Tag Archives: chastity

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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Laying blame won’t win the game

I was just in a conversation about pornography addiction and the tendency of addicts to look outside themselves for people to blame. • “If only my dad hadn’t left his Playboys where I could find them.” • “If only those … 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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“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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“Sober” vs. “Chaste”

Maybe I’m the only one bothered by this, but I keep seeing the word “sober” by those with impurity addictions to refer to restraining oneself from impure sexual behavior. The word for that is “chaste,” not “sober.” Yes, I realize … Continue reading

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