Category Archives: Shame

Therapy Group for Sexually Addicted Women Starting This Summer


We are excited to announce that this summer we are starting a new sexual addiction treatment group for women. This group will be led by Karen Huckaby, MFT Intern, who has experience working with both men and women with sexual addiction issues. In … Continue reading

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“Vote for Love” by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C


With elections on everyone’s minds, this is a season when every vote matters. While we focus on polls and politics, another local election looms. Recent news just revealed Hustler’s hopes to put up shop in our city. If they come, … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Be Passive in Recovery (An Addiction Song)


This song reminds us why we can’t be passive in recovery. Waiting on the Night to Fall “There’s an old man living in the back of your woods tonight You forgot he was even there, but you’ve never slipped his mind … Continue reading

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Talking about Sex Addiction: A Compassionate Approach


In this recent TedTalk therapist Paula Hall compassionately introduces the topic of sex addiction.  She humanizes those who struggle with this debilitating addiction, emphasizing three important points: 1. Sex addiction is real 2. Sex addiction effects ordinary people 3. Compassionate conversations about … Continue reading

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Are You Worthy?


Today I came across a great article by another sexual addiction therapist called “Moving from Worthless to Worthy.” I resonated with what I read and wanted to share it with our readers because this information is fitting for those in … Continue reading

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No Group, No Healing (New XXXChurch Article)


Today my article entitled “The Paradox of Pornography Addiction: What You Fear Most Will Heal You” was published on the XXXChurch blog. XXXChurch is certainly one of the major players in helping people find healing from pornography addiction and it … Continue reading

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12 Years Free from Porn: How to Succeed


Today marks 12 years of my freedom from pornography use. If you know someone who struggles or are trapped yourself, I encourage you to read about the 12 lessons I’ve learned and the 12 essential recovery skills I’ve discovered along the … Continue reading

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Pornography & Me: A Journey Into the Light


For the past 5 years I have been in recovery from a long-time addiction to pornography. Years ago, I was terrified to speak with people about my issue. I felt too much shame about it. I was absolutely petrified by … Continue reading

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Is Digital Adultery Poisoning Your Marriage?


I had the privilege of writing this piece on pornography addiction and how it harms relationships. Though it is from a Christian perspective, it contains practical tips for anyone struggling with with this issue, including partners. I would be honored … Continue reading

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A Connected Christmas: The Secret to Avoiding Auto-Pilot and Making the Holiday Meaningful


Christmas is almost here. It’s a day of celebration, gratitude, and connection….at least in theory. I desire these ideals yet too often find myself indulgent and disconnected. Vacations and holidays are historically hard for me. So often, self-care slumps, discipline … Continue reading

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