Pure Gold

Pure Gold

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By Frank Honess
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, & grow in truth through the power of Jesus Christ.
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014: The Truth About Transparency
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 as they talk from their own personal experience of addiction & recovery journeys. Husbands AND wives: You don't want to miss this episode. For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.  
26:24
May 26, 2019
013: 3 Steps to Take BEFORE Talking to Your Spouse about Your Addiction
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 to be completely honest with your spouse about your addiction. Enjoy the podcast! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.  
30:02
May 10, 2019
BONUS: Learning to Trust God with Life's Toughest Questions
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 true in our recovery journeys. So many men wonder how long it will take them to recover? Why do we struggle? When will I get better? Thankfully, the Word of God helps us gain perspective when we have questions. Frank shares some thoughts from his own journey in this encouraging & challenging message. Enjoy!
41:21
April 12, 2019
012: Renewing Your Hope In Recovery
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 place. No matter where you're at, you're always in need of hope. Frank shares some passages of Scripture to encourage you along the journey & Tracey shares some hopeful reminders for spouses of sexual strugglers. Also in this episode is the Purity Quote of the Week & a word from Pastor Judah Smith entitled "Jesus Loves Barabbas".  For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com. 
29:02
April 8, 2019
011: The Joys of Living in Recovery
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 listeners to focus on the joys that one can experience as they walk away from the kind of lifestyles that kept us in bondage for years! Through brokenness, self-discovery, and hard work, joy can prevail as we become the men & women God has created us to be. Enjoy the podcast! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com. 
14:45
March 18, 2019
010: Hitting Rock Bottom Hurts Pt.2
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 lasting change and transformation. We hope you enjoy this episode! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com. 
28:30
February 25, 2019
Would you help support Pure Gold?
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 & support into the new year! In the six years Purity For Life has been around, we've never asked for support until now. And we understand there is alot to give to at the end of the year but if you've been personally helped or know someone who has been helped by this ministry, would you consider giving to Purity For Life? There are three different tiers of support you can choose from and you can either do monthly giving or a one time gift. It would be greatly appreciated! Please go to our support page here to learn how you can help support Purity For Life. Thank you so much! We appreciate your support!!!
01:48
February 19, 2019
009: Hitting Rock Bottom Hurts Pt.1
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 from sexual addiction. In this episode, I share my thoughts on what rock bottom looks like and how we can continually live in a place of complete transparency before men and before God. For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com. 
12:49
February 7, 2019
008: The Importance of Purpose in Recovery
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. Remember: As you seek God first, all the other details of your lives will be taken care of. We hope you'll be encouraged by this talk! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com. 
19:25
January 21, 2019
007: The Importance of Identity in Recovery
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 way around. Remember: WHO you are will always be more important than WHAT you do. We hope you'll be encouraged by this talk! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com. 
29:24
January 14, 2019
006: What is your ultimate goal in recovery?
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 accomplished in your journey for sexual purity? These are all crucial questions to be able to answer for all of us. Take some time to reflect on this question for your own life and feel free to share with us your thoughts. We'd love to hear from you! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
09:56
January 7, 2019
Holiday Purity Tips: Stay Rested
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 aware of including: reinforcing the immune system, resetting stress to zero, repairing the body physically, and even correcting traumatic moments that have occurred. That’s amazing! So remember during the holidays the importance of rest. Even when you’re tempted to stay up late into the night with friends and family (or write an Instagram post like I’m doing right now), make sure you’re getting 7-9 hours of sleep. Your brain, your body, and your recovery will thank you!
01:00
December 23, 2018
Holiday Purity Tips: Stay Connected
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 heart & your recovery journey. Share with them how you're doing, what questions you have, and seek the Lord together so you can become the man or woman that God wants you to be! More holiday purity tips coming soon... For more information about this & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
00:51
December 21, 2018
Holiday Purity Tips: Stay Focused
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 stressed out during the holidays -- it seems to happen every year! But we really need to pay close attention to what is going on inside of us. "What am I feeling?" "What are my triggers?" "Why am I feeling pulled to act out?" These are all incredibly valid questions to be asking. The Lord wants to you to slow down and not only capture, but hold your heart close during the holidays. Do your best to stay focused!!! More holiday purity tips coming soon... For more information about this & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
00:47
December 19, 2018
BONUS: Frank’s Story
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 story by going to the "About" menu on Purity For Life's website. For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
10:43
November 28, 2018
005: How to Practice Gratefulness
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.
18:15
November 22, 2018
BONUS: Agreements - Correcting the Lies We've Believed in Life
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 if we're not careful. How do we break agreements? Don't miss this one! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
34:26
November 15, 2018
004: The Role of Rest in Recovery
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 healthy in recovery and within life in general. Also, what does the Bible have to say about rest? More than you might think! Enjoy the podcast! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
13:13
November 12, 2018
003: How do I talk to my wife about my addiction?
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 place? This is a super important question you don't want to miss the answer to! Enjoy! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
20:13
November 7, 2018
RESOURCE: Protecting Yourself Online with Covenant Eyes 👀
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 your health and recommends his favorite software that you should install today! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
10:16
November 1, 2018
UPDATE: New podcast, website, & resources!
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 more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
07:33
October 28, 2018
BONUS: How Sex Addiction Can Destroy Your Marriage
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 shares her feelings about our story and where God has brought her as well as gives some great advice to wives who are hurting from their husband's sex addiction. This is one you don't want to miss! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
27:52
October 23, 2018
002: Why Sexual Purity Matters
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 Believe About Sexual Purity". If you're questioning whether the journey for sexual purity is worth it or not, please listen &/or watch this episode! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
22:44
October 23, 2018
001: Welcome to Pure Gold!
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, & grow in truth through the power of Jesus Christ. In this premiere episode, Frank talks about what's behind the "Pure Gold" name and shares some characteristics and qualities of pure gold. For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
14:34
October 23, 2018
196: Why God Can't Keep Us Pure
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 purity tip you'll really benefit from and finally in our Guest Voice segment, we hear from Pastor John Piper on "Why You Give in to Sexual Sin". Some really eye-opening thoughts to consider! Enjoy the podcast! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
18:41
August 28, 2018
195: The War In Your Head
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 information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
45:00
July 23, 2018
194: Is Your Mariage a Sanctuary or a Battleground?
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 with each other, especially through addiction and recovery. For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
32:11
July 10, 2018
193: Leaving Shame Behind
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 help you combat shame & condemnation. For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
29:53
June 26, 2018
192: 5S Recovery w/ Jeff Fisher Pt.2
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 information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
22:25
June 11, 2018
191: 5S Recovery w/ Jeff Fisher Pt.1
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 podcast! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
27:31
June 4, 2018
190: A Worthy Battle
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 necessity of fighting from God's protection and not our own. Enjoy the podcast! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
16:30
May 28, 2018
189: Is Masturbation Healthy?
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, deeming it acceptable. But there's a deeper discussion to be had about this issue and that's what Frank talks about this week in the featured segment. We also pull a fantastic interview from episode 5 where we spoke with Anthony Trader, co-founder of the Underground, a ministry aiming to help men & their spouses find healing from sexual addiction! For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
28:45
May 23, 2018
188: BONUS Interview - Accountability Among Believers
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 about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
12:45
May 11, 2018
187: The Art of Accountability
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 05:36 - Accountability Works Best With Safe & Healthy People 11:16 - Accountability Only Works If You're Honest 14:41 - Accountability Starts With the Question: "How's Your Heart?" For more information about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
20:32
May 7, 2018
186: Carrying The Resurrection
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.
32:25
April 23, 2018
185: Is Life Better Without Porn?
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 & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
19:53
April 11, 2018
184: BLAST - A Tool For Understanding Triggers
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 content, visit pflhome.com.
25:22
March 26, 2018
182: Troubleshooting Your Recovery
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 about this podcast & other great content, visit pflhome.com.
24:13
March 26, 2018
183: Two Recovery Lessons That Changed My Life
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, visit pflhome.com.
31:12
March 19, 2018
181: Porn Turns People Into Objects
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, visit pflhome.com.
18:35
March 4, 2018
180: God's Possible Impossibilities
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.
11:47
February 26, 2018
179: I’m Triggered! Now What?
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!
31:43
February 7, 2018
178: Recovery Goals In 2018
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 thought of making goals of where you want to be by the end of 2018. This is the podcast to get you started on your journey! This week, we did something different and recorded the podcast live on Facebook & Instagram (video included below). Thank you to all who joined Facebook Live and watched live on Instagram. Enjoy the podcast!
19:28
January 17, 2018
177: False Starts In Recovery
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 way. What are two keys for long-term growth that is sustainable? Frank talks about two reasons why false starts happen in recovery from sex addiction and how to achieve tangible long-lasting growth.
21:08
December 11, 2017
176: Your Spouse Needs This
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 talk about what a wife needs most from her husband as he walks in recovery from sexual addiction.
15:31
November 28, 2017
175: Why Do I Have Sex Dreams?
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 we talk some about dreams, the body, and the brain on the Purity For Life Podcast!
28:51
November 12, 2017
174: Why Join a Support Group?
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 in a local or online support group.
25:18
November 6, 2017
173: Best Friends With Porn
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!
16:55
October 29, 2017
172: Recovery Without Jesus
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.
17:27
October 16, 2017
171: The Wrecking Ball
This week on the podcast, we go back to an interview in 2014 between Tracey Honess & myself on how sexual addiction can destroy marriage.
30:11
October 2, 2017
170: The Power of Our Thoughts
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
15:15
September 18, 2017
169: Seasons of Refinement
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!
34:09
September 5, 2017
168: The Pornified Brain
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
27:13
July 30, 2017
167: True Repentance Works
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...
23:59
July 23, 2017
166: Finding Contentment - Pt.2
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! ...
17:31
July 16, 2017
165: Finding Contentment - Pt.1
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!
20:25
July 9, 2017
164: The Cost of Freedom
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!
06:16
July 2, 2017
163: A New Season!
A New Season!
04:49
July 2, 2017
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