Since discovering my husband’s porn addiction three years ago I have learned a lot about sex addiction and more recently, about the less talked about issue of sexual or emotional anorexia. I call it the “silent killer” of marriages because the pain, confusion, and often the deep sense of shame it produces in wives drives them further into isolation and silence about what does not go on in their relationships and bedrooms.
This complication of sexual addiction, and my need for help and understanding of it thrust me into a series of painful experiences I never dreamed awaited me. Fortunately, God has blessed me with a tenacious spirit and instilled in me enough faith to keep putting one foot in front of the other as I ran what felt like a “gauntlet of recovery” with some of this country’s best practitioners, yet I failed to find helpful answers or resources.
However, what I did encounter are some of the most amazing women; women whose strength and resiliency continue to encourage me on my own journey. I also learned that at least some of these partners have felt misunderstood by “traditional recovery,” just as I have. For this reason I was deeply grateful when I found help with a heart here at A Woman’s Healing Journey. And I’m excited to join the team as a coach and provide support, encouragement, and the power of an understanding presence to the women still out there without hope. I’ve found that hope can happen when someone is willing to walk with us through our pain, and to share their hope when ours is worn out. Doing this for other women is both a privilege and a blessing for me.
In her spare time you’ll find Jodi on the golf course with her husband, or hosting parties and feeding the many people in her life who keep her joy bucket full. She has been known to take the commandment, “Feed my sheep” literally!
Areas of Specialty: Sexual anorexia Partner’s Healing Journey support groups; International telephone support groups for women living outside the United States and Canada who cannot find resources in their own countries.
Individual Coaching with Coach Jodi
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