BIG Sex Addiction News

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Great news! In a ground-breaking move, The World Health Organization just classified compulsive sexual behavior as a mental health disorder! I invite you to read my writeup on this news and why it is so significant here:


May this monumental move forward pave the way for the many needing hope and help in their battle with sex addiction.


Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!




Less Than an Hour to Go! Sex Addiction in the News Facebook Live Kickoff (Fridays at 5pm PST)

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I’m excited to announce the kickoff of a new resource! My friend Staci Sprout is starting her new weekly Facebook Live show called Sex Addiction in the News. To participate in this event, go to her Facebook page at 5pm PST by clicking here. Then, set a reminder for the weeks to come. Knowing Staci, this will be a great resource. See you there!

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


Forest Benedict in tomorrow’s Fresno Bee (and online)


Great news! The Fresno Bee is publishing another article by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP! It is our hope that this article brings hope to many who are secretly struggling (both addicts and partners). To see the Fresno Bee article online click here: Forest Benedict: When Sex Secrets Surface.  The article is based on Forest’s popular post entitled Dear Mr Dugger: When Sexual Secrets Surface, which recently received over 700 Facebook shares and over 2,600 views. Look for the published article in the Fresno Bee tomorrow (September 5). This article is another step forward in caring for those impacted by sexual addiction, both locally and worldwide. Please help us spread the news that recovery is possible by sharing this insightful article with others. Also, please thank the Fresno Bee for addressing this important topic in the “comments” section (as well as by driving traffic to the article).

Thank you!

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

Dear Mr Duggar: When Sexual Secrets Surface

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“But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known” Luke 12:2

Today I finished and posted an article aimed at addressing sexual addiction in the news, providing hope for Josh Duggar, those impacted by the Ashley Madison hack, and others who continue to silently struggle. I believe the world would benefit from this timely message and appreciate any efforts my readers make in helping spread this link throughout Facebook and in your other networks:

Click here – Dear Mr Duggar: When Secrets Surface