What is Infidelity?

After you discover your partner is addicted to sex or pornography, you may begin to wonder what the next steps for your relationship may be. Most of the time, some sort of counseling is helpful. It may also help to establish some definitions with your spouse, so they understand why and how the sexual addiction […]

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WHAT MAKES A SEXUAL ADDICT?

Many of the articles in this series discuss steps to overcoming sexual addiction, such as where to start and the importance of an accountability partner. However, sometimes as people become aware of potentially destructive behaviors, they may wonder: Am I a sexual addict, or am I merely seeking pleasure? It is normal to want to […]

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Sexual Addiction Training Opportunity in Spokane, Washington

For mental health professionals and any others interested in learning about sexual addictions, I am conducting a workshop in Spokane, Washington. Please click on the link below for more information. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1119107151698&ca=d47ae779-ffa1-4c30-b34a-97150fd82402

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What are your priorities recovering from sexual addiction?

As the journey to recovery from sexual addiction begins, it is important to evaluate your goals moving forward. It may seem overwhelming at the start, but knowing what’s important to you will help make the process easier and more manageable. For instance, does it matter the type of people in your recovery support group? For […]

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Why should I have an accountability partner

As someone on the road to recovery from sexual addiction, you may feel alone in your journey. You have a hard task ahead of you, and at times, it may feel like you’re struggling upstream. However, this doesn’t have to be something you do on your own. In fact, the recovery process is made much easier […]

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Committing to long-term change: Where to start?

As you or a loved one begins to think about long-term recovery from sexual addiction or pornography addiction, there will be a lot to consider. While things such as reading articles and researching the addiction are great steps, it is important to keep the momentum going. Committing to change may be difficult, so, like many […]

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RETURNING TO DATING: HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY IN A HEALTHY WAY

Technology is almost unavoidable in today’s world. Nearly everyone has a cell phone and computer, and both devices — along with many others — are used for every day activities such as working, shopping and entertainment. As a recovering sexual addict, one of the challenges you will have is learning to use technology in a […]

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Response to AASECT Position Statement

AASECT, A major sex education professional organization, recently stated that problematic sexual behavior, such as abusing pornography, cannot be referred to as an addiction. They are mistaken. The following is my professional organization’s official response to their released position statement.  I personally invite you to take a few moments to read it. Recently, The American […]

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THREE DATING TIPS FOR RECOVERING SEXUAL ADDICTS

While many sexual addicts are spurred into recovery by a partner sometimes, single people realize they need to seek help with their addiction as well. However, many times, single people have not had a healthy dating life in the past and wonder if a positive dating experience is possible. The good news is that it […]

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TRANSGENDERISM IS NOT A SEXUAL ADDICTION

Automatically considering sex addiction as an explanation why a person behaves opposite their at-birth gender or has a strong desire to behave opposite their at-birth gender is a mistake. Gender identity issues, such as transgenderism, are not sexual addiction. Diagnostically, sexual addiction considers the degree of disintegration to one’s personal functioning; understanding the consequences resulting […]

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