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Men's Retreat -- "Life After Lust"


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  Forest Benedict  is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP) who serves as the Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley, a sexual addiction treatment program. Forest is the Program Manager of the SATP program at Mid-America Nazarene University, where he trains therapists to do sexual addiction treatment. Forest blogs regularly and has written for XXXChurch and Protect Young Minds. Passionate about protecting children from pornography, Forest speaks publicly on this timely topic. Forest is a husband and father who lives in Fresno, CA.

Forest Benedict is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP) who serves as the Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley, a sexual addiction treatment program. Forest is the Program Manager of the SATP program at Mid-America Nazarene University, where he trains therapists to do sexual addiction treatment. Forest blogs regularly and has written for XXXChurch and Protect Young Minds. Passionate about protecting children from pornography, Forest speaks publicly on this timely topic. Forest is a husband and father who lives in Fresno, CA.

  Dr. Armando Gonzalez -  Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT  As a therapist I believe it is my job to support and empower you. To inject hope into your situation. To create a safe environment where you can share your heart and all the of your vulnerabilities. To offer a fresh perspective that allows you to see problems from another angle, and to provide you with an achievable game plan to get you back in touch with living the life you truly desire. I believe therapy should be a place you come to heal and grow. My passion lies in guiding and nurturing individuals, couples and families through these processes.

Dr. Armando Gonzalez - Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT

As a therapist I believe it is my job to support and empower you. To inject hope into your situation. To create a safe environment where you can share your heart and all the of your vulnerabilities. To offer a fresh perspective that allows you to see problems from another angle, and to provide you with an achievable game plan to get you back in touch with living the life you truly desire. I believe therapy should be a place you come to heal and grow. My passion lies in guiding and nurturing individuals, couples and families through these processes.

"Life After Lust"

"The heart of the Life After Lust Retreat is to bring to light a message of HOPE, HEALING, and FREEDOM from sexual addiction. Shame has too long caused men to believe that they are alone in their battle and that such a fight is not allowed to be mentioned in Christian circles. Our mission is to expose lies but also to expose the truth. And the TRUTH is: FREEDOM is possible. This retreat is a power packed combo of artists, authors, and everyday people sharing their real stories and practical steps to freedom."

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  MARK J the Poet   "I can’t count how many times I have been approached by folks battling the cycle of sexual addiction as I was. Many of them trust me to be the first person they talk with openly about it - pretty amazing if you’d ask me.  This is my heartbeat: to see people understand their value and live in freedom as God intended."

MARK J the Poet

"I can’t count how many times I have been approached by folks battling the cycle of sexual addiction as I was. Many of them trust me to be the first person they talk with openly about it - pretty amazing if you’d ask me. This is my heartbeat: to see people understand their value and live in freedom as God intended."

  Denzel Peoples  - will be performing the spoken word as Maafa the Poet

Denzel Peoples - will be performing the spoken word as Maafa the Poet

 Band -  With One Voice

Band - With One Voice

Earlier Event: September 21
Women's Retreat