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What is temperament therapy?

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart  Jeremiah 1:5 Why do I act the way I do? Many have asked themselves this question, but fewer find the answer. Without the ability to understand their inner springs of motion, many of us wander in darkness, yearning to lead a better...[ read more ]

Is technology addictive?

What do video games, chocolate fudge brownies, and cigarettes have in common? Thanks to the "happy" hormone dopamine, they all have a certain addictive quality to them. The link between chemistry and addiction Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that signals to your brain when a goal is accomplished. According to this Guardian article, we learn to anticipate a reward in response to an...[ read more ]

Do you think you may be struggling with sex addiction?

Are you beginning to feel like your sexual activity is taking over your life? If you're engaging in sexual behavior that feels compulsive and harmful, then there is a strong likelihood that you are experiencing some form of sexual addiction. What exactly is sex addiction? Sex addiction is an intimacy disorder, characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors of a...[ read more ]

How to help your loved one with addiction

[caption id="attachment_1474" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Supporting a loved one with addiction can be a difficult balance to maintain.[/caption] When a loved one is struggling with addiction, it can take an intense toll on your emotions. Juggling feelings of anger, pain, love, and resentment can be confusing and isolating. One of your greatest challenges may be understanding what your loved one is...[ read more ]

Practical Tools for Restoring Trust

Article taken from "Shattered Vows" by Debbie Laaser, MA, LMFT (Pages 184-187) When beginning to recover from sexual betrayal, a wife needs to know daily that her husband has stopped his sexual acting out. Some are afraid to ask because their husband gets angry and defensive when they do. Others want to avoid "being his mother" by constantly asking him...[ read more ]

Sexual addiction now recognized as mental disorder by the WHO

Sexual addiction has been a recognized problem for a long time. In contrast to a normal, healthy sex drive, sexual addiction feels compulsory and beyond one's control. It can negatively interfere with productivity, intimacy, and self-worth. Like other addictions, such as drug addiction or gambling, sex addiction can quickly take over and destroy one's life. This past month, the The World...[ read more ]

JD Murphy is now a certified practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming

JD Murphy, LMFT has completed training in neuro-linguistic programming, a therapeutic technique that utilizes the connection between neurological processes and behavioral traits to create transformational change.Find out more To find out more about how J.D. Murphy, LMFT can help you beat addiction, improve your marriage, and lead a happier life through Christian therapy, get in touch today. You can call or...[ read more ]

Common myths about addiction

After decades of fighting the war on drugs, the sad truth is that the addiction crisis in America is as bad as it has ever been. Indeed, the Trump administration has acknowledged this by officially declaring the opioid epidemic to be a 'national crisis'. In order to make real headway, though, it's necessary to take the right approach and dispel common...[ read more ]

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