Northwest Coalition for Healthy Intimacy

We are an organization dedicated to empowering and supporting adults, teens, children, families and communities in building healthy relationships and educating about the negative effects of pornography and unhealthy sexualization.

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Latest Blog

Meeting Yourself Where You Are

Melody Jackman, MA CMHC “Meet your clients where they are” is a common catchphrase in today’s culture. Business professionals talk about “meeting customers where they are”. Educators discuss “meeting students where they are”. Budding therapists are taught a similar concept. When a professional meets the client “where they are” the professional is willing to let […]

13 May 16 melody

Addiction Not What We Thought

This TED talk gives some great insight on addiction:

13 Jun 15 anonymous

2015 Conference

2015 Healthy Intimacy Conference

18 May 15 anonymous

10 Years into My Husband’s Recovery: 3 Things I am Grateful For

10 Years into Recovery: 3 Things I’m Grateful For My husband struggled with sex addiction for the first 10 years of our marriage, but it has now been 10 years since he relapsed. Along this journey I have had bad days, really REALLY bad days, worse days than even that, moments of joy, peace, and […]

11 Jan 15 anonymous

The Importance of Talking about Healthy Sex with your Kids

Last summer in a human sexuality course, the professor started by discussing how awkward it is to talk about human sexuality. One student asked the question, “Why is it that something as basic to our human nature and survival as a race is so uncomfortable to talk about?” There was a long and lively class […]

19 Dec 14 anonymous
The Heart of the Matter

The Heart Of The Matter

The Heart Of The Matter: AKA Sometimes God “Taketh Away” So That You Learn To Give More Many thanks to NWCHI for hosting a screening of my documentary film, The Heart of the Matter, in September 2014 and also for allowing me to guest blog and plug my wonderful film to you all. I am […]

29 Oct 14 anonymous

Hello? Are You There? Can you Hear Me?: The Art of Connecting in Relationships

Recently, I purchased a set of walkie talkies for my nine-year-old son. Instantly, he wanted to try them out to see how far he could go before there was no connection. He would go to a different room in our home, press the button on his walkie talkie and say, “Hello, are you there, can […]

23 Oct 14 anonymous
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Physical and Emotional Intimacy: Before and After Recovery

My wife just got back from an out of town retreat with her mom and sisters. I found her on the couch studying and I came and sat by her. I made sure that I could lightly touch her arm. I observed the emotional and physical state that she was wrapped in. I understood she […]

09 Oct 14 anonymous
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Good Pictures, Bad Pictures

As a recovering sexaholic there is a lot of shame that goes along with pornography for me. This shame creates quite a conundrum for me when I think about trying to talk about this with my kids who are pretty young and really have no concept of what pornography is and how it can affect […]

25 Sep 14 anonymous
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Personal Growth Lessons Learned from a Little Fern

Some years ago our family took a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. I was awestruck by a little fern growing in the middle of a vast lava field where no other plant life could be found. Somehow it was growing against all of the odds. I’ve thought about that fern over the years. […]

28 Aug 14 anonymous
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Forgiveness: The Ride of a Lifetime

As a child, my favorite fall activity was going to local county fair. I loved the crowds, the smells, the sights, and most especially – the rides. My first stop was always the carousel, and then the Ferris wheel, followed by bumper cars. I loved all the rides but one – the funhouse. Every year […]

15 Aug 14 anonymous
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The Secret Weapon for Protecting Kids from Unhealthy Sexualization

Have you ever worried about how to protect your family from an overly sexualized world? If you have, you are not alone. Lots of parents wonder how they can protect their children from pornography use, addiction or problematic sexual behavior. Discussions about protecting children and teens usually center on using internet filters to keep children […]

30 Jul 14 anonymous
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3 Building Blocks for Healthy Physical Intimacy

When you think of healthy physical intimacy what images come to mind? Unfortunately, many individuals grew up with images of physical intimacy in the media that were diluted at best, and all too often completely warped. So, what does healthy sex look like? Healthy sex is more than physical mechanics. It is whole-hearted and felt […]

23 Jul 14 anonymous

Wonder Woman VS. The Velveteen Rabbit: My Real Story

By Margery Williams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I wanted to be Wonder Woman. Instead I turned into a worn out Velveteen Rabbit. There was a time in my life where I might have worn a shirt with the logo, “Perfection or Bust.” I wanted everything in my world to appear to be perfect. I […]

16 Jul 14 anonymous

Who are you?

I have recently made myself aware of my vast number of inadequacies. Even more, I have realized that some of those inadequacies add up to behavior that I can’t control on my own. I have sought counseling. I have joined a twelve step program, Sexaholics Anonymous. I am constantly making phone calls, sharing my feelings […]

08 Jul 14 anonymous
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Healthy Sex

Healthysex.com is dedicated to promoting love-based, healthy sexuality. The information found here can help you make responsible decisions about sex, heal sex problems, and increase your sexual pleasure and happiness with a partner.

01 Jun 14 anonymous

S-Anon

Hope & Help for Family & Friends of Sexaholics

07 Nov 13 anonymous

Porn Harms

Pornharms.com is the leading national organization opposing pornography and indeecency through public education and the application of the law.

27 Oct 13 nic
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What is Sexaholics Anonymous?

Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.

30 Sep 13 anonymous

Fortify

fortify has free online training.   Become the person you want to be Don’t let pornography stand in your way

27 Sep 13 anonymous

SA lifeline

SA Lifeline is a free resource educating on sex addiction.

08 Sep 13 nic

Hope and Healing – Pornography Addiction Education and Recovery

For those affected by pornography / sexual addiction (both addicts and loved ones)

07 Mar 13 anonymous

A Wife Redeemed

My Recovery from my Husbands Pornography Addiction

07 Feb 13 anonymous

Eat My Scabs

Sex Addiction; not as fun as it sounds

07 Jan 13 anonymous
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