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Posted: Sep 18, 2015

What if We Allowed ourselves to Feel?

I am a recovering female sex addict. I still struggle when I use that term—it does such a poor job of defining what I actually struggle with. It makes me feel misunderstood and I feel that old, familiar feeling of shame trying to creep in. But here’s the thing: it’s just a term and it doesn’t define who I am; it provides me with insight and awareness of why I and struggling and what I need to do to change that.
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Posted: Sep 4, 2015

The Power of Parental Confession

Many conversations in life mean little to nothing; this was not one of those conversations. Perhaps after reading this, you'll agree that it was an exchange of destined consequence.

On a cool midsummer night at 9:30 pm, my phone vibrated in my pocket while watching TV. It was Dad...Dad never called this late
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Posted: Sep 4, 2015

Five Common Roots of Sexual Addiction

Part 1 - Neurological Conditioning

From what I have learned treating sex addicts of all sorts since 2000, there are essentially 5 common types or roots of sexual addiction: Neurological, Psychological, Trauma-induced, Intimacy-Aversive and Mood/Brain-functioning roots.
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Posted: Sep 4, 2015

The Snare of Bitterness

I understand what a bitter spirit is because one grew in my heart for a long time. My bitterness was aimed at the person closest to me – my husband. His betrayal cut deeply into my soul.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

How Pornography Impacts Marriage

Unfortunately, I know what it feels like to be on both sides of a pornography addiction. My husband and I have both struggled with pornography and masturbation in the past. My struggle started when I was 25 after being married just two years. At the time my husband was working in full-time youth ministry and we were both active in the church. It was a secret sin that I struggled with for two years. I am thankful to say that I have now been free for over a decade.
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