Category Archives: addiction

Quit Porn, Step One.

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The process of quitting porn can seem like an impossible task. It can seem like a “never gonna happen” scenario. The prospect of quitting something that you’ve done so regularly for so long seems almost ludacris. In light of this fact, here’s the truth. Here’s the first step to quitting porn. Focus on tonight. Today. Tonight. This one night. This… Read more »

We are all recovering, on the inside…

When we see someone wearing a cast, we don’t hurry them along or force them to health. We do all we can to maneuver their broken bone, to work with them, to cheer for their strength and recovery. All of us wear casts: just not on the outside. – J.S. Park

Everyone is always becoming…

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End your addiction…

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Lay bare your wound to the healer. Only through shame can you be freed from shame. Tell him, and do not be ashamed. ‘This is my wound, Father; this is my injury. It happened because of my negligence and not from any other cause…’ He who exposes every serpent shows the reality of his faith, while he who hides them… Read more »

Bad guys don’t exist…

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“In reality, bad guys and good guys don’t exist… each of us, no matter how good, is fallen, and each of us, no matter how evil, is as beloved as the prodigal son.” ~ Frederica Mathewes-Green The Illumined Heart (Page 82)

Pass no judgment

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“Fire and water do not mix, neither can you mix judgment of others with the desire to repent. If a man commits a sin before you at the very moment of his death, pass no judgment, because the judgment of God is hidden from men. It has happened that men have sinned greatly in the open but have done greater… Read more »

To this world, I refuse…

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We must give up our bad habits…

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“To deny oneself means to give up one’s bad habits; to root out of the heart all that ties us to the world; not to cherish bad thoughts or desires; to suppress every evil thought; not to desire to do anything out of self love, but to do everything out of love for God.” + St. Innocent of Alaska

The road to recovery

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Have you ever traveled to a mountainous part of the world when it was cloudy and rainy? You look out your windows and you can see almost nothing but the ground. Then the rain stops and the clouds part and you catch your breath because there, towering right over you, is this magnificent peak. But a couple of hours later… Read more »

What we suffer

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We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison