Learn how ADDICTION = PAIN, regardless of the substance or behavior involved. What assisted A.D. in his healing process was what he refers to as 4-STEPS, as he says: God gave me the 4-Steps to break my addictive cycle. Step 1: Re/establish a relationship with God. Step 2: Abstain from Sex. Step 3: Change Your Environment (Walk away from your triggers). Step 4: Establish a Support Network
SEX is not equal to LOVE: At the end of the day we all are seeking love. While sex is the most physically intimate experiences two people can share, it does not equal love.
Social Media is spreading Sex Addiction and HIV: With Facebook, apps such as Jack’d and Grindr and websites where anonymous sex is so easily accessible and promoted, sex addiction and HIV are on the rise and no one is talking about the role social media plays in this growing epidemic.
A.D. Burks is a native Texan and true Renaissance man. After earning a degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College, he pursued a music career while teaching in the Atlanta, Nashville and Houston public school systems. A.D. has a Master’s in Business Administration from Rice University, and works for Chevron oil as a corporate real estate developer. With Sex & Surrender, A.D. returns to his first love, and what he considers his calling— creativity and spiritual growth. In this book, he shares life lessons and experiences he has learned along the way. A.D. has spoken regionally on the connection between HIV and sex addiction. www.sexsurrender.com
It’s All About Relationships is a growing gathering of friends worldwide on Vivid Life Radio. Edie Weinstein is your host who welcomes you every Thursday night from 8-9pm est on www.vividlife.me Her guests include dynamic leaders in the field of human interaction; authors, speakers, teachers and coaches, as they offer their ideas about what makes relationships work and tools for repair when they are challenging. No topic is off the table as communication, sexuality, boundary setting, self love, starting again after divorce or widowhood, cheating, various partnering forms, ways to cope with difficult people, relationship with money, as well as parent-child interactions will be explored.
Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW (Bliss Mistress) is a colorfully creative journalist and interviewer, internationally known transformational speaker, licensed social worker, interfaith minister, Bliss coach and the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming The Ordinary Into The Extraordinary. Over the past 25 years, she has interviewed such notables as Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson,Dan Millman, Shirley MacLaine, Ram Dass, Ben & Jerryand His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is a regular contributor to Beliefnet, Elephant Journal, Wisdom Magazine, The Whirling Blog, Identity Magazine and Bellesprit.