A man doesn’t wake up one morning and say, “I think I’ll shipwreck my life today. Yeah, I’ll just go out and blow up my marriage and family…”
No, for most men it’s a slow boil.
And if you’re reading this, you undoubtedly have a habit that has you whipped – or you know someone who does. The pull of pornography, alcohol, drugs or other destructive behavior has gotten worse and you can’t stop.
You fear serious consequences if things don’t change.
But how to stop?
My name is Jack Gallaway. I’m 69 years old and have been married for 45 years. I came upon my first men’s magazine when I was 13 years old, drank my first six-pack of beer when I was 15, and found myself heavy into drugs by age 19.
Acting-out with my “drugs of choice” escalated progressively through my Navy years and college, into my marriage, family and career, right up until a pivotal day when a crisis event snapped me to attention and launched me into the work of recovery.
It has been a sobering journey to say the least (pun intended), but I am free from the devastating grip of pornography, drugs and alcohol. Indeed, I live in God honoring freedom with my wife – the love of my life – each day in every way.
If you are like me and want complete and total freedom from unwanted compulsive behaviors, click here to explore how to Work With Me.
Sobriety Matters 365 is a mentoring practice that was borne from my personal mission statement:
“To live a redemptive life and to finish strong.“
My strong finish is being accomplished every day by lifting men into sobriety, recovery and freedom – individually and in small groups – and I will do it to the end.
I serve men through group, private and VIP mentoring and speak at men’s group meetings – in church and secular settings – on subjects of addiction and recovery, especially about the destructive impact that pornography is having on men of all ages.
STRENGTHS & PASSION
My spiritual gifts and strengths are Encouragement, Discernment and Leadership expressed in the context of Men’s Work.
I have nurtured these gifts for nearly 40 years in the following ways:
2016 – American Association of Christian Counselors
Board Certified Life Recovery Coach
2018 – Bravehearts University
Certified Sexual Integrity Mentor (Candidate)
MEN’S GROUP LEADERSHIP
1995 to date – Founded and continue to lead a thriving Men’s Christian Bible Study and Community Group that has met weekly for 24 years.
THE CRUCIBLE PROJECT
The Crucible Project is an organization committed to creating a world of men who live with integrity, grace and courage, fulfilling their God-given purpose.
To that end, it conducts retreats, sponsors small groups and directs men through extended mentoring programs that ignite Christ-like change through experiences of radical honesty and grace. www.thecrucibleproject.org
- Initial Weekend participant – November, 2011
- Men’s 12-week Soul Group participant – January 2012 to March 2012
- Graduated Two-Year Transformation Program – May 2012 – April 2014 including personal and group mentoring and second level specialized retreats.
- Served on retreat staff for all Chicagoland weekends from March 2012 through March 2014
2007 – The South Haven Experience with Bill Hybels and Dr. Henry Cloud
2008 – Ultimate Leadership Intensive with Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
1974 – Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI – Business Administration and Management
1988-1989 – Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL – Group and Interpersonal Communication