The Spiritual and Psychological Founding Principles Behind the Satanic Spin

amusement park spinning ride to illustrate the Satanic Spin

One of the great mysteries in human behavior is when an individual does things that contradicttheir own value system. Most young men who seek treatment for sexual addictions have a strong desire to serve an LDS mission, get married in an LDS temple and aspire to become worthy fathers and strong spiritual leaders. Many are […]

The Influence of Good Men

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Recent studies continue to demonstrate the positive connection between having a father in the home and the influence that father’s can have on child development. The presence of a father in the home positivity correlates with higher levels of sociability, confidence, and self-control in children. Children with involved fathers are less likely to act out […]

Building Emotional Intelligence Part 3

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(Read Part 1 and Part 2) How then do we take all that we know about emotion and properly utilize emotions to make informed decisions? Well that is somewhat a trick question as emotions should rarely form the basis for making decisions. Let me explain. In Stephen W. Owen’s talk entitled “Be Faithful, Not Faithless” […]

Building Emotional Intelligence Part 2

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(Read Part 1 HERE). After I have successfully narrowed down and identified my emotions; where do I go from there? How then do I effectively manage such emotions? While utilizing the emotion/feelings wheel may offer a simple formula toward managing emotions… I will introduce a few more tools that can be utilized. Our first tool […]

Building Emotional Intelligence: Part 1

circles with types of emotions: social, intellectual, self-aware, relationships

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood pieces of the human experience is human emotion. Yet, one of my favorite facets within my clinical education has been coming to learn about emotion and the role that emotions can play within fully understanding what it means to be a person. Too often as individuals we may experience […]

ALIGNING WITH GOD’S POWER TO OVERCOME SEXUAL ADDICTION

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(Parts of this blog post were taken from the book Never a Happier Time. You can get a FREE ebook copy HERE.) For many individuals, sexual addiction and in particular looking at pornography and masturbation feels like a battle.  It isn’t a battle with physical weapons.  It is a drawn-out psychological biochemical war with an extremely skilled and experienced […]

A Warrior’s Prayer

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One of my favorite times during any day is the opportunity I have to communicate with Heavenly Father. While I still feel as though I am continuing to learn what it means to pray and how I can properly communicate with my Heavenly Father there are a few principles within prayer that allow me to […]

Values-Based Decisions Help You Quit Pornography

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(Parts of this blog post were taken from the book Never a Happier Time. You can get a FREE ebook copy HERE.) There are a wide variety of tactics that the enemy regularly employs to bring us into bondage and subjection to him through things like Pornography and Masturbation. In the first eight verses of Alma 46 in the […]

Budgeting, Your New Best Friend on the Road to Financial Freedom

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When you hear the word budget what do you think of? Many people think of a big list of dos and don’ts that restrict how you spend your money. Well, if that is what you think of then you are doing it wrong. Budgeting is the best way for you to spend your money the […]

Self-Worth, Self-Esteem, and Self-Confidence

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One of my favorite lessons I learned as an undergraduate student at BYU-Idaho was a lesson taught in my abnormal psychology class. My professor taught us the difference between self-worth, self-esteem, and self-confidence. He asserted that many of us may confuse the concepts or interchange them without really recognizing it. However, to best apply the […]

Devil Exposed Workshop

Man looking sad getting ready for the devil exposed masterclass

“The Devil Exposed” is a 12 week revolving workshop exposing the role the Subtle Serpent plays in your psychological experience of Temptation, Torment and relationship Turmoil.  

Value-Based Living

core values: integrity, trust, honesty, quality, ethics

What does it mean to live a value-based lifestyle? How does that impact a person in their ability to function and become the person they want to be? How does it compare to living a shame-based lifestyle and having a shame-based recovery?

The Spiritual Weight Room

weight room

Imagine a friend approaching you after going to the gym for a week or two with sadness and frustration in their voice. “I really don’t feel like I am making any difference.”

Sons of Helaman: Eternal Warriors

Sons of Helaman

Parents, Church Leaders, Young Warriors:   The urgency to provide effecting training for the war against sexual addiction motivates us to send you this letter.   We hope this information will help with what Elder Holland encouraged in the October 2013 General Conference, “seek the advice of reputable people with certified training, professional skills and […]

Negative Self-Talk: Seeds of Weeds

pulling the weeds of negative self-talk

I don’t believe in “negative self-talk!” It has actually turned into one of the central focuses of my work over the past 20 years.  Asking questions like, “When is it him, and when is it me?”