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Forest Benedict in the Fresno Bee (Online now, in print September 5)


Great news! The Fresno Bee is publishing another article by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP! It is our hope that this article brings hope to many who are secretly struggling (both addicts and partners). To see the Fresno Bee article online … Continue reading

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Dear Mr Duggar: When Sexual Secrets Surface


Dear Mr Duggar, My name is Forest and I too was once shackled by sexual addiction. I now work with the walking wounded, coaching them to crawl from the ashes of addiction into the light of new life. Please receive … Continue reading

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Recovery on the Road: Preparing for The Temptations of Travel


For those in recovery, temptations can skyrocket in times of travel. Away from home, addicts experience anonymity and lack of structure that can be detrimental for the unprepared traveler. One simple strategy for trips is to create a effective tool … Continue reading

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The Best Song You’ve Never Heard: A Sex Addict’s Story


Rarely does media portray sexual addiction in a honest light. Too often, pornography is glamorized and the real-life effects of its use are minimized. Rap artist Jason Chu has created just the opposite. In his song “No Angels“, he bluntly … 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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Why I Stayed


Making the decision of whether or not to stay in a marriage is a painful one for partners of sexual addicts. Friends and family may have strong feelings and quick advice but this decision is never simple and cannot be … Continue reading

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“Rebuilding Trust After Sexual Betrayal” by Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT, Founder and Director LifeStar of St. George, UT


I regularly meet with men who tell me they have given up pornography and sexual acting for good and have no intentions of going back. They share how they’ve moved from darkness to light. They talk about the mighty change … Continue reading

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