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This podcast and community breaks the silence, shame, and fear that often surrounds sexuality, unwanted pornography use, and betrayal trauma and helps you embrace your God-given sexuality with courage compassion and connection. People just like you share their stories of recovery and forgiveness and experts teach principles, share insights, and provide real tools to help you rebuild trust and develop healthy sexuality. Ask your questions anonymously and expert therapist, Rachel Denton, will answer them and discuss practical tools to help and gain insight as to how ecclesiastical leaders can play an effective and powerful role in your healing. Join Crishelle Simons as she breaks the silence and together we can create a culture of courage, compassion, and connection.

This podcast is brought to you by Reach 10. Reach 10 is a non-profit with a mission to educate and help young adults overcome the effects of pornography and betrayal trauma and create healthy relationships with themselves and others.

Join the community at @breakingthesilence_reach10 or visit reach10.org.

We share these views to open the dialogue and educate on these tough issues and to create a healthier culture of sexuality. The opinions and views shared by the host or guests do not constitute as professional advice or services and do not necessarily reflect the views of Reach 10, and we don't guarantee the accuracy of any statements you hear. Reach 10 is not responsible for your use of information heard in this podcast. We keep learning, and invite you to join us as we build a more open, compassionate, and courageous culture.

Breaking the Silence Reach 10

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

This podcast and community breaks the silence, shame, and fear that often surrounds sexuality, unwanted pornography use, and betrayal trauma and helps you embrace your God-given sexuality with courage compassion and connection. People just like you share their stories of recovery and forgiveness and experts teach principles, share insights, and provide real tools to help you rebuild trust and develop healthy sexuality. Ask your questions anonymously and expert therapist, Rachel Denton, will answer them and discuss practical tools to help and gain insight as to how ecclesiastical leaders can play an effective and powerful role in your healing. Join Crishelle Simons as she breaks the silence and together we can create a culture of courage, compassion, and connection.

This podcast is brought to you by Reach 10. Reach 10 is a non-profit with a mission to educate and help young adults overcome the effects of pornography and betrayal trauma and create healthy relationships with themselves and others.

Join the community at @breakingthesilence_reach10 or visit reach10.org.

We share these views to open the dialogue and educate on these tough issues and to create a healthier culture of sexuality. The opinions and views shared by the host or guests do not constitute as professional advice or services and do not necessarily reflect the views of Reach 10, and we don't guarantee the accuracy of any statements you hear. Reach 10 is not responsible for your use of information heard in this podcast. We keep learning, and invite you to join us as we build a more open, compassionate, and courageous culture.

    Ask a Therapist Series | Embracing Self-Compassion: Moving Beyond Guilt and Shame [2.16]

    Ask a Therapist Series | Embracing Self-Compassion: Moving Beyond Guilt and Shame [2.16]

    In the season 2 finale of "Breaking the Silence," we navigate the intricate web of emotions and challenges that come with overcoming pornography use while answering a question submitted by a listener. Crishelle Simons, alongside Rachel Denton, embarks on a journey to unravel the layers of guilt, shame, and recovery that many face in silence. Through personal reflections and expert insights, this episode illuminates the path toward self-compassion and healing, underscoring the critical role of understanding our deepest struggles. Dive into a discussion that not only confronts the realities of pornography's impact but also celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Discover how embracing our vulnerabilities can lead to profound transformation and a renewed sense of self.
    Important Links:
    Connect with Rachel Denton here.Start your free trial on Relay here: https://www.joinrelay.app/breaking-the-silenceRelive the inspiration from Chandler’s story here.Reach out to us with your questions or share your journey here.Check out the previous episode with Rachel about change here.Stay updated! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more!Contact us at hello@reach10.org.Learn more about our nonprofit at Reach10.orgDonate here: https://reach10.org/donate/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Finding Hope in the 12 Steps with Kodi Maki [2.15]

    Finding Hope in the 12 Steps with Kodi Maki [2.15]

    Join us in a moving episode of "Breaking the Silence," where we welcome Kodi Maki to share his inspiring journey through addiction recovery. Kodi opens up about the challenges he faced with pornography addiction and how the Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) became a beacon of hope in his life. His story is not just about battling addiction; it's about the power of faith, the strength found in vulnerability, and the transformative role of support systems. Kodi's experiences, from personal lows to spiritual highs, provide valuable insights into the journey of recovery and the relentless pursuit of personal growth and healing.
    In this episode:
    Turning Point: Kodi shares how a personal tragedy leads him to confront his addiction and seek help.The 12 Step Program (ARP): Kodi discusses his initial reluctance and eventual involvement in ARP, highlighting its impact.The Role of Support: Emphasis on the importance of having a supportive network, especially the pivotal role of Kodi's wife and best friend in his journey.Challenges and Relapses: Kodi reflects on the challenges of staying consistent with recovery efforts and the consequences of stepping away.Spiritual Insights: Kodi shares profound spiritual experiences and moments of clarity that reinforced his commitment to recovery.Motivation for Change: Insights into Kodi's personal motivations for recovery, including the well-being of his family and living the principles he once taught.Tools and Resources: Discussion on various tools and support systems that have aided Kodi's recovery process.Advice for Others: Kodi offers advice to others struggling with addiction, emphasizing the importance of reaching out for help and staying engaged in recovery.This episode serves as a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative journey of recovery. Join us as Kodi Maki shares his heartfelt story, offering hope and guidance to those on a similar path.
    Important Links:
    Start your free trial on Relay here: https://www.joinrelay.app/breaking-the-silenceRelive the inspiration from Chandler’s story here.Find a 12 Step Program here.Reach out to us with your questions or share your journey here.Stay updated! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more!Contact me at crishelle@reach10.org or hello@reach10.org.Learn more about our nonprofit at Reach10.org

    • 44 min
    Sex Ed Redefined: Embracing Our Bodies, Enhancing Our Faith with Bonnie Young [2.14]

    Sex Ed Redefined: Embracing Our Bodies, Enhancing Our Faith with Bonnie Young [2.14]

    In this episode, we dive deep into the heart of human sexuality and its intersection with divine grace. We explore the complexities of chastity, marriage, and the continuous journey towards understanding our bodies and spirits with our guest Bonnie Young, therapist and author.

    Join us as we peel back the layers of anxiety and expectation that often shroud discussions of sexuality. From the laughter and learning curves of adolescence to the sacred partnership of marriage, we grapple with the pulsating question: How can we reconcile our natural human experiences with the teachings of Jesus Christ and His infinite atonement?

    We unpack the cultural dialogue that sometimes overshadows the gospel's core messages of love, trust, and mercy. With candid vulnerability, we share personal narratives that highlight the often rocky path to aligning our actions with our innate knowledge of right and wrong, emphasizing that Christ's reach and grace know no bounds.

    As we address the turmoil and triumphs of sexual connection, we propose a shift in conversation—seeing sex not as a need but as a celebration of the soulful ties that bind us. In doing so, we shed the shackles of obligation and chore, instead stepping into a space of mutual joy and enrichment.

    This episode is an invitation to a more compassionate understanding of our sexuality, a call to nurture the next generation with a narrative of hope, devoid of shame, and rich in joy. We aim to inspire an approach to sexuality education that is imbued with the spirit of Jesus, drenched in grace, and leads to a deep, authentic connection—both with our partners and the divine.

    So tune in, and let's journey together towards a world where every step in our sexual journeys is met with compassion, understanding, and a celebration of the beautiful, complex beings we are created to be.

    Important Links
    Connect with Bonnie here: www.bonnieyoungcounseling.comFind a therapist through Azure Counseling: www.azurecounseling.com Get Bonnie’s book Sex Educated.Start your free trial on Relay here: https://www.joinrelay.app/breaking-the-silenceRelive the inspiration from Chandler’s story here.Reach out to us with your questions or share your journey here.Stay updated! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more!Contact me at crishelle@reach10.org.Learn more about our nonprofit at Reach10.org
    Love the content and want more? Donate to help us reach more people with compassion, courage, and connection at https://reach10.org/donate/

    Disclaimer: The views expressed by guests do not necessarily represent our views. We offer this information in good faith, but we don’t make any representation that what you hear is accurate, reliable, or complete. Reach 10 and the Breaking the Silence podcast are not responsible or liable for your use of any information heard in this podcast.

    • 52 min
    Infinite Grace: Finding Worthiness in Christ's Love with Alan Larsen [2.13]

    Infinite Grace: Finding Worthiness in Christ's Love with Alan Larsen [2.13]

    In this episode, we delve deep into the heart of faith, exploring the transformative power of Christ's love and the journey to find worthiness. Hear personal stories of redemption, struggles with self-worth, and the life-changing moments where grace shines its brightest. Join us as we discover the infinite love that Christ offers, and how it shapes our identity, purpose, and relationships. 

    Alan Larsen joins to share his insights gained through years of serving with youth and young single adults as a bishop. Hear firsthand accounts of divine interventions that changed lives forever, serving as testaments to the miracles that Christ's unyielding love can bring. Whether you're a lifelong believer or just beginning your spiritual journey, this episode seeks to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of the boundless grace available to all.

    In this Episode:
    Nourishing seeds vs. weedsPornography as a “weed”Christ’s grace and mercyAnxiety vs. faithful action The power of nourishingContrast between worldly and Spiritual view of sexuality Creation Facing temptation and finding strength Grace and worthinessThe role of church leadership
    Important Links
    Start your free trial on Relay here: https://www.joinrelay.app/breaking-the-silenceRelive the inspiration from Chandler’s story here.Reach out to us with your questions or share your journey here.Stay updated! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more!Contact me at crishelle@reach10.org.Learn more about our nonprofit at Reach10.org
    Love the content and want more? Donate to help us reach more people with compassion, courage, and connection at https://reach10.org/donate/

    Disclaimer: The views expressed by guests do not necessarily represent our views. We offer this information in good faith, but we don’t make any representation that what you hear is accurate, reliable, or complete. Reach 10 and the Breaking the Silence podcast are not responsible or liable for your use of any information heard in this podcast.

    • 48 min
    Ask a Therapist Series | Breaking the Cycle: Tools for Meaningful Change [2.12]

    Ask a Therapist Series | Breaking the Cycle: Tools for Meaningful Change [2.12]

    Are you caught in a cycle, repeating the same mistakes that are affecting your personal growth and the quality of your relationships? In this enlightening episode, Rachel and Crishelle unveil the curtain to a transformative journey of breaking free from these unyielding patterns.

    Rachel, with her rich background in social work and pornography issues, teams up with Crishelle to bring you a blend of real-life experiences, professional insights, and research-backed strategies aimed at empowering you to foster change. They are armed not just with tools but the compassion and encouragement to reassure you that change, though a journey, is indeed within your grasp.

    In a world that often labels and confines, this episode is a breath of fresh air, offering not just hope but practical steps to rewrite your story, to step out of the vicious cycle, and to build relationships that are rooted in understanding, respect, and love.

    You're not alone on this journey. Unearth the possibilities of a life where you’re not defined by your past or current struggles. Dive into Rachel’s profound insights, the efficacy of the tools shared, and resonate with real stories of change and transformation.

    Remember, every step towards change is a step towards freedom and flourishing relationships. Join Rachel and Crishelle in this empowering episode – because you are worth the journey, and so are your relationships.

    Important Links:
    Connect with Rachel Denton here.Start your free trial on Relay here: https://www.joinrelay.app/breaking-the-silenceRelive the inspiration from Chandler’s story here.Reach out to us with your questions or share your journey here.Stay updated! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more!Contact us at hello@reach10.org.Learn more about our nonprofit at Reach10.org
    Love the content and want more? Donate to help us reach more people with compassion, courage, and connection at https://reach10.org/donate/

    Disclaimer: The views expressed by guests do not necessarily represent our views. We offer this information in good faith, but we don’t make any representation that what you hear is accurate, reliable, or complete. Reach 10 and the Breaking the Silence podcast are not responsible or liable for your use of any information heard in this podcast.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Intimacy Amplified: Building Trust and Connection with Tammy Hill [2.11]

    Intimacy Amplified: Building Trust and Connection with Tammy Hill [2.11]

    In this riveting episode of "Breaking the Silence", join Crishelle as she engages in a heart-to-heart with the insightful Tammy Hill, diving deep into the realms of trust, intimacy, and the resilience of relationships. Tammy's wealth of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist comes alive as they traverse topics from the pivotal role of trust as the foundation of relationships to the transformational power of spiritual creation in our daily lives.
    Learn about the intricate ties between trust and all facets of intimacy, be it emotional, spiritual, financial, or sexual. Tammy delves into practical strategies and impactful insights on rebuilding trust after setbacks, offering hope to those navigating the complexities of relational breaches.
    With discussions that touch upon infidelity, sexual abuse, the importance of genuine apologies, and the power of daily "repairs", this episode promises a treasure trove of knowledge for anyone seeking to strengthen, salvage, or simply understand their relationships better.
    Whether you're in the thick of relationship challenges or just keen to enhance your connection with your partner, this conversation serves as a beacon of light, offering guidance, understanding, and hope.

    Show Notes:
    Start your free trial on Relay here: https://www.joinrelay.app/breaking-the-silenceListen to Chandler’s story on Episode 2.2 here.Tammy’s website: https://www.tammyhill.com/ Listen to Live Your Why - Tammy’s Podcast Follow Tammy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tammy_hill_lmft/  Learn more about Tammy’s upcoming events: https://www.tammyhill.com/events-2/ Submit anonymous questions for our Ask a Therapist series or share your story here.Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more!Contact us at hello@reach10.org.Learn more about our nonprofit at Reach10.org
    Love the content and want more? Donate to help us reach more people with compassion, courage, and connection at https://reach10.org/donate/

    Disclaimer: The views expressed by guests do not necessarily represent our views. We offer this information in good faith, but we don’t make any representation that what you hear is accurate, reliable, or complete. Reach 10 and the Breaking the Silence podcast are not responsible or liable for your use of any information heard in this podcast.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Needing to improve ,

Life changing!!!!!!!!

This podcast has given me the courage to talk to my children about healthy sexuality and to reflect back on my life and see how these conversations could’ve benefited me when I was younger. You can find harmful messages about sexual relationships online, in books, movies and music. How can we stop the spreading of sexual misinformation? By teaching our children, talking to our friends and having many open and respectful conversations. No more secrets about pornography or any other topic!

Carson D. O. ,

We need this!

Fantastic podcast with content we all need to hear. Each time I listen I’m inspired and I learn more. Thank you for all you do!

Josh Otani ,

Thank you!!!

I LOVE this podcast. For many years, these topics have not been talked about. Now, hearing stories of others who have had the same struggles as me growing up can share openly and get the help they need to start their own recovery and break the silence.

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