One of the questions I often get asked is, “Does therapy help with sex addiction?” Loved ones and family ask it. It is even asked, in desperation, by addicts. Yes, therapy is one of the foundational pieces of recovery from all addiction, especially sex addiction. Why is Therapy Effective for Sex and Pornography Addiction? Therapy isn’t just … [Read more...] about Does Therapy Help Sex Addiction?
If someone close to you ever broke your trust, you’ve likely felt betrayed. This experience leaves a painful, deep wound and makes it challenging to trust in relationships. Any betrayal can cause distress, but you may experience betrayal trauma when a person you depend on to respect your needs in a relationship and provide a safe, nurturing space … [Read more...] about Ways Betrayal Trauma Alters the Mind and Body
There is no way to overstate the pain of learning your partner has betrayed you. It is a deeply and profoundly traumatic experience. Many women whose husbands have sex or pornography addictions experience infidelity or betrayal trauma. This type of emotional trauma is similar, in brain scans, to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and can have … [Read more...] about Infidelity Trauma: Understanding the Emotional Turmoil of Betrayal
The word intimacy often makes people think of romance and physical attraction, but intimacy is about more than a romantic connection. It is also far more than a synonym for sex. Intimacy is a close personal connection that is emotional, physical, or both. It requires vulnerability and the offering of the authentic self to … [Read more...] about Intimacy Issues in Christian Men