A wonderful post by my dear friend Hugh who is a fellow warrior against pornography, author and mentor to many.
The repetitive behaviors of addiction involve routines which can be termed “rituals” or ingrained routines that feel like a compulsion. When I was caught up in pornography past experiences had convinced me that when I began the ritual by going downtown, I would end up going into a certain used bookstore once again. It felt inevitable.
There is a point of no return in any given ritual, where you know that you are going to complete it. While you may try very hard to pressure yourself through guilt and shame not to act out, deep inside, you know that eventually, you are going to carry out this routine or ritual. After all, it’s what you always do.
The newest books in the Holy Bible are nearly 2,000 years old. And the book of Proverbs is something like 3,000 years old. That’s why I’m so amazed by how relevant these writings…
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