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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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Posted: Nov 9, 2015

Five Common Roots of Sexual Addiction

Part 2 - Psychological Deficits

The second most common type of addiction—psychological—is created when sex is used to “medicate” against painful memories or relational experiences from childhood in adulthood. In other words, we all have emotional/relational needs that must be met developmentally: affirmation, attachment/bonding, affiliation, trust, responsibility, honesty, and others.

 

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015

Onions

Onions do not stink nor do they make you cry unless you peel away the outer layer of skin.  Healing is the same way. As my journey of healing crept on, there were times that it was easy to blame my broken dreams and trauma on my husband.
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Posted: Oct 16, 2015

Myths About Men's Sexuality—2

Myth 2

Men always have higher sex drives than women. Sex drive in both men and women really varies and is related to so many factors. There is cultural learning that we have received.
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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Holding Onto Hope

My parents thought nothing of having a trusted relative share my room with me when I was 11 years old. But starting at that age my innocence, and my life were altered forever. For the next 9 years, I was sexually abused more times than I can remember.
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