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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Internal Family Systems: Understanding the internal battle at the heart of addiction

Understanding the motivations that lie behind any form of addiction – whether it be to drugs, alcohol, sexual behavior or anything else – often appears impossible to the addict's friends or family and even to the addict himself. How can someone who wants to stop doing something so badly keep doing it over and over again? The cycle of withdrawal and relapse...[ read more ]

The 30 task model for conquering sexual addiction

All those who have struggled with sexual and relationship addiction, as well as their friends and family members, will appreciate how hard it is to break out and achieve lasting freedom. As with many forms of addiction, relapses are depressingly common in the first year of going clean, and many people find they have to hit 'rock bottom' before they...[ read more ]

Announcement: J.D. Murphy is training to be a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="aligncenter" width="255"] Patrick Carnes, PhD, expert in sex addiction.[/caption] J.D. Murphy has begun training under Patrick Carnes, PhD, a world-renowned expert in sex addiction, whose research and insights have benefitted thousands of people struggling with sex addiction in America and across the world. J.D. Murphy is currently a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) candidate through the International Institute...[ read more ]