So, Wait. Who were you ?
And for that matter, why should I listen to you? What could you possibly know about the subject?
My name is Ryan. I’m a recreation therapist, a mental health counselor, a graphic designer, a husband, a father, and active Latter-Day saint. Why should you listen to me? Because next to my relationship with God, my wife, and my kids, I consider the journey of my recovery from pornography addiction one of my greatest blessings.
Yup, you heard me right. Not only have I faced a battle similar to what you are facing, I value the experience among my greatest blessings. I'm now 9 years since my last relapse, and I have since received a bachelors degree recreation therapy, a masters in psychotherapy, married a a beautiful red-headed girl, and had four awesome kids. I now consider it a major life mission to reach out to those struggling as I did and empower them with the tools they need for long-lasting change.
The Pornography Addiction Recovery Project (PAR Project for the sake of fewer syllables) is my small way to give back and help others who are struggling. The goal of the PAR Project is to use my therapy education, design skills, and personal experience to create engaging, useful, low-to-no cost tools to assist those struggling.
Here's what I'm hoping to accomplish with the PAR Project.
#1: Create a Website
I'm working to build a website of meaningful tools in the form posts, pictures, and videos to help individuals in recovery. These tools reflect my personal and professional experience.
#2: Create Cool Videos
In addition to sharing my story and experiences via words on a website, I hope to augment the website with videos that engage a learner in the recovery process.
#2: Publish a Workbook
It's one thing to read and watch some helpful information on a website. But it's taken to a different level when you have a workbook in your hands.
Along the way, I'm teaching classes and doing presentations to help spread the word.
Where You Come in
The key to recovery is openness and connection. As part of the PAR Project, I'm being very open regarding my struggles and how they have changed me for the better. My hope is to connect with those who have the same passion to reach those who are fighting the same battle I fought. If you'd like to help get involved, please consider becoming a Patron. Spreading the word through social media helps a great deal too!