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Restoring Intimacy

Restoring Intimacy

A guest blog post written by “KatieDid” When I was a girl, I would often dream about love and romance. I looked forward to the time when I would fall in love and get married. I wanted to meet someone with whom I could share my true self. We would share everything about ourselves: our hopes, joys, dreams, work and sorrows. I knew marriage wouldn’t be a walk in the park, but I believed it would … Read entire article »

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Patience

“And now my beloved brethren, I would exhort you to have patience, and that ye bear with all manner of afflictions … Have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions.” ~Alma 34:40-41 … Read entire article »

New ARP Workbook for Loved Ones

New ARP Workbook for Loved Ones

It’s finally happened! The Church has officially launched their new workbook for loved ones of addicts! Come and see what it’s all about! Visit the Spouses and Families section on the ARP website to read personal stories and/or submit your own, find a meeting in your area, and access the online Spouse & Family Support Guide.   The site features … Read entire article »

PornProof Kids

PornProof Kids

Did you know internet porn searches skyrocket 4700% when the kids get out of school? NOW is the time to talk with them. And here is a totally awesome, totally easy way to do it! Good Pictures Bad Pictures, a beautifully illustrated read-aloud book that makes it as easy as talking to your kids about stranger danger or saying ‘no’ … Read entire article »

Webinar for religious leaders and other advisors

his message comes from Addo Recovery. They are holding another webinar for people they are calling advisors — “anyone who finds them self in a position to advise someone who’s life has been impacted by sexual or pornography addiction (religious leaders, counselors, friends, family, etc).” Here are the details of the webinar: During this webinar we will take an in-depth look at the impact sexual or pornography addiction has on the family, specifically spouses. The webinar will be conducted by Addo Recovery’s Clinical Director and best selling author of Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools For Recovery, Dr. Kevin Skinner. When someone has a sexual or pornography addiction the whole family hurts. The betrayal can lead to intense … Read entire article »

Single Sisters Should Know (about pornography)

Editor’s note: If you are interested in helping the creator of this project, Single Sisters Should know, please contact her at singlesistersshouldknow@gmail.com When I was 17 years old, my best friend and I promised each other that if we were ever seriously dating a guy, no matter how “good” of a guy he was, we would ask him if he viewed pornography. I wish I could say we were well-informed girls who understood the importance of taking a proactive approach to an, unfortunately, all too common reality. The truth is we were just scared, or at least I was. We learned in Young Women’s that if we ever found out that a young man was involved in … Read entire article »

Trials, Tribulations, and Trust in the Lord

Hey, y’all! Did anyone see this awesome article in the March Ensign? It doesn’t mention porn addiction specifically, but MAN, we spouses of addicts can definitely “liken it unto ourselves.” Enjoy. Trials, Tribulations, and Trust in the Lord by Elder Bradley D. Foster, Of the Seventy  I testify that the Savior will abide with you in your darkest hour. He is there, and He has declared, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” … Read entire article »

Frequently Asked Questions from Wives of Sex Addicts

When the idea for this site (blog + forum) was first discussed, a small group of wives who had experienced some recovery helped create a list of questions they wished they’d had answers to when they had first found out about their husband’s addiction. These questions (along with others that have been added since the forum began) are addressed in the private, password-protected forum. If you are a wife who is struggling with the impact and betrayal trauma of your husband’s sexual addiction, perhaps some of these questions will resonate. We encourage you to join the forum and see what other women have said in response to these questions. (There are also some resources shared that … Read entire article »