisory Council.

You can follow him on the mountain by subscribing to his YouTube channel: Every Mountaintop

David Hulet - Fight Back, We Can and Will Win

I always knew I wasn’t supposed to do it, but I didn’t recognize the consequences until that time...
— David

In this episode David shares his experience how as a teenager he struggled to deal with an addiction to pornography and learned to fight back and win against the demon that is determined to discourage all of us.

He is an enthusiastic supporter of those who want to recover from addiction to pornography, and enjoys sharing his experience to educate young people on the dangers of pornography as well as the tools and help available to change.

He is a mentor in the Sons of Helaman program which is dedicated to helping LDS young men to learn to deal with the reality of our hyper-sexualized society, and win against the downward depressing pull of pornography.  Sons of Helaman is one of many programs offered by Life Changing Services which offers counseling and therapy for individuals, groups, and families in all areas, with specific programs dealing with sex addictions for men and women and for the family and spouses of those dealing with addiction.

You can find out more about the Sons of Helaman program and Life Changing Services by visiting their website, lifechangingservices.org

The more open I’ve been, the better it’s always been.
— David
No matter what, Christ loved me...
...believing that Christ loved me enough to go on a journey with me...
— David
There’s a fight to be had, and a victory to win.
— David

Jimmy Coray is a husband and father, hiker and adventurer, author and speaker.  Jimmy spends time each week in the mountains of Utah enjoying the freshness of high altitudes.  He takes a couple cameras with him to record thoughts and experiences of his own path to recovery and peace.  Speaking from the heart, Jimmy will share with you how to break down shame and enjoy being genuine...even if your genuine isn't your ideal...yet.  He is the author of the forthcoming book, "26 Peaks in 26 Weeks" a series of lessons that inspire change and humility.  He shares these lessons in men's retreats, youth groups, and corporations.  Jimmy also is currently serving on the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Advisory Council.

You can follow him on the mountain by subscribing to his YouTube channel: Every Mountaintop

Jed Anderson - A Promise of Peace and Serenity

I really couldn’t do it on my own. I’d tried everything I could think of.

Jed Anderson, CMHC

Jed shares his own path from working in sales, and continuing to face a recurring problem that couldn't be fixed alone.  When he chose to seek professional help, he found the confidence and tools he needed to really turn weakness into strength.

Now Jed shares a message of hope with individuals and families to receive the promises of peace and serenity available to all of us.  Don't let distance or finances stop you from getting the help that you need.  Jed and his associates are able to do sessions via HD video that are very effective for many people.  If you don't feel like you can afford counseling, talk with your bishop and see if there are resources available to get the help that you need.

If you would like to connect with Jed or one of the counselors that work with him, visit his website at: ldshopeandrecovery.com

Relying fully on God’s grace and the Atonement...I wouldn’t give up that experience for anything.
I don’t think Satan has come up with a counterfeit yet for peace and serenity...the only thing he’s got maybe is ‘numb’
Jimmy Coray is a husband and father, hiker and adventurer, author and speaker.  Jimmy spends time each week in the mountains of Utah enjoying the freshness of high altitudes.  He takes a couple cameras with him to record thoughts and experiences of his own path to recovery and peace.  Speaking from the heart, Jimmy will share with you how to break down shame and enjoy being genuine...even if your genuine isn't your ideal...yet.  He is the author of the forthcoming book, "26 Peaks in 26 Weeks" a series of lessons that inspire change and humility.  He shares these lessons in men's retreats, youth groups, and corporations.  Jimmy also is currently serving on the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Advisory Council. You can follow him on the mountain by subscribing to his YouTube channel: Every Mountaintop

Jimmy Coray is a husband and father, hiker and adventurer, author and speaker.  Jimmy spends time each week in the mountains of Utah enjoying the freshness of high altitudes.  He takes a couple cameras with him to record thoughts and experiences of his own path to recovery and peace.  Speaking from the heart, Jimmy will share with you how to break down shame and enjoy being genuine...even if your genuine isn't your ideal...yet.  He is the author of the forthcoming book, "26 Peaks in 26 Weeks" a series of lessons that inspire change and humility.  He shares these lessons in men's retreats, youth groups, and corporations.  Jimmy also is currently serving on the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Advisory Council.

You can follow him on the mountain by subscribing to his YouTube channel: Every Mountaintop

Brett Walker - Arise! Breaking Free from Life's Shadows and Facing the Son

How would your life be different if you stopped looking at the shadows life casts on the ground, turned and looked to the sky and saw clearly the light of the Son?  When we look to the light of our Savior, and feel His love warming us, we don't see the shadows that fall behind us.

Where would you stand relative to someone if you were the savior?

Brett Walker has served for many years as a service missionary in the LDS PASAG program, and has gained clear insights over the years of how to win against an addiction to pornography.  He shares in this episode some of the benefits he has seen in attending and participating in a 12 step meeting.  Even though that first meeting may be a challenge to go, and then to open your car door and walk in, it will be worth the effort.

In his recently published book, Arise! Breaking Free from Life's Shadows and Facing the Son, Brett tells the story of a man caught in his addiction and the journey he walks to make a real change for the better in life.  I read the free excerpt download available here, and I immediately bought the book so I can read the rest.

We can never go so far from the savior that he wouldn’t be a light for us and bring us out of that darkness.
— Brett Walker
Jimmy Coray is a husband and father, hiker and adventurer, author and speaker.  Jimmy spends time each week in the mountains of Utah enjoying the freshness of high altitudes.  He takes a couple cameras with him to record thoughts and experiences of his own path to recovery and peace.  Speaking from the heart, Jimmy will share with you how to break down shame and enjoy being genuine...even if your genuine isn't your ideal...yet.  He is the author of the forthcoming book, "26 Peaks in 26 Weeks" a series of lessons that inspire change and humility.  He shares these lessons in men's retreats, youth groups, and corporations.  Jimmy also is currently serving on the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Advisory Council. You can follow him on the mountain by subscribing to his YouTube channel: Every Mountaintop

Jimmy Coray is a husband and father, hiker and adventurer, author and speaker.  Jimmy spends time each week in the mountains of Utah enjoying the freshness of high altitudes.  He takes a couple cameras with him to record thoughts and experiences of his own path to recovery and peace.  Speaking from the heart, Jimmy will share with you how to break down shame and enjoy being genuine...even if your genuine isn't your ideal...yet.  He is the author of the forthcoming book, "26 Peaks in 26 Weeks" a series of lessons that inspire change and humility.  He shares these lessons in men's retreats, youth groups, and corporations.  Jimmy also is currently serving on the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Advisory Council.

You can follow him on the mountain by subscribing to his YouTube channel: Every Mountaintop

Let Go, and Trust God

Let Go, and Trust God

It's like you're hanging on the edge of a cliff, and God says, "Trust me let go, let go and trust me."  And you're like, "I can't let go because if I let go, this and this and this is going to happen!"  And He keeps on saying, "No. [something better] is going to happen."  But you think you see the ground 2,000 ft down, and you don't want to let go because you think you know the outcome of letting go.  It's difficult for me to define, it just means completely trusting God.  Letting go.  Let Him take over and show you what He can do.

Matt Soren - Life Keeps Getting Better

Matt Soren - Life Keeps Getting Better

Matt Soren is the front man for the principle based rock band The One Tonic. He performs for private events, addiction rehabs, and only the most fortunate organizations. Having suffered from the consequences of 20 years of addiction and abuse as a child, he now shares the key principles to make sure life only keeps getting better, no matter what you get hit with. He's now happily married with 6 kids though according to them, he's still a few fries short of a happy meal.