UCAP 2018: New Perspectives on Trauma

Did you know that this Saturday is the annual UCAP Conference?  The Utah Coalition Against Pornography hosts the largest event of its kind in the nation.  Whether or not you are excited to spend your day listening to specialists speaking about the effects of pornography may be debatable.  Whether or not you will leave this…

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Using the Updated Understanding Pornography Manual: Recovery and Healing

Many of you are aware that SA Lifeline Foundation recently published the Updated Understanding Pornography & Betrayal Trauma Manual.  This publication is one of SA Lifeline’s proudest accomplishments. The manual includes clear guidance from top experts in the field, and straight-forward explanations that bring clarity to complicated issues.  It is also unique in that it…

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Have You Seen The Heart of the Matter documentary?

Some of you may know that SA Lifeline helped to produce a breakthrough documentary film bringing light to the darkness surrounding pornography and sexual addiction.  The film is entitled The Heart of the Matter. The Heart of the Matter is the first documentary to give viewers an honest, complete portrait of what it means to…

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A Valentine’s Message from Rhyll

Happy Valentine’s Day! As this holiday can be triggering and downright traumatic for women dealing with betrayal, we are grateful for Rhyll Croshaw’s perspective on our blog post today.  Rhyll is the author of What Can I Do About Me? and the co-founder of SA Lifeline Foundation. Thanks, Rhyll, for sharing your strength, hope, and…

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Manifestations of Healing

Thank you to Alicia for sharing her strength, hope, and experience in this post about her journey to healing. Each time I pass the anniversary of my rock bottom, I can’t believe another year has passed. It’s been eight years now -eight years of learning a new way of living and even a new vocabulary:…

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The Greatest Showman and Addiction Recovery

So I am not a big movie person.  After Trauma blindsided me, most movies, songs, and media experiences felt like a Trigger Time-bomb waiting to happen. But every now and then, a movie comes along that is worth my time and my ten dollar bill. The Greatest Showman was this for me. Although seeing this…

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New Year, New Start

Happy New Year! Last week I missed sending out a blog post…I was still caught up in the aftermath of the holiday chaos, celebrations and feasting in my own home, and then whisking off with my husband and 5 kids to Wisconsin for Christmas with my family. I don’t know about you, but returning home…

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Is Relapse a Part of Recovery?

I’ve heard this quite a bit in other groups: “Relapse is part of recovery…” Or… “If I pop a tire, I’m not going to go back to where I started, I’m going to fix the tire and move on.” My initial questions are these: Where do these ideas come from? Who said these things? Was…

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