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Dear Porn Users: An Honest Letter From the Other Side of the Screen


Want motivation to stop viewing pornography? I suggest reading the enlightening article called  A Letter to the Man on the Other Side of the Screen. Written by someone who was once a victim of the sex trafficking and pornography industries … Continue reading

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My Path Out of Porn Addiction: A Therapist’s Journey


When I recently wrote about my promotion to Clinical Director and the career journey that led me to this work I love to do, I omitted a significant piece of my history. We all have a back-story. It is ours … Continue reading

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“10 Steps to Go a Year Free of Porn and Masturbation” on XXXChurch Website


I wanted to share with our readers about my recent contribution to a new XXXChurch article called “10 Steps to Go a Year Free of Porn and Masturbation“. It provides some great insights for those wanting to make this strong … Continue reading

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Dear Porn-Addicted Parent


Have you read An Open Letter to My Porn-Watching Dad? Written by his daughter, these brutally honest words serve as a shocking reminder that pornography addiction affects more than just the consumer. For those living in pursuit of the “lie … Continue reading

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“From Under the Rock” by Forest Benedict, M.A., SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley


“Taking some of these measures was like killing off part of me, they were so much against my natural inclinations.” (Sexaholics Anonymous, 2001, p. 167) The true story of Aron Ralston’s near-death experience in a canyoneering accident was vividly portrayed … Continue reading

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The Pain of Being “Pushed”: The Relational Trauma of Partners


//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Iuv__-nyO1M?rel=0 Have you seen this highly popular video of the man pushing his girlfriend off a cliff? The video begins with a woman preparing herself mentally for her ominous cliff jump, then repeatedly deciding not to take the plunge. It … Continue reading

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Disclosure 101: The Partner’s Pain when the Addict Admits (Powerful video)


“No Angels” by Jason Chu //www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Bmc5wt_4Zow?rel=0 Rarely, if ever, have I seen a video like this that portrays both the sexual addict’s and the partner’s experience at the moment of disclosure. This powerful video by Jason Chu provides a honest … Continue reading

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