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Two sex addicts in long-term successful recovery are ALSO world-class mental health professionals who specialize in porn and sex addiction recovery. Drawing on 40 years of combined personal and professional experience, Mark and Steve get RAW and REAL about HOW to overcome addiction, heal betrayal trauma and save your marriage. If you're struggling with addiction—we get it. Recovery is hard. We've been there. We'l help you take the fight to your addiction like never before. If you're married ...
 
Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads answer questions and provide practical clinical advice for those who wish to outsmart their addiction problems and move forward with their lives, as practiced in the Life Process Program-- an online addiction program.
 
Neil Sattin interviews John Gottman, Sue Johnson, Harville Hendrix, Peter Levine, Stan Tatkin, Dick Schwartz, Katherine Woodward Thomas, Diana Richardson, Terry Real, Wendy Maltz - and many others - in his quest to dig deep into all the factors that keep a Relationship Alive and Thriving! Each week Neil brings you an in-depth interview with a relationship expert. Neil is an author and relationship coach who is enthusiastic and passionate about relationships and the nuts and bolts of what mak ...
 
Mens Health, Performance, and Personal Development. Unscripted conversations with inspiring guests in the areas of health, fitness, personal development, and lifestyle design. Your host, Mens Performance & Health Coach Luke DePron uncovers the mindset, habits, and strategies used by peak performers. Guests include New York Times Best Selling Authors, Olympic Athletes, Navy Seals, Mixed Martial Artists, Nutritionists, Personal Development Authors, Adventurers, Performance Coaches, Functional ...
 
Do you want to experience the most delicious way of living life? To trust in the wisdom of your body by reconnecting or awakening the delights of your power? The Sensuality Empowerment Show is dedicated to empowering humans to move away from their vulnerability shame, ignite self expression, embody self love and own your magic, so you can step into freedom and deeper connection within. I am committed to my personal journey of healing past trauma and connecting to myself on a deep level, thro ...
 
This is not your mama's podcast! We're getting REAL - and that means digging deep, staying open and welcoming discomfort because YOU GET TO HAVE IT ALL! Filter not included. On this podcast, get ready to learn from top experts who have dedicated their lives to creating positive change in the world through massive self-love, confident sexuality, innate awareness and 'no shit' action. Your host, Sheree Trask, is a Certified Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor, Content ...
 
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When emotions are stuck within you - how can you use your creativity to get things moving? Sometimes the muse within you is a quiet whisper - other times screaming for your attention. Today we'll talk about how to find the voice - and what to do once you have. And, towards the end, I'll share a song with you that arrived after recording my last epi…
 
Saying "No" and choosing to live an upright and godly life free from porn addiction and masturbation is a daily decision you must make. Every time you are faced with a temptation to look at pornography and masturbate, you are also faced with a decision: Do I give in or do I stand firm and fight it? Do I yield to the Spirit and glorify God, or do I …
 
One man's testimony of freedom from bondage to porn addiction. A story of hope, healing, restoration and redemption through Christ, and the promise that you too can experience victory over lust, porn, and masturbation. Learn more about the ministry of The Purity Coach at http://www.thepuritycoach.com Check out our online training at http://www.Chri…
 
In their own addictions, recoveries and healing, and working with people all over the world, Mark and Steve have come to understand an "unholy triad" that decimates marriage: Pride; Shame; and Trauma. In this episode Mark and Steve get raw and real about how these three HUGE challenges can derail our most cherished relationships and how to begin mo…
 
When it comes to breaking up, is there a right way to do it? How long should it take for you to get over your ex? How do you know when it's time to see someone new? How do you deal with the way that your ex is handling the breakup? In this week's episode, we're going to cover what's "normal" in the breakup experience, and how to make sure that you …
 
With so many dominant influences from Hollywood, the mainstream media, pornography and the role models we were raised with, there's a LOT of confusion about what it really means to "man-up." It's NOT the "macho/sexual-prowess" stereotype the culture often tends to promote. In this episode, Mark and Steve talk open and real about their own experienc…
 
In this episode, Mark and Steve come from a very heart-felt place in speaking to the women who may find themselves "stuck in the pain of Betrayal Trauma." This is actually a very common struggle for many in early or even ongoing healing and recovery. Mark and Steve discuss— - How the "grieving process" is a necessary part of facing pain and beginni…
 
Mark and Steve produced this episode in response to a PBSE listener's question— Hi Guys! Would it be possible to talk about entitlement in an episode? I feel like many men struggle with a sense of entitlement for sexual pleasure and/or being "serviced". I know for my husband and many of his friends, the belief is that if they aren't getting it from…
 
Christ came to give us life to the full, creating a beautiful song of worship with our lives, but we often settle for lives of silence. Do you wish to hear God’s voice in your everyday life? Do you long to be a vessel of the power of the Holy Spirit? Are you eager to be a light in the lives of others? Embark on a journey of cultivating a life of wo…
 
If you are curious and fascinated by the intrinsic beauty of Shibari, then you are going to love this interview with my dear friends, Avalon & Jenna. Shibari, also referred to as Japanese Rope Bondage, is a unique, intimate & sensual art form that originated in Japan. It was originally developed as a form of capture, torture or presentation of pris…
 
When you’re stuck in conflict, how do you step outside of the situation enough to identify ways to break the patterns that are keeping you stuck? Especially in ongoing conflict, just doing more of the same isn’t going to change your outcome. Our guest is Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, author of Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at H…
 
Rob Wilson co-creator of the Art of Breath seminar series. Rob has worked with elite military personnel and world-class athletes all the way to normal folk looking to live more healthy and productive lives. Rob has been a member of the SH//FT team for nearly 5 years as Co-Creator of the Art of Breath Seminar and lead educator under PowerSpeedEndura…
 
You're ready to walk in your purpose, but you're feeling stuck. Perhaps the pain of a devastating, defining moment has burdened you with bitterness toward God or bound you with doubt and distrust toward His plans. Join me and women's empowerment coach, Kendra Tillman to discover a five-step framework to greater confidence in your God-given gifting …
 
This episode starts with Mark and Steve getting super raw about how lying was a big part of their addiction years and early recovery. - There are MANY "layers of lies" that can be obvious or very subtle; active lies or passive ones. - Why do addicts tell lies? And why do spouses often have struggles being totally open and blunt about what they're f…
 
Do you ever feel like you *should* have gotten over something challenging - that you’ve grown, and learned from the experience, but that on some level it still haunts you? Or do you feel inner conflict around decisions that seem like they should be relatively clear-cut? Are you afraid of failure? It could very well be that you have bypassed or supp…
 
Mark and Steve get personal and talk about how, for much of their lives, they lived in "victim mode" and ran around spouting off cliches like, "I'm a realist," and "It is what it is," and "Things never change, so why bother?!" As CRAZY as it sounds, much of our TRUE POWER resides in this bold claim: "Acceptance is the answer to many of life's probl…
 
Ever feel like your sexual desires are too much or you (or God) to handle as a Jesus-loving gal? Find encouragement as Joy Skarka and I discuss healing from sexual shame and healing from experiences of sexual trauma. By the end of our time together, you’ll have some practical guidance on seeking freedom and hope right where you presently are in you…
 
In this episode, Mark and Steve talk raw and real about their personal "God journeys"—how God operated in their lives BEFORE recovery and healing (crazy dysfunctional!)—and how their God relationships evolved in ways that literally "saved" their lives and marriages. Maybe in your individual and couple recovery and healing you could use a personal "…
 
Who better to celebrate our third season milestone with than Dr. Christopher Yuan? He's the author of Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story. How should your biblical identity inform your sexuality? Should you confess your same-sex attraction toward a friend? What are some practical boundaries you …
 
Todays guest is the beautiful Chad Charles. I had the pleasure of working with Chad a few months ago. He held a sacred online breath-work session, after I had undertaken a deep journey with 5-MeO-DMT, also referred to as Toad or Buffo. This style of medicine is being touted as a healing modality for people who suffer trauma, depression or PTSD. I r…
 
When things have been going well for awhile in addiction recovery and betrayal trauma healing, there can be a temptation to relax the boundaries we've agreed to. This can also seem like a viable option when things are continuing to fall apart in the relationship. In either situation, experience tells us that the BEST chance your marriage has is wit…
 
When your partner is unmotivated to change and has resorted to stonewalling - or blaming everything on you - what can you do? If you’re a therapist working with a couple in this situation, you’ll learn some valuable ways to directly address this issue and change the dynamics. In today’s episode, we have a return visit from Peter Pearson. He is a co…
 
We live in a culture that can easily tend to make physical/sexual attraction the "be all, end all," in marriage relationships. In this episode, Mark and Steve share their own raw and real marriage experiences in relation to this poignant and difficult topic: Sexual passion/attraction is a force that "acts upon us." On the other hand, "Love" is a fo…
 
Do you ever procrastinate? If you’re looking for a way to finally stop putting things off - and get them done - then today’s episode is for you. As a follow-up to a session with me on being overwhelmed, David Burns has returned for a session to help me with my own procrastination. You’ll get to hear what works, what doesn’t, and - if you’re a thera…
 
Optimize your brains function by sync your brain waves. Join me as I speak to Dr Erik Won, and Director of Operations former Navy Seal Ned Mason of Wave Neuroscience as we discuss how innovative magnetic brain treatment and Synchronized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation can treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain …
 
Our most DIFFICULT conversations can also be the most CONNECTING! In this episode, Mark and Steve get raw and real about WHY we avoid difficult and uncomfortable conversations and HOW we can turn these situations into TRUE CONNECTION! If you're a couple where many or most of your hard conversations turn negative and divisive, this episode will help…
 
Today I get to introduce one of my sponsors - Passionfruits. I refer Passionfruits as a one stop pleasure shop. From their elegant lingerie to the kink or bondage merchandise, sex toys and various pleasure workshops - you will soon understand why Passionfruits is not just your average sex shop. The sensuality boutique offers a luxurious range of pr…
 
How do you talk about your feelings - without your partner getting reactive and defensive? There are some common mistakes that we make when talking about our feelings that can lead to it going horribly wrong. In today’s episode, we’ll cover ways that you can adjust how you talk about your feelings so that you’ll be most likely to stay connected - e…
 
Porn addiction, Betrayal Trauma and other challenges can plunge us hopelessly into a seemingly perpetual pattern of Negative Relationship Patterns! This constant negativity wears us down until we can't see EVER having a happy, connected, fulfilled relationship. In this episode, Mark and Steve speak from personal marriage experience, as well as year…
 
It's natural to avoid pain--that protection mechanism is built directly into the human brain. BUT, "pain avoidance" often creates and then feeds Addiction. And it can also keep us trapped in Betrayal Trauma. In this episode, Mark and Steve talk about HOW to STOP avoiding pain and actually start Embracing and Learning from it! Perhaps pain is the so…
 
How can couples come out of an intimacy rut and bring the sexy back?? A lot of couples are struggling with intimacy during lockdown OR if you are in a long term relationship, you may feel stagnant or disconnected with one another. Today’s guest is with the very sensual Elisa. Elisa is a sacred sexual shamanic and sexual practitioner who is devoted …
 
Are you undermining your connection with your partner, or the others in your life, with microaggressions? While the “little things” can be the building blocks of something amazing - they can also undermine the very fabric of how you relate with another person, perpetuating sexism, racism, or other unhealthy power dynamics. Today our guest is Kevin …
 
In this episode, Mark and Steve address the questions and concerns of one of the PBSE podcast listeners. As the spouse of an addict in recovery, this listener brings up the very legitimate concern— As a sexual addict in recovery, should my husband be having an "attraction and chemistry" toward other women? How can he possibly do this without crossi…
 
What happens when there is a "Pornography Addiction Relapse"? The Fallout of Relapse— For the Addict: Hopelessness, shame, resignation, apathy, "Eeyore mode"—emotional volatility and variability. For the Spouse: Often forced to be the absolver and confessor—she feels like she must set aside her pain to be there for him, or feel like she is insensit…
 
This is a powerful conversation that will no doubt have you rethink the term ‘toxic masculinity’ or the meaning of a 'real man'. I have been following Tyran's work for a while and he recently grabbed my attention with a few controversial posts that resonated with me SO of course I had to get him on the show. Tyran is many things but to me, he is a …
 
WARNING: If you’re looking for the typical hope and optimism that you can find on Relationship Alive, then this might not be the episode for you! After 233 episodes focused on how to have an amazing relationship, it feels like it’s time to ask the obvious question: Why? Let’s turn things on their head for a moment. Perhaps getting into a relationsh…
 
- Learn how to “let go” of Your Spouse’s Healing - Instead of focusing on what she is or is not doing—put all your energy into YOUR recovery. - You can’t “undo” trauma or “fix” your spouse. The best thing you CAN do is CHOOSE to break free from addiction. - The best chance to “save your marriage” is to work your own recovery! - Clear Setting AND Ad…
 
Let’s put the theory aside for a minute. When it comes to having a successful, long-lasting relationship, what has actually worked for couples whose relationships have stood the test of time? In order to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue interviewed 40 famous couples in successful relationships, to discover the…
 
Addiction and Betrayal Trauma can easily plunge us into the "Victim Trap"! In this dark place, it is nearly impossible to progress on our paths of recovery and healing. In in episode which is "Part One," Mark and Steve discuss— - How being distracted by your "partner's stuff" and drained by his or her issues leaves you no energy to work on your own…
 
The internal and external resources needed to lose weight and get fit. Luke DePron shares mindset strategies and a simple breath technique to help you overcome stress so you can get into action. A simple shift in thinking to help you get motivated and overcome what's holding you back in your fitness, and weight loss goals, and how to effectively se…
 
Today’s guest is with the very sensual, modern day Tantrika and spiritual seeker, Laura Deva. Laura is dedicated to the path of embodiment and believes that through accepting all of yourself you can let go of shame and embrace your full pleasure. One of the biggest pleasures in life is the pleasure of food and how we feed our body and soul. I am re…
 
Two of the BIG questions we hear a LOT from recovering porn/sex addicts is: "How do I get her to trust me again?" and "How do I trust her?" In this episode Mark and Steve get raw and practical about the answers to these critical questions— How do I regain her trust? The basis for your spouse trusting you again involves YOU developing consistency in…
 
In a relationship, it’s important to be able to accept your partner as they are. What if accepting your partner traps you in a relationship that isn’t healthy? What’s the balance between accepting your relationship as it is - and wanting to shift things without trying to turn your partner into someone different than who they are? If you value growt…
 
“WHY would a woman pay for $ex when she can get it for free?” The business of pleasure is changing, with more women splashing out on $exual services AND I found out why...... I have the pleasure to interview Australia’s favorite & leading male escort. This is such a juicy interview and Jake was more than ready to go straight to the depth of his wor…
 
Earn your win, with Richie the Boogeyman Martinez. Richie is a Jiu Jitsu coach, competitor, former professional mixed martial artists and owner of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Diego. A fast rising star in Jiu Jitsu, Richie quickly earned his black belt in Jiu Jitsu. We talk about challenging yourself, competition, the importance of having others belie…
 
Discovering your spouse has a porn/sex addiction triggers Betrayal Trauma and SHATTERS trust! HOW can you ever get to the place where you can "trust him again"? Mark and Steve share insights from their own marriages and their experiences helping women and couples over the last 20 years— Validating your own PAIN is a crucial first step True empathy …
 
The quality of your life is directly related to the quality of the decisions that you make. So, when it comes to love - is there a way to make better choices and to identify your blind spots, to improve your chances of a long-lasting, thriving connection? Today’s guest, Logan Ury, is a Behavioral Scientist and author of the forthcoming book “How to…
 
Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth. The high-energy youth shares his amazing story, showing people that a…
 
For any relationship to last and thrive, there must be "boundaries." This is especially true when you're dealing with Porn Addiction and Betrayal Trauma! In this episode, Mark and Steve talk raw and open about "boundaries in the marriage relationship"— If we love each other, why do we need boundaries? Love shouldn't be restricted-right? WRONG! Love…
 
In today's world, it's challenging to avoid conflicts - whether with our intimate partners, or simply with people at the grocery store or on social media. How do you take control of any fight so that you can create the best outcome? How do you resolve conflicts in a way that helps bring you closer to others, instead of widening the divide between y…
 
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