From Pastor to Porn to Providence

What happens when you are a pastor and you find yourself suffering with a sexual addiction? That is the story of Jason Mahr. Jason, with the proper help, fought and overcame his addiction. Currently he runs a ministry designed to help people become free of pornography, as well as restoring and rebuilding healthy relationships around them. Take a moment to read Jason’s story.

                                                                                          -Eddie Capparucci, MA, LPC

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I get asked every day why I started Restoring Minds Consulting (www.restoringminds.org).  The reason is very simple, but it isn’t easy or pretty.  I used to be a pastor, doing youth ministry and other pastoral roles for the better part of the last 20 years. 

The whole time I was in those roles, I was struggling with an on-and-off battle with pornography addiction.  I bought the lie that I was alone in my struggle, and kept it to myself, not realizing that EVERYONE could see that I had a problem (except me).  The facade that I had crafted after years in the church world was a total sham.  Smoke and mirrors.  I had no drive, no power, and I was always the victim in every circumstance.  
I stepped out of church work for a couple of years to try to “find myself”, only to find that the struggle remained.  After spending some time in the wilderness, I simply accepted that this was my “thorn in the flesh”, and assumed it would be with me forever. 
I got another church job, except this time my façade didn’t hold up.  I was lovingly confronted, given grace, and an opportunity to heal alongside some proper life coaching and support.  My life has been forever changed, and as a result, I have devoted my life to helping others walk the same pathway to freedom that I have walked.
Through my ministry Restoring Minds Consulting we offer a variety of services designed to help individuals struggling with sexual addictions. Our programs are shame-free and you will be treated with respect. It you are interested please visit my website at http://www.restoringminds.org

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