We both have agency and we both get to choose.Rhyll croshaw
How can you keep a close relationship with your partner? It’s as simple as A-E-I-O-U! Using a check-in based on the vowels, Rhyll and Steven Croshaw communicate every night about how they are doing in emotional, mental, and physical health and their progress in their recovery. They share how this has helped them align their goals and keep from drifting apart.
In this episode:
- Check-ins are for the person speaking – don’t interrupt, save questions for later
- Each person shares honestly what is going on in their life; it isn’t about one partner policing the other
- Recognize what a spouse is like in addiction and in recovery
- Check-ins can also help in a sponsor/sponsee relationship
Steven Croshaw is the co-founder and President of SA Lifeline Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing hope, education and resources related to sexual addiction and betrayal trauma recovery. He was instrumental in the production of Understanding Pornography and Sexual Addiction, A Resource for LDS Families and Leaders and Protecting Families from the Harmful Effects of Pornography, A Resource for Families, Religious and Community Leaders. Steven is a commercial real estate developer. He served as a Founding Trustee and Chair of the Board if Trustees of Utah Festival Opera Company in Logan, Utah.
Rhyll Croshaw is the co-founder and Vice President of SA Lifeline Foundation. She is a highly sought after speaker, having spoken at BYU’s Women’s Conference and many community and church events in the subject of pornography and sexual addiction recovery. Rhyll is the author of the new book, What Can I Do About Me? Healing From the Trauma of My Husband’s Pornography and Sexual Addiction. Rhyll graduated from Brigham Young University in 2011, where she earned a BS degree in Family life with an emphasis on the effects of pornography on the family.
Steven & Rhyll have been married for 48 years and are grateful to be working recovery one day at a time. They are the parents of seven children and twenty seven grandchildren.
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