Well, here we are. It is the end of 2021 – arguably one of the strangest years in recent history given the political, social and medical climates. As we put this unusual year behind us and look ahead, I can truthfully say with all my heart – I have NEVER been more excited!
I truly believe that the best is just around the corner for society at large. I know that there are many fear-based messages of doom and gloom. The woes of recovering from the pandemic, the seemingly endless control that governments are exercising, and the increased sexualization of our culture. I’m not denying these elements and I understand people’s cause for concern.
But you know what gets me excited? God has a plan.
Historically, God has come through every single time. He is yet to experience panic over humanity’s short-comings, and I don’t see why He would start now. Our work is cut out, but I really do believe 2022 is going to be a fantastic year.
As we get ready for...
Jason Gingerich is an ordinary man with an extraordinary story. Born and raised in Canada, married for 13 years and the father of 4 beautiful boys, he came to DeepClean looking to tackle porn once and for all. Little did he know resolving the root issues of pornography was just the start.
The DeepClean approach is about inside-out transformation. As the internal changes take place, it is only a matter of time before the external catches up. During Jay's first year in DeepClean, he has quit his job so he could start his own business AND boldly decided to move his family to a new country.
What has changed so dramatically in Jason's life that he is making these kinds of radical moves? One simple word: Confidence. Discovering himself, doing the deep inner work, and reaching a new place of health has provided the kind of self-assurance needed to make these life-altering decisions.
While his progress has been rather remarkable, these stories are the norm for those who are willing to...
We are at that critical point in the year – 2021 is wrapping up and we are bracing ourselves for a clean slate in 2022. In many ways, the next 7 days are the launchpad that determines how well you finish 2021 and how well you begin 2022. Today's blog looks at 5 things you MUST do if you want to stay porn-free during the holidays.
1) Be Careful With Technology – As soon as we get out of our regular rhythms and routines, we beeline for our phones and laptops! It's crazy how the brain works. Go into the holidays with some clear boundaries on how you will use technology, especially personal devices. Tell someone about it and make sure you're held accountable.
2) Mentally Prepare For Family Gatherings – I know, I know, mental preparation is reserved for professional athletes and performers right? Well, not quite. The better prepared you are to encounter your family (and possibly friends), the better the experience. If you have a relatively functional family that gets...
It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year! I’m not sure about you, but I love Christmas. To be clear – I’m not the guy who decorates his house Dec 1 and starts blasting Christmas music, but when I say I love Christmas – I mean I love the week or so that revolves around Dec 25.
Christmas is a time to relax, spend time with family, eat copious amounts of food, and remember the incredible gift of salvation that was freely given to us in that lowly manger in Bethlehem. According to one of the world’s largest porn websites, New Years Eve, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day are the 4 least popular days for watching porn (in the listed order).
This tells us that the natural elements of this season – family, food, fun, free time – can be incredibly rewarding and enriching to the human soul. We ought to pay careful attention to what transpires during these holidays so that we understand what causes...
This is an email I have been waiting a long time to write.
At the end of 2020, I decided to take 3 weeks off. It was a bold move considering how many commitments I have on a weekly basis, but it was necessary. I knew that I needed time to rest, decompress and recharge for 2021.
In addition to a few small projects around the house and the usual Christmas festivities, my main goal during this time off was to spend time with God. I knew this would be a crucial ‘outlet’ for relaxing, recharging, and acquiring vision for the future. It was time well-spent, and it helped me realize how important it is to regularly schedule time away. I came out of these three glorious weeks with one clear message from God for 2021: Write the book.
I’ve been wanting to write books since I was in my early 20’s. In fact, I actually wrote a book on hearing God’s voice that I never got a chance to release because my wife (fiancée at the time) became quite sick as...
Given the climate of our cultures and societies these days, the subject of gender, identity and orientation have never been more relevant. Today we are confronted with more options and opinions on the matter than ever before. I'm not one to shy away from subjects like this, and I've observed that even within the DeepClean community, men have had to work through difficult questions around the subject, so I thought it would be important to open the discussion a bit.
For starters, let's get some definitions straight.
Sexual Interest – A subject or category of content that elicits sexual pleasure or arousal
Sexual Orientation – An enduring pattern of romantic pursuit
Gender – A classification of masculinity or femininity based on someone's characteristics and traits
Identity – The character of an individual that forms their sense of self
While there are a lot of directions this post could go in, I simply want to offer a few points to ponder around the terms listed...
I’d rather be the dumbest one in a room of experts than the smartest one in a room of adequates. That is a loaded statement - maybe read that one more time.
Somewhere along the way a famous guru said something to the effect of “You are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” I personally don’t take that one too literally – I’m not paying super close attention to the top 5 in my life. However, I think the underlying principle is of major importance.
When my addiction to pornography was developing, I had just moved across the country for my Dad’s new job. I was 13 years old and desperate to find connection amongst my new friends. While I was making an effort to make friends, porn was a great source of comfort to navigate the challenges that came with the season.
Much to my delight, I was invited to a sleepover not too long after arriving. The guy hosting owned a huge property with ATVs and tons of open fields....
If COVID has revealed anything, it is that North Americans (and really most societies at large) are accustomed to pharmaceuticals. We take Tylenols for headaches, pain killers after surgeries, antidepressants to improve our mood, and vaccines to enhance our immunity (that is about as political as this post will get FYI). What about porn addiction?
There are two classes of addictions: Substance and Process (behavioral). Substance addictions are more common – drugs and alcohol primarily. Process addictions include gambling, video games, and porn consumption. Porn is not yet a diagnosable addiction by psychiatric standards, but research is showing that it clearly is a form of process addiction.
Those recovering from substance abuse have a plethora of choices for medication. Some assist with withdrawal symptoms, others assist with the brain's rewiring process, and some satisfy cravings by mimicking the substance. While the idea of taking a pill to cure addiction is enticing, make...
Have you ever slipped up at night? Did you stay up a bit too late on your phone and one thing led to another? Or maybe you couldn't fall asleep so you sought out porn to relax your mind? Maybe you were up late working on a project and you convinced yourself a quick peek wouldn't do any harm...
Night time slips happen. In fact, the most common time of the day for porn viewership is 10pm-Midnight. A majority of of men are choosing to watch porn in the latter hours of the day. The question is why, and the answer is loaded.
On a biological level, your circadian rhythms are causing your mental state to shift. Without a good nighttime routine, your brain gets mixed signals about whether or not it's supposed to shut down. It may begin to seek stimluation instead of sleep.
On a psychological level, there are patterns ingrained from a young age. If you grew up experiencing comfort before you went to bed (hug from a parent, night-time snack, etc) and were not properly weaned, your mind will...
I was confronted with a question recently: Why am I so excited to see my friends/clients/family invest in themselves while reluctant to make similar investments in myself?
I felt handcuffed. It was one of those questions that I had to really think about.
When my clients make decisions to join a gym, confront their boss, quit their jobs to build a business – I rejoice! They are making huge strides that reinforce their personal value.
When my family members take risks and invest their hard earned resources into courses, programs, teachings, etc. There’s no sense of judgement on my end – just delight.
So why oh why do we joyfully cheer those around us to make investments in themselves and pump the brakes any time we get an opportunity to invest in our own lives? Hard to say – but whatever the reason/cause may be – I can officially say I’m done with it.
The picture above is from a recent mastermind I attended in Austin, TX. This is where I was...