Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dear family and friends-

See Update Below!

Dear Family and friends,

Our family has has been working with Deseret Media on a conference special that will be shown between the Sunday sessions of conference on October 2. It is on recovery from a pornography addiction. Ben was abused when he was eight. The shame he felt from that abuse led him into a pornography addiction that he has dealt with it his whole life.
I found out about his addiction a year after we were married. Consequently I was devastated and felt incredibly betrayed. Over the course of our marriage his addiction has cycled. The constant fear and turmoil was very devastating to me. After Gracie was born I hit a new low. Miraculously I found a therapist in town that specifies in pornography addiction recovery. This group of therapists are pioneering an effort to show the world the devastating effects this addiction has on woman. Ben and I have been in extensive therapy for over 2 years now and during that time Ben has been sober.
We were contacted by KSL to participate in this documentary to bring pornography addictions into the light. We feel very blessed to share our story in the hopes that it will help someone. We have shared our story many times to different groups and feel stronger after. We truly believe that this addiction is satans plan to destroy families. Not men or women, their families. I know and believe that our family is in recovery, but it will be something we will always work on and address. We are feeling so much better emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Thank you for your ongoing support of our family. We have been truly blessed, and feel your love. We hope you will watch and share this with your families and friends.
If you have any questions, please ask. We are more than willing to talk. We are amazed at how many people are dealing with this addiction. For years we thought we were the only one's dealing with pornography. That's why we want to talk about it, so women and men don't feel alone. The more we share the smaller it seems. Before, this addiction was a huge scary monster in a dark closet. Now we realize that it is not, and we have the power to destroy it.

Thank you for your love and support,

Ben and Andrea Brown

"Healing the Brokenhearted"

A documentary for partners betrayed by pornography and sexual addiction

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 1:00-2:00pm

KSL (Channel 5)

KSL Channel 5 is broadcasting a one-hour documentary called "Healing the Brokenhearted", which features messages of hope and healing for women impacted by the betrayal of pornography and sexual addiction.

This documentary has an LDS emphasis and will air between Sunday sessions of the LDS Church General Conference.

The documentary features stories from women in their own healing process and offers encouragement, support, and direction for those affected.


  1. We love you guys so much! Cindy told me about this after you had emailed her. I wish we could have been praying for you longer and I'm glad it is becoming easier to overcome! You have such a beautiful, amazing family. Thank you for sharing with us, I'm anxious to watch the special.

  2. Andrea...we are always here for you both...just know we love you!

  3. Thank you a million times over for sharing your story. Your family is amazing. More people need to know about this type of addiction, you are so right, "the more people know the smaller it seems". Sending love from NZ!

  4. Wow! I think it's very brave to share this with the world. Good on you for putting yourself in such a vulnerable spot so that your story can help others.

  5. I love you both so much and I am so proud of you!

  6. We watched it and thought it was interesting. Thanks again.

  7. Very courageous; and well done. We love you. The Cranes

  8. Andrea-
    I watched the video and I just wanted to say how impressed I am with you and your family. Every family has issues, and most of us want to make sure no one else sees them. It takes so much courage to be willing to share our problems to help others, and I think it helps in the healing process.
    Even though I never see your family anymore, I love ALL the Wilkey's and I wish you all the best!

  9. Hey! This is Brittany Glines, I think it's amazing coming out with all this and support you all the way! can you e-mail me so I have your e-mail address?

  10. Andrea and Ben,
    We loved hearing your story and feeling your strength. I think our greatest weakness in the LDS culture is hiding our weaknesses. If we would just share them, we would be so much stronger! What a great example to your children. THANKS
    Jen and Nate Wilkey