Getting the Best Start
anonymous Asks ...
Is a weekend sex addiction couples retreat long enough of a time to treat an internet pornography addiction or at least get a good start on nipping this thing in the bud? The program is Christ based and it focuses on helping couples restore non sexual based intimacy as a first necessary step in a long term process of healing. The other alternative is a 45 day residential program.
Jim LaPierre Says ...
Hi and thank you for your excellent question. There are a lot of variables here and very limited info for me to go on but my thoughts are:
1. a weekend is minimal and 45 days is a commitment
2 a weekend with your partner means no individual treatment and while rebuilding intimacy sounds great, it seems premature
3. better to get a handle on your self and consider what drives your addiction, what's missing, and how to rise above it and go through it all
4 What does pornography provide the life does not? How will those needs be met in healthy ways after treatment? these are things I urge you to address clinically
5. Good luck and blessed be!