2018 UCAP CONFERENCE


Teen's Session: Understanding Sexual Intimacy

Teen's Session: Understanding Sexual Intimacy

Corey C. Holmgren

Prior to his life as a therapist, Corey was totally misinformed about what sex should be like in his marriage. Taking what he had learned from pornography, media, health class, and his friends, he and his wife found themselves frustrated and unsatisfied with their sexual relationship. He had thought that arousal and excitement were the keys to satisfying sex. However, later he learned that it is just the opposite. The keys to true intimacy are safety and relaxation.

In this presentation you will learn:
– How to step by step find true intimacy with your spouse
– How to develope an atmosphere of safety (i.e. feeling loved, heard, understood, and respected)
– How to relax and rejuvenate as a couple
– How safety and relaxation will bring you closer as a couple

Corey Holmgren is a Marriage and Family Therapist that specializes in pornography and sex addiction recovery. He has been working with LifeStar Network for just over four years as the youth specialist in helping teens and their families find long lasting recovery. His passion is his work. The main reason for this passion is because Corey has struggled with pornography and masturbation in his own life as a youth and young adult.

Corey has a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Masters Degree in Divinity, a Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies, a Minor in Military Science, and another Minor in Portuguese. Throughout his studies he has done significant research on the harmful effects of pornography on both men and women. Most significantly Corey has put in numerous hours researching healthy intimacy for addicts overcoming a sexual addiction and their spouses who struggle with betrayal trauma. From this research Corey has developed a step by step diagram showing how couples can find a healthy attachment and intimacy with their spouse. Corey now teaches this diagram to all of his clients wanting to make sure that they understand what healthy intimacy really looks like.

Corey has also served in the Utah Army National Guard for 11 years. Just last year Corey commissioned as a Chaplain (which is like a bishop for the military). He currently serves with the 1/19th Group Special Forces and loves every moment that he gets to be with his brothers in arms.

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