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By Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP
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About

Last February the highly-acclaimed new book Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP was published. It was enthusiastically received by recovering addicts, therapists, and leaders and after these 9 months over 2,000 copies are in circulation. Now, it’s time to drastically increase the reach of this life-changing resource. We’re turning Life After Lust into an audiobook and we’d love your help.

Forest Benedict is partnering with the talented Mark J The Poet for the narration & recording of the Life After Lust audiobook. To accomplish this task, we are aiming to raise $1,900 by December 15 (see financial breakdown below). If we exceed this goal, additional funds will go toward future Life After Lust/Recovery related projects (one possibility is translating the book into another language). 

Who is Mark J The Poet?

Mark J The Poet is a skilled Spoken Word artist who is passionate about sexual addiction recovery. To hear a sample of Mark’s work, check out his performance of a chapter in Life After Lust called Dear Porn: A Father’s Letter:

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Why an audiobook?

Convenience - There are many people who desperately need the empowering message of Life After Lust but their lives are packed with responsibilities. Having an audio version of Life After Lust will be a game-changer for these people, who will have the opportunity to listen while they commute, clean, and exercise. An audiobook version will be ideal for auditory learners as well.

Privacy - Let’s face it, the topic of sexual addiction is a difficult one. Many who are struggling will want to listen to Life After Lust in private, rather than holding the paperback version of Life After Lust for all to see. Through the audiobook format, people can learn about the essential mindsets, skills to master, and missions to accomplish in recovery that are presented in Life After Lust without worrying about who wonders why they are reading about such things. While there may be a time and a place to share with others about a secret addiction, an audio version allows the listener to have more control over when this will come about. The privacy an audiobook provides could be helpful for parents, teenagers, and people of all ages.

Experience - Life After Lust is a unique recovery handbook, filled with stories and poetic language. In an audio format this language will come to life, inspiring the reader to reach new heights in their recovery resolve. Listening to Life After Lust will be a powerful experience.

Connection - In the audio format, Life After Lust can deepen a sense of connection with others who are committed to the heroic journey of recovery. Listening for daily inspiration can foster a sense of camaraderie on the lonely path of addiction. Imagine how hearing an inspirational voice of hope could inspire someone to persevere on the most difficult of days.

More about Life After Lust

Recovery from sexual addiction is difficult, possible, and worth the effort. Forest knows. He’s been there. Once shackled by shame and secrecy, sex addiction therapist Forest Benedict writes candidly about his personal recovery journey, sharing many science-based strategies for successful recovery. Life After Lust provides a clear recovery roadmap for men and women ready to embark on the heroic path from pain to purpose. All who seek a renewed vision for recovery will find help and hope within the pages of this book.

Life After Lust is strategically structured into 3 sections: Mindset, Mastery, and Mission. Each section provides a series of chapters aimed at examining specific Essential Mindsets, Skills to Master, and Missions to Accomplish for the successful recovery journey. For those desiring greater guidance, the book provides Your Recovery Roadmap: A 52-Week Plan, which includes weekly readings from Life After Lust as well as assignments aimed at supporting early and long-term recovery.

Life After Lust is unlike any recovery book available today. Not only does this book guide the reader into intentional personal growth but also frames the pursuit of a meaningful life as a byproduct of successful recovery. Endorsed by many leading experts in the field of sexual addiction treatment, Life After Lust is written for women and men from varying backgrounds. Life After Lust is the ideal book to accompany a recovery or treatment program and it is recommended that readers use it in conjunction with therapy for the greatest benefit, whenever possible. While written for sex and pornography addicts, Life After Lust is helpful for parents and partners as well.

Life After After, in the words of others:

 

 

 

   

 

        

  

  

 


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Excerpts from Life After Lust:

 

Chapter 1: My Path Our of Porn Addiction: A Therapist’s Journey

Chapter 2: Called to Rise

Chapter 5: What My Wife is Worth

Chapter 13: The Paradox of Pornography Addiction: What You Fear Most Will Heal You (Life After Lust's version is religiously neutral)

Chapter 14: Five Reasons to Fire Your Accountability Partner (Life After Lust's version is religiously neutral)

Chapter 20: Pursuing Peace When the World’s at War

 

Chapter 30: Vote for Love

Chapter 33: Dear Porn: A Father’s Letter

Reviews of Life After Lust:

Book Review: Life After Lust - Darlene Viggiano, Ph.D. (LMFT)

WRAP Resources: Life After Lust


Life After Lust interviews:

Carol the Coach

Pure Sex Radio 

Betrayal Trauma Recovery

Life After Lust VLOG

Breakdown of Campaign Goal of $1,900

Narration & Recording - $1120

Audio Mixing - $125

Audiobook Cover Design - $50

Kickstarter Rewards & Shipping - $449

Kickstarter Fees - $190 (high estimate)

Total - $1,934 ($34 in Kickstarter fees paid by Visionary Books)

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IN THE EVENT THAT OUR GOAL IS SURPASSED, EXCESS FUNDS WILL GO TOWARD FUTURE LIFE AFTER LUST/RECOVERY RELATED PROJECTS. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Whether you are in recovery yourself, know someone who is, or just care about this topic, your contribution to this cause will have a lasting impact. Thank you for investing in the hope and healing of others. The ripple effects will be endless.

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is the author's first Kickstarter project so rewards were created that the author is confident he can fulfill. One reward that depends on circumstances outside of the author'a power is the Life After Lust Retreat. Should something unexpected happen with this retreat in February, the backer will be offered a package of greater value or a refund of their pledge.

Also, this entire project depends on another person besides the author (Mark J the Poet). Mark has proven to be both responsible and driven. No significant problems are predicted but everything will be done possible to finish this project on time and in the highest quality possible.

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    VLOG Episode

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    Choose the topic for the Life After Lust VLOG or ask Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP (the author) up to 5 recovery related questions which he will respond to by video (some rules apply).

    For examples of past VLOGS click here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOx7994oK_wpXKchrO9GdtA

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    Join the Author (Forest) and the Poet (Mark) on a 1 hour Google Hangout group interview, where questions can be asked about this project, their work, and their personal and professional journeys.

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    Life After Lust Retreat Ticket

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    A two-day sexual purity event in Northern California featuring Forest Benedict (Author of Life After Lust) and Mark J The Poet, for Christian men and boys. Dates: February 17-18, 2017. Ticket includes room and board. For additional details email Forest Benedict at forest@forestbenedict.com.

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    Small Group Paperback Package

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    Package of 6 unsigned paperback books to use in a group setting. Includes a 30 minute phone consultation with the author regarding recommendations on how to use the book in the backer's specific group setting.

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    Professional Presentation

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    Forest will create a personalized professional presentation for your public or private event and will present it in person anywhere within a 4 hour drive of Central California (outside that radius if travel expenses are paid). Also, can be presented via Skype. Presentation must be related to sexual addiction.

    Possible topics could include:
    Protecting children from pornography
    Recovering from sexual addiction
    Life After Lust

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    Email Forest to ask clarifying questions regarding possible topics and appropriate venues at forest@forestbenedict.com

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