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Charity & Clinton Muñoz

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This podcast is dedicated to restoring marriages and relationships to wholeness in Christ after being affected by pornography and sexual brokenness. Every episode is filled with rawness and transparency as Clinton and Charity intertwine their story while interviewing professionals and others about what it takes to rebuild connection after betrayal takes place. They focus on restoring safety and trust, rebuilding connection and intimacy, and ultimately reflecting God's ability to heal and red ...
 
Conversations that shed light on the deeper issues beneath porn addiction, sex addiction, & all unwanted sexual behavior, and help for those enduring the devastation of sexual betrayal this causes. Get equipped to find freedom & healing beyond what you think is even possible. New episodes release every 2 weeks! Find additional resources at Living-truth.org.
 
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In early recovery triggers can seem endless & extremely overwhelming. But this is not a hopeless, unending inevitability! Kristin interviews Clinton & Charity Muñoz about how they navigate triggers to build connection and intimacy in their marriage! Clinton & Charity are the founders of Restored 2 More. They help couple rebuild connection and refle…
 
Unfortunately, we were taught, “if you just have consistent sex, he won’t desire or use pornography.” But if that were the case, we wouldn’t be here today leading Restored 2 More Inc. We know first-hand how painful it is to act on a perspective that isn’t rooted in truth or that comes from a loving but uneducated person. In this episode, Clinton ge…
 
Roane and Eva Hunter are sexual wholeness missionaries. Yes, they are board-certified licensed professional counselors and certified sex addiction therapists, authors, speakers, and teachers, but their heart for Jesus has inspired it all. After reading their newest book, Sex, God, and the Chaos of Betrayal, Charity and I were excited to have them b…
 
How do you rebuild your marriage after sexual betrayal? The Intimacy Pyramid is a guide for couples to lay a new foundation and rebuild a relationship that thrives. The Raabsmiths have used the principles of the Intimacy Pyramid to build a strong, joy-filled marriage for themselves AND they share it with the couples they coach and counsel. You can …
 
One day Clinton looked depressed after his therapy appointment. He was sad and had a distant look in his eyes. I asked him what was wrong, and his response made me feel confused, disturbed, and disgusted. His answer created a pit in my stomach, but something inside told me to ask questions and be curious instead of condemning and criticizing him. “…
 
After years of pain, trauma, manipulation, and addiction, Adelle lost hope. Just at their breaking point, Travis went on a men's retreat and had a mountain-top experience with Jesus enabling him to confront his fears and take steps towards honesty and healing. Unfortunately, Travis was advised to blanket the details of his infidelity and left out m…
 
Sexual secrets & problematic sexual behavior are pervasive even among Christians. Pastor and sexual addiction recovery expert Darrell Brazell and Kristin offer insight into how churches and Christian counselors can point people with sexual secrets and their spouses toward a path of true freedom and real healing. You can reach Darrell at www.newhope…
 
“The Secret Sexual Basement” is a metaphor developed by Dr. Omar Minwalla that reveals = the concept of a deceptive, compartmentalized, sexual-relational reality (DCSR) that is common among sexual addicts and causes tremendous damage to the spouse and family. Kristin interviews pastor and recovery expert, Darrell Brazell who brings tremendous compa…
 
Today we hear from Carrie Holladay as she shares her story of betrayal and how she discovered that her trauma could be used to give others hope. She is a coach, a powerful voice on Instagram and in the LDS community, and an advocate for women's health and healing. She shares with us how devastated she was by her husband's sexual betrayal, and how i…
 
What needs to happen in order to rebuild sexual integrity in a marriage which was broken by sexual betrayal? How can someone earn back the trust of their spouse after hurting them in this way? Listen in as. Michael interviews Jason Martinkus on his incredible book, Worthy of Her Trust. You can access the resources mentioned in this podcast at https…
 
If you're like Charity, perhaps you've been angry that you now need to omit secular tv shows and movies that have content that could trigger your spouses. For a time, she asked, "why do we have to suffer and miss out on the fun of the latest TV binge-worthy series?" Today we talk about what we choose to watch and why and the difference between ever…
 
In this episode, we interview Amanda and Katie, the founders of The Victory Collective. Together they have started a platform to share their story and normalize the struggle of pornography among girls and women. They are powerfully reaching a younger generation by giving them a voice and platform where they can be seen and loved amid a struggle tha…
 
Digging into the archives, we'd like to replay this incredible episode where Michael interviews author and ministry leader Nate Larkin about his book Samson and the Pirate Monks, his ministry with Samson Society, and his personal story. Listen as they unpack so many fundamental truths about human sexuality and sexual addiction as well as the truth …
 
Our favorite one-liners: “Trust is not a gift to be given, but is a responsibility to be earned.” “Healthy people make healthy relationships.” “What’s happening in the present is normally rooted in the past.” “Admitting our brokenness to our spouse is the first step in moving towards intimacy.” Today we had the incredible opportunity to interview D…
 
What is a trigger? What can I do when I am triggered? How can I support my spouse when they are triggered? Today we discuss triggers and how healthily handling them can lead to restoration. At the beginning of our healing process, triggers overwhelmed us and sent us spiraling and fighting, leaving us confused and disconnected. We found that we can …
 
When Jesus stepped to the front of the crowd and announced His ministry, one of the things He said He wanted to do is to bring Healing to the brokenhearted. How do you know you have a heart that is in need of healing? How can you go about receiving the healing Jesus mentioned in the Scriptures? Listen in as Michael interviews Dr Mark Virkler on the…
 
How can we proactively prepare our kids for an over-sexualized culture? How can we protect them from the damaging effects of pornography? What should we do if we discover our child is watching pornography? How early should we talk about sex, and how do we bring up the topic of pornography with our kids? Today we have the privilege to share our inte…
 
If fear is not displaced by grace, it will ultimately ruin our lives. Before anything else, grace is relational, meaning we have to experience grace to understand it. Today we get an in-depth look at the meaning and power of grace. What does it mean, and how have misguided teachings distorted and diluted its message? Ed Khouri has been in the field…
 
Michael, Kristin and Brian (Living Truth Staff) share stories of HOPE from men and women whose lives have been devastated by sexual addiction or sexual betrayal. Your recovery path may be long and require hard work and surrender but it does NOT need to be isolated and filled with shame. Listen in to learn more about how the right guidance and suppo…
 
Today we interview Dr. Glenn and Phyllis Hill, the Founders of Connection Codes. Glenn is a clinical sexologist and family therapist, and both Glenn and Phyllis are connection code coaches who help couples, families, individuals, churches, and businesses build deeper connections. Today we discuss how to live authentic lives and communicate our emot…
 
Out of the Dust is the name of this incredible married duo, as well as the headline of their story. Today Chris and Steph Teague share their story of downfall, divorce, and miraculous remarriage. After two years of having a Christian, ministry-filled marriage, Chris told Steph that he didn’t believe in God and didn’t want to be married. After getti…
 
Do you know God as "Wonderful Counselor"? Have you ever went directly to God for counseling? Listen in as Michael interviews Dr Mark Virkler on these life giving topics from his incredible book Counseled by God. Here are the websites referenced during the podcast; CWGMinistries.org, CLUSchooloftheSpirit.com, CLUonline.com. The Living Truth Podcast …
 
As an LMFT, Geoff specializes in helping couples heal and rebuild trust from the impact of betrayal, including addiction, abuse, affairs, and abandonment. He shares stories of hope, demonstrating how couples can connect and thrive after healing from the pain and how to find each other again after recovery. We also discuss the process of rebuilding …
 
"Are the courses you offer going to help my marriage?" " What are we going to learn?" "With it being on Zoom, how can we build community?" Before any of us sign up for an 8-week course, there are questions we want answers to. Instead of hearing from us, we interviewed three couples who have gone through the course and are willing to answer these qu…
 
Dr Mark Virkler has taught millions across the globe on how to clearly hear the voice of God on a daily basis. Listen in as Michael interviews Dr Virkler on this incredible life giving podcast episode! Here are the websites referenced during the podcast; CWGMinistries.org, CLUSchooloftheSpirit.com, CLUonline.com. The Living Truth Podcast sheds ligh…
 
It all started with Dr.Jennifer Degler having questions about her own sexual experience. She wanted answers to questions like, “what happened to my libido after getting married?” and “how can I have a sexually gratifying and exciting marriage?” Today we learn that when a wife chooses to understand her body, she can cultivate sexual desire and creat…
 
How do we celebrate the holidays when we are broken-hearted? What can we do to prepare for times with family that might be triggering? We share our thoughts in a short episode and give an update that we will be taking December off to rest with family and focus our work on the curriculums being launched next year! Our Resources: https://www.instagra…
 
Our favorite quotes from this episode: ”Restoration can’t grow in the soil of deception.” “I needed a safe place in the church to talk about my sexuality.” “You can’t get right with each other until you both get right with God.” Today Josh and Jaelyn share their incredible story of restoration. Josh describes what it was like to struggle with his s…
 
We have to learn vulnerability and connect emotionally, spiritually, and physically to experience true intimacy with our spouse. Today, Jorge and Danisa Suarez, sex therapists, marriage counselors, TV and radio hosts, authors, and speakers join us to talk about creating a thriving, flourishing marriage. We ask about practical ways to begin the jour…
 
Kristin continues the discussion about Divorce with Dignity with Gaelyn Rae Emerson. When we first get married, nobody imagines that the loss and pain of divorce will become their reality. But when a marriage dies there can still be a redemptive ending for the individual who chooses to fight for their own healing. Gaelyn shares practical ideas for …
 
Today Cory from Sexy Marriage Radio shares how God cares more about character development and maturity than our happiness. He elaborates on how great marriages are built when the good times stop rolling and the euphoria wears off. We asked about how to build sexual intimacy when the conversation is so uncomfortable? Cory responds by sharing how it'…
 
The "purity" narrative, also called the traditional church narrative, gave a very limited view of sexuality. Many were impacted negatively as they grew into adulthood and entered marriage, bringing guilt over past decisions, shame from past abuse, or fear of enjoying the gift of intimacy in its intended context. Today, we talk with Lori about refra…
 
Kristin discusses Divorce with Dignity with Gaelyn Rae Emerson. When we first get married, nobody imagines that the loss and pain of divorce will become their reality. But when a marriage dies there can still be a redemptive ending for the individual who chooses to fight for their own healing. Gaelyn shares practical ideas for how to process and le…
 
Is there a safe place in the church to be confused about our sexuality? If we admit to a struggle with same-sex attraction, how will our fellow Christians view us? These are the questions Zach and Kate had while growing up in the church. In this episode, Zach and Kate share how we, the body of Christ, can learn to come alongside our brothers and si…
 
Louis leads conversations with young adults on contentious issues of sexuality with the goal of presenting the gospel. He has found that the biggest roadblock keeping young people from seeing Jesus and being open to the gospel is the understanding of sexuality. Unfortunately, many find the Bible and Christianity rigid, judgmental, and unloving towa…
 
We need to eliminate this idea of “the sex talk” and instead normalize healthy sexual conversation in our family to raise our kids with a Biblical understanding of sexuality. Today Cole and Caitlin Zick, directors of Moral Revolution, share how we can change the atmosphere, renew our thinking and restore what God intends sexuality to be. We talk ab…
 
All of us face different kinds of crises. In this episode, Caleb and Stefanie Rouse share that it can be tough to trust God during painful circumstances and remind us that it is always worth it. They share how the Bible came alive for them as their relationship with Jesus deepened and how they built spiritual intimacy into their relationship for it…
 
Is it possible to move from being same sex attracted to not being attracted to the same sex any longer and have a healthy heterosexual marriage? What are the root causes of unwanted sexual behavior? Tune in as Michael interviews Brad Grammer, the author of the book "Examining the Impact of Trauma". You can grab a copy of Brad's incredible book at A…
 
Unfortunately, many of us are set up to fail regarding sex in marriage. Noah shares how the purity culture led him to believe that if he saved himself sexually, sex in marriage would be utterly satisfying, effortlessly enjoyable, and fulfilling. When it wasn’t, he turned to God in frustration and begged to be given what he thought he deserved. Noah…
 
What does it take to become a sexy couple?! Unfortunately, so many of us have a neutral or negative perspective when it comes to sex. We can quickly settle for mediocre sexual intimacy and never learn how to enjoy God’s gift fully. In this episode, Dan Purcell shares how we can start the conversation with our spouse about what they enjoy, appreciat…
 
Is it possible to move from being same sex attracted to not being attracted to the same sex any longer and have a healthy heterosexual marriage? What are the root causes of unwanted sexual behavior? Tune in as Michael interviews Brad Grammer, the author of the book "Examining the Impact of Trauma". You can grab a copy of Brad's incredible book at A…
 
John and Karen share a vulnerable, heart-wrenching story of betrayal from pornography, affairs, and escapism. Their transparency allows us to enter into their pain and brokenness as they re-live the sorrow and confusion they faced in their most challenging season. Yet through it all, God was faithful. This story of redemption is another example of …
 
How can we build a deeper friendship with our spouse? Trey and Lea share how people don’t fall out of love; they fall out of friendship. They explain how a couple can build spiritual intimacy and connection to continue being soulmates, not roommates. We also learn how to keep the flirting alive and keep the connection strong long after saying, “I d…
 
93% of pastors agree that pornography is a problem in their church and yet only 7% of churches have programming in place to address it. Kristin interviews Catherine Etherington, Director of Recovery at the Naked Truth Project (https://thenakedtruthproject.com/) whose mission is to Open Eyes & Free Lives. Kristin will be one of many speakers at thei…
 
Dr. Jake Porter has the rare quality of being clinical and theologically trained. We have an incredible discussion about how couples can rebuild trust and connection and start having intimacy after betrayal. His practice, Daring Ventures, is world-renowned and sought after for its ability to offer hope and healing through the intensives and materia…
 
Sexual betrayal is traumatic, causing chronic stress which can alter our brain functions. Dr. Sheri Keffer shares her simple and easy to understand explanation of what is happening in our brains and how we can manage triggers to move from hopelessness into empowerment. Dr. Sheri sheds compassionate light on how both the partner and the addict can m…
 
Thomas and Jessica’s marriage as they knew it died when his sexual secrets were exposed. They each jumped into recovery work. After letting the brotherhood & roadmap of Men in the Battle® really saturate his heart, Thomas released his final secrets. That’s when he began to really change. Jessica is astounded and now enjoys the husband and father fo…
 
In this episode, Clinton and Charity share exciting insider information on what’s next for Restored 2 More Inc. Everything from re-branding the website, new offerings, vision, and mission and how you can be a part of it all! More Resources: https://restored2more.com/ https://restored2more.com/groups/ https://www.instagram.com/restored2more/ https:/…
 
Hey friends! For this episode, we decided to dig into the archives and post our most downloaded podcast ever!! It is estimated that 1 in 4 Christian women are in an emotionally destructive marriage. Listen as Leslie equips us to break unhealthy patterns so that we can thrive & live the life God intended for us. Learn more about Leslie at https://le…
 
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