A former church planter, Traylor was married for 11 years before his secret struggle with pornography and sexual addiction ripped his family apart, leaving his wife and 4 children to try to figure out what had happened to Daddy. After 6 years of divorce and much counseling and recovery, God miraculously restored his family and he was remarried to his ex-wife Melody in 2008.
Traylor facilitates a weekly recovery group for men and spends much of his time counseling and encouraging those who are experiencing the reality of sexual addiction. He contributes regularly to LifeWay’s Stand Firm devotional magazine for men.
Traylor and his wife Melody live in Birmingham with their four children.
Dr. Dana Stoddard has planted and pastored five churches in Tennessee and southwest Louisiana. He has also started four Christian counseling centers and served as an adjunct professor in five colleges in the Chattanooga area. For eleven years, he worked in teaching and training African-American ministers in Chattanooga. He has worked in two mental health agencies in the past ten years and most recently served as Men’s Director for Harvest USA’s Chattanooga office. Dr. Stoddard has also worked extensively with AIDS victims.
Dr. Stoddard has a B.A. from Geneva College, an M.A. in Social Sciences from McNeese State University, and an M.Div. and D. Min. in Pastoral Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. While at Westminster, he studied extensively under C. John (Jack) Miller.
Dr. Stoddard has been married to his wife Donna for 37 years and they have four adult children and 11 grandchildren. His son David is a MTW missionary in East Berlin, Germany.
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A 1991 graduate of Samford University with a degree in music and vocal performance, Melody taught 2 years of music before deciding to become a full-time homemaker. A fitness instructor for the past 15 years, Melody currently teaches at the Birmingham YMCA and Inverness Country Club.
Melody uncovered her husband’s secret addiction to pornography and sex in 2000 and has lived through the nightmare of having her family torn apart when her children were 6, 4, 2, and 8 months. After walking her own path of recovery for over 4 years, Melody and her ex-husband Tray were remarried in 2008. Along with Tray, Melody is passionate about ministering to others who are currently living through the pain and trauma of sex and porn addiction.