Illuminate: Forest Benedict - Self-care for me in recovery from addiction - Episode 29

illuminate podcast Jan 19, 2019

I interview Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP about how men in recovery from pornography and sexual addiction can care for themselves in long-term recovery. He teaches that men with addictions are "masters of self-neglect" and don't have habits of taking good care of themselves. He is also in recovery himself and shares both his clinical and personal wisdom...

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Illuminate: Dr. Dean Busby - Changing the pornography discussion with our kids - Episode 28

illuminate podcast Jan 02, 2019

Our kids are tired of the same "porn is bad" talk and need better information from us on how to navigate the sex-saturated world that surrounds them. Dr. Dean Busby, director of the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, co-authored a book called "A Better Way to Teach Kids About Sex", which includes a chapter on how to have a better...

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Illuminate: Dr. Dean Busby - A better way to teach your kids about sex - Episode 27

illuminate podcast Dec 22, 2018

The ways we've attempted talking to our kids about sex often leave everyone feeling uncomfortable and fearful. The focus is often on what NOT to do instead of teaching joyful truths about bodies, relationships, and bonding.

 

 

In this episode, I interview Dr. Dean Busby, the director of the School of Family Life at Brigham Young...

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Illuminate: Dr. Don Hilton - Your brain on porn - an interview with a brain surgeon - Episode 26

illuminate podcast Dec 08, 2018

In this episode I interview Dr. Don Hilton, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and expert on the impact of pornography on the brain. He is the author of "He Restoreth My Soul: Understanding and Breaking the Chemical and Spiritual Chains of Pornography Addiction Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ".

 


In this episode, we discuss:

- Is pornography...

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Illuminate: Vauna Davis - How to bring up pornography concerns when dating - Episode 25

illuminate podcast Nov 24, 2018

Geoff Steurer and Vauna Davis discuss how couples can respectfully address the issue of pornography when dating. She also shares a free resource to help couples navigate this conversation to build more honesty and growth in their relationship.


 

You can learn more about Reach 10 on the website at reach10.org

Vauna Davis has been involved...

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Illuminate: Vauna Davis - Helping young adults change the conversation about pornography - Episode 24

illuminate podcast Nov 10, 2018

In this episode I interview Vauna Davis, the founder and director of Reach 10, an organization that helps young people start healthy conversations about the impact of pornography on individuals and relationships.

 

 

We discuss:

- How to take pornography from being a punchline to a productive conversation.
- What young people can do beyond...

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Illuminate: Roxanne Kennedy - Finding freedom and peace when betrayed (part 2) - Episode 23

illuminate podcast Oct 25, 2018

I return with a second interview with Roxanne Kennedy, author of "Cutting Ties", where she talks about how women healing from betrayal trauma can learn to take charge of their own healing regardless of the outcome of their marriage. She shares the hopeful message that healing is possible, even though it's messy and difficult. She also share details of...

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Illuminate: Roxanne Kennedy - Betrayal, divorce and healing (part 1) - Episode 22

illuminate podcast Oct 04, 2018

Many couples who work through recovery from sexual addiction, pornography addiction, and betrayal trauma end up staying together, but what happens to the betrayed women whose husbands choose not to continue working their recovery process?


In this episode, Geoff Steurer interviews Roxanne Kennedy, author of the newly released book "Cutting Ties",...

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Illuminate: Brandon and Jaylynn - Following up on their long-term recovery - Episode 21

illuminate podcast Sep 20, 2018

In this episode, Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT interviews Brandon and Jaylynn, the couple who were featured in Episodes 1-6. This is a follow-up visit to understand their recovery journey almost two years after the original interviews. In this interview, we talk about:

- How change happens in addiction and trauma recovery
- What boundaries and rules are still...

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Illuminate: Dina Alexander - Teaching Children Media Literacy (part 2) - Episode 20

illuminate podcast Aug 29, 2018

Media is all about messages. Every post, every commercial, every shot, every movie is full of messages that try and convince us to think, feel, talk, dress, eat, and act a certain way. How in the world can we decipher these messages? And, how can we help our children see what’s going on around them?

 

 

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