I want to welcome everyone who became part of our 180 Community last month. There are 47 new members to our email and podcast ministry. Every morning when I am writing and producing these messages, I sometimes wonder to whom I am writing these messages.
Some of you have been with me for years and others of you are new. And it is for the benefit of the new subscribers that I am writing to today.
I began 180 Fresh on January 1, 2012. Here is the reason why I began after reading the passage from Hebrews 3:13…
“But encourage one another every day, as long as it is still called “today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”
So, I felt the leading of the Spirit to begin to do that to all the men who were attending the 180 group at Vineyard Columbus. Then I started writing blog posts for Covenant Eyes and when those began to be posted so many people asked to be added to the list that we now send these daily words of encouragement to over 2727 men and women in 72 nations around the world.
Today is number 3,335 and all of them are available at www.180recover.com just in case you need help falling asleep at night.
I often wonder how these messages are being received and are helping those new to the 180 community. Sometimes I am in the middle of a series or dealing with some deeper theological ideas that may not be what the new subscribers are looking for and so they move on.
To try and help those new subscribers I started holding an open Online session on Sunday nights at 9:00 pm called 180 LIVE. As my schedule was filling up with the 14 Online Support Teams, I discontinued the 180 LIVE and have not had one for several months. However, seeing the fairly large number of new subscribers I thought I would hold one tomorrow night.
October 3rd at 9:00 PM – Eastern Standard Time.
This is open to everyone whether you are a new subscriber or not. My hope is that many of you who are new to the 180 Community will join me online using Zoom tomorrow night at 9:00 pm EST. Here is that Zoom link…
I want to introduce myself to you and explain how the 180 Recovery Program works. You can remain anonymous, and I make no recording of the session or who is attending. This is NOT an attempt to raise money or sell you anything.
I want you to hear what God has done in my life over the past 16 years of my recovery. How I have gone from a severe addiction to porn and sex, to walking in freedom from porn and sexually acting out as a way of escape to deal with my problems…most of all I would like to give you hope for wherever you are in your recovery.
I also want to answer any questions you might want to ask about anything related to recovery from an addiction to sexual sin. You can ask me questions anonymously using the chat window and send them directly to me and I will respect your privacy and not identify who has asked the question.
There also might be some more experienced men from the 180 Community there to share their story and I hope to be able to introduce you to Rob who is my new staff hire to help in 180 Ministries.
Do not feel you need to use your real name, date of birth, and social security number…lol. Use an alias or just your initials…and I have a prize for whoever comes up with the best alias…and Tiger Woods or the Donald are already taken.
So, at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time this Sunday night October 3rd I will be on this Zoom link.
You can also call in with a phone on either one of these numbers…
+1 646 876 9923 East Coast
+ 669 900 6833 West Coast
If you have any questions, please email me at…