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New wallpaper

I made myself a desktop wallpaper based on an image I found on another site. I did some work through GIMP software to remove some of the graininess while highlighting the edges. I really like having it on my desktop … Continue reading

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Being helpful without sounding preachy

As one who struggled for years with pornography addiction before managing to break free about 2-1/2 years ago, I try to offer support, encouragement guidance to others who struggle with pornography addiction and sometimes other sexual addictions through a few … Continue reading

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Scrupulosity and the recovering porn addict

From my participation in a few different online discussion groups for recovering pornography addicts, I’m noticing a tendency of those in recovery toward scrupulosity. After years or even decades of habitually engaging in mortal sins related to pornography, the addict … Continue reading

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The problem with throwing out life preservers – not everybody wants one

Having struggled with pornography addiction for years before learning how to break free, it seems only natural to try to offer encouragement to others in the same predicament. I know what it’s like to feel like you need to stop … Continue reading

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St. Augustine and putting sin into perspective

 I finally finished reading “Confessions” by St. Augustine, and, boy, is my brain tired. I looked at at least five different translations before settling on one by Sister Maria Boulding. This translation was in contemporary English, but not watered down … Continue reading

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“What” won’t make you happy

Now what? I had kind of an exciting day yesterday — I went to a great music festival, where one of my favorite musicians turned out to be a surprise guest. I was even able to briefly meet her and … Continue reading

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Waiting for hunger

One of the amazing things about the Bible is how the same reading you’ve seen hundred, if not thousands, of times can take on new meaning as you re-read it and notice some odd detail you’d overlooked in the past. … Continue reading

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