Episode 177: Dimensions of Courtship, Part 1

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The goal of sex addiction recovery isn’t sobriety.  Sobriety is a tool we use.  But the actual goal of sex addiction recovery is that you have amazing relationships! Relationships that bring renewal and energy to your life!  Relationships that fill you and become an asset to you.  These types of relationships require an understanding of…

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Episode 176: Models of Addiction

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For decades we’ve been viewing addiction through the disease lens.  Before that, it was a moral failing.  What is next as we increase our knowledge and understanding about what addiction exactly is and how it starts in our lives? In this episode I share how my view of addiction has changed over time and how…

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Episode 175: Worth Reading – ”Ready to Heal”

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Worth Reading is a series of podcasts where I share my review of books that have had meaning to me throughout the recovery process. Today I reflect on “Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships” by Kelly McDaniel.  Kelly does a beautiful job explaining some of the unique considerations that need to be made…

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Episode 171: BDSM with Kristal Garcia

Sexuality is unique for each person. However, abuse is never a healthy part of sexuality. In this episode, I explore the connection between BDSM and abuse with Kristal Garcia.  Kristal is a self-identified recovering sex and love addict.  Her story can be found on a previous episode of Worth Recovery. Here we define and discuss…

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Episode 163: Women’s Stories Series – Rosario

I love having guests on the podcast. I love it even more when they are women sharing their own recovery journey.  Rosario is a brave young woman sharing her battle with sex and love addiction.  She discusses her struggle with religion and relationships.  She shares how bad it got and what made it better.  She…

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