Recovering From Sexual Addiction, Living In Purity
Our lust started as an overpowering desire for pleasurable relief from inner pain, emptiness or insecurity, with which we could not cope. At first, it worked. For the time, sex with ourselves or with others dissolved the tension, relieved the depression, resolved the conflict, and provided the means to deal with or escape from, seemingly unbearable life situations.
Eventually, our quest for relief became an addiction, and the addiction took on a life of its own.
Pleasure and relief were gradually replaced with tension, depression, rage, guilt, and even physical distress. To relieve this new pain, we resorted to more sex and lust, losing more control in the process. We were driven to spend more time thinking about and carrying out our addiction and lived in denial to avoid recognizing how much of our life our addiction controlled.
Finally, our addiction came to take priority over everything: our ability to work, live in the real world, relate with others and be close to God. What started as the cure had become the sickness. The Answer had become the Problem. We were hopelessly addicted to lust.
Sexual Addiction can take priority over everything, soon the cure for pain becomes the sickness
If you can identify with anything on this page, you'd benefit from joining our Purity Small Group, every Wednesday from 8-9p.
There is FREEDOM AND DELIVERANCE waiting for you!
*This group is currently only available for men
By working through the Eight Recovery Principles found in the Beatitudes with Jesus Christ as your Higher Power, you CAN and WILL change!
You will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking and you will no longer have to rely on your dysfunctional, compulsive, and addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain.
By applying the biblical principles of conviction, conversion, surrender, confession, restitution, prayer, quiet time, witnessing, and helping one another, which are found within the Eight Principles and the Christ-centered 12 Steps, you will restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God.