Luke 15:20-24: 20 “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer
The role of pornography for some women sex addicts can be a major source of acting out, although this probably does not represent the majority of them. As one woman in a recovery meeting said “Who needs pornography? I can go to any bar, mall, or grocery store and pick someone up and have the
Porn is probably the fastest growing problem in the church. When speaking at conferences, I have found that more than fifty percent of the men attending will admit to being addicted, not struggling, but addicted to pornography. What about the church staff? Many church staff members were also raised sexually by Playboy, the Internet, and
It’s been more than 20 years ago now since I have treated my first sex addicted client. In the early years many paradigms of understanding and treating sex addicts were the best guess at the time. As a field we have grown considerably. As a clinician and now a psychologist, I have looked into
I n a book I wrote several years ago called 101 Freedom Exercises: A Christian Guide for Sexual Addiction Recovery, I outline several exercises to help men get and stay free from lust. The following is a summarization of some of these exercises, as well as a few more I have learned along the way.
I have worked with addicts, of various kinds, for almost thirty years. Addicts effect everyone they are in relationship with. The issue of it they are addicted will come up for the spouse, family members, friends, co workers, etc.. Those who struggle with addictions have some common features regardless of what they are addicted to.
The first part to quitting porn is you really have to want to quit. You need to be sick and tired of porn and the sickness that it causes you in order to quit. If you are not committed, you will only be quitting until the next time you look. Deep inside you have to
As human beings, we all have our stories to tell. Like Barb, you may be struggling with slothfulness and envy, or Chad struggling with identity issues, Sarah struggling with the fear of intimacy, Brian with his raging or David’s story of sexual struggles. You, of course, may not have any of these issues, but you
Why do married men cheat? When the “Ashley Madison Leak” revealed the email addresses of millions of men who were on the site presumably seeking an extramarital affair, we all feel a wave of shock. But we have all heard stories about married men who cheat. Again, another nice couple walks into my office. They
What about the wives of all of those men who were caught after a hacker released millions of email addresses to the Internet? What about Mrs. Anna Duggar? Anna Duggar has been married to Josh Duggar since 2008. Both have been in the public light their entire relationship long. Now, they are faced with Josh