Illuminate: Laura Brotherson - 20 Keys to Healthy Sex - Episode 65

illuminate podcast Aug 13, 2020

We usually talk about unhealthy sex and the forbidden especially when it comes to healing from pornography and sexual addiction. Even though focusing on sex won't fix a pornography or sexual addiction, couples who are working solid individual recoveries need good information so they can learn how to create healthy sex in their marriages.

 

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Illuminate: Amy Harman - How to improve your body image - Episode 64

illuminate podcast Jul 29, 2020

Amy Harman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, shares some practical ways you can improve your body image right now. This episode is packed with actionable strategies you can use to help improve your relationship with your body. 

 

 

Amy just released her new book, "Perfectly Imperfect: Compassionate Strategies to Cultivate a...

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Illuminate: Amy Harman - Making peace with your body - Episode 63

illuminate podcast Jul 20, 2020

I interview Amy Harman, LMFT about the challenge of making peace with our bodies in a body-obsessed and pornified culture. In this interview, we cover: 

  • The definition of good body image
  • How poor body image really isn't about our bodies
  • How poor body image impacts men and women
  • How we develop poor body image
  • The first steps to changing poor body...
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Illuminate: Jessica, Matt and Steve - Peaceful co-parenting after divorce - Episode 62

illuminate podcast Jul 06, 2020

I continue my interview with Jessica, Matt, and Steve from the podcast, "Husband in-law", where they get specific about how they've created a peaceful post-divorce co-parenting relationship. They are all committed to showing up in this co-parenting relationship to put their daughter first by building respectful relationships with each other.

Some of...

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Illuminate: Jessica, Matt and Steve - Creating a healthy post-divorce relationship with your ex - Episode 61

illuminate podcast Jun 19, 2020

Steve and Jessica were happily married for seven years until Steve came out as gay which inevitably ended in divorce. Now, Matt and Jessica have been happily married for six years.  Now the three of them have a co-parenting relationship and friendship that, by most standards, would be considered atypical. Sharing stories of love, marriage,...

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Illuminate: Dr. Julie Hanks - The problem with idealizing motherhood and glorifying self-neglect - Episode 60

illuminate podcast Jun 09, 2020

I interview Dr. Julie Hanks, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, author, and assistant professor at Utah Valley University on the topic of why idealizing motherhood can be harmful to women's mental and emotional health. Specifically, we discuss:

- Why our culture idealizes mothers.

- How how idealizing motherhood can be harmful to women's mental health.

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Illuminate: Dr. Julie Hanks - Assertiveness for betrayed women - Episode 59

illuminate podcast May 21, 2020

I interview Dr. Julie Hanks, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, author, and assistant professor at Utah Valley University on the topic of helping betrayed women become more assertive with their needs.

 

 

Specifically, we discuss:

- Why betrayed women need skills to protect themselves from harm, manipulation, and abuse.

- How assertiveness...

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Illuminate: Rick Thompson, LCSW - When missionaries struggle with pornography - Episode 58

illuminate podcast May 06, 2020

I interview Rick Thompson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, on how to help full-time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who struggle with pornography issues. These missionaries aren't immune to the temptations and struggles of pornography, yet, they often suffer in shame and silence because of their calling as...

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Illuminate: Gaelyn Rae Emerson - How women can heal from relationship abandonment - Episode 57

illuminate podcast Apr 23, 2020

Gaelyn Rae Emerson joins me to talk about the impact of abandonment on women dealing with betrayal trauma from pornography and sexual addiction. She outlines a method she uses to help women move toward healing when they've been abandoned. In this episode: 

- She defines the term “sexual abandonment”.

- She describes the role...

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Illuminate: Gaelyn Rae Emerson - Staying resilient when your husband relapses - Episode 56

illuminate podcast Apr 09, 2020

The uncertainty of a potential relapse often leaves betrayed women anxious and tense. They wonder when the next betrayal will happen and how they'll respond. Even though there is no way to predict the future, my guest in this episode, Gaelyn Rae Emerson, says that women can prepare themselves and develop resilience in the face of future relapses,...

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