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

illuminate podcast 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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Illuminate - Alice Taylor - Helping women who struggle with pornography (part 2) - Episode 51

illuminate podcast Feb 12, 2020

In this episode I interview Alice Taylor, author of, "Restored: A woman's guide to overcoming pornography addiction." We talk about the need to be more aware of the reality that many women and girls are battling addictions and struggles with pornography and unwanted sexual behaviors. Alice shares ways we can become more inclusive of women who struggle...

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Illuminate: Alice Taylor - Women who struggle with pornography addiction - Episode 50

illuminate podcast Jan 28, 2020

Pornography addiction isn't just a struggle for men and boys. Many women and girls also struggle with the same temptations, secrets, and shame. One of biggest differences, however, is that women and girls rarely get to hear other females acknowledge their own personal struggles and victories over addiction.

 

 

In this episode I interview...

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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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Illuminate: Dr. Wendy Ulrich - Forgiving ourselves - Episode 49

illuminate podcast Jan 16, 2020

I interview Dr. Wendy Ulrich, author and therapist, on the subject of forgiving ourselves. We discuss the importance of forgiving ourselves when we make mistakes.

Specifically, we discuss: 

- What it means to forgive ourselves.

- The ultimate goal of self-forgiveness.

- Why we struggle to forgive ourselves for making mistakes.

- The path to...

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Illuminate: Wendy Ulrich - Why is forgiveness so difficult? - Episode 48

illuminate podcast Jan 01, 2020

I interview Dr. Wendy Ulrich, author and therapist, on the subject of forgiveness. We discuss the challenges of forgiving others, especially when there have been serious betrayals. We discuss:

- Why forgiveness is such a sensitive topic

- How forgiveness is different than trust

- How forgiveness benefits the injured/betrayed person

- What makes it...

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Illuminate: Jessica Mockett - Responding effectively to abused children - Episode 47

illuminate podcast Dec 18, 2019

In this episode, I continue my discussion with Jessica Mockett, founder of Safe Haven Holistic Recovery, about how to prevent child sexual abuse and also respond to children who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse. In this episode, we discuss:

- How sexual abuse impacts children physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc.

- How parents can best...

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Illuminate: Jessica Mockett - Protecting children from sexual abuse - Episode 46

illuminate podcast Dec 05, 2019

Pornography isn't a victimless pastime, especially when considering the role it contributes in the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. In this interview with Jessica Mockett from Save Hafen Holistic Recovery, we discuss:

- The impact of pornography on sexual abuse of children 

- How pornography dehumanizes others and contributes to an...

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