Category Archives: Sexual Addiction

The Heart of the Matter


“Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.” — Rabindranath Tagore Life can be wonderful, grand, and exciting – at least, at times.  But those moments are more the exception than … Continue reading

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Lacy Alajna Bentley Interview: Female Sex, Porn, & Love Addiction Recovery


I had the privilege of interviewing Lacy Alajna Bentley on female sex, porn, and love addiction recovery. We covered a lot of ground in this interview on relevant and timely topics including the roots of addiction, fantasy, shame, connection, abuse, empowerment, and Lacy’s … Continue reading

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Surprised by the News: Men Fighting Toxic Masculinity


Last Friday when I tuned into the Staci Sprout‘s Facebook Live show Sex Addiction in the News, I had no idea I would be part of the conversation. It was the third installment of the new show, which Staci created out of her … Continue reading

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My Last LifeSTAR Blog Post


Dear Readers, Due to some recent changes I will no longer be managing this blog (click here for the full story). This site will also continue to be in capable hands and you will continue receiving relevant recovery related content. … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Porn: An Interview on Lust, Misogyny, & Sexual Addiction Recovery


Last week I had the privilege of interviewing Andrew Bauman, the author of the new book The Psychology of Porn. In our conversation we explored topics in his book including lust, objectification, misogyny, and a “pornographic style of relating.” This short, insightful video is valuable … Continue reading

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Tune in at 5pm Today: Sex Addiction in the News with Staci Sprout, LCSW, CSAT


I’m excited to announce the kickoff of a new resource! My friend Staci Sprout is starting her new weekly Facebook Live show called Sex Addiction in the News. To participate in this event, go to her Facebook page at 5pm … Continue reading

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Benedict Interview: Every Child at Risk of Early Exposure to Pornography


  In my recent interview with Dr Allan Hedburg, he asked what type of home and what type of child were most vulnerable to pornography. My answer may surprise you. I shared what I wholeheartedly believe, that “every home and … Continue reading

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How to Know if a Sex Addict is Really in Recovery (A Podcast Interview)


Partners of sex addicts are on heart-breaking and hard journey. One of the many challenges they face is seeking emotional safety within their relationship, which is a difficult skill to master. In many cases, an addict will make promises of … Continue reading

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Fighting Lust With Love: How to Honor, Not Objectify (VLOG)


Lust is my drug of choice. This has been true for me since adolescence. It helped me cope with life’s challenges but in the end brought many more. Now that I’m in recovery, fighting lust is a daily ideal. Some … Continue reading

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How I Made History Today (A Resource for Partners)


Today I enjoyed the privilege of being interviewed on the Betrayal Trauma Recovery Podcast. As Anne introduced me, she shared that I was their first male guest in the history of the podcast, an honor I do not take lightly. Our … Continue reading

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