“Relapse is an essential part of life.”Geoff Steurer
Slip-ups happen when someone views pornography even though they are trying to quit. That comes with a lot of different emotions, from shame to discouragement. Geoff Steurer, a marriage and family therapist, talks with Creed and Crishelle on how people can learn from relapse and use it to become stronger. Relapse is a part of recovery, and even part of everyone’s life.
In this episode:
- Talk about shame so that you can learn from relapses.
- Ease up on the judgement on yourself.
- Stand up to the bully in your head.
- Talk with someone you trust who can help you see the facts.
- Be compassionate about the pain your partner is going through.
- Have a support system outside of your partner.
Geoff Steurer is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in St. George, UT. He is the co-author of “Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity” and the host of the Illuminate Podcast. He has also created online courses, programs, workbooks, and other resources to help support individuals and couples in the recovery process. He completed a bachelor’s degree in communications studies from BYU and a masters in marriage and family therapy from Auburn University. He has been married for 24 years to Jody and they are the parents of four children.
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