Sexual boundaries in addiction recovery

This blog and forum have been around for four years now, and in all the years of doing research around this topic, I can’t recall an exploration of sexual boundaries in recovery from sexual addiction that is as clear as this one by Dr. Adam Moore: Navigating sexual intimacy in […]


Free Webinar on Triggers, Slips and Relapses by Dr. Moore

Dr. Moore’s first free webinar will be this Saturday, Jan 16 at 10 am Mountain time. Topic is Managing Triggers, Slips, and Relapses in Recovery: Both addicts and partners will experience triggers, slips, and even relapses throughout the recovery process. In this webinar Dr. Adam Moore will present guidelines to […]

Why I Write What I Write

Why I Wrote The Cenote By Chelsea Dyreng LDS fiction is not my favorite genre. I think it is predictable, boring and so squeaky clean that it is not relatable to real life. And when one of these books is put to the test, like for instance at a bookclub, […]



A Beautiful New Language and the Country Called ‘Recovery’

I’ve had a “thing” for the French language ever since I saw the movie “Ponette” at International Cinema, played on the SWKT movie theater when I was BYU student. The film is in French with subtitles, so throughout the whole movie I got to hear a cute little 4 year […]

The Chastity Lesson

I’m hearing ripples about The Chastity Lesson that was given in many Relief Society classes this past Sunday. Teachers agonized over the topic. Some women dreaded the topic. Some avoided attending class altogether because the topic is just too painful. And some had meaningful and important experiences in their classes. […]


I am stronger than I thought

  Recently I went to see my high school kiddos compete in a cross country race. The race was at an old city park with old-fashioned canal gutters on the streets once used by farmers to irrigate. Those gutters have a steep slope and as I climbed in the mini […]

The water lily 2

Many of us come to Hope & Healing during the lowest point in our lives. We are lost in the muck. We can’t breathe. We are drowning. But like lily pads, somehow we find our way in the darkness. We send up shoots of green … slowly, faithfully. We strive […]


Hearing the Drama Triangle in action

A guest post from “Laurie”: We were surrounded by beautiful forest, and sunshine, and a blue sky on our drive to therapy last week. It takes about 35 minutes to get there. Inside the car was basically a dark, black, stuffy cloud of anger, hostility, and drama. We got into […]

Letter to my Younger Self 1

A guest blog post written by Kilee: In December, I had the opportunity to participate in a video project put on by the LDS Church. I flew to Salt Lake City, and with other amazing, strong women, I was recorded reading a letter with “Advice to My Younger Self”–what I […]


A conference. A conundrum. A prayer request.

We recently received the following letter from Crystal Renaud of Whole Women Ministries and felt it appropriate to share. If you or someone you know would like to participate in this event, please register! If you want to help–even if that just means offering a prayer–please do. But also please don’t […]