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  • anonymous Asks ...
    anonymous

    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 ...
    Jim LaPierre

    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!

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