Dear Hollywood, Would you please stop giving young men and women the wrong impression on sex? Maybe your screen writers are living out their sexual fantasies through the scripts for a certain scene, which by the way was not even needed in the film...but hey, sex sells. But if you are going to have those… Continue reading Dear Hollywood, That Is Not How It Works
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Stu’s World: Post Picks For March 2022
It is time to share some more of my favorite posts. I know the title says March but a few of these will be from February Melissa tells us How God Defines Love in this thought provoking truth filled post. I shared it on my Twitter account and am now sharing it with you. If… Continue reading Stu’s World: Post Picks For March 2022
Stu’s World: Post Picks
I have not done one of these in a while now so I figured it was past time to share some of my favorite posts. Many of these have been in my reader saved for future Post Picks but I just never did them. I will try to be better y'all. I just don't know… Continue reading Stu’s World: Post Picks
Understanding Men | Once A Man Is Addicted To Pornography, Will He Always Struggle With It?
Here is the 3rd segment in mine and Charity's collaboration on understanding men. This one was a little hard for me as I had to come forward and say yes I fell after 9 years clean. But I have always said I would be honest with the reader. Yes, freedom from porn IS possible but… Continue reading Understanding Men | Once A Man Is Addicted To Pornography, Will He Always Struggle With It?
The Label You Wear Isn’t Always Accurate
But we don’t have to play into Satan’s hands. We can correct our erroneous beliefs and develop an accurate and genuine assessment of our true selves. And we begin by understanding God’s assessment of our worth.
This is how shame is defeated and the recovery can truly begin.
By Eddie Capparucci, Ph.D., LPC, C-CSAS
Those who struggle with addictive behaviors most likely have a laundry list of terms to describe themselves — and as you would imagine, none of them are complementary. There is an intense shame that comes with addiction, especially for those who struggle with porn. I believe shame is the strongest barrier to recovery. The constant battle to “get it right” and failing time and time again leads those addicted feeling defeated and hopeless.
Many of the negativelabels we wear are nothing more than lies we have come to believe woven into our identity. Lies such as “I’m not smart,” “I don’t measure up, “I am unlovable,” “I am worthless,” “I’m weak,” and “I am a mistake.”
We tell ourselves numerous mistruths, and we carry them around like ID cards. These are identities filled with hurt, pain, and shame. Songwriter and performer Matthew West wrote…
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