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Posted: Apr 19, 2017

It’s Time to Open up About That Sexual Struggle, Ma’am

When I was around 11 years old I came across a hidden stash of pornography hidden under a relative’s mattress. Almost immediately I began seeking out what I accidentally stumbled upon that day. This soon led to sexually addictive behavior including pornography and compulsive masturbation. Eventually the pornography and masturbation led to numerous multiple anonymous sexual encounters. Finally, after nearly 23 years of living with this secret, at the age of 34 I hit rock bottom.
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Posted: Mar 27, 2017

Trust is More than Words

Trust, a small word in stature yet an expression that is loaded with uncertainties. It is in the midst of trusting that one finds themselves at a place of abandoned vulnerability.

So the question remains; how can you regain the trust that disappeared the moment your husband’s secret life was revealed?
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Posted: Jan 14, 2017

Girls Can Do Anything Boys Can Do!

This week I had the privilege of speaking to a brand new telephone client.  She was a young lady of 20 years old.  As I do with new clients, I asked her if she had received any help previously for her sexual addiction.   She mentioned to me that she had received a few months’ worth of coaching assistance.  She proceeded to tell me the name of the organization and then added something like, “But it was really a guy’s organization.  But women struggle with this issue too!  Not just men.  Everything out there seems to be for men”.  Wow.  Sadly, she is more than correct.  However, thankfully that is changing and we have come a long way since I started my journey over 11 years ago. 

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Posted: Jan 6, 2017

Embrace Your Journey

Embracing a journey is not always easy but necessary in becoming an overcomer.  Esther, the heroic biblical Old Testament character, is a perfect example of a young lady who wholeheartedly welcomed the uncertainty life had handed her.  Never once does scripture reference that she chose to be taken from her safe and familiar home, yet Esther embraced her journey. 

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Posted: Dec 28, 2016

The Gift of Pain

We rarely, if ever, put the idea of blessing into the same realm with pain. They seem opposed to one another, like trying to mix oil and water. But having worked in addiction recovery for the past dozen years, I have discovered uncanny links between them. And if we pay attention to these links, we might find that our pain can have a purpose that is good and redemptive.

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