FamilyLife1st on CBS/replies
cmfce at smartmarriages.com
Fri Jun 23 17:15:14 EDT 2000
subject: FamilyLife1st on CBS/replies
from: Smart Marriages
Hi - I'll see many of you very soon in Denver. I'm looking forward
to it! - diane sollee
SET YOUR VCRs:
The CBS Evening News on Saturday June 24 will
feature Bill Doherty and Family Life 1st the Minnesota program whose goal
help parents "take back their kids" from their over-scheduled
lives. FamilyLife1st had 3,600 hits to their website the first week it
Response to article about treating internet sex addiction
Treating online addiction by sending eMail to persons needing assistance
seems a little askew to me. I can understand having a Web site to
with addicts (get 'em where they are), but actually serving them over the
Net seems to contrary to the concept of recovery.
UNLESS, of course, if "recovery" is defined as replacing one surfing
activity that is deemed negative or destructive (like the specific subset
online addiction which is pornographic or adulterous) with other forms of
surfing (i.e. to self-help, self-education sites). Then, possibly, some
form of "recovery" is possible but certainly not full recovery.
Personally, I believe this may be (in many cases) like fueling the fire
gasoline instead of kerosene. The addiction is not extinguished unless
replacement behaviors are introduced and substituted for compulsion to go
Unfortunately, the convenience and accessibility of the Net cannot be
as a justification for counseling online addicts over the Internet.
Counseling online addicts through eMail is encouraging them to go to the
for their answers -- instead of rewarding them with a more diverse
by telling addicts, "The first step is to push back your chair and walk
from the monitor."
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From: Smartmarriages© <cmfce at smartmarriages.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2000 9:07 AM
Subject: ^^HERITAGE FOUNDATION CALLS FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP ON MARRIAGE
Great article. . . Except one state has spent SOME money on marriage
classes - Arizona. We are in the process of getting appointments to the
Commission now. See you at the conference. - Rep Mark Anderson, AZ
Representative Anderson will present as part of the "What States Can Do"
seminar on Sunday, July 2, in Denver.
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