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The discovery of pornography and other sexual secrets is a trauma that throws most couples into a tailspin. The tendency is to rally around the relationship and do everything possible to save the marriage. But, is that really the best first-line approach?
In today’s episode, Jeff Ford and Geoff Steurer, both licensed marriage and family therapists and co-directors of the LifeStar of St. George sexual addiction and betrayal trauma recovery program, talk about critical considerations to make when determining the best time to begin working with a couple during addiction recovery.
The Illuminate Podcast is hosted by Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT and founder of LifeStar of St. George, Utah, a treatment program for couples healing from the impact of pornography and sexual addiction. Learn more atwww.lifestarstgeorge.com.
You can also purchase a six-hour audio course on healing your marriage from pornography ($29) here: geoff-steurer.mykajabi.com/p/marriage-recovery
Geoff SteurerApril 3, 2019
Hi Anonymous, please contact me on my website at www.geoffsteurer.com and I'll respond to you personally.
ChuckApril 2, 2019
For two years, I conducted the church program on Addiction Recovery and Healing in my stake. A 27-year-old woman in my program was there because her addiction was in controlling people, especially her husband. Eventually, she thought he was having an affair (he wasn't, she said), so she went out and was unfaithful to him. When he found out, he was unfaithful to her. They had two precious little girls, ages 7 and 5 y.o. They ultimately divorced, and those precious children have to grow up in that situation because their parents didn't talk to each other about their problems. Does this person stay? Does she leave? Talking about it is the first step, and it won't solve all problems---but it's an essential first step. The writer cannot control her spouses' actions, but neither does he control her reactions to his actions. My best to them both---they have a very hard path to follow.