How does one model the “right” behavior for their children when things are personally unbearable? Roane and Roe Hunter share their family story with Jamie Walley and Craig Robertson. As a father struggling with the intense pressures of providing for his family while also juggling porn/sex addiction, Roane found himself in a deep, dark hole he couldn’t escape. This Father/Son duo walk through their journey from depression, anger, attempted suicide and shame to forgiveness and ultimately seeing God’s love.
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Something Was Wrong and Now Things Are Confusing
58:09How does one model the “right” behavior for their children when things are personally unbearable? Roane and Roe Hunter share their family story with Jamie Walley and Craig Robertson. As a father struggling with the intense pressures of providing for his family while also juggling porn/sex addiction, Roane found himself in a deep, dark hole he couldn’t escape. This Father/Son duo walk through their journey from depression, anger, attempted suicide and shame to forgiveness and ultimately seeing God’s love.
Jason and Andi on Fantasy vs. Reality
32:42Craig and Eva join Texas natives Jason and Andi to tell the story of their journey from young, naive love to intensely complicated married life. As a couple consisting of codependents with separate ideas and expectations, the pressure placed on each to make the other "complete" was overwhelming. Jason and Andi share the importance of breaking through the fantasy by seeking help from wise, professional counselors, putting in the work to improve the marriage, and the necessity of a supportive community.
Troy and Melissa Haas: Consistent Action Over Time
43:48What happens when things appear “right” on the outside but the inside is a complete mess? Troy and Melissa Haas, founders of HopeQuest Ministry Group, share their personal story detailing how their lives completely changed once their hearts became truly healthy. This couple discusses their journey from addiction and codependency to healing, noting the importance of the few, trustworthy people who walked with them to make things right from the inside out.
Eli Machen: Secrets, Silence and Judgment
37:31Craig and Roane spend time with Eli Machen, world-renowned author, speaker and certified counselor, to uncover the reasons why people cheat. Referencing his multi-decade experience as a specialist in the field of sex addiction, Eli discusses the significance of understanding the root cause of one’s problem as well as how to recover from that addiction. Travel along on their journey to learn how one can overcome the darkness and despair of self-loathing to get to a place of trust and understanding.
Ben Derrick: Heart Not Habits - What the Bible Says About Divorce
53:34Matt, Craig and Roane have a conversation with Ben Derrick, Pastor of Vertical Church, and discuss what the Bible says about divorce and how our culture affects our interpretation of it. Oftentimes there is a huge difference between reality versus ideology, so it’s important to seek wise counsel in handling the complexities surrounding such a momentous life decision. Listen in as they challenge the normal divorce debate of what is considered “Biblical” and “permissible”.
Jamie Walley: Pain is Never a Reason Not to Love
43:39Join Craig as he talks with Jamie Walley, pastor of First Baptist Church of Florence, about his family's remarkable journey through adoption. The Walley's choice to parent and love a child, who was biologically someone else's, was a deliberate, selfless act that not only changed his future, it saved his life. You will learn how one family's desire to bring love to those needing it the most, actually revealed more to them than they could ever imagine.
Tray and Melody Lovvorn: Grace Awakening
1:00:11In this Easter episode, Craig with co-hosts Eva and Roane Hunter from LifeWorks Counseling meet with Tray and Melody from Undone Redone as they share about their journey through sexual addiction and infidelity to redemptive grace. Tray and Melody openly share their road to healing and how they were able to break free. They discuss how working through heartbreak and pain of divorce led them to a reconciliation later. Tray and Melody are now able to assist others through the brokenness and messiness of life.
Chris Tipton: Financial Clarity, Complexity and Alignment
38:03Matt and Craig sit down with financial advisor, Chris Tipton, to discuss obstacles that plague many families' financial dreams: lack of clarity, complexity and lack of alignment. Chris dives into these topics and outlines the importance of creating a plan to ensure long-term financial success. Similar to divorce, the decisions made at the end are what one lives with forever. Listen in as Chris provides insight into how staying engaged and involved can make an enormous difference in one's financial life.
Mark and Ellen: The Unusually, Beautiful Crazy Journey of Redemption
46:43In this special Valentine's Day edition of the R+E podcast, Craig and special co-host Roane Hunter of LifeWorks Counseling have a conversation with married couple Mark and Ellen, who vulnerably share their journey through addiction and codependency on the road to eventual marital restoration. Mark and Ellen tell our listeners that wise counsel not only saved their marriage, it probably saved their lives.
Cynthia Speetjens: No Girlz Allowed
34:32Join Craig and Matt as they meet with top rated criminal defense attorney, Cynthia Speetjens, to uncover what it was like breaking into a male-dominated industry. Speetjens, one of a handful of females admitted to The University of Mississippi School of Law at the time, explains how her upbringing impacted her future. Cynthia’s journey from new prosecutor to an award-winning defense attorney is not one to miss. Listen as Craig and Matt talk to Speetjens about the impact she has made.