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Finding the Freedom to Live

Exploring how Orthodoxy illumines relationships, intimacy and sexuality in ways that revitalize our freedom and integrity - Finding the Freedom to Live (FtFtL) grew out of a desire to help Eastern Orthodox Christians integrate our lives and relationships through a deeper understanding of our Tradition and theology. We focus particularly on intimacy, relationships and sexuality, but our concern is with the whole person.

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Masks and Veils

In this episode, Andrew suggests that the mask is our attempt to save and build our own lives, and yet when we put it on, our life is lost. In the same way, the mockery of intimacy in pornography shrinks and deforms us. Read the transcript HERE.

12mins

19 May 2016

Rank #1

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Transforming Desires and Overcoming Addiction

In episode 5, Andrew continues to explore the transformation of our desires and how that relates to addiction. Click HERE for a transcript.

17mins

5 May 2016

Rank #2

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Imagination and Fantasy: Pornography of the Mind

Andrew reminds us that we can use our creativity in cooperation with God’s creative power or we can use it apart from God. Read the transcript HERE.

14mins

12 May 2016

Rank #3

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Image and Communion

We live in a world of broken reality, of mere facts that exist without the truth of love and communion. The holy icon draws us into communion. Pornography cuts us off from communion. Transcript is available HERE.

13mins

12 Jun 2016

Rank #4

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Transforming Desires and Seeing Iconographically

In episode 4, Andrew helps us understand the transformation that takes place when we begin to see iconographically instead of pornographically. The transcript can be accessed HERE.

13mins

28 Apr 2016

Rank #5

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Pornography, Unfaithfulness, and Ultimate Marriage

Andrew continues from the last episode about unfaithfulness being the characteristic act of immorality by exploring how pornography is a rejection of the ultimate significance of marriage. Read a transcript HERE.

12mins

21 Apr 2016

Rank #6

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Veneration and Abuse

The holy icon defines for us what an image should be. But pornography is an anti-icon because it breaks the link between the image and the archetype and replaces it with a link between image and fantasy. Read the transcript HERE.

18mins

26 May 2016

Rank #7

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Pathways Out of Addiction: 1 - How Do We Live?

In the next 4 episodes, Andrew gets very practical on ways to find our way out of addiction. Part 1 asks "How Do We Live?" Read a transcript HERE.

13mins

16 Jun 2016

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Pornography and Society

The scourge of pornography use in our society is also itself an image — an image that manifests certain unpalatable realities of our culture and relationships. Read a transcript HERE.

13mins

2 Jun 2016

Rank #9

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Pathways out of Addiction 2: Engaging the Battle

Andrew tells us that will power and relying on ourselves is an ineffective strategy for dealing with addiction to pornography. Read the transcript HERE.

12mins

23 Jun 2016

Rank #10