A Professional Opinion–Dr. Jill Manning on SA Lifeline Foundation

At SA Lifeline, we have learned from our own experience the gifts of working the 12 Steps. We can see from our own stories the difference between the chaos of our lives before recovery, and the peace we feel as we work at putting God at our center through our 12 Step Work and Surrender.  But sometimes, it feels nice to have a professional opinion to back it up.

Dr. Jill Manning is a Marriage & Family Therapist is a licensed marriage and family therapist and Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS) who specializes in working with individuals impacted by sexual addiction, pornography or betrayal trauma in their primary relationship. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Manning is a researcher, author, consultant, professional speaker and activist.

She has practiced in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, community mental health clinics, schools, and private practice. In 2005, Dr. Manning was selected to be a visiting Social Science Fellow at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., and as a result of her research there, testified before a Senate sub-committee on the harms of pornography.

She has been featured in several television programs and radio talk shows, and has authored numerous book chapters and articles on the subject of pornography. A native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, she currently resides in the Denver, Colorado area with her husband.

Dr. Manning recently incorporated a blog onto her professional website and chose to have her first blog post be about SA Lifeline Foundation. We hope you will enjoy reading her opinion on the work we do and the importance of 12 Step in recovery from sexual addiction.


Thanks to Dr. Manning for her straight-forward analysis of what makes SA Lifeline an effective 12 Step program.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Attention: your comments will be viewed by other people in our community and potentially by the world wide web. If you'd like to remain anonymous, please only put your first name and last initial.

Your email may also pull up a picture of you depending on how you've set things up with your email provider. Unless you want to receive notifications of comments via email, you are welcome to put none@whateveremail.com. Thanks for your participation in the community.