12/11/2019 – New Post, Audio Podcast Added to New Book Section
12/13/2019 – New Post, Video Podcast Added to New Book Section

My New Book is Now Available!!!!

Screen Shot 2019-09-11 at 12.54.52 PMWell, this is the week the book is officially released. By the time you read this, it will be live on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and a few other online booksellers.

This past weekend, I participated in an Ask Me Anything event happening on Reddit. It was an interesting experience and was nice meeting new people.

Link to the Ask Me Anything

Link to the Book on Amazon

Review from Mental Health @ Home

Screen Shot 2019-12-11 at 11.22.49 AMAdded 12/11 Check out my co-author, Tony Overbay, and I from the most recent episode of his hugely popular podcast, The Virtual Couch. This is one of the funniest podcasts I’ve recorded and we talk about my first approaching him with the idea for the project, the process of writing our book and read a few questions and answers. Click Here to Listen on ITunes


Screen Shot 2019-12-13 at 11.42.29 AMAdded 12/13 If video is more your thing, you’ll appreciate Tony leaving in one of the biggest bloopers I ever faced doing a podcast, and it’s only about 10 minutes into the show. If you have the time and attention span, I think you’ll find out here why I consider Tony such a friend as we riff off of each other very well. Click Here to Watch on YouTube

Most recent postings
Newest from top to bottom

Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 1.45.21 PMLadies, Do Not Forget: You Can’t Be Afraid to Force His Hand to Make Him Face His Porn Addiction I may not highlight this enough, but pornography addiction is absolutely insidious. It will destroy some relationships and lives, but being almost six years sober and having met and known so many porn addicts and their partners at this point, I can also tell you that if he is willing to do the work, you have a decent chance of turning things around. Click Here


Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 8.48.25 PMGuest Post: What Makes a Temptation Tempting?  I’ve mulled this over in my head over the past twelve years.  Why am I not tempted to smoke a cigarette or to drink a beer?  I see those things and I don’t give them a second thought.  Some people struggle for years to give up these habits.  The difference lies in the desire.  I am only tempted by the things I desire.  I believe we create, or at least we permit our own temptations. Click Here


Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 8.05.14 PMShould Those Who Look at Underage Pornography Be Allowed to Tell Their Therapists Without Fear of Consequences? I was about three years into recovery, taking part in a group therapy session when the therapist said something in passing that caught my attention. He mentioned that in Maine, if a patient reports that they have looked at underage pornography and the therapist does not deem them to be a threat to act-out in a hands-on manner, that behavior does not have to be reported to authorities. Click Here


Screen Shot 2019-12-06 at 4.29.25 PMDear The Other Joshua Shea, Life is Sometimes Funny This Way I guess the good news is that when it comes to stature, I’m one of the two most famous people named Joshua Shea in the world. But like a set of twins at a family reunion, nobody can tell us apart, even Uncle Google. Click Here


Screen Shot 2019-12-06 at 8.36.48 AMThe Grateful Eight Generally, I don’t like these entries that mimic what other bloggers do. I have no problem with anybody else doing them, but I’m not into awards or challenges or any of that stuff. However, since I am a hypocrite at heart, I’m going to continue with an idea I found on another site and began last month. Click Here


Want to read Josh’s favorite postings since this site started? Click Here
Interested in seeing all of the Question & Answers? Click Here

Latest appearances

Screen Shot 2019-12-04 at 3.33.05 PM 12/4 – The Good Intentions Show For those who prefer video podcasts, this was a great one with Tim Ray, who’s an absolute fantastic interviewer. This is my second time talking to him and it’s always a great conversation. Click Here


Screen Shot 2019-12-02 at 2.53.35 PM12/3 – The Drunkalogues Because my focus is pornography addiction, the fact I was co-addicted to alcohol often flies under the radar. In this interview, we talk about how the two addictions worked in tandem. Click Here



FBTB 089 Joshua A. Shea Instagram (New)12/2 – From Betrayal to Breakthrough Dr. Debi Silber and I spend a fair amount of time in this 33-minute interview talking about how we can keep kids away from pornography. It’s quite unlike most of my podcast appearances. Click Here



Screen Shot 2019-12-01 at 12.18.03 PM12/1 – My Wakeup Call Host Dr. Mark Goulston has sold over 500,000 books in his career and is more accomplished than I could ever hope to be. This 45-minute podcast is one of the most interesting discussions I’ve had. Click Here




Offering Peer Support Counseling

adult-adventure-baby-532508I am formally providing peer support counseling to people who are dealing with pornography addiction or those who have porn addicts in their lives who are directly affected. Consider it a stopping point between doing nothing and traditional mental health therapy. Click Here for Website


Radio, TV and Podcast Interviews Complete list HERE

Need a Porn Addiction Expert for your show? Click HERE



      1. Vanilla Ice has a movie?! haha
        I don’t think sales are as important as you having the courage of sharing all of this. But of course, I wish that everything works out!


  1. Thank you for being open about this relevant subject! I, along with my other pastors, was never taught how to address this matter in seminary. Despite the neglect, God showed me how to extend grace to those with this struggle and help restore them to the path God has for them. Someone must speak up, and those who hear must not play the Pharisee.

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  2. I heard you on a podcast and bought your book exactly four months ago now. I finally got through the book (I’m a slow reader but also thought it wise to chew on your story daily.) You may have saved my life. I took your advice and have filed this as a cautionary tale. Read, filed, and there to read again. Many positive actions have been taken in that time span. More to come. Sleep – I must add – has proven to be my biggest ally for positive change in my life over these past few weeks over which the most change has occurred for me.

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  3. You are so welcome. As I read this reply from you to my post, I feel connected to you as not just a writer of a book but as a real person. It brings up emotions of both sadness and joy – for your hardships and your ultimate successes. I am sure much of that emotion is mine as I consider my struggles and several times when I thought my actions were about to bring my whole world down. I have had so many chances to turn it around and I feel that this will be the time when it may actually happen. Thank you again, Mr. Shea.

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  4. Hey dude,

    Thanks for following my blog – I’d try to follow you back but I don’t know how to (just got this thing).

    It’s awesome you’re doing so much for the recovery movement – much respect!

    Peace Y

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  5. Thanks for the follow and congratulations on the book! By any chance, were you following me before under a similar but different name?

    My husband also had a 30-year porn addiction that he hid from me. When he brought it into the light and worked to overcome it, it completely changed our marriage for the better. I never doubt that porn addiction is real and I’m glad you’re talking and writing about it.

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