The Night I Had To Let My Thread Of Hope Go

This broke my heart this morning.

I am sharing this, with permission, to say her husband’s comments are typical of an addict in denial. He’s not an addict yet he will not stop watching.

But what truly broke my heart was the fact that she has lost hope, not in herself, but in the marriage. To read more of A.R. and her struggle please visit her blog today and give her some inspiration and hope.

TRYING TO RESURRECT HOPE FROM A BROKEN MARRIAGE

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In my last post, I mentioned I found pornography on my husband’s computer again. I was not going to look at his history because I didn’t want to hurt myself even more. Yet, I had this compulsion to look. I scrolled down each day. Yes, he was looking at porn weekly. Porn Hub was a site I kept on running into and so was Google images. This information did not disturb me. I have come to accept the fact that these are his “go to” sites.

I found pornography on his computer on Friday. He was out of town that whole weekend. I had keep my anger and my vomit inside of me.  I made sure this was not going to ruin my weekend with my girls. I kept on telling myself, “This is my husband’s addiction and I am not the cause.”

Late Sunday night he came home. This…

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Is There Hope For The Harlots And Johns?

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My Path Out of Porn Addiction: A Therapist’s Journey

A small glimpse into an ex-addict who has turned not only his life around but others as well. Forest & I have similar backgrounds in the fact that we both started our “education in the field” at the age of 12 and we both want to help others find freedom. There are plenty of links within this post to some wonderful information. Go check it out!

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God Bless,
Stu

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Forest's Path

When I recently wrote about my promotion to Clinical Director and the career journey that led me to this work I love to do, I omitted a significant piece of my history. We all have a back-story. It is ours to hold or to share. I would like to show you a snapshot of mine. I reserve the intimate details for the handful of trusted individuals in my “inner circle.” But I believe that what follows will enrich the lives of others, so I am honored to give this gift to those who can benefit.

The reality is that I have studied sexual addiction much longer than the 9 years of my graduate and post-graduate work. My education in the “field” of porn addiction began when I was 12 years old, when I was first introduced to pornography at a friend’s house. I was a prime candidate for addiction, burdened…

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What If I Said You’re Beautiful?

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Time To Stop Wrestling Your Demon

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Victim Or Self Inflincted

Looking back over the course of my recovery from porn addiction I have come to the conclusion that I am a victim....in a non-traditional manner. I will explain this later in the post but for now please bear with me. Over the course of the last three years God has been working in my life… Continue reading Victim Or Self Inflincted