Aren’t I a New Creature?

Then why am I still struggling?      Have you ever asked yourself that question? It was one that my husband, Bruce, wrestled with for a very long time. Sexual addiction had had a hold on his life for over a decade by the time he became a Christian. Finally feeling clean and free after so…

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Write What?

Journaling your journey      We often suggest that our clients try journaling to help expedite their recovery process. Their reaction has not always positive. We’ve had more than a few that have gotten the “green-around-the-gills” look of someone who is about to upchuck. After stuttering and stammering they mumble something about not being much of…

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Seeking Intimacy

Settling for something less      In today’s society, the word “intimacy” is often considered to be just another word for the sex act. Although God certainly intended sex to be intimate, true intimacy is so much more than just the coming together of two bodies.              The dictionary uses a string of…

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It IS Possible!

Don’t let discouragement rob you      There was a point in my husband’s recovery, where he had experienced a lot of healing and was, in general, doing VERY well. Most of the time he was enjoying a freedom he had not known for a very long time but, in spite of that, it seemed like…

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Unraveling the Confusion

Do we REALLY have choices?      Addiction seems full of contradictions. One of the most puzzling centers around the idea of choice. Do we still have the power to choose when we’re struggling with compulsive behaviors? The very definition of compulsion seems devoid of choice. The Merriman-Webster dictionary defines a compulsion as an IRRESISTABLE, PERSISTENT…

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