Category Archives: Shame

Angry Birds & Killer Bees (How to Talk to Children About Sex)


Talking to kids about sex is an essential, yet difficult task for all parents. What complicates this challenge further is the advancement of technology and the early exposure to pornography that is rampant in our day and age. Last year I … Continue reading

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Repeat This and Recover


PLEASE SHARE IF YOU AGREE –Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and author of Life After Lust. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” us on this blog and on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook, and SHARE this … 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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LifeSTAR’s Forest Benedict on the Trevor Carey Radio Show Today (Audio)


Today I had the opportunity to do a radio interview on the Trevor Carey show (FM 96.7/AM1400) about the effects of pornography, protecting children from pornography, and other topics related to sexual addiction treatment. The issue that sparked Trevor’s interest … Continue reading

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Female Sexual Addiction Groups (Online Tonight & Local Therapy Groups)


Rob Weiss, LCSW is hosting an online discussion group on the topic of “Women & Sexual Addiction” tonight at 6pm (PST) at InTheRooms.com, an online recovery group site. Sharing his view on this topic he writes: “Sometimes people think sex … Continue reading

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What You Are Worth – New Downloadable Resources for Daily Inspiration


Five days ago I published the powerful piece entitled “What My Wife is Worth“. It inspired many, steadily rising to over 800 views in this short time. Yesterday, I was honored when a blogger who writes to betrayed partners reflected on how my … Continue reading

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What a Woman is Worth


I just finished an important piece on my personal blog called “What My Wife is Worth“. It strongly supports all women, especially partners of sex addicts. I encourage you to read this great resource and share it with others who … Continue reading

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