Yes, You Can Fire Your Accountability Partner (New XXXChurch Article)

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Successful recovery will not occur without a strong accountability relationship. Finding the right partner can be difficult and sometimes “firing” the wrong fit is a necessary step toward health. In my recent XXXChurch article, I shared “5 Reasons to Fire Your Accountability Partner“. It is my hope that those in recovery will find this guide helpful in improving their accountability experience and learning to connect with others.

As I shared in the article, “I have discovered in my own life that having an accountability partner who takes my struggles seriously, invests time and attention, speaks the truth in love, strengthens me without shaming me, and cares for my past and current wounds is both transformational and life-giving.” May all those who seek serious recovery find the right fit too.

For additional wisdom regarding the role of accountability in recovery, check out the following video by Dr Todd Frye:


-Written by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley If you benefited from this article, please “follow” us on this blog and on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!



About fbenedict

Forest Benedict is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP). Forest loves the work he does as the Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and the Program Manager/Teacher in the SATP program at Mid-America Nazarene University. He writes numerous articles on the LifeSTAR of the Central Valley blog ( and also on his personal blog ( He created the Life After Lust VLOG on Youtube, sharing insights about recovery from sexual addiction. Forest also writes and speaks publicly about protecting children from pornography.
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