Pardoning Joe Arpaio, North Korea, Hurricane Harvey, and Sex Addiction

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images News / Getty Images

As our country continues to feel divisive and unstable, it can be helpful to focus on our shared struggles. Today, our listener, Aubrey, shares her story and offers a nuanced perspective on sex addiction. In the Pearls we discuss President Trump's decision to pardon Joe Arpaio, North Korea's latest missile test, and the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. 

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The Pearls

The White House took the concept of a Friday night news dump to new heights over the weekend. We discuss the implications of President Trump's decision to pardon Sherriff Joe Arpaio and what we didn't know about Arpaio. In addition to inflaming racial tensions, the pardon could also impact Robert Mueller's investigation

After the President claiming during his Phoenix rally that North Korea has started to respect the United States, North Korea launched three short-range ballistic missiles. This news comes as the President signed a directive banning transgender military service

Although Sebastian Gorka's bizarre departure from the White House made some headlines, we're a little tired of pretending that people AROUND the President are the problem. 

We also discuss the Kasick/Hickenlooper Unity Ticket 2020.

We send our thoughts to all impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Here is the before and after video Sarah discussed.

Beth complimented our friend Haley Stevens, who is running for Congress in Michigan. Sarah complimented Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam and his position on free community college. 

The Suit

Aubrey wrote to us when Anthony Weiner was making headlines to say that she feels sex addiction requires a nuanced discussion. Aubrey's husband is a sex addict, and Aubrey knew this when she married him. As she says, he's her person, and she married him on purpose. Sex addiction makes their marriage complicated, and they are both seeking professional support as they work their way through a struggle more common than we might believe. 

The Heels

Sarah describes her blissful experience in a Korean spa. Beth discusses strategies for better organizing her life.