The Playground

There was once this young man that had seen things he should not have for his age. Living in a trailer park growing up, this young man, child I should say, saw older kids at the playground taking off their clothes and doing things to each other. It made him feel uncomfortable so he would… Continue reading The Playground

Hate The Sin | Love The Sinner

Let me be completely honest here and now. I have been on both sides of this. And both sides suck! Here is why I say that... When I was struggling with same sex attraction in my life I was looked down upon when I shared, with others, my struggle. It hurt to have no real… Continue reading Hate The Sin | Love The Sinner

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3!

Well, here we are at the last day of the "3 Day Quote Challenge" that I was nominated to participate in by Gail over at Gail Loves God and Amy at Awakening Wildflower. Thank you both so much. The rules are as follows: Thank the person who nominated you. Post a quote for 3 days,… Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3!

The Night I Had To Let My Thread Of Hope Go

This broke my heart this morning.

I am sharing this, with permission, to say her husband’s comments are typical of an addict in denial. He’s not an addict yet he will not stop watching.

But what truly broke my heart was the fact that she has lost hope, not in herself, but in the marriage. To read more of A.R. and her struggle please visit her blog today and give her some inspiration and hope.



In my last post, I mentioned I found pornography on my husband’s computer again. I was not going to look at his history because I didn’t want to hurt myself even more. Yet, I had this compulsion to look. I scrolled down each day. Yes, he was looking at porn weekly. Porn Hub was a site I kept on running into and so was Google images. This information did not disturb me. I have come to accept the fact that these are his “go to” sites.

I found pornography on his computer on Friday. He was out of town that whole weekend. I had keep my anger and my vomit inside of me.  I made sure this was not going to ruin my weekend with my girls. I kept on telling myself, “This is my husband’s addiction and I am not the cause.”

Late Sunday night he came home. This…

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Is There Hope For The Harlots And Johns?

Harlot, prostitute and whore, these are some of the older terms that have been used to describe people who practice certain sexual activities outside the bonds of marriage. I am sure that those terms could be used to describe certain spouses back in the day as well. Now-a-days we use the term slut or sexually… Continue reading Is There Hope For The Harlots And Johns?

My Path Out of Porn Addiction: A Therapist’s Journey

A small glimpse into an ex-addict who has turned not only his life around but others as well. Forest & I have similar backgrounds in the fact that we both started our “education in the field” at the age of 12 and we both want to help others find freedom. There are plenty of links within this post to some wonderful information. Go check it out!

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LifeSTAR Central Valley Blog

Forest's Path

When I recently wrote about my promotion to Clinical Director and the career journey that led me to this work I love to do, I omitted a significant piece of my history. We all have a back-story. It is ours to hold or to share. I would like to show you a snapshot of mine. I reserve the intimate details for the handful of trusted individuals in my “inner circle.” But I believe that what follows will enrich the lives of others, so I am honored to give this gift to those who can benefit.

The reality is that I have studied sexual addiction much longer than the 9 years of my graduate and post-graduate work. My education in the “field” of porn addiction began when I was 12 years old, when I was first introduced to pornography at a friend’s house. I was a prime candidate for addiction, burdened…

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My Testimony Of God’s Grace~Jennifer Faulk

This was posted earlier today in one the support groups I am an administrator for on Facebook. I am sharing this wonderful testimony of God's amazing grace and mercy with permission from the one who lived it, wrote it, and who is proudly proclaiming what God has done in her life...... My name is Jennifer Faulk,… Continue reading My Testimony Of God’s Grace~Jennifer Faulk