Dating & Pornography: Starting the Conversation
Dating and courtship is a thrilling time of discovery and building connection. As couples become more committed and move toward engagement, it’s critical to learn more about each other’s private lives, including any past or current struggles with pornography. This is an awkward and difficult topic for most people. This workshop will give participants the tools and support they need to begin this conversation. It will also help parents, leaders, and friends know how to encourage loved ones in the dating stage to build honest, trusting relationships.
This presentation was given at the UCAP Stronger Together Conference in St. George, UT in September 2015.
Geoff is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in St. George, UT. He is the founding director of LifeSTAR of St. George, UT a treatment program for couples and individuals impacted by pornography and sexual addiction. He is also the co-author of “Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity” and has developed curriculum, articles, and workshops on the topic of couple’s recovery. He completed a bachelor’s degree from BYU in communications studies and a master’s degree from Auburn University in marriage and family therapy. He is married to Jody Young Steurer and they are the parents of four children.