Articles by Michael Leahy

Michael Leahy is the Executive Director of BraveHearts, a ministry providing mentoring-centric solutions for men who struggle with habitual sexual sin. He’s the author of five books, including Porn Nation: Conquering America’s #1 Addiction, and is considered a subject matter expert on sexual addiction and recovery. A father of two grown boys and a grandfather, Michael and his wife, Christine, live in Gainesville, GA.

Can you really be free from porn?

Updated July 2021.  Each year, I find myself reflecting on a question I get asked often as a former sex addict and now sex addiction recovery mentor: “Can you really be free from porn?” It’s…

4 Brave Decisions That Can Save Your…

There’s a saying we use these days around BraveHearts and my wife Christine’s new ministry, The Braveful Society, that states “You’re just one brave decision away…” For those of us who have unwittingly found ourselves…

5 Quick Tips for Staying Sexually Sober During the Holidays

This post has been updated as of November 2020. As a Sexual Integrity Mentor™, I see it happen every holiday season to many of the men I mentor. Slips. Relapses. People essentially take a holiday…

The Best Way to Build Your Accountability Team

There’s no question that one of the biggest challenges facing us guys fighting to overcome habitual sexual sin is finding good accountability partners. This is true whether you’re just starting out, or if you’re many…

How do I find accountability partners?

This week, I’m celebrating 13 years as a paying Covenant Eyes customer. I say celebrating because, from day one, Covenant Eyes has been an invaluable tool I’ve enlisted to help me break free from a…