ROAR INTO THE STORM Step 5 is, admittedly, a little different. But it's an important one, so take it seriously and don't forget it. On this journey you will find yourself bound up with frustration. It's a result of going from "relieving" yourself at a moment's notice to simply not doing that. The goal here … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 5: Roar into the Storm
If you don't allow yourself to heal, to forgive yourself, then you won't be able to overcome this addiction.
Monk Mode was a way for me to say no to some of the instant gratification I so often sought. I could say, "No, I'm in Monk Mode right now. I need to focus." It helped quite a lot. But that phrase in and of itself is just a tool. It can help in the moment of temptation to get you through it, but eventually it grows stale without some kind of long-term commitment.
Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:12 There is a war happening all around us that most of us aren't … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 3: The Battle of the Spirit
Step One was all about mastering your mind; your thoughts. Have you taken the time to really put in effort in this area? Have you seen progress? If you're ready, read on, but if not then no worries. Take your time and at least gain some traction in the area of mental discipline, in taking … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 2: The Battle of the Body
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Writing Music Surrender is something I've struggled with for a long time. For my entire life I've viewed surrender as something only the losers do, and then only if they're too weak willed to die fighting. It was only shame, to me, to think of surrendering. You can probably … Continue reading No Shame in Surrender
Photo by Emmanuel Phaeton on Unsplash Writing Music I'm currently reading a book called The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley. In this book, Stanley spends some time going over each example in the New Testament where the idea of being filled with the Holy Spirit is spoken of. He notes that this idea found … Continue reading Sober from Alcohol, Empowered by the Holy Spirit
Photo by Benjamin Davies on Unsplash That doesn't really sound like a lot of time, does it? These last two months, though, have potentially been the longest in my life if that makes sense. A lot has happened, both good and bad. Let me start at the beginning, Christmas night into the morning of the … Continue reading Five Lessons Learned from Two Months of Sobriety
Photo by whoislimos on Unsplash If you read my post on The Porn Problem: 7 Negative Effects of Porn Consumption, you will have been expecting this. This post is the first in a series of how I overcame porn addiction. I'm going to take it one step at a time to give you enough time … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step One: The Battle of the Mind
Photo by Philipp Katzenberger on Unsplash Porn... is a problem. I think we all know that on some level, or at least most of us do. There are a number of arguments against its existence, and many against its consumption. I cannot singlehandedly take down a this multi-billion dollar industry, unfortunately, but hopefully I can … Continue reading The Porn Problem – 7 Negative Effects of Porn Consumption