“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, […]

50 Shades of Grey: How Porn Addiction Can Affect Both Men & Women

2019-08-07T11:56:49-06:00February 6th, 2017|Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

Pornography addiction has often been labeled a “man’s problem,” with a lot of blame being placed on the media and entertainment industry for producing hyper-sexualized movies, magazine covers, and of course the pornography industry which creates skewed perceptions of intimacy and body image.

While men certainly do suffer from and are susceptible to pornography addictions influenced by the entertainment industry, women are not excluded from its influence. Porn addiction can harm both men and women indiscriminately, although often in different ways.

The 2016 release of 50 Shades of Grey and the upcoming release of its […]

How to Disclose a Slip Up to Your Partner During Recovery

2019-08-07T12:23:15-06:00October 12th, 2016|Marriage, Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren

First you need to know what a slip is. The most successful recovering addicts are those who, in the very beginning of their recovery process, establish their bottom lines. Your bottom line is what defines sobriety for you. In other words, you must draw the line on the behaviors that you will no longer participate in, and thus, all recovering addicts do not share a common bottom line. To help stay in recovery and maintain accountability […]

Important Tools To Heal In Your Porn Addiction Recovery

2019-08-07T11:51:57-06:00June 23rd, 2016|Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

Breaking porn addiction is not an easy process. Various emotions come up and old habits are hard to let go of. No matter how hard it may seem, it is possible to overcome and heal from your addiction.

As with stopping any addiction, you’ll need to take time and establish new habits. People can get pulled deeper into their addictions due to boredom, anger, loneliness, depression,and other various emotions. The key is to find other ways to deal with your triggers, and develop new routines, or habits, to support you in your healing.

“Rock […]

Is Pornography Addiction Affecting Your Relationship?

2019-05-03T15:01:13-06:00October 9th, 2015|Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

Challenges can arise in a marriage and to discover a spouse’s pornography and sexual addiction can have a devastating effect on a relationship. According to Covenant Eyes, 56% of divorce cases involved one party having an obsessive interest in pornographic websites.

If you suspect your spouse is addicted to pornography, how do you ask the difficult questions? Recognize the warning signs? There is no simple answer. However, we’ve created a quiz to help ask the difficult questions when looking at the potential problem areas in a relationship.

When taking the quiz, please remember this should NOT be taken as a sign of proof that your […]

Fifty Shades of Grey: Why Unhealthy Sexual Addictions Hurt Both Men & Women

2019-08-07T11:45:33-06:00February 12th, 2015|Sexual Addiction|

There has been a lot of buzz around Fifty Shades of Grey. With the release of the movie, it poses the question; why is the series so popular? The writing is mediocre, the author hits every cliché, and then there are the over the top sex scenes.

However, sex in books is not new, nor is the classic bad boy stereotype. But for centuries, books have been written about these abusive men–think of Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights–and the women they seek to dominate.

Like most relationships, not everything is black and white and there […]

Sexual Addiction Treatment: A Summary of LifeStar’s Intensive Outpatient Sexual Addiction Treatment Program

2019-08-07T16:32:30-06:00April 17th, 2014|Sexual Addiction|

Who Are We?

For more than 20 years LifeStar has offered intensive outpatient program for pornography and sexual addiction. We have helped hundreds of people escape from the bonds of their addiction with our proven sexual addiction treatment program

We are located in Salt Lake City, Utah, but we also work with non-residents all over the United States and Canada.

 About our Sexual Addiction Treatment Program

LifeStar’s intensive outpatient program was developed by highly trained and licensed therapists Todd Olson (LCSW, CSAT) and Dan Gray (LCSW, CSAT). The sexual addiction treatment program consists of […]

Becoming Your Best Self through Sexual Addiction Rehab

2019-08-07T16:40:45-06:00March 31st, 2014|Sexual Addiction|

If you’re faced with sexual addiction and know you need help for the sake of your relationships, your career, your happiness, or a new start altogether, then you may be feeling rather daunted.

Perhaps you’re asking yourself how you can stop something you’ve tried to put an end to many times before? You might wonder how you can repair the damage that’s been done? Maybe you’re still experiencing some denial?

Wherever you are right now, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The LifeStar team wants to let […]

Life with a Sex Addict: Find Healing with Sexual Addiction Counseling

2019-08-07T11:41:27-06:00March 25th, 2014|Sexual Addiction|

Whether your spouse or partner has confessed to a sexual addiction or you have come to learn about it another way, there is no shortage of emotions you are going to feel.

Sadness. Confusion. Disgust. Pain. Betrayal. Anger. The list goes on . . . and on.

You’ve screamed, yelled, cried. Perhaps you’ve moved out or want to break up. Maybe you’re wondering why you weren’t good enough for him or her. Your spouse may have even tried to blame you for having a sexual addiction in the first place.

Even worse than the pain […]

Should I Get Sexual Addiction Treatment?

2019-05-03T14:57:44-06:00March 18th, 2014|Sexual Addiction|

Sexual addiction is difficult to diagnose, especially when many people don’t even realize that this type of addiction exists.

Those with sexual addiction tend to feel intense shame and are often in denial of their problem. But there should be no humiliation in investigating sexual addiction treatment. Whatever addiction or other battle you experience in life, having the desire to overcome it is nothing to feel ashamed about. The road to recovery may have its challenges, but the healing that ensues is worth the fight.

What is Sexual Addiction?

In a […]