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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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‘What is my porn-addicted husband thinking?’

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. -Henry David Thoreau, Walden I participate in an online support forum primarily intended for people addicted to sex or pornography (mostly the latter). However, … 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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Playing the saxophone

I use an image of a saxophone as my avatar in some of the message boards that I participate in. Seeing it, one might guess that I’m a huge fan of saxophones, which I am, or that I’m some kind … 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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