Pure Heart

In the depths of my addiction to pornography, I saw myself as a pervert. Webster' 1828 Dictionary defines pervert as a verb as follows: Pervert', verb transitive [Latin perverto; per and verto, to turn.] 1. To turn from truth, propriety, or from its proper purpose; to distort from its true use or end; as, to …

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Porn Harms – Part 3

Viewing pornography has been shown to harm relationships in a variety of ways. FightTheNewDrug.com talks about the following ways porn harms by a slogan they put on a tee shirt: "Porn: Ignores Consent, Promotes Violence, Encourages Coercion, Advertises Objectification, Sells Exploitation, Fuels Trafficking. Porn normalizes abuse." In relationships, love is of utmost importance! And the …

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Porn Harms – Part 1

The world is so very broken! As a counselor, I hear story after story of brokenness within self and in families, relationships, work, church (yes, even in churches) and communities. We watch the news and read postings on social media that have us hanging our heads in disbelief, sadness, disgust and even fear. We live …

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Real Pleasures Of Life

What do you find pleasurable? The smell of rain, the taste of fresh strawberries on ice cream, the many breath–taking colors of a sunset, the majestic sound of the ocean waves crashing onto the rocks, or maybe the soft smooth feeling of a furry kitten. These things engage our five senses in a pleasurable way. …

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Why I Plan To Write And Speak

This week I had the privilege and honor of being interviewed by Shannon Ethridge, best-selling author and speaker (www.shannonethridge.com) about my participation in her online course, B.L.A.S.T. Mentoring (blastmentoring.com). I was able to share my vision of writing a book concerning my journey in recovery from my addictions and speaking on a national level about …

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