Articles by Beth Denison

Beth Denison, CLC, PRC, along with her husband, Mark, founded There’s Still Hope, a national sexual addiction recovery ministry. Beth works with ladies one-on-one and in groups as a trained life coach and an A.A.S.A.T. Certified Partner Recovery Coach. She brings the experience of being married to a sex addict for 35 years. She has been a faithful pastor’s wife, popular speaker, and women’s ministry leader. For help in your own healing journey, visit There’s Still Hope.

10 Ways to Build Intimacy Apart From Sex

Therapists often recommend a period of abstinence to couples dealing with issues of compulsive or addictive use of pornography, or with issues of other types of sexual acting out. This can provide time for the…

6 Things to Consider Before Becoming Your Spouse’s Ally

“Ally” comes from the Latin word alligare, meaning “to bind to.” We may be familiar with the term in the context of nations who are allies. They make a commitment to act together and protect…

3 Intentional Ways to Restore Emotional Safety After Betrayal

Everyone needs a home base where he or she feels safe from the outside world. Ideally, our home with our family should be such a place. Unfortunately, when compulsive sexual behavior is present in the…

How the Betrayed Gets Stuck and 8 Steps to Get Moving Again

On July 19, 2019, at a Six Flags amusement park in Bowie, Maryland, roller coaster passengers spent over two hours stuck at the top of the ride. Eventually, all of the passengers were rescued unharmed.…

10 Things Forgiveness Is Not

Forgiveness is such a beautiful concept. We certainly welcome it when we have made a mistake, acted inappropriately, or hurt someone else. But forgiveness becomes difficult when we are the ones who have been severely…

10 Phrases You Should Never Say to Someone Experiencing Betrayal Trauma

Discovering the sexual betrayal of a spouse is one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can suffer. There are so few people with whom the wounded spouse can confide. Imagine this devastated individual mustering the…

10 Ways to Help Your Spouse Heal after Sexual Betrayal

If you are the one who has wounded your spouse with your sexual acting out and you’ve read beyond the title of this article, I’ll assume you have at least some level of interest in…