Stay The Course

I do not play golf anymore...unfortunately. It has become too expensive for my budget. But as a young person I use to play ever summer at our local public courses in Shreveport and Bossier City. These were not gorgeous courses like the ones you see the pros play on but I had fun playing, none… Continue reading Stay The Course

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From One Course To Another

Man I so wanted my dad to spend time with me growing up. So I took up hunting, fishing and even golf to be able to spend time with him. I wanted to be as good as my dad at playing golf so I practiced everyday all day during the summers, when I wasn't with… Continue reading From One Course To Another

Focal Point

Everyone takes pictures now-a-days, whether it is with a camera, tablet or phone. And it doesn’t matter what the subject matter is, in the photo, there is always a focal point. Using myself as an example, here for a minute, when I take a photo the subject is always in the center of the photo.… Continue reading Focal Point

From Accountability Partner To Brother

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor; For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he has not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat;… Continue reading From Accountability Partner To Brother

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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A Father’s Prayer For His Daughter

The journey into fatherhood is a unique experience. One that I was truly not prepared for yet one I treasure and do not take lightly. A journey that is also very scary but oh so rewarding. Today, I had the privilege of spending time with Erin, my little blue-eyed angel. Well, she is not so… Continue reading A Father’s Prayer For His Daughter

The World’s Largest Puzzle

    I love doing puzzles. It was a hobby that turned into a passion there for a while. I was fascinated by dragons in high school, so most of the puzzles I did had dragons somewhere within the photo. I had one where a wizard had just defeated a dragon and smoke was coming… Continue reading The World’s Largest Puzzle