Monday, October 7, 2013

NM - "Digging" - Matthew Coker's Testimony (User story)

Video Description:
This (mostly) live recording is of Matthew Coker's testimony given at Celebrate Recovery at Highland Baptist Church, in Clovis, NM, on Sept. 19, 2013.

Matthew is a former porn addict and an ex-con who has found freedom in Christ and now sponsors and counsels other men who have been going down the same path he took.

This is a powerful story. Celebrate Recovery programs and any other Christian program has our full permission to show this at your church or meeting.

If your church or group would like to bring Matthew Coker as guest speaker to your church or event, you can contact him via Twitter (listed below).

(Apologies for the quality, an older camera was used.)

We are not representatives of Celebrate Recovery as a national organization, and while most of the material in these videos is from the CR curriculum, some has been written by us and/or drawn from our own experiences! We'd love your feedback!

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4 comments :

Loneranger said...

I loved the ending and how he brought it all together. There is a CR in the town I live in.This is how a lot of their services go. Personally for someone that is looking for a support group you can't ask for more. Although they started out as a place for people with drug and alcohol addictions they look at this as a addiction is an addiction and no one is better or worse as any addiction can destroy your life. As we know the things he said were true and are for any addict. When a person is arrested for a sex crime and then is sentenced in Oregon they include a mandate for sex offender treatment. One may ask why or say who cares. However this treatment is for sexual addiction. Similar to a program for alcoholics or drug addicts so for CR to make the connection was not a stretch.
if you find yourself alone and your support group is small or you need other things in your life, Check them out,

ifisch said...

There's no research backing up the idea of porn addiction. It's not recognized by the DSM.


You'd think that with all of the junk science being forced on sex offenders, this site wouldn't promote more of it.

Mark said...

We are not representatives of Celebrate Recovery as a national
organization, and while most of the material in these videos is from the
CR curriculum, some has been written by us and/or drawn from our own
experiences! We'd love your feedback! Celebrate Recovery is a great program. And the leader of it all is Jesus Christ. I have personal knowledge of many offenders who lives have been altered on go on to NEVER re-offend again. Amen, and amen! Too bad the humanist government will not recognize this program.

Scott said...

It's not recognized as an addiction in the "clinical" sense, such as alcoholism. The term "Porn Addiction" is used to describe an emotional habitual use of pornography/masturbation as a means of flooding the brain with endorphins. It's a means of a escape that can be just as addictive as smoking.

And anyone who has ever used pornography habitually and then tried to stop knows for a FACT that it acts like an addiction, because stopping is NOT easy and takes most devoted quitters several years to break the habit.


So... chill.