Restore The Glory Podcast

By Jake Khym & Bob Schuchts

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A practical discussion where two former therapists share what they learned professionally and experienced personally about the healing and restoration of our God-given glory

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Sexual Healing (Part 4) - Battling Pornography with Matt Fradd
01:01:43

Renowned expert Matt Fradd joins the conversation for our fourth episode in the series on Sexual Healing. Matt shares about ongoing journey to freedom from a pornography addiction that began at a young age. Matt, Jake and Bob discuss compulsions towards porn, how to avoid temptation and overcome addictions over time with the help of God and His people. If you or someone you know is battling a porn addiction, we hope you find this episode and the resources below helpful. 

 

Guiding Quote: But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." - 2 Corinthians 12:9

 

Key points

- Dealing with the fallout from a porn addiction in childhood
- Desire and compulsions that come in response to unmet desire
- How to find recovery from porn addiction
- The lie that there is a ‘silver bullet’ to healing. Rather, it’s a consistent effort to break free from addictions
- Why it’s often hard to talk about these things in the church 
- God loves us in our weakness and failures
- Overcoming shame
- The importance of compassion and exhortation 

 

Resources:

- Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery, Dr. Kevin Skinner (book)
- The Porn Myth, Matt Fradd (book)
- Matt Fradd’s Podcast, Pints With Aquinas (podcast)
- Strive: 21-Day Porn Detox (for men)
- Magdala Ministries for women struggling with sexual addiction
- Forged: 33 Days Toward Freedom, Jason Evert & Matt Fradd (book)
- Integrity Restored: resources for overcoming porn addiction

 

Practical Application:

  1. Find a trusted person to share honestly about your struggle, if you find yourself battling pornography use. 
  2. Thank God for the opportunities he has given you to show you his power through your weakness. 
  3. Explore one of the resources on our list to find new ways to support a loved one or overcome your own struggles.

 

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Twitter: @RestoreGloryPod

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Oct 13, 2021
Sexual Healing (Part 3) - Revisiting Theology of the Body
49:04

As they continue the series on Sexual Healing, Jake and Bob share their takeaways and insights from last episode’s conversion with Sr. Miriam James Heidland. If you missed that powerful episode, please go back and listen! Jake and Bob revisit some core aspects of Theology of the Body, how Sister’s story illustrates these principles, and how we can find healing and help others do the same.

 

Key points

  • What stood out to Jake and Bob from last episode’s conversation with Sr. Miriam James Heidland
  • Revisiting insights from Theology of the Body as applied to healing journey
  • Where to begin in our own healing journey
  • Healing of our identity and how we see God’s identity
  • Understanding the importance of the healing of trust in our relationship with God and others
  • The role of shame and how to find freedom from shame
  • We’ve all experienced disorder in our sexuality by virtue of living in a fallen world

 

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Sep 29, 2021
Sexual Healing (Part 2) with Sr. Miriam James Heidland
56:18

Show Notes

It’s a joy to welcome our dear friend and special guest, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, onto the podcast. Continuing the series on Sexual Healing, Sr. Miriam teaches us how to have a disposition of tenderness and reverence toward our own stories, what she calls holy ground. Jake, Bob and Sr. Miriam regularly work alongside each other leading healing events, so this conversation is familiar territory. We are grateful for her vulnerability. Content warning: sexual abuse and the impacts of childhood abuse are discussed within this episode.

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Sep 15, 2021
Sexual Healing (Part 1) - An Intro to Sexual Healing
38:58

In this episode, Jake and Bob lay the groundwork for a new series on sexual healing. Sexual woundedness affects almost everyone on some level. Jake and Bob offer their professional perspective on healing in this important area and share why it's important to let the Holy Spirit lead us when it comes to addressing wounds. Please note: specific examples of trauma and disordered sexuality are discussed within this episode. Listen with discretion. 

Sep 01, 2021
Healing in Marriage with Chris & Natalie Stefanick
01:11:02

In this bonus episode in our series on Healing in Marriage, Jake and Dr. Bob are joined by Chris & Natalie Stefanick. Ten years into their marriage, the recognition of childhood abuse launched them into a challenging season of healing that ultimately demonstrates the power of God’s love, the grace of the sacrament of marriage and hope that healing from deep wounds is not only possible, but part of God’s desire for our restoration.

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Aug 18, 2021
Healing in Marriage with Heather Khym
01:11:51

Today, we welcome our first ever guest onto the show! Heather Khym joins us so that she and Jake can share the powerful story of how they found restoration in their marriage after Jake’s struggle with addiction came to light early in their marriage. This is a “must listen” conversation for married couples as Jake and Heather share from both the husband and wife’s perspective on dealing with tough issues and coming out stronger on the other side.

Aug 04, 2021
Healing in Marriage (Part 3) - Restoring Trust
52:08

We all bring brokenness into marriage and by God’s grace, we also get to participate in our spouse's healing journey. In part three of the Healing in Marriage series based on Dr. Bob’s book, “Be Devoted,” Jake and Bob discuss how to restore trust in broken areas of a marriage. They give practicals on how to navigate this often difficult journey, and show us how reconciliation is possible for anyone who is willing.

Jul 21, 2021
Healing in Marriage (Part 2): Forgiveness and the Healing Process
49:39

Part 2 in our series on “Healing in Marriage” shines a light on healing and forgiveness, but getting to the good stuff often requires addressing things we’d rather ignore. Jake and Dr. Bob share thoughtfully how areas of immaturity, woundedness from our childhood and character weaknesses inevitably come to the surface in marriage. How we handle these moments for ourselves and with our spouse is crucial. Discover how to find healing as you learn to love your spouse (and yourself!) in your imperfections.

Jul 07, 2021
Healing in Marriage (Part 1) - Conflict and Honor
45:06

This week kicks off a new series on “Healing in Marriage.” If you’re struggling in marriage, you are not alone. How can you find healing in difficult situations with your spouse? This episode addresses the presence of conflict in marriage, and how to honor your spouse. Jake and Dr. Bob draw on stories from their marriages as well as experience from their practice in professional counseling to shed light on this reality in relationships.

Jun 23, 2021
Unity in Marriage (Part 5) - Sexual Intimacy
48:12

Sexual intimacy is the final area covered in this series on unity in marriage, since this form of unity flows from all the others (Spiritual, Emotional, Companionship, Teamwork). In the episode, Jake and Dr. Bob share how sexual desire and self-gift are made to become integrated in marriage through the Holy Spirit, making a way for healing and deep intimacy. 

Jun 09, 2021
Unity in Marriage (Part 4) - Companionship and Teamwork
43:18

Part four of the series on Unity in Marriage explores the joy of companionship and teamwork. Jake and Dr. Bob flesh out what it means to become one of mind and heart, and share personal examples of how they’ve had to tackle self-focus in order to move toward deeper connection through selflessness in their marriages. They also address the question, “How do we honor one another’s strengths and complement in a way that builds teamwork instead of moving in opposite directions?”

May 26, 2021
Unity in Marriage (Part 3)
47:53

Jake & Dr. Bob discuss emotional intimacy in this next episode in their series on unity in marriage. Generally, this type of intimacy is more difficult for men, while it's one of the deepest desires of women. Our hosts share stories of how they have grown in emotional intimacy through their own marriages, and provide practical tips on how to develop deeper emotional intimacy in your own relationship.

May 12, 2021
Unity in Marriage (Part 2)
38:03
Jake & Bob continue the series on unity in marriage by laying out the five pathways to marital communion. The first of these pillars is the spiritual connection to God and each other. This is the foundation for everything else in the marriage. You may have heard it suggested to pray together as a couple but didn’t try or gave up because it felt awkward. The hosts give practical tips on how to make the spiritual life a foundation without it being awkward. Be encouraged and challenged by this week’s episode.
 
Apr 28, 2021
Unity in Marriage (Part 1)
47:18

This week kicks off a new series on finding unity in marriage. Jake and Bob will share what they’ve learned through their own marriages and their professional work with married couples. In this episode, they discuss how marriage is a union of two broken people, but by inviting in the love of God, growing together in unity is made possible. A couple can grow and heal together during the journey of their marriage. Our hosts set the stage for a great series and share tips that will help a marriage become stronger.

Apr 14, 2021
Family Wounds: Part 4 (Siblings)
47:17
Jake and Bob finish up their series on the Healing of the Family by discussing sibling wounds. They frame the conversation around the Old Testament story of Joseph and his brothers. Whether sibling wounds were caused due to individual sins or inadvertently, the hosts share insight for finding healing. This episode is filled with practical tips for how to navigate the healing process in general and specifically for sibling wounds.
Mar 31, 2021
Family Wounds: Part 3 (Marriage)
32:07

Jake and Bob continue their series on the Healing of the Family and dive into marriage/family wounds. The family is the primary way children learn how to give and receive love, treat other people, & find their identity. As adults, we can look back at our upbringing and see how we were formed in healthy ways and ways that caused us to struggle. Jake and Bob offer suggestions on how to find healing from our family/marriage trauma and how our families can create a loving culture where our children can thrive.

Mar 17, 2021
Family Wounds: Part 2 (Mothers)
52:54
Jake and Bob continue their series on the Healing of the Family. Last week, they started with father wounds and this week they dive deep into the topic of mother wounds. The connection that children have with their mother is a powerful one that can lead to light and joy or it can lead to hurt. Both hosts not only share their expertise but also their personal stories about some mother wounds and how they have been healed. Be sure to tune in next time for the third episode in the series regarding marriage wounds. 
Mar 03, 2021
Family Wounds: Part 1 (Fathers)
52:29

Dr. Bob and Jake discuss the power of a father’s love and his capacity to wound. Fathers plant deep seeds in their children’s hearts with what they said or didn’t say and what they did or didn’t do. The restoration of wounds from our fathers is life-changing.

Feb 17, 2021
The Life of Peter: Part 6 (Filled with the Holy Spirit)
36:47

After recapping how Peter’s pride, shame, and false self have been stripped away, Dr. Bob and Jake discuss the amazing transformation in Peter after his healing encounter with Jesus and being filled with the Holy Spirit. The series concludes with reflections on how each of us can find ourselves in Peter’s story and experience a similar transformation.

Feb 03, 2021
The Life of Peter: Part 5 (Healing Peter’s Shame)
43:09

After explaining the meaning and power of shame, Dr. Bob and Jake reflect on the restorative encounter between Jesus and Peter on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We can all resonate with Peter’s experience of denying Jesus and the resulting shame. Our hearts long to be healed and restored. Jesus comes to Peter, not to further shame him, but to heal him.

Jan 20, 2021
The Life of Peter: Part 4 (Coming Into the Light)
41:08

This week’s episode goes deeper into the life of St. Peter. Through personal stories and experiences, Bob and Jake help us appreciate the value of seeing ourselves as we truly are because in vulnerability, as we carry the cross, our hearts move deeper through the journey of healing. How we respond at these times brings us along the path of either Peter (hope) or Judas (despair).

Jan 06, 2021
The Life of Peter: Part 3 (Identity)
42:15

Bob and Jake continue the series on healing as seen through the life of St. Peter. Identity is the core of who we are and something that God wants to assure and clarify in us. Jesus changes Simon’s name to Peter signifying a deepening of his identity. God sees truly and clearly. He sees who we are meant to be. Our search for identity and validation is most perfectly rooted in our relationship with Him.

Dec 23, 2020
The Life of Peter: Part 2 (Beyond Control)
38:18

Bob and Jake continue the series on healing as seen through the life of St. Peter. In the healing process, we can be focused on a dynamic that is important but not as deep or far reaching as what Jesus is addressing. Trusting Jesus and interpreting our journey in trust and goodness is best because we move beyond control.

Dec 09, 2020
The Life of Peter: Part 1 (Eyes on Jesus)
41:34

Bob and Jake start a new series on how the life of St. Peter reveals important lessons for the healing journey. In Part 1, the impact of shame and the value of keeping our eyes on Jesus are discussed.

Nov 25, 2020
Anatomy of a Wound: Part 5
48:06

Bob and Jake finish the series on the anatomy of a wound and discuss vows which are inner resolutions that we make in response to wounds and beliefs. We make these resolutions in an attempt to avoid the original pain we experienced in a wound. Vows can significantly affect the way we do life and can go unnoticed since we often perceive them as normal and necessary.

Nov 11, 2020
Anatomy of a Wound: Part 4
43:51

Bob and Jake continue the series on the anatomy of a wound and discuss judgements which are a type of belief that distort our perceptions of others and become a barrier to love. 

Oct 28, 2020
Anatomy of a Wound: Part 3
45:12

Bob and Jake continue the series on the anatomy of a wound and discuss beliefs. Our lives are filled with experiences and we interpret these experiences and put meaning to them. We then agree with the beliefs that are either truths or lies.

Oct 14, 2020
Anatomy of a Wound: Part 2
39:58

Bob and Jake continue the series on the anatomy of a wound and discuss Type A and Type B wounds as well as seven categories of woundedness called the seven deadly wounds. 

Sep 30, 2020
Anatomy of a Wound: Part 1
39:38

Bob and Jake start a new series about the components of a wound. Wounds, beliefs, and vows are critical aspects that, when noticed and addressed, lead to healing and freedom. 

Sep 16, 2020
Faith or Fear: Part 3
37:55

Bob and Jake conclude the series on faith or fear by explaining how our fears form a false self. Jesus invites us to deny our false self, come to Him, learn from Him, and look into His eyes of mercy.

Sep 02, 2020
Faith or Fear: Part 2
32:20

Bob and Jake continue the series on faith or fear and discuss seven deadly wounds and their impact on our lives. We have dynamics in our hearts that are below the surface and, although they are unseen, impact our peace, love, and joy.

Aug 19, 2020
Faith or Fear: Part 1
35:13

Bob and Jake start a new series about faith and fear. Understanding our heart’s reaction to life and why we become afraid leads us to name our fear before God and invite Him to love us, heal us, and set us free.

Aug 05, 2020
Theology of the Body & Healing: Part 6 (Healing Our Shame)
40:32

Bob and Jake finish their series on the Theology of the Body (TOB) and healing by focusing on God’s design for humans to be unashamed. We were designed to bear God’s image, see as He sees, and love as He loves. Our healing journey requires us to bring the depths of our shame into the light and love of God so we can live our lives to the full.

Jul 22, 2020
Theology of the Body & Healing: Part 5 (Union of Man and Woman)
42:04

Bob and Jake continue the series on the Theology of the Body (TOB) and healing by focusing on the idea of “original unity” and how the relationship between men and women was intended, how it’s wounded, and how it’s restored.  

Jul 08, 2020
Theology of the Body & Healing: Part 4 (Female)
36:52

Bob and Jake continue the series on the Theology of the Body (TOB) and healing by focusing on how females uniquely reveal God's glory, how they are wounded, and how they are healed.

Jun 24, 2020
Theology of the Body & Healing: Part 3 (Male)
36:58

Bob and Jake continue the series on the Theology of the Body (TOB) and healing by focusing on how males uniquely reveal God's glory, how they are wounded, and how they are healed.

Jun 10, 2020
Theology of the Body & Healing: Part 2 (Identity)
28:38

Bob and Jake continue the series on the Theology of the Body and healing by talking about how our identity is found in God. God gives us our identity but it’s possible we have a skewed image of God that affects our identity and peace. It’s important that we are aware of where we are bringing the deep questions of our hearts because if we lose God’s identity, we lose our identity.

May 27, 2020
Theology of the Body & Healing: Part 1 (Introduction)
35:49

Bob and Jake start a series on the Theology of the Body (TOB) by sharing stories of how the TOB has brought healing into people’s lives. They discuss various aspects that are essential to the healing process and ground TOB as an essential background for healing.

May 13, 2020
Our Background
29:28

Bob and Jake discuss how their (and our) life story is the critical backdrop to our healing journey.

Apr 29, 2020
Our Story
29:55

Bob and Jake share some stories about their personal restoration and how important honest and openness are in the healing journey.

Apr 13, 2020
Introduction to Restore The Glory Podcast
02:51

We are two Catholic therapists with over 50 years combined experience who now lead healing ministries. We are excited to share what we've learned and experienced to help you have greater freedom.

Mar 30, 2020