What My Wife Is Worth (Essential Mindset #13)

My partner is worth my best recovery efforts.-2

Essential Mindset #13 in Life After Lust (2017). From the chapter “What My Wife is Worth.” Share if you agree.

Learn many other ways to fight for your partner’s heart, check out my new book Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies For Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery.

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutube, BlogTwitter, Facebook, LinkedInInstagramPinterest, Google+StumbleUpon, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

 

 

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One Year Ago Today: Envisioning Life After Lust

One year later

One year ago today I envisioned my book Life After Lust. Starting with the simple idea of collecting and organizing articles, I set out on this creative journey, unsure where this road would lead me.

Who could’ve imagined that today, exactly a year later, my book would have over 1,900 copies in circulation, that 17 new participants in the SATP program would begin studying it as their textbook, that it would be added to our LifeSTAR program, that it would be so generously endorsed by many of my heroes in this field, and that the book would become a beacon of hope to so many people.

THIS IS A GOD-SIZED STORY….and I am so grateful to be along for the ride.

It all began on Facebook, one year ago today…

August 21, 2016: “Today I had a simple idea for my first published book….this will not take too long so I’m squeezing it into my busy schedule.” That same day I shared the Robin Sharma quote “Dream big. Start small. Start now.”

August 22, 2016 – “Time to follow inspiration and take a break from Facebook. If I can binge watch a Netflix series then I can binge write my first book and get it published ASAP. That’s my commitment (besides work related sharing). Message me if you need to talk.”

August 25, 2016 – “These days I’m working hard to finish writing and publishing my first book. Today I finished my Introduction. Now, roughly 90% of the book is written. This will be an inspiring resource for those struggling with sexual addiction. I pray it helps many.”

August 26, 2016 – “I totaled the pages of my book and it’s just under 100 pages. It will not be much longer than that. Still, that’s pretty awesome!” (Funny, I had NO idea!)

August 29, 2016 – “PLEASE VOTE: My new book is divided into 3 sections. Let me know which sequence you like best:

1) Attitude, Action, & Adventure
2) Mindset, Mastery, & Mission
3) Passion, Practice, & Purpose

August 29, 2016 – “PLEASE VOTE – I’m working on my book title. The book is an organized collection of articles aimed at inspiring individuals to take their recovery to the next level. Here are the options so far:

1. “A Passionate Recovery: The Sexual Addict’s Uncommon Guide to Growth & Greatness”
2. “The Motivation Manual: Stories & Strategies to Strengthen Sexual Addict’s in Recovery”
3. “Life After Lust: The Sexual Addicts Uncommon Guide to Inspired Recovery”

August 29, 2016 – “Hammered out another chapter of my book last night on the drive home….getting closer to a completed rough draft!” (Called to Rise chapter originally written as the concluding chapter of the book).

After lots of work and editing and feedback and inspiration and prayer….

February 14, 2017 – “LOOK WHAT I FOUND ON AMAZON FOR PRE-ORDER!!!” (Kindle edition)

February 24, 2017 – “WHAT ARE THE CHANCES that the day my book comes out on Kindle is the same day I get a call from a local radio show wanting to interview me about my Vote for Love, Not Porn article I wrote for The Fresno Bee in June?”

March 20, 2017 – “In case you missed the news….my paperback is ready on Amazon!”

March 21, 2017 – “WHOA! My paperback jumped to #1 in the Sexual Health Recovery category on Amazon! Grateful!”

Life After Lust Hot New Release

March 21, 2017 – “Honored to have my book “competing” with this amazing book!”

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After lots of surprising conversations, vlogs, radio shows, speaking and writing opportunities, witnessing the inspiration of others, new ideas, and moments of personal clarity and growth, here we are one year later.

August 21, 2017 – “I’m grateful for this amazing journey and excited about what lies ahead. As a friend told me recently, this is only the beginning. Thank you to all who have supported me along the way!” (click here to see how the future unfolds)

Hoping this message inspires others to reach for the stars.

All things are possible for those who believe.

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” me on this blog and on Twitter, “like” me on Facebook, subscribe to my Youtube channel, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

Help Us Reach 1000 FREE Downloads of Life After Lust (1 Day Left)

Life After Lust Free Promotion

As I shared in today’s VLOG, the Father’s Day FREE ebook promotion is massively successful so far with just over 646 downloads in less than 4 days!

With one more day of this deal remaining, will you SHARE this with others to help reach the goal of 1000 downloads by Sunday night?

Get your FREE copy today and help spread the message of healing. Also, if this book has impacted you, please take 5 minutes to leave a review (every star helps)!

Click here to download your FREE copy of Life After Lust

 

CHECK OF SOME RECENT AMAZON REVIEWS:

5.0 out of 5 stars – Great book for Porn/Sex Addiction Recovery
By Ralph R.on June 17, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book for sex/porn addiction recovery! I am a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in sex/porn addiction recovery. This book has pragmatic and powerful steps which guides the person to develop a solid recovery. It is easy to read and too the point, not overfilled with too many details or micro-analysis. I have just included this book as one of the required readings & discussion topics for groups and individuals who I treat for porn/sex addiction recovery.  I love the way the book is structured with points and easy to understand.

5.0 out of 5 stars – Insightful and very helpful
ByTRKon June 16, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Forest is insightful as he writes about his vast experience counseling others who struggle with addiction. I especially appreciate the chapter on self-care. Thank you Forest for putting it in a book that I am able to reference when I am struggling.

5.0 out of 5 stars – As a psychologist and couples therapist, I highly recommend this book to everyone who is struggling with sexual addiction.
ByJonice Webb, Ph.Don May 24, 2017
Format: Paperback
I’m a psychologist who specializes in couples treatment. I am very relieved to see a thoughtful, intelligent and caring book about this topic that most folks shy away from. Forest Benedict breaks through all the shame that I’ve seen my clients experience, and talks about this difficult subject with great care and attention to the whole person, including his or her childhood, committed relationship, and parenting. The book is filled with helpful guidance and support and clarity, as it walks people struggling with sexual addiction through the healing process. “Secrets are the driving force of sexual addiction.” and “What you fear most will heal you.” The author talks in easy to understand prose that will keep readers connected. Then, at the end, he offers a 52-week recovery process that could guide any struggling person through, with or without the help of a therapist. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with sexual addiction.

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” me on this blog and on Twitter, “like” me on Facebook, subscribe to my Youtube channel, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

Battling Lust at the Baseball Game (VLOG)

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For those who don’t struggle with compulsive lusting, this video won’t make sense. Those seeking recovery from lust addiction will get it. Are you committed to acknowledging your vulnerabilities and making a battle plan for success? If so, you’ll find my vulnerable VLOG on preparing to battle lust helpful.

Click here to watch Battling Lust at the Baseball Game

Wondering how the game went? To view the follow-up video click here

I invite you to subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive future videos on sexual addiction recovery and Life After Lust.

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” me on this blog and on Twitter, “like” me on Facebook, subscribe to my Youtube channel, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

Forest Benedict on the Upcoming Carol the Coach Sex Addiction Radio Show

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I have the privilege of being interviewed in the upcoming Sexual Addiction: Strength, Hope, Recovery with Carol the Coach radio show, talking about my recovery and my new book Life After Lust! Click this link to listen on Monday at 6pm PST. I’ve been on this show in the past and it will be great to visit with Carol again. Please share this free listening opportunity with others.

Gratefully,
Forest
Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” me on this blog and on Twitter, “like” me on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

Help This Video Go Viral – Dear Porn: A Father’s Letter

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I created this powerful video to challenge fathers (and all parents) to wake-up and engage in the battle to protect children from pornography. Please enjoy and share it with as many people as possible. This message is VERY important. Our children are depending on us.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” me on this blog and on Twitter, “like” me on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

An Interview in the Art Gallery – Forest Talks About Porn on Internet TV

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Today I had the opportunity to appear on the “Authors and Artists” internet TV show on CentralValleyTalk.com. It was a unique and fun experience. I went on right after the Michael Jackson impersonator.

Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” me on this blog and on Twitter, “like” me on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

Writing “Life After Lust” – An Interview with Forest Benedict

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Recently, I had the opportunity to do an interview with John Vonhof for the Writers & Authors on Fire podcast. In the interview I talked about my new book Life After Lust and the writing process. I shared some of my story and talked about the “creative risks” I took in writing this unique book. This is an excellent podcast for writers and others who are interested in the topic and book. This podcast is somewhat faith-based but open to all audiences.

Click here to listen to the podcast

 

Enjoy!

Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” me on this blog and on Twitter, “like” me on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

 

EXCITING NEWS! My Book is Now in Paperback!

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EXCITING NEWS! My book Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery is ready in paperback on Amazon! May this resource help and inspire many.

Want to watch the first moment I saw my book? If so, CLICK HERE

Be one of the first to order your copy of this ground-breaking new book that will help many.

Check out the powerful new book trailer based on a chapter of my book by clicking here.

Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” me on this blog and on Twitter, “like” me on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

Watch Live Now: Confronting Sexual Exploitation at the Capitol

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NCOSE is hosting a National Symposium at the U.S. Capitol to present Congress and the President with policy recommendations for addressing these critical issues. While the event is primarily for Members of Congress and their staff, it is also complimentary and open to the public.

*Note: May contain triggering content