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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 (https://lifestarcentralvalley.wordpress.com/) and also on his personal blog (http://forestbenedict.com/). 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.

Rising from the Pit of Sexual Addiction


Have you found yourself failing in the fight to overcome sexual addiction? If so, I invite you to reconnect with your motivation by reading my newly published Covenant Eyes article entitled Called to Rise: Overcoming Sexual Addiction. Based on the … Continue reading

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New Release: Finding Peace Trauma Workbook (.99 Cents Through FRIDAY)


Today a powerful resource was published on Amazon called Finding Peace: A Workbook on Healing from Loss, Neglect, Rejection, Abandonment, Betrayal, and Abuse by Troy Love, LCSW. I had the privilege of endorsing this book so I can vouch for … Continue reading

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FREE eBook for Father’s Day – Life After Lust


An excellent resource for men and women seeking recovery from sexual addiction is now available for FREE through Father’s Day! To get your free copy of Life After Lust CLICK HERE between now and Sunday night. May this message of … Continue reading

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Stories of Trauma & Sex Addiction – 2 Podcasts


Often those of us in recovery have survived a trauma-filled past. Whether it’s in the form of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, our past pains have a long-term impact on our lives and relationships (click here for more info). This … Continue reading

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How to Battle Lust (VLOG)


For those who don’t struggle with compulsive lusting, this video may not make sense. Those seeking recovery from lust addiction will get it. Are you committed to acknowledging your vulnerabilities and making a battle plan for success? If so, you’ll find … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Accountability – VLOG


Accountability is an essential part of a successful recovery plan and yet so many people resist implementing it. Check out my recent vlog where I share about my experience with accountability and why it is such a powerful modality for healing. –Forest … Continue reading

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Permission to Rest VLOG Episode


In my newest VLOG episode I shared some insights about the importance of resting well. This is a significant challenge for me and I know I am not alone. Those of us in recovery are especially vulnerable to choosing to numb-out … Continue reading

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