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Posted: Sep 15, 2017

I Learned Compassion After Betrayal

I am living proof that a person can go on to live a happy life after being betrayed by their spouse. I have a very good life, and found out that I am stronger, wiser, and more resilient that I ever imagined. Over the past year I have learned and discovered more about sex and pornography addiction than I had in previous decades. Through my learning, I have developed compassion, and most importantly, that his addiction was not my fault.
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Posted: Dec 28, 2016

The Gift of Pain

We rarely, if ever, put the idea of blessing into the same realm with pain. They seem opposed to one another, like trying to mix oil and water. But having worked in addiction recovery for the past dozen years, I have discovered uncanny links between them. And if we pay attention to these links, we might find that our pain can have a purpose that is good and redemptive.

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Posted: Sep 2, 2016

Unfailing Love

Today during my time with the Lord this scripture just seemed to leap off of the page at me. Maybe because it's along the same lines of a quote I heard about a week ago (by Pastor Chris Hodges) that I can't stop thinking about: "Temptation is not a test of your will power. It is a test of your relationship".
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Posted: Feb 10, 2016

Slow Fade

I was driving to work today listening to the radio and heard the song Slow Fade by Casting Crowns. It brought tears to my eyes. What is a slow fade? It is a glance, a momentary lapse in judgement, an intruding thought...it is one degree to the left that destroys mind, body, spirit, and soul, little by little. 
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Posted: Nov 12, 2015

What is Sexual Addiction?

When a man sees a sexual image it triggers dopamine in the brain.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that sends a "feel good" chemical throughout the nerve endings.   The more they dabble in this sexual fantasy world the more desensitized they become of the effects of dopamine.  Because of this they need to often go deeper into the sin or view pornography more often to get the same effect as they had before. 

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