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Am I Screwing Up My Kids? (Thoughts from a Parent in Recovery)


The more I learn about the origins of sexual addiction, the more I see how factors in childhood play a significant role. This helps me understand myself as a recovering addict but as a parent this responsibility can be frightening. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Childhood Emotional Neglect & Sex Addiction: What’s the Connection?


Are you aware of the connection between childhood emotional neglect (CEN) and sex addiction? In my recent interview with Dr Jonice Webb, author of Running On Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect I explained how the two are closely linked. Learn … Continue reading

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13 Porn-Free Years: A Therapist’s Path from Pain to Purpose


Today I celebrate 13 years free from pornography addiction. It has been a amazing journey and I am so grateful for it. As I celebrate another milestone, it is my honor to give back to those who are lacking hope … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Stand Against DARKER “Shades of Grey” by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP


When this article was originally published two years ago, it went viral with almost 18,000 hits and 5,500 Facebook shares. This powerful, controversial piece is featured in my upcoming book “Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction … Continue reading

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The Courageous and Controversial Causes of “Life After Lust”


My upcoming book Life After Lust is not your normal recovery manual. True, it has some excellent content geared toward helping women and men recover from sex addiction. As one therapist wrote: “Life After Lust” is a resource to help reinforce you … Continue reading

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Real Recovery from Sex Addiction: A Partner’s Perspective


The article entitled “What No One Tells You About Sex Addiction Recovery” provides one of the best descriptions of real recovery I have ever read. In her article, Avalon Vic shared honestly about her experience of discovering her husband’s sex addiction, … 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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