Illuminate: Amy Cluff - Staying emotionally healthy during a pandemic - Episode 54

illuminate podcast Mar 14, 2020

How do we stay emotionally healthy in the midst of a global pandemic? In this special episode, I team up with Amy Cluff, a therapist who specializes in working with betrayal trauma and child/family therapy, to talk about specific ways we can all maintain our emotional health when facing these unprecedented global fears and uncertainties. 

 

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Illuminate: Steven Shields - Why you should share your addiction recovery story (and how) - Episode 53

illuminate podcast Mar 12, 2020

Building an authentic community around those struggling with pornography addiction and betrayal trauma is essential for recovery. Steven, from Unashamed Unafraid, shares his experience of hearing how many couples have shared their story of addiction recovery. Geoff and Steven discuss why it is important for those struggling to share their story and...

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Q&A with Geoff: My stepdaughter went behind my back to reunite my dying husband and his ex

q&a with geoff Mar 12, 2020

Question

My husband and his then-girlfriend had a baby girl when they were teenagers. They placed this child for adoption, and their teenage relationship didn’t last long after that and they broke up. Forty years later, this daughter contacted my husband, they met, we met, we get along, she and her husband come to family gatherings, and...

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Q&A with Geoff - My daughter won’t accept my advice for her health

Uncategorized Mar 05, 2020

 

Question

Our fifth child is in her early 30s and living with us at home for the past several years. She’s divorced with no children. When she was a baby, she seemed to suffer with brain fog. Life is difficult for her.

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Q&A with Geoff - My stepson is behaving like his unhealthy father

q&a with geoff Mar 04, 2020

Question

I recently got married and have been put in a difficult position. My wife came into our marriage with her 11-year-old son from her first marriage. There were many reasons why she left her marriage, but the short story is that her ex-husband didn’t keep his marital vows. Our family life and his family life are starkly different.

We are...

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Q&A with Geoff - My husband was looking at porn, I’m worried he isn’t attracted to me anymore

q&a with geoff Feb 29, 2020

Question

I walked in on my husband looking at pornography. I was crushed because he knew how I felt about pornography and promised he wouldn’t view it. Now all I can think about is him wanting to look at it.

When he comes home from work, he likes to relax in the bedroom so he can cool down because he works outside. I’m in the other room...

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Illuminate: Steven and Kayla - a story of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma recovery - Episode 52

Uncategorized Feb 26, 2020

Steven and Kayla Shields are a couple working through recovery; Steven for his sexual addiction and Kayla for healing with her betrayal trauma. Kayla had no idea when getting married to Steven that he was view pornography daily and participating in prostitution. In this episode, they discuss Steven coming forward, early recovery, being...

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Q&A with Geoff - My sisters have cut me our of their life

q&a with geoff Jan 19, 2020

 

Question

Since the death of our mother last year, the relationship I have with my sisters has disintegrated. I'm being accused of posting mean things about them on social media. I have not done any such thing. I love them both and would not do that. The one sister doesn't even use social media and sent me a message that though she doesn't have...

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