Where marriage + sex addiction + parenthood collide


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Hello new friend! We are so honored and excited that you found us! We are James and Autumn, a husband and wife team living in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, striving to find joy and adventure in each new day while sharing our journey through marriage, faith, life, and parenthood. Our hearts behind starting Courageous Love back in 2012 was to share our story about James’ healing journey through sex addiction and to provide a safe place where others can be vulnerable. Since sharing our story, we have had the amazing opportunity of walking alongside and praying for marriages and individuals across the U.S.

A bit about us: We both hail from sunny California (him: Sacramento, her: Los Angeles). We met at The Olive Garden (him: the waiter, her: the shy 18 year old customer) while Autumn was on vacation looking at moving out to Colorado. Shortly after she moved in 2007, we became fast friends and started dating almost immediately. We married in the summer of 2012 and in March of 2015 we added our first bundle of joy, Avonlea Darling.

Feel free to click on the link to our blog to read about the most recent life happenings. You will also find links for more information about us as individuals and our story as a couple, as well as resources we’ve found helpful in our journey and answers to questions you may have. We love making new friends, so don’t be afraid to contact us and share your story!


Isaiah 43:2-3

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;