The pattern of a husband’s pornography use often throws his wife into a chronic world of relationship trauma, fear, and insecurity. Additionally, it impacts their children and other areas of their lives. While most treatment approaches address pornography abstinence for the husband, the impact on the marriage is profound enough to deserve equal ongoing attention. For example, areas such as parenting, finances, sexual intimacy, and communication are compromised by pornography addiction. This presentation discusses the far-reaching effects of pornography use in a marriage and how couples can confront and heal these together.

Jeff Ford and Geoff Steurer shared this presentation at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake in 2013.

Jeffrey J. Ford, MS, MFT received his BS in Psychology from the University of Utah and his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Jeff specializes in working with individuals and families struggling with sexual addiction. He has published articles, been a university instructor, and regularly speaks on the topics of pornography, marriage, and addiction. He is married and the father of four children. His favorite pastimes include being with his family and mountain bike riding and hiking.

Geoff Steurer is a licensed marriage and family therapist and founding director of LifeSTAR of St. George, a treatment program for couples and individuals impacted by pornography and sexual addiction. He co-authored “Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity” and has developed curriculum, articles, and workshops about couple’s recovery. He completed a BA from BYU in communications studies and an MS from Auburn University in marriage and family therapy. He and his wife, Jody Young Steurer, are the parents of four children.

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