Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Tony Ramynke rejoins me to discuss the cost of sex addiction treatment. More importantly, we discuss the potential cost of NOT getting treatment. We also talk about the common occurrence of multiple factors underlying a sex addiction that need to be assessed and treated. Some of the questions we address … Read moreEp. 13 How Much Does Sex Addiction Treatment Cost?
Chris Williams (Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist & Co-Host of New Life Live) rejoins me to discuss how sex addiction is emotional deafness. Some of the topics we cover: Why ignoring our feelings is a mistake. How to experience love at a deeper level. Why many men struggle with anger management and empathy. What happens when we … Read moreEp. 12 Sex Addiction as Emotional Deafness
Keaton Kleiner (an LMHP in Omaha, Nebraska) and I discuss the difference between coping with life’s struggles in what he coins a “lazy versus intentional” way. We find that it’s important to know the difference because sex addicts can help themselves recover by learning intentional ways to cope with hardship. Some of the topics we … Read moreEp. 11 Lazy Vs. Intentional Coping Skills
Grace Erickson and I discuss the significance of spirituality when treating sex addiction. Grace is currently one of the few, if not only, Catholic sex addiction therapists in the Seattle area. Some of the issues we talk about in this episode: Can God love me even if I repeat sexual sins? The high number of … Read moreEp. 10 God, Sex Addiction, and Sexual Health
Bill Schuilenberg and I discuss the blueprint of sex addiction recovery. We make no bones about the length of the process and what it requires. We also revel in the true hope it offers for men and women who desperately want to overcome their sex addiction. Some of the questions we discuss are: Is sex … Read moreEp. 9 What does the road to recovery look like?
This is such an important question, with many significant implications. Sometimes we want to tell our loved one to relieve our conscience. Sometimes we feel forced to tell. Other times we panic and we will say whatever to protect ourselves, or even our partner. Whatever the reason, there are effective ways to tell our partner, … Read moreEp. 8 Should I Tell My Significant Other?
“I just need to pray more.” This is what many Christians struggling with sex addictions think is the key to overcoming their problem. It’s also the advice they hear from many well-meaning advisers. The trouble is, praying more almost never makes a sex addiction go away. This leads to greater distress, guilt, shameful thoughts, and … Read moreEp. 7 What Christian Sex Addicts Need to Know
According to Patrick Carnes, there are close to 200 different identified behaviors that are associated with sex addiction, categorized into 10 types. In this episode, I will discuss these 10 types. You will hopefully gain some insight into what you are doing. After all, if we don’t know what we are doing, it’s that much … Read moreEp. 6 The 10 Types of Sex Addiction
Sex addiction is often a result of many years of trying to deal with emotional and relational pain. Andy Park and I discuss the effective pain treatment called EMDR when working with sex addicts. Andy is a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, practicing in Southern California. Andy’s … Read moreEp. 5 Treating the Pain that Leads to Sex Addiction
In this 4th podcast episode, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Tony Ramynke and I discuss the link between sex addiction and loneliness. We feel it has something to do with attachment. Of course, this does not describe every person with a sex addiction, but we find this to be true of the majority of sufferers. What … Read moreEp. 4 Why are Sex Addicts so Lonely?