Married To A Sex Addict [16 Healthy Relationship Tips]

2019-09-05T12:47:08-06:00September 5th, 2019|Marriage, Pornography Addiction|

Pornography and sexual addiction are serious issues that often begin long before the wedding day (and in many cases the courtship period). While the reasons people become addicted to porn can be complicated, the results are shockingly simple: these addictions harm everyone involved. As you begin to deal with your spouse’s addiction, you may find yourself asking “how do I live with an addict?”

To help you answer that question, here are 11 important tips when married to a sex addict that may help you stabilize your relationship as you both move forward […]

Porn Blocking Software: How to Choose the Right One For You

2019-08-13T13:55:14-06:00August 12th, 2019|Pornography Addiction|

Keep your family’s devices free from the pollution that is porn. By installing filters on your computer and mobile devices, pornographic websites won’t be able to make an accidental (or intentional) appearance.

Read our overview of the best pornography blockers available and then take the time to install one on each of your personal and family devices. By shielding yourself, your spouse, and your children from unwanted images and videos, you can confidently browse the web on all your favorite devices.

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How To Help Someone Addicted To Porn

2019-07-31T11:02:55-06:00July 31st, 2019|Pornography Addiction|

The hardest part of any journey is often the beginning. This is certainly true when it comes to the journey of making change—especially a change that involves overcoming an addiction.

It’s no secret that entrenched habits can be difficult to deal with. In trying to help people understand how habits form, Psychology Today explains, “Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form. That’s because the behavioral patterns we repeat most often are literally etched in our neural pathways.” This neural etching can lead from behavior to addiction, and when […]

How To Quit Porn [Once & For All]

2019-07-12T07:53:43-06:00December 11th, 2018|Pornography Addiction|

Porn addiction is not a myth. It is a real problem, suffered by real people. Porn addiction causes untold damage in the lives of the addict, as well as those who love them. Addiction can result in the loss of jobs, the end of a marriage, or worse. Overcoming pornography addiction, in most cases, feels impossible for the addict. Most live a shameful double life, with little hope of recovery. If this describes you, we understand, and we’re here to help.

At LifeStar Therapy, we believe pornography addiction can be overcome—that addicts can […]

Why Are People Addicted To Porn? [Causes of Addiction]

2019-10-18T14:17:48-06:00August 7th, 2018|Pornography Addiction|

Many hold the opinion that people become addicted to pornography because they are weak, lack moral fiber, or have zero self-discipline. Destructive labels such as these make it more difficult for those with addictions to seek porn addiction treatment. It is therefore important to understand the nature of pornography addiction.

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5 Tips for Teaching Your Kids the Dangers of Pornography

2019-05-03T15:01:12-06:00March 13th, 2018|Pornography Addiction|

We often think of pornography usage being a problem only faced by those who have already reached adolescence. The prevalence of porn and sexually explicit material, however, has been changing that. These days, the average age of exposure is eleven years old, and that’s just the average. Many are being exposed much younger than that.

At this point, it’s clear that if we want to protect our children from the dangers of pornography, we need to be proactive. Similar to efforts to discourage drug and underage alcohol usage, we need to prepare them […]

7 Healthy Lifestyle Changes To Help While You Strive To Overcome Porn

2019-08-07T11:46:31-06:00January 30th, 2018|Pornography Addiction|

If you’ve struggled with it in the past, then you already know how hard it can be to overcome porn. You may have stopped using only to discover that your life still seems to be out of balance. Many in recovery think that when life gets better they will have the time, energy or motivation to get their life back in order. The opposite is true. A balanced life in recovery does not come from having the time or energy for it. It comes from following through on the healthy behaviors of healthy living.

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My Spouse is a Recovering Sex Addict; How Do I Help?

2019-05-03T15:01:12-06:00August 15th, 2017|Marriage, Pornography Addiction|

Sex and pornography addictions can be catastrophic in the lives of the addict, and the lives of their loved ones. The road to recovery is long and difficult, and spouses and partners may be wondering what they can do to speed their companions along the path. While it’s true that no one can solve the problem for the addict, some courses of action will help assist them, and make their journey easier, facilitating healing for all involved.

Supporting the Addict

Educate Yourself

The first step is getting to know the enemy: the addiction. Recovery for […]

Blurring the Line Between Fantasy & Reality: How Virtual Reality is Making Porn More Dangerous

2019-08-07T11:49:11-06:00July 10th, 2017|Pornography Addiction, Virtual Reality|

Like other aspects of the entertainment industry, porn has made the jump to VR. And like other VR experiences, VR porn is more immersive than its two-dimensional counterpart. It allows the viewer to feel like more of an active participant, making the experience feel more real.

When dealing with something like pornography that already blurs the line between fantasy and reality, amplifying that effect can be cause for concern. That was the motivation behind a new study done by Newcastle University, which looked into the effects virtual reality has on pornographic experiences. Their […]

“Parental Guidance is Advised”: The Shift Toward an R-Rated Culture

2019-05-03T15:01:12-06:00June 28th, 2017|Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

American culture has always been a battle between the wholesome and the obscene. For much of the country’s history, however, it has been easy to segregate the obscene and maintain safe spaces for ourselves and our families. Where once our prime time TV was furnished with shows like The Andy Griffith Show, and our theaters frequented by actors of class like Jimmy Stewart and Gregory Peck, our culture has, over the years, come to accept less family-friendly entertainment.

Our culture has had a steady shift towards accepting increased levels of explicit content in media, […]