Men in Community on the Journey to Recovery
The foundation of a man of Ephesians 5:3 is that he strives to walk before the Lord as Godly man in sexual integrity both physically and mentally. Through online groups and one on one mentoring, we help men break the cycle of acting out sexually by using porn or being engrossed in sexual lust and sexual fantasy. We dig deeper with the help of the Lord to uncover the root causes of why we act out in habitual sexual sin. Often, we find that traumatic experiences from our childhood can play a part in our using sexual sin to soothe our pain.
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Over the last 12 years Joseph has been leading men’s groups, in person and online, dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual sin issues. He has also done one-on-one coaching and individual mentoring with men dealing with the same types of issues. He is an ordained minister and member in good standing of the National Association of Christian Ministers. Joseph and his wife, Leona, are certified marriage specialists through N.A.M.E. (National Association of Marriage Enhancement), Prepare and Enrich certified marital and pre-marital coaches and have been trained by several other marriage ministries as coaches and mentors. They currently live in California and have two grown children.
Disclaimer: Joseph Njoku-Obi is not a licensed psychologist nor a sexual addiction therapist. While he does use materials that are written by those professionals, he does not claim or imply that he has had formal college and university training or degrees in those professions. He is a facilitator, coach, and professional mentor. If you feel that you would prefer to work with a licensed professional, he can, upon request, refer you to a licensed sexual addiction specialist that is specifically trained to handle acute sexual addictions.
FACILITATING RECOVERY AND GRACE
My name Philip Wallinger and I am a leader, facilitator and fledgling writer working with men for over a decade. I reside in Northern California with my wife of 30 years, Natasha. We have three grown children. I am a carpenter and craftsman who enjoys the outdoors and smoking small batches of often requested beef jerky.
I attended Every Mans Battle in 2018. I joined my 1st Conquer Series in 2018 and took part of Seven Pillars study thereafter.
I have had the privilege to lead Conquer Series 3 times and now leading a Seven Pillars group with fellow leaders of Men of Ephesians.
HOW OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED HEALING AND GROWTH
My life now has hope and purpose
Joe was the kind of leader I needed to confront my complacency with sexual sin. He lived his convictions with integrity and because of his honesty, it made the tough things I needed to hear easier to receive. There was never any doubt that he loved me and understood the struggles I was going though. My life now has hope and purpose because of the time Joe was willing to invest in me. – Sam J.
Truly opened my eyes, my heart...
I have been battling sexual impurities for many years and it became so normal that I started to think nothing of it. Until my wife of 8 amazing years found out I went to a massage parlor. I felt dead and dirty, I felt like I had betrayed her and the Lord. Joe and the Men of Ephesians 5:3 group truly opened my eyes, my heart and is helping to have the tools I need to fix what is broken. I now try to walk as a wise person, knowing I am making some healthy changes. – Aaron Q
Caused me to reevaluate myself
My primary motive for attending the Ephesians 5:3 men’s group was to get to know other men. I thought this would be an opportunity to connect with other men and a good way to evaluate how well I was doing on “not even a hint of sexual impurity”. I thought I did not have pornography issues and thought I was doing well having been a faithful husband for over 27 years. The reading that Joe assigned and group discussions caused me to reevaluate myself and look at sexual purity differently; sexual purity is not just physical, it is mental too. When I changed how I measured myself I saw that I had a lot of room for improvement. – Bill S.
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