Where Will Recovery Lead You? (Life After Lust VLOG)

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Recovery is about much more than just leaving addiction. It is also about the life you replace your addiction with. Click the link below to watch my newest VLOG episode about where the recovery lifestyle has led me.

WHERE WILL RECOVERY LEAD YOU? Life After Lust VLOG

I wonder, where will recovery lead you?

If you’re willing, take a minute to post about the experiences you have had as a result of your personal recovery journey. 

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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!
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The Courage of Self-Connection: Responding Effectively to Emotional Triggers (Life After Lust VLOG)

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Today I found myself triggered and in need of self-connection, self-love, and self-care. In moments like this, our responses to ourselves reveal the strength of our recovery journey. Click here to learn more about The Courage of Self-Connection:

The Courage of Self-Connection: Responding Effectively to Emotional Triggers – Life After Lust VLOG 

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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!

The Results Are In: CEN & Sex Addiction Article a Success

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A week ago today my interview with by Dr Jonice Webb was published about the correlation between childhood emotional neglect and sex addiction. I’m grateful to announce that the results are in and there was a MASSIVE interest and response.

Here are the results so far since its publication:

7,388 article views (wow!), 55 books sold, 1139 pages of Life After Lust read on Kindle Unlimited, and new readers all over the world with book sales on the Australia, Canada, India, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States Amazon sites.

It is evident that this message resonated with many people. If you have not yet read the article I invite you to check it out here. Thank you for all of your efforts in helping me get the word out about the article and the book!

Gratefully,

Forest

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!

 

 

 

CEN & Sex Addiction: Dr Jonice Webb Interviews Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP

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I’m SO excited to share my new interview with Dr Jonice Webb on the connection between childhood emotional neglect and sex addiction. 

Though this topic is extremely important it is often overlooked. Check out the new article  and please share it with others who will benefit. 
Here’s the article:
 
Gratefully,
Forest
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!

The Practice of Humility

A challenge to all of us on our spiritual journey

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Recently our staff spent a day away for some contemplation and reflection – something I highly recommend.  We spent some time together around “The Practice of Humility” adapted from The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook. Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.  Humble people let go of image management and self-promotion.  They honor others by making others’ needs as real and important as their own.

“Personas and the false self are cobbled together by identifying with the grandiosity of secondary things. It is easy to tell when the false self is in place, because it is always afraid of looking little and inadequate … A true Christ-in-me self is deeply at home in God and in its own skin.  Such a self humbly receives its identity as a gift and feels no need to justify its existence.  The mirror of public response doesn’t matter… Jesus is the…

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How to be Holy

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Some powerful concepts for us to meditate on…

“If you feel the call of the spirit, then be holy with all your soul, with all your heart, and with all your strength. If, however, because of human weakness, you cannot be holy, then be perfect with all your soul, with all your heart, and with all your strength.
 
But if you cannot be perfect because of the vanity of your life, then be good with all your soul…Yet, if you cannot be good because of the trickery of the Evil One, then be wise with all your soul…
 
If, in the end, you can neither be holy, nor perfect, nor good, nor wise because of the weight of your sins, then carry this weight before God and surrender your life to his divine mercy.
 
If you do this, without bitterness, with all humility, and with a joyous spirit due to the tenderness of a God who loves the sinful and ungrateful, then you will begin to feel what it is to be wise, you will learn what it is to be good, you will slowly aspire to be perfect, and finally you will long to be holy.”
 
-Peter van Breeman, Let All God’s Glory Through (From a Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning)

Covenant Eyes Publishes “Called to Rise” (A Chapter from Life After Lust)

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Today Covenant Eyes published one of my favorite chapters from Life After Lust – Called to Rise. This is my first publication with Covenant Eyes and it is SUCH an honor. I have appreciated Covenant Eyes for years, using and promoting their porn-protecting products.

The timing couldn’t be more perfect….or ironic.

PERFECT because I just finished my free book promotion which added many new 5 star reviews to the Amazon book listing.

IRONIC because I just started my hiatus from Facebook so I’ll be relying on others to share this within their networks (my blog does auto-post to Facebook).

When I read my chapter in the Covenant Eyes blog this morning, it brought me to tears. This is a powerful chapter, challenging and inviting readers to rise up and live out life after lust. I hope and pray that many will be impacted and the ripple effects will be eternal.

TO READ “CALLED TO RISE: OVERCOMING SEXUAL ADDICTION” CLICK HERE

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!

Reflections on Results & Rest

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My newest VLOG…..thanks again for all of YOUR help!

 

Reflections on Results & Rest

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!